<![CDATA[WE*CAN Learning Communities - What\'s New]]>Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:30:41 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[SibPARTY! Saturday October 20, 2018]]>Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:02:05 GMThttp://wecanlearning.ca/whats-new/sibparty-saturday-october-20-2018We hope you have had a great summer and are getting back into the swing of September!  Happily, we announce an upcoming PARTY for siblings (ages 8 - 18) of children with special needs.  Check out the poster:
<![CDATA[SOCIAL GROUPS: next block begins April, 2018]]>Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:14:05 GMThttp://wecanlearning.ca/whats-new/social-groups-next-block-begins-april-2018It was great to meet everyone who came out to the Autism Expo on the weekend!

We will be offering our next block of Social Groups beginning the week of April 9th, 2018 (The second week back after Easter/Spring Break). 

We like to meet with you before groups begin, so if you are interested in joining in on the Spring Session, let us know and we can schedule a time to meet.
<![CDATA[MEET US @ Victoria Autism Expo 2018]]>Thu, 04 Jan 2018 06:32:01 GMThttp://wecanlearning.ca/whats-new/meet-us-victoria-autism-expo-2018Picture

We are excited to be hosting a table at the Victoria Autism Expo 2018, organized by the Victoria Society for Children with Autism.  Curious about the type of programs we offer?  Want to meet us face-to-face?  We will be there from 9am to 5pm on FEBRUARY 3rd, 2018.  

The Victoria Autism Expo 2018 will be held at  St. Aidan’s United Church @ 3703 St. Aidan’s St.
<![CDATA[Summer Camps: spots still available!]]>Sat, 01 Jul 2017 18:36:21 GMThttp://wecanlearning.ca/whats-new/summer-camps-spots-still-availableWe still have spots available for participants in our upcoming half-day camps: July 31 - Aug 3 and August 28 - 31!  We will be working together on a variety of projects and each child will have the opportunity to make up to 10 entries for the Saanich Fair!  We have been receiving a lot of interest, so don't wait to call 250-813-1468 for more information,
<![CDATA[SUMMER CAMPS!]]>Sun, 11 Jun 2017 23:22:47 GMThttp://wecanlearning.ca/whats-new/summer-camps]]><![CDATA[´╗┐Ghandi for Kids]]>Sat, 08 Apr 2017 03:34:14 GMThttp://wecanlearning.ca/whats-new/ghandi-for-kidsWe have just kicked off another round of Social Groups and are excited to be exploring the life and teachings of Ghandi for our service learning component this term.  We will be reading and doing some of the activities from the book, "Ghandi for Kids" by Ellen Mahoney.  Check it out!  
<![CDATA[SIBSHOPS begin MARCH 11th - Join Us!]]>Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:58:37 GMThttp://wecanlearning.ca/whats-new/sibshops-begin-march-11th-join-usThanks to all who came out to the Meet & Greet last week!  It was fun to get to know you and we are excited to take the plunge and go ahead with Sibshops on Saturday, March 11th from 3:00 to 5:45pm at High Point Community Church in Vic West (949 Fullerton Ave).  If you haven't already done so, please register using the online form.  Also, please help spread the word - we need a few more kids to be able to play some of the *really* fun games!  We have an event listed on facebook for you to share with your friends: please do!
<![CDATA[SIBSHOPS Meet & Greet: Sat. Feb 25th, 2017. 12:30 - 1:30pm]]>Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:43:58 GMThttp://wecanlearning.ca/whats-new/sibshops-meet-greet-saturday-feb-25th-1230-130pm]]><![CDATA[Our Next Social Group Begins March 2017]]>Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:36:38 GMThttp://wecanlearning.ca/whats-new/our-next-social-group-begins-march-2017]]><![CDATA[´╗┐SIBSHOPS: Just for Brothers and Sisters of Kids with Special Needs.]]>Tue, 24 Jan 2017 04:17:03 GMThttp://wecanlearning.ca/whats-new/sibshops-just-for-brothers-and-sisters-of-kids-with-special-needs
Brothers and sisters will have the longest-lasting relationship with a sibling who has a disability - one that can easily exceed 65 years!  During their lives, they will experience most of the unique concerns and joys their parents do.  But few siblings of kids with special needs ever have a chance to talk about their issues with others who "get it" - until now.

We are pleased to announce once-monthly Sibshops for 8- to 13-year-old brothers and sisters of kids with special needs in Victoria, BC.  We have had some participants signed up but we are still a few short of the minimum enrollment needed to go ahead.  Please share this information with anyone you think might be interested! 

Our Sibshops are 
lively, action-packed, 3 hour workshops that celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters.  Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, for others a not-so-good thing, and for many, somewhere in between.  They reflect a belief that brothers and sisters have much to offer one another - if they are given a chance.

In addition to receiving peer support, Sibshops participants will play lively "new games", learn about their siblings' disabilities and the services they receive, participate in cooking and craft activities, and make new friends. 

Many brothers and sisters have feelings that are difficult to express, even to a friend: sadness that a sister can't learn things that others take for granted; anger when a brother's behavior prevents the family from doing things other families do; or the special pride when a sibling with a disability learns a basic but important life skill after months or years of practice.  At Sibshops, they'll share these feelings with others who truly understand.    

Our Sibshop is listed on the Sibling Support Project's website where you can find more information about the project and it's creator, Don Meyer. 
(https://www.siblingsupport.org/sibshops/we-can-sibshops-victoria) .

Once we have enough participants signed up, we will meet on the second Saturday of the month, from 3:00 to 5:45pm at High Point Community Church, 949 Fullerton Ave, Victoria, BC. 

For more information email we.can.learning@shaw.ca or call 778-350-6628