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Family Experiences


Early Years, Children, Youth, Adult, Family


Interior BC, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island


Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Family Experiences are an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a fun activity in a non-judgmental environment while connecting with other families.

Year-round family events vary by season and region, with all ages welcome. Past Family Experiences have included trips to the farm, holiday light displays, BCHL hockey games, outdoor skates & more!

Types of Family Experiences

Exclusive Family Experience | This is the style of Family Experience that many of our longtime members have come to know and love.
What is looks like:

  • Obvious CAN branding on site (tents, signage)
  • CAN staff and volunteers on site supporting the event
  • Venues are often open exclusively to CAN families
  • Goal is for CAN families to connect in a welcoming and non-judgmental environment
  • Accommodations are made to ensure the event is autism friendly

Community Family Experience | This type of Family Experience invites CAN members to enjoy a fun activity alongside the general public.
What it looks like:

  • Fewer CAN staff and volunteers supporting the event
  • Venue is open to the public during the CAN timeslots
  • Goal is for CAN families to enjoy a safe and fun activity in their community
  • Autism accommodations are made, wherever possible (i.e. designated quiet room)

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
  • Please review the monthly membership newsletter for full details

Registration Dates Vary

Registration for Family Experiences are communicated via the CAN monthly newsletter.

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