Brayden: “I believe I can be something in this world.”
Canucks Autism Network Blog
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5d ago
December 1, 2023 The 2023 CAN Pro-Am Luncheon, sponsored by TD Bank Group, is an opportunity for CAN supporters to mix and mingle with NHL Alumni while supporting the cause. This year, CAN participant & staff member Brayden Bradbury took to the stage with his grandma, Lori, to share his incredible story. The following is the speech that Brayden & Lori delivered to a room full of 300+. They received not one, but two standing ovations. Here’s why. LORI Good afternoon everyone. Brayden and I are so grateful for the opportunity to speak to you today about the Canucks Autism Network and the ..read more
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2023 CAN Pro-Am: Over $1.07 million raised with NHL Alumni!
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1w ago
Home November 28, 2023 Eighteen teams, 21 NHL Alumni and over 290 fundraising individuals. This past month, we dropped the puck on the 5th annual CAN Pro-Am Hockey Tournament, presented by Dallas Watt Demo Ltd. And for a fifth straight year, we have set a new event record! Tournament participants spent months fundraising for the right to play alongside former fan favourites like Michael Del Zotto, Matthew Barnaby, Kirk McLean and Frank Corrado. Efforts ranged from grassroots initiatives, like hosting pub nights, donating auction items and collecting pledges from friends — to corporate-level co ..read more
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Canucks celebrate autism acceptance this Monday!
Canucks Autism Network Blog
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2w ago
Home November 15, 2023 The Vancouver Canucks are off to their best start in franchise history! And on Monday evening, the Canucks Autism Network (CAN) community will take centre stage as the Canucks take on the San Jose Sharks at Rogers Arena. Mon, Nov 20, 7pm  Sportsnet Pacific  Sportsnet 650 The game will continue the Canucks’ annual celebration of autism acceptance. In previous years, the game was traditionally held during Autism Acceptance Month in April. But at CAN, we promote acceptance and inclusion every day, so we are proud to join the Canucks in this celebration thi ..read more
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Autism accessibility continues at NHL, AHL & junior arenas across BC
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1M ago
Home October 28, 2023 Arenas across the province have come alive again! From the big leagues to the juniors, we are well into hockey season. At CAN, we see the positive impact that sports have on our participants and families. While our participants’ love of sports can start in our programs, it often extends to stadiums where they can watch their favourite teams play live and in-person. That’s why our training arm has worked tirelessly to make professional and junior hockey games more accessible in leagues across BC. Starting with our partnership with the Vancouver Canucks, Rogers Arena became ..read more
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Government of B.C. awards $540,000 to Canucks Autism Network in support of mental health initiatives for Autistic individuals
Canucks Autism Network Blog
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2M ago
October 10, 2023 Vancouver, BC – Canucks Autism Network (CAN) is thrilled to announce that the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions (“the Province”) has awarded CAN a one-time grant of $540,000 to support solutions that address mental health barriers faced by Autistic youth and adults in British Columbia. Enhancing supports for individuals living with mental-health and substance-use needs is an integral part of A Pathway to Hope, the B.C. government’s roadmap for building mental health and addictions care more available in our health care system, for everyone in British Columbia. a co ..read more
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“I can tell my brother loves CAN, because…”
Canucks Autism Network Blog
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4M ago
August 8, 2023 Dear CAN community, I love playing soccer. I’ve been playing for over 9 years. I also love going camping and recently became a Beaver Leader. But I’m most proud to be a big sister to my brother Tanner, who has autism. Growing up as Tanner’s sister was hard at times, but mostly it’s been really good. My name is Gemma and I’m 16 years old. My brother and I weren’t really close as kids because he didn’t talk much. I wanted to play with him, but he just wanted to be by himself and was obsessed with playing Mario. He’s been playing it for years and has basically memorized every ..read more
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TD Bank Group donates $50,000 to Canucks Autism Network in support of inclusive Family Experiences
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7M ago
May 16, 2023 VANCOUVER, B.C. – Canucks Autism Network (CAN) is thrilled to announce a total of $50,000 in sponsorship funding from TD Bank Group (TD) to support the delivery of five CAN Family Experiences. The designated Family Experiences will be offered across the Lower Mainland, in the Interior, and in the Fraser Valley, and expect to welcome a cumulative 4,200 CAN members. CAN Family Experiences aim to bring families with children on the autism spectrum together to connect over shared experiences, while enjoying an accessible community activity in a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive env ..read more
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YYJ marks Autism Acceptance Month by increasing accessibility
Canucks Autism Network Blog
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7M ago
Photo credit: Air Canada/Célian Genier Home Canucks Autism Network partners with YYJ & Air Canada Foundation for Autism Aviation Day May 2, 2023 Victoria, BC – On April 29, 2023, Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and Air Canada Foundation welcomed over 50 individuals from the Canucks Autism Network (CAN) community for Autism Aviation Day. Rounding out April as Autism Acceptance Month, the event provided an opportunity for children and youth on the autism spectrum and their families to rehearse the entire pre-flight process. The practice run included checking-in, going through security ..read more
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Canucks celebrate autism acceptance this Sunday!
Canucks Autism Network Blog
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8M ago
March 31, 2023 As we get ready to celebrate World Autism Day, the Canucks Autism Network (CAN) community will take centre stage as the Canucks take on the Los Angeles Kings tomorrow evening. Sun, Apr 2, 5pm  Sportsnet Pacific  Sportsnet 650 Since 2008, the Vancouver Canucks and Canucks For Kids Fund have been our biggest supporters. It was 15 years ago that CAN was founded by Paolo and Clara Aquilini, whose son Christian is on the autism spectrum. In our earlier years, we focused on providing sports & rec opportunities for children. Since then, we’ve grown up alongside our par ..read more
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CAN x Foundry: Increasing mental health support for Autistic individuals
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9M ago
The post CAN x Foundry: <span >Increasing mental health support for Autistic individuals</span> appeared first on Canucks Autism Network ..read more
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