We are thrilled to announce that we will be introducing the Canucks Autism Network’s We CAN Be Friends (WCBF) program at BEST. We are introducing the program with a kick off assembly on Tuesday, April 17th at 11:15 am. Professor Nan Stevens from TRU and her son Westin will be here as our guest speakers. We encourage everyone to wear blue and green Canucks Colours or Canucks Jerseys tomorrow. Feel free to join us for the assembly.
We CAN Be Friends is the Canucks Autism Network’s elementary school program that aims to teach all learners the values of friendship, empathy and inclusion by using grade appropriate lesson plans, autism specific resources and awareness raising activities for the entire school. The goals of the We CAN Be Friends program are to teach all students about understanding differences, educate students about autism, encourage friendship, empathy, and inclusion among children with autism and their peers, and to promote autism awareness. The We CAN Be Friends program teaches children that we are all special and unique in our own way.
We will start teaching the We CAN Be Friends lessons in all classrooms throughout April. Feel free to talk to your child about the We CAN Be Friends lessons and ask how they are demonstrating friendship and inclusion.
The Canucks Autism Network provides year-round sports and recreation programs for individuals and families living with autism while offering training and education opportunities in communities across British Columbia. If you are interested in learning more about the program you may also contact the We CAN Be Friends Program Coordinator, Darcie Domes, for more information.
Darcie Domes, Program Coordinator, Canucks Autism Network
Office Phone – 604-685-4049 ext. 214
We CAN Be Friends School Liaison – Jennifer Boyle, Vice Principal