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Family Events


Early Years, Children, Youth, Young Adult, Family


Interior BC, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island


Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Family events are an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a wide range of activities together throughout the year. Events are delivered in inclusive and welcoming environments allowing families living with autism to meet each other, connect, and build relationships.

Due to the family nature of these events, the ratio of staff to participants is reduced, however, many volunteers will always be on site to help support families.

Program Criteria

  • Open to immediate family members only due to limited space
  • All family members wishing to participate must have an active CAN Membership (unless otherwise stated that the event is also open to non-members)
  • A family member with an autism diagnosis must participate in the program

Interior Family Events

Stay tuned for announcements in the upcoming monthly Interior newsletter!

Vancouver Island Family Events

Holiday Party – Nanaimo (All Ages)
Sunday, December 9
Nanaimo Child Development Centre
Online registration opens to CAN members on Monday, November 12, at noon and closes on Friday, November 16, at noon.

Lower Mainland Family Events

VanDusen Festival of Lights – Vancouver (All Ages)
Thursday, November 29, 4:00pm-9:00pm (1-hour timeslots)
VanDusen Botanical Garden
Online registration is open to pending enrolment on Monday, November 12, at noon, and closes Friday, November 16, at noon.

Registration Dates Vary

Please check the registration information above for a full list of Family Events in your region.