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Online programs for participants 3-6 years

Virtual Early Years Programs

Get active and interact with peers through Zoom! Coaches are able to connect with participants in real-time, to teach new, fun, and interactive lessons.


Early Years


Province Wide


Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer


Our Virtual Programs teach children on the autism spectrum (ages 3-6) core movement skills such as running, jumping and balancing. Participants also get the opportunity to play games, participate in sing-a-longs, story time and practice skills like listening and waiting. Learning fundamental movement skills helps children build the confidence necessary for a lifetime of sport and physical activity.

Using the free Zoom app (an online meeting platform), coaches will be able to connect with participants in real-time, teaching lessons in a fun, new and digital environment.


Active (3-6yrs)

  • No experience required

Art (3-6yrs)

  • No experience required

Coding (3-6yrs)

  • In partnership with CodeAbility
  • Basics of coding
  • No experience or software required

Dance (3-6yrs)

  • In partnership with All Bodies Dance

Drama (3-6yrs)

  • Drama activities including “making your own commercial” and charades

Yoga (3-6yrs)

  • Participate in a range of yoga activities

Availability of programs will vary from season to season.

Program Structure & Supports Provided

  • These programs are delivered online through the free Zoom app
  • Participants are lead through different activities virtually by a CAN staff member, while being supported at home by a parent/guardian/caretaker
  • Each session consists of a 30-45 minute lesson, once per week, for six weeks
  • Each lesson has up to 15 participants taking part virtually

As this will be a learning experience for us all, you can expect to see us adapt our content along the way to best suit the online platform and the needs of our participants.

  • In-person support for these programs must be provided by a parent/guardian/caretaker who is present for the duration of each online lesson
  • An additional CAN staff member will be present and act as a moderator to provide technical support and answer questions
  • Please email [email protected] with any questions or concerns

You can also access our Zoom Tip Sheet to help you prepare for the online program.

Program Criteria

  • For ages 3-6 (Must be of correct age on program start date)
  • Have an autism diagnosis and be registered with the CAN Community
  • Individuals across the autism spectrum are welcome to take part
  • Commitment to attend session on a weekly basis
  • Parent/guardian/caretaker must be present for the duration of each online lesson

Registration opens seasonally

Registration opens 6-8 weeks before the start of each season:

  • Fall (Sep-Dec): Reg opens mid-Aug
  • Winter (Jan-Mar): Reg opens mid-Nov
  • Spring (Apr-Jun): Reg opens mid-Feb

Full program & reg details for the current/upcoming season can be found at canucksautism.ca/guide.

Don’t miss a registration date!
All important dates are communicated in the monthly newsletter.

Missed a registration period?
Programs that still have space remaining will open for late registration.

Email: [email protected]