The GoodLife Fitness Family Autism Hub is a provincial knowledge centre that incorporates state-of-the-art resources for research, information, learning, assessment, treatment and support addressing the lifespan needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families across British Columbia.
The concept involves a building that acts as a Centre and provides services to regions across the province through a “hub and spoke” concept. The ‘hub‘ will be operated by the Pacific Autism Family Centre Society.
An initial space program was developed for the Centre and its satellites. The total area for the Centre proposed is 60,000 sq. ft. Program spaces identified for the Centre include: a knowledge centre; vocational and post secondary training; family support and accommodation; recreation; research; a treatment centre and province wide satellite centres.
The Centre’s proximity to the airport will make it more accessible to families across British Columbia.
The Hub was awarded the Canadian Wood Council, 2018 Wood Design Awards, in the Western Red Cedar category.