Autism Speaks Canada Walk: Toronto 2017

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Campaign Walk Goal: $355,000.00 Campaign Fundraising Goal: $316,000.00

Congratulations and thank to our walkers, corporate partners, volunteers and supporters for making this year’s Walk a success!

The Toronto Walk raised $338,710 and counting….just shy of its campaign goal of $355,000! (95% of goal). Please help us reach 100%

Although the Walk has taken place, the website will remain open for fundraising. Everyone can still receive the Walk t-shirt when they raise $150 before July 31, 2017. All cash and cheques should be forwarded to Autism Speaks Canada 2450 Victoria Park Avenue, Toronto, ON, M2J 4A2

Local Ambassador: Mac Maras

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Mac is a happy 20 year old who loves music, animals and people. She was diagnosed with Asperger’s when she was just 2 years old. Mac had been in IBI therapy since the age of 2 and made many great strides in her development over the years. Mac could read before she could even talk! Mac also has an amazing memory. She has been able to attend a public school with support and become proficient in grammar, spelling (she could win a national spelling bee!) and reading. She also has shown an interest in learning new languages. A constant highlight for Mac has been her fascination with music and meeting her fav pop stars over the years which have included Robert Plant and Arianna Grande! They all adored her and her passion for their music and the joy it brings her.

Today Mac is at Drewry Secondary School working on attaining her high school diploma. She is thrilled to be once again participating in the annual "Walk Now for Autism" event and this year as the 2017 walk ambassador. Mac lives with her dad and younger brother in Toronto and has touched the hearts of all that know her.


Walk Day

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.


Toronto Resource Fair:

  • Investors Group
  • APTUS Treatment Centre
  • Royal Conservatory of Music
  • Cineplex Events
  • Toronto Police Services
  • Holland Bloorview
  • New Haven Learning Centre
  • SkyZone Indoor Trampoline
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • Kerry’s Place Autism Services
  • 1 to 1 Therapy Services
  • South Asian Autism Awareness Centre
  • Geneva Centre for Autism
  • CUPE 4400 Toronto Education Workers

Click here for a Resource Fair application form.


Local Sponsors:

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Local Snack Sponsor:

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National Snack Sponsors:

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National Sponsors:

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