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Virtual Youth & Adult Programs

Online program for autistic youth and adults

View the Program Guide

Age

Youth, Adult

Regions

Province Wide

Seasons

Fall, Winter

Virtual Youth and Adult programs provide a range of opportunities for participants (13-17 yrs & 18+) to connect online. Programs include Fitness, Movie Club, Social Meet Ups, Explore Volunteering and Coding Workshops. All sessions are facilitated by CAN staff.

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.

Program Structure

  • Each session ranges from 1-2 hours (depending on activity), once per week, for six weeks
  • Each session has up to 15 participants taking part virtually

Virtual Fitness

  • Workout sessions led by a certified personal trainer
  • Focus on aerobic endurance, strength, and flexibility featuring activities that can easily be done from home
  • No previous fitness experience required
  • See Equipment Checklist

Movie Club

  • Watch a movie on Netflix together, discuss the movie with peers, and play fun games online
  • Participants access the party through their own Netflix account and a link provided by CAN (not through Zoom)
  • A CAN staff supports the chat during the film

Virtual Meetups

  • Meet up online, build social relationships, and play a variety of fun games
  • A CAN staff mediates the group, introducing fun activities and guest facilitators each week

Virtual Coding Workshops

  • Beginners: Introduction to coding and learning about programming languages. Suitable for participants with no prior experience in coding
  • Intermediate: Introduction to HTML, CSS and web design concepts. Better suited for participants who have some prior knowledge in coding and are ready for more advanced learning.

Virtual Explore Employment Program

  • Activities to build job seeking skills and social skills in the workplace, while facilitating career exploration
  • Learn from and network with a range of employers and experts in the employment field
  • Weekly activities may include resume workshops, interview practice, discussions on workplace norms/socializing, and guest employers speaking about their workplace environments

Supports Provided

  • Participants are encouraged to participate independently – parents/guardians are welcome to support when needed 
  • An additional CAN staff member will be present and act as a moderator to provide technical support and answer questions
  • Please email Mark Comfort, Youth and Adult Program Coordinator, [email protected], with any questions or concerns

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

Stay Informed

Subscribe to the Youth and Adult newsletter to stay up-to-date with our upcoming opportunities.

Newsletters will be sent monthly  and will include important information regarding programming, events, and registration.

Registration for Fall opens Mon, Aug 16 at noon

View the Fall program guide to see upcoming locations, dates, and times.

Registration closes on Friday, August 20 at noon.

Login to your membership account when registration opens. Registration is not first-come first-served.*

*Due to the high volume of web traffic we experience when registration opens, you may experience issues logging onto the system. If you are unable to log on, please check back again later in the afternoon or evening. Your registration will not be affected if you submit your requests later in the day or in the week. Thank you for your patience and understanding!


Missed the Fall registration period?

If you would like to submit a late registration request, please email [email protected] with the following:

  1. name and age of participant
  2. program you are requesting late registration for

Late registration requests will be considered in the order that they are received.

Please check canucksautism.ca/health for the most-up-to-date information regarding CAN programming.

Program times don’t work for you? Access our online resources and pre-recorded programs that you can follow along at anytime or send us feedback – we’d love to hear from you!