The Walk events are the single most important annual fundraising initiative for Autism Speaks Canada to support Scientific Research, Services, Advocacy and Awareness. Yet, the Walks are more than a fundraiser, they provide an incredible opportunity for the ASD community to come together and make connections and feel the support of donors, sponsors, local media, community partners, and corporate sponsors.
Autism Speaks Canada runs events throughout the year. Your support and involvement will not only help achieve its Vision and Mission but will offer tangible and significant benefits.
World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), observed on April 2, was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health priority. Every year on World Autism Awareness Day, Autism Speaks and Autism Speaks Canada celebrate its international “Light It Up Blue” campaign. Thousands of iconic landmarks, skyscrapers, schools, businesses and homes across the globe unite by shining bright blue lights in honour of the millions of individuals and families living with autism.
How many kms will we cover?
This is your opportunity to run an international or local marathon, rappel down a building or push yourself to the limit to help raise funds to help those living with autism. Whether you run with us or on your own there is a challenge made just for you! Read more about Team Up! and Team Up Your Way.
There are many volunteer opportunities with Autism Speaks Canada: Volunteer at Head Office, Volunteer at a Walk, Become a Walk committee member, Volunteer at a Team Up! event, or Become a Grant Reviewer.