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Canucks Autism Network Updates | COVID-19

This webpage will be updated as the provincial health situation continues to develop. We encourage Canucks Autism Network (CAN) members, staff, volunteers and supporters to follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) and check their email for ongoing updates on our programs and events.

Tuesday, March 17

With the safety and well-being of our community in mind, CAN programs and events across BC will remain suspended until at least Tuesday, April 14.

We will re-evaluate the health situation in early April and provide an update on a delayed spring session start date based on various factors at that time (facility closures, provincial health recommendations, etc).

We will use this webpage and social media to answer your frequently asked questions about CAN programming, events and other areas of interest during this unprecedented time.


1) Will CAN still provide swim and skate report cards for this past winter season (Jan-Mar 2020)?

Coaches are currently in the process of completing winter swim and skate report cards. Once all report cards are collected, we will mail hard copies to all winter swim and skate participants. This process may take between one and two months.

2) How will CAN’s suspension of programs and events affect the spring season (Apr-Jun 2020)?

Based on recommendations from health authorities, we have made the decision to suspend spring programming until at least April 14th.

We will re-evaluate the situation in early-April and make a decision on a delayed spring session start date based on various factors at that time (ie. facility closures, health authority recommendations, etc). We will communicate this decision to all confirmed participants in the first week of April.

We are working with facilities to try to extend the spring season to make up for missed classes and will follow up with participants via email once we know if this is possible.

3) Is the CAN office open?

In order to do our part to maximize public safety, all CAN office staff have been advised to work from home until further notice. As a result, there may be some delays in communication, as our staff work remotely to continue to serve our CAN community. Please feel free to contact us through our online form.

4) If I am registered for an upcoming program that I no longer feel comfortable attending, can I cancel my registration without penalty?

Given the current and rapidly evolving health situation, members may cancel their program registrations with no impact on their future registration requests.  Participants may cancel their program registration by emailing [email protected], making sure to include the participant’s name, and the program name, location, and time.  As a reminder, no programs will run until at least April 14th.

Stayed tuned for more FAQs and answers as they come.

On behalf of everyone at CAN, we wish you utmost health and safety during this challenging time. We look forward to seeing you once our programs and events resume!

March 13, 2020

The health and well-being of our participants, families, staff, volunteers and everyone involved in Canucks Autism Network (CAN) programs and events is our top priority.

In response to provincial health recommendations regarding COVID-19, we are suspending all CAN programs and events across BC until further notice.

We are closely monitoring and evaluating the situation and will follow the recommendations of provincial health authorities.

We want to encourage all CAN members, supporters and stakeholders to abide by provincial health guidelines. For COVID-19 updates and recommendations, please visit bccdc.ca.

During these unprecedented times, we would also like to remind everyone to take care of their mental health just as much as their physical health. If you are in a crisis, please reach out to Crisis Services Canada – 1-833-456-4566. For additional resources, please visit: foundrybc.ca

Once again, we will continue to evaluate new developments from public health authorities and will provide updates as needed. We look forward to seeing you at a CAN program or event soon once the situation has alleviated.

Stay tuned to this page for the most up-to-date information on CAN programs and events.