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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
  • A family member with an autism diagnosis must participate in the program

Lower Mainland Family Events

CAN Birthday Festival – Surrey (All Ages)
Saturday, July 7
10:00 am-12:00 pm (sensory friendly hours for individuals and families with autism)
12:00-5:00 pm (public hours)
5:00-9:00 pm (evening concert series)
Surrey Civic Plaza
CAN members who RSVP by Friday, June 29 will receive an exclusive birthday loot bag.

Interior Family Events

Kelowna Family Mini Golf (All Ages)
Sunday, July 29, 1-hr time slots from 12:00-6:00 pm
RSVP online by Monday, July 23 at 8:30 am (no CAN membership required to attend)!

Kamloops Outdoor Family Event (All Ages)
Sunday, July 15, 12:00-4:00 pm
BC Wildlife Park (9077 Dallas Dr, Kamloops)
RSVP online by Monday, July 9 at 8:30 am (no CAN membership required to attend)!

Vancouver Island Family Events

Duncan Sunset Cinema (All Ages)
Wednesday, July 11 (sign in begins at 7:30 pm; movie begins at sunset)
*Please note that this event was originally scheduled for Tue, Jul 10. It is now occurring on Wed, Jul 11.
Cowichan Sportsplex
RSVP online by Monday, July 9 at noon (no CAN membership required to attend)!

Victoria Outdoor Family Event in partnership with Power To Be (All Ages)
Sunday, August 19, time TBA
Prospect Lake
Keep an eye out for updates in the August newsletter.

Registration Dates Vary

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