University of Victoria

Together we CanAssist.

What's New at CanAssist

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CanAssist presents a unique program for youth with disabilities who wish to find part-time work while they are still in high school. The program helps participants find meaningful, paid work and prepares them for the transition to adulthood. Read more about the TeenWork program.



A Virtual Welcome to CanAssist!

We are excited to introduce a new video, Welcome to CanAssist, narrated by Shelagh Rogers, Chancellor of the University of Victoria.




CanAssist Office Closure

In keeping with the provincial health officer recommendations regarding COVID-19 and the University’s approach to working remotely, CanAssist’s offices in CARSA will be closed, however, CanAssist staff will continue working. Our staff are available by email, phone, and other means of communication such as Skype for Business. We want to emphasize that although CanAssist’s physical space is closed as of Friday March 20th 2020, CanAssist staff remain available.

CanAssist is committed to continuing the important work of CanAssist regardless of our physical location and advancing the provincial health officer’s requirements related to social distancing. Stay safe and well!


CanAssist at the University of Victoria
is dedicated to helping people with
disabilities improve their quality of
life, with a focus on promoting
independence and inclusion.

Our talented team develops
innovative technologies and
programs where there are gaps in
existing services. We work with
the exceptional students and
faculty at UVic, along with
partners in the wider community.


We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.






Inclusive sports
and recreation
opportunities at UVic


CanAssist is working with Vikes Athletics and Recreation to provide people of all abilities with opportunities to participate in a wide range of activities - from blind soccer and inclusive dance to adapted strength training and wheelchair sports. Read more about Inclusive Sports and Recreation.