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Virtual Youth & Adult Programs

Online program for autistic youth and adults

View the Program Guide

Age

Youth, Young Adult

Regions

Province Wide

Seasons

Fall, Winter

Registration

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.

Late registration request

Registration for weekly summer programs was open from Monday, May 24 at noon and closes Friday, May 28 at noon.

View the Summer Program Guide for programs, dates, times, and locations.

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

  1. name and age of participant
  2. program, date, time, and location that you are requesting late registration for

Not a Canucks Autism Network member?
Create an online account to access CAN programs for $25/year.

For more info on any of these programs, please visit canucksautism.ca/programs.