Events

Movie Chat Night

Thursday, February 29, 2023 @ 7:30pm PDT This month’s movie is: The Imitation Game Watch the movie on Paramount Plus in advance of our discussion on the 29th. During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians while attempting to come to terms with his troubled private life. See trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2jRs4EAvWM Hosted by: Aaron Michael. Aaron loves movies and engaging in meaningful discussions.…

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Heart-to-Heart

An online social conversation group for Autistic women, 18+ years old This group is for Autistic women to share our past experiences & present realities – similar or different, and to celebrate our uniqueness together as we build strength & resilience for our futures. Hosted by Cheryse Bonamis, an experienced facilitator and a good listener, who is looking forward to engaging with other autistic women. To warm up: Do you participate in any Chinese New Year’s festivities? Topic: This will…

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Everything Relationships!

A monthly (4th Tuesday of the month) online drop-in to ask and discuss any questions that you have about building and keeping relationships. These monthly sessions will be hosted alternately by Certified Sexual Health Educators Darren Frisk and Sherry Nassrin, and are for individuals who want to build relationships, both professionally & personally. Developing the relationships we want takes time & effort, but we do get better at it. We can learn to be our most mature selves, and to…

Free

 

Let’s talk!

A Monthly online conversation group for Autistic adults, 18+ years Many autistic people have spent much of their lives feeling “different”. This group is an evening to share our past experiences & present realities – similar or different, and to celebrate our uniqueness together as we build strength & resilience for our futures. Our host, Sara Leschasin, is a community support worker, a K-12 educator, and an autistic adult. She is inspired by the accomplishments of her fellow autistics and…

Free

 

Games & Gathering 

Jubilee United Church  6000 Sussex Ave, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Come play with us!   Three games tables will be set up. You will choose one of the games to play, then after 1.5 hours points will be tallied, and you will switch to a new game.   Location : Jubilee United Church, 6000 Sussex Ave, Burnaby Parking is underground beside 4717 Hazel St. United Church parking spaces are 1-29, or walk from Metrotown Skytrain Station. A free event, but registration is required.

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Yoga in Community

Jubilee United Church  6000 Sussex Ave, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Bring your yoga mat, and join us & Registered Hatha yoga instructor, Kiran Rampuri, for an early morning yoga class in this lovely space! Kiran is a Level 2 Registered Yoga Instructor, and a Certified Yoga Therapist. We’ll put the coffee on for a chat after class. Location: Jubilee United Church, 6000 Sussex Ave, Burnaby Parking is underground beside 4717 Hazel St. United Church parking spaces are 1-29, or walk from Metrotown Skytrain Station. Please register for this event. Payment is by…

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Disability Tax Credit and the Registered Disability Savings Plan by Disability Alliance BC

Disability Alliance BC Applying for/renewing the Disability Tax Credit and the Registered Disability Savings Plan Please join us online. In this session, participants will learn more about two support programs - the Disability Tax Credit (DTC), and the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). Topics covered will include eligibility requirements to qualify, how to apply, and an overview of the benefits of each program. Please register to receive your Zoom invitation.

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Families Like Mine

Are you interested in sharing ideas, experiences & feelings with other parents, grandparents & caregivers? This month we will talk about recognizing when your child or family needs mental health support, and how to discuss this. We are hoping that you will share supports, therapies, referrals for programs & counsellors – whatever has worked in your family. New!  You will earn a Frequent Friendly Face point for each event attended. Top point scorers will receive a gift card at the…

Free

 

Everything Relationships!

A monthly (4th Tuesday of the month) online drop-in to ask and discuss any questions that you have about building and keeping relationships. These monthly sessions will be hosted alternately by Certified Sexual Health Educators Darren Frisk and Sherry Nassrin, and are for individuals who want to build relationships, both professionally & personally. Developing the relationships we want takes time & effort, but we do get better at it. We can learn to be our most mature selves, and to…

Free

 

Movie Chat Night (LIVE!)

Thursday, January 25th, 2024 @ 7:15 pm PDT This month’s movie is: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish We will watch the whole movie together, in real time, and then talk about it afterwards. So, grab a drink and snacks and watch with us live! Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll when he learns that he has burnt through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find…

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UBC Anxiety Stress and Autism Program

The Anxiety, Stress and Autism Program Lab conducts clinical and community-based research to estimate the frequency of anxiety and stress-related disorders among people on the autism spectrum. Principal investigator, Dr. Connor Kerns, PhD, Associate Professor,  and her research assistant, Kate Rho, will bring us up-to-date with their current research projects, aimed at better understanding the relationship between social and emotional processing and well-being in young adulthood. The goals of their research are: To better identify factors which might cause individuals to…

Free

 

Let’s talk!

A Monthly online conversation group for Autistic adults, 18+ years Many autistic people have spent much of their lives feeling “different”. This group is an evening to share our past experiences & present realities – similar or different, and to celebrate our uniqueness together as we build strength & resilience for our futures. Our host, Sara Leschasin, is a community support worker, a K-12 educator, and an autistic adult. She is inspired by the accomplishments of her fellow autistics and…

Free

 

Heart-to-Heart

An online social conversation group for Autistic women, 18+ years old This group is for Autistic women to share our past experiences & present realities – similar or different, and to celebrate our uniqueness together as we build strength & resilience for our futures. Hosted by Cheryse Bonamis, an experienced facilitator and a good listener, who is looking forward to engaging with other autistic women. To warm up: Do you set New Year goals or intentions? If so, what? Topic:…

Free

 

Families Like Mine

Are you interested in sharing ideas, experiences & feelings with other parents, grandparents & caregivers? Setting Intentions for 2024: For me as a person, and as a parent. Where are we as a family now, and what would we like to aim for this year? New!  You will earn a Frequent Friendly Face point for each event attended. Top point scorers will receive a gift card at the end of June. Please register for the event to get the Zoom…

Free

 

Everything Relationships!

A monthly online drop-in to ask and discuss any questions that you have about building and keeping relationships. These monthly sessions will be hosted alternately by Certified Sexual Health Educators Darren Frisk and Sherry Nassrin, and are for individuals who want to build relationships, both professionally & personally. Developing the relationships we want takes time & effort, but we do get better at it. We can learn to be our most mature selves, and to become more socially & emotionally…

Free

 

Movie Chat Night (LIVE!)

Thursday, December 28th, 2023 @ 7:00 pm PDT This month’s movie is: THEY LIVE We will watch the whole movie together, in real time, and then talk about it afterwards. So grab a drink and snacks and watch with us live! They influence our decisions without us knowing it. They numb our senses without us feeling it. They control our lives without us realizing it. THEY LIVE. See trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeB3vdxF_jM We are making a Discord Server; this will…

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Event time is in Vancouver BC time.