Special Needs Community Events

ACT lists workshops and conferences in B.C. related to autism and other special needs that are provided by local agencies and organizations.

May, 2019

Wine & Dine for Autism

Saturday, May 25, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presented by EVUU Catering, reserve your seat at Wine & Dine for Autism! Enjoy a fine dining experience, while raising money and awareness for Canucks Autism Network! This fundraising event is lovingly organized by two mothers of children with autism....

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June, 2019

Songs on the Water: A Musical Showcase in Support of ACT – Autism Community Training

Tuesday, June 4, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Welcome summer 2019 at the Vancouver Rowing Club, with a very special evening of music and friendship to benefit ACT – Autism Community Training. Featured artists include prominent Canadian singer-songwriters Melanie Dekker, Yvonne McSkimming, and Mark James Fortin. Dinner will...

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Kelowna Movie Matinee

Saturday, June 8, 10:00 am
West Kelowna

Come watch Lego Movie 2: The Second Part* with Canucks Autism Network! Families are invited to sign up for a private, sensory friendly FREE movie together. This event is open to CAN members, as well as to those families living with autism...

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GABA CS and ABA Learning Centre Fundraising Fun Fair

Saturday, June 8, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
New Westminster

We are putting on a fundraiser!  Please come and celebrate ABA Learning Centre’s 15-year anniversary while helping us raise money to expand our centres and keep costs manageable for you, our families.   Entrance Cost:  Adults and Children - $10...

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Promoting Safe Active Recreation for Families Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Saturday, June 8, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Promoting safe active recreation for families living with autism Presented by the Department of Pediatrics (UBC), and Dr. Lise Olsen (School of Nursing, FHSD, UBC Okanagan) with the support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.   This FREE event will include short...

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Tennis Training & Try-It Day

Sunday, June 9, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

For coaches: participate in a training & try-it event! Join us for the Supporting Positive Behaviour Workshop from 1-3pm, then put your skills to use with kids from 3:30pm-5:30pm. Tennis Training & Try-It Day Hosted by Tennis BC and Recreation Oak Bay, with support...

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Country for CAN | Benefit Concert

Friday, June 21, 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

On June 21st, join us for a night of dancing and live country music from talented BCCMA artists, all benefiting the Canucks Autism Network! $20 advance tickets on sale now at Kelownatickets.com! Performances by: Ben Klick Hillside Outlaws Michael Daniels...

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July, 2019

Toddler Program and Parent Training

Friday, July 5 - Friday, August 23, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This social skills group is aimed at training parents of young children to play interactively with their child, while teaching important social and interpersonal skills. Parent participation is key for this group. It is a requirement for this program for...

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Head Start Camp and Connect with PEERS

Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 19, 12:00 am

Connect with PEERS  A social skills camp specially designed to bring youth (ages 14- 18) together to connect with peers and build friendships. Based on the PEERS curriculum, this camp focuses on friendship skills and teaching important social behaviours that...

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Think Smart and Dungeons & Dragons Summer Camps

Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 19, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

CAMP 1 : THINK SMART! Learn how to take control of your brain. This 2-week day camp will target a variety of Executive Functioning skills. Participants will be introduced to how their brain works and to a variety of Executive Functioning...

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