Autism Speaks Canada Walk: Vancouver 2016

National Presenting Sponsors:

Toys R Us Logo     Babies R Us Logo





When:  Sunday, October 23, 2016 Registration Opens: 8:30 am View Vancouver's Entertainment
Where:  Pacific Autism Family Centre (Directions) Opening Ceremonies: 9:00 am    
Walk Distance: 3 km                Walk Begins: 9:45 am  
  Closing Ceremonies: 12:00 pm  


Autism Speaks Canada Walk is thrilled to participate in the opening of the Pacific Autism Family Centre by relocating our Walk to this new facility!

Join us this October as the Autism Speaks Canada Walk moves to its new and permanent home, the Pacific Autism Family Centre (PAFC).   As a proud supporter of PAFC, through our Family Services granting program & your BC Walk dollars, Autism Speaks Canada joins the B.C. autism community in embracing this amazing new facility. 

Register today to be a part of this fun, family event & tour the new Centre of Excellence that is Pacific Autism Family Centre.  For assistance or questions please contact your regional manager & kick start you’re fundraising by using the tools in your Participant Center.

Thank you.

2016 Vancouver Ambassador Noah Milau and FamilyLocal Walk Ambassador: Noah Milau

Noah is 9 years old now and he is in grade 3 at Semiahmoo Trail Elementary. He has come a long way since his first Walk for Autism in 2009. After being diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in early 2009, Noah was diagnosed with Leukemia in March 2010. Thanks to his positive attitude and the amazing team at Children’s Hospital he is now cancer free and has turned his focus back to his education and physical well-being. Noah’s learning skills have improved dramatically, his conversational skills are coming along well, he is reading and learning math at a basic level too. Noah is also picking up new extracurricular activities all the time. He is a level 3 ice skater, plays in the Coastal FC Soccer Academy and is a heck of a badminton player too!

A huge reason for Noah’s amazing progress has been his ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) team and the fact that we are fortunate enough to be able to afford to pay for 40 – 50 hours a week of therapy. Unfortunately, there are many children who are not as fortunate as Noah and this is why it’s so important that we raise money so that other children can benefit from the programs Noah has benefitted from. This year, Noah has been given the honor of being chosen as the Local Walk Ambassador for the 2016 Vancouver Walk for Autism.

We hope that Noah’s story can inspire others to donate to this year’s Walk so that we can have more success stories just like Noah’s!


Walk Day

Any Registered participants who donate a minimum of $5, $10 & $25 will receive McDonalds Gift Coupons at Registration.
  • $5 - free Coffee
  • $10 – free Large Sandwich
  • $25 – free Extra Value Meal

The Official 2016 Walk Shirt is at the $150 Donation level.  Shirts are One per team. To ensure that every team member receives walk shirts they must be registered under their own team or as an individual and make the $150 donation level. Unlike the Walk Shirt, McDonald’s Gift Coupons can be collected by all registered team members who make the donation levels. Shirts & coupons must be picked up on event day at site location.  Coupons are for the first $5, $10 & $25 donation only, are redeemable in the Metro Lower Mainland only (Chilliwack to West Vancouver).

The Walk includes fun activities, performers and snacks, before and after the Walk.  Arrive early to give yourself lots of time to visit and enjoy the event with your family and friends! 

Upon arrival at your Walk, please proceed to Registration to submit your cash and cheque donations with your pledge form(s).  Ensure that your pledge form is clearly labeled with your name and team name (if part of a team) to ensure that you and your team receive recognition for all donations collected. 

Be sure to visit the Resource Fair area to learn more about the services and programs that are available in your community.  Resource Fairs are a part of our signature Walks.  Please contact your Regional Walk Manager for more information or to inquire about a Resource Fair at your Walk.

The Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada event will commence with the opening ceremonies where all participants are invited to gather near the stage for presentations, stories, and fundraising updates.  The Walk begins with an official countdown from the stage.

Vancouver Resource Fair:

  • Autism Support Network
  • Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists - BC Chapter
  • Autism Society of BC


Local Sponsors:

McDonalds Skinny Arch


Media Sponsors:

102.7 The PeakJR FM Logo


National Snack Sponsors:

Puresource LogoGlutino Live LogoKernels LogoKinniKinnick Logo



For more information about the 2016 Vancouver Walk, please contact your walk manager at

If you have any general questions about the Walk, or about Autism Speaks Canada, please contact us at