A virtual peer-led group for Autistic women, gender non-conforming, and gender-diverse individuals, aged 18+, living in British Columbia.
CAN membership or formal autism diagnosis is NOT required to participate. Learn more >
Next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 10th from 6-8:30pm on Zoom. Read below for important changes to the format and registration process.
WPG provides a natural and fulfilling space for individuals with similar lived experience to come together to build meaningful connections, share stories, support, and validate each other. We aim to create a sense of belonging, where every person is seen, heard and valued just as they are.
- Meetings held every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.
- 6:30-8pm, with an optional extra 30 minutes (8-8:30pm)
- Online via Zoom
- Led by Autistic Co-Facilitators
- Supported by a Clinical Social Worker
Topics vary each month. Past topics include Building Community, Mental Health, Autism Diagnosis Journeys, Friendships and Relationships, etc.
How to Join
- Complete the WPG one-time intake questionnaire.
- By signing up, you will be automatically invited to every bi-weekly meeting.
- Zoom link and topic will be emailed 3 days in advance.
Interested in connecting with a Facilitator to learn more prior to joining a meeting? Fill out our Inquiries and Feedback form to request a 15-30 min meeting.
Meet the Team
Kayla Tellier and Kieran Thwaites are peer facilitators with lived-experience, who support the culture of our space. Through continual collaboration with the group, they offer topic and discussion themes for each meeting, and help guide conversations, when needed. Together they aim to create a welcoming and comfortable space for everyone involved.
Kayla Tellier (she/her) – Co-Facilitator
Outside of the Women’s Peer Support Group, Kayla is also an actor and a CAN support worker and learning facilitator.
“I have greatly benefited from making connections with other Autistic women and having people to talk to who understand what it is like to live as an Autistic woman.”
Kieran Thwaites – Co-Facilitator
Rae Morris (she/her) – Clinical Support
Rae is an Individual & Family Therapist and Clinical Social Worker who provides clinical consultation to support the development, process, and evaluation of the WPG, including providing background clinical mentorship to the co-facilitators.
“I know how deeply valuable and impactful it can be to hear another person say, ‘Hey, me too!’ I am so grateful for this group and honoured to be a part of it.”
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