Vancouver Island Children's Assessment Network

Vancouver Island Children's Assessment Network

The Vancouver Island Children’s Assessment Network (VICAN) provides assessment services for children on Vancouver Island with complex developmental needs:

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) for all children up to age six, and for children over six when such services are not provided by the local school district. 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in at-risk children showing significant behavioural and developmental difficulties.

Greater Victoria up to Duncan community generally has assessments completed at the Queen Alexandra Centre in Victoria.

Nanaimo CDC provides assessments to centre island. The outreach team travels to the Comox Valley and Port Hardy to complete clinics there.

Explore VICAN Resources for Families for information on a range of topics related to behavioural and developmental difficulties.

Community Partners

PHSA (Provincial Health Services Authority)

Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children

Nanaimo Child Development Centre 

General Information on Vancouver Island Children's Assessment Network

Referral Required?
Required
How to Get Referral
Referral Inquiries (including questions about the waitlist): 

250-519-6745
250-519-3548
Toll Free: 1-877-238-0846
Fax: 250-519-6931

Contact Us
General Inquiries:

250-519-3548
250-519-6745

Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health
2400 Arbutus Rd
Victoria, B.C. 
V8N 1V7
250-519-5390

Heather Fox - VICAN Coordinator

250-519-6909
heather.fox@islandhealth.ca

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