With community partners in Prince George, Kitimat and Prince Rupert, the new initiative will provide families with the technology required to participate in CAN’s online social and recreation programs.
In response to COVID-19, CAN has successfully launched 16 weekly virtual programs, delivered in real-time over Zoom. Programs range from sports & rec, art, science and social opportunities for children, youth and adults on the autism spectrum.
The iPad loan program provides families with use of an iPad Mini equipped with monthly data and registration in weekly virtual programs completely free of charge. Families who already have their own device and internet access are also welcome to sign up for CAN’s virtual programs.
Virtual programs are ongoing throughout winter, spring and summer 2021. iPad loans and virtual programs will continue year-round.
Interested families can register now at canucksautism.ca/north.
The iPad loan program is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and Community Foundations of Canada. Helping CAN to deliver the program in Northern BC are Sources Community Resource Centres (SOURCES) in Prince George, Kitimat DisABILITY Resources and Christine Danroth in Prince Rupert.