Autism Speaks Canada Walk: Toronto 2018

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Walk goal of $370,000.00

  Campaign Fundraising Goal: $350,000.00

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Walk Information

When:  Sunday, June 3, 2018 Registration Begins: 08:30 am
Where:  Nathan Phillips Square Official Walk Start: 10:45 am
Address: 100 Queen Street West, ON (Directions)  
Walk Distance: 1-3 km  
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Local Walk Ambassadors: The Ferraro Family

Ferraro FamilyA respected registered insurance broker and philanthropist, Gianni (John) Ferraro exemplifies a strong commitment to his business and his community.

John built a successful business while simultaneously facing time commitments and challenges as a father to three children, all of whom have been diagnosed with a form of Autism.

Alongside his wife of 18 years, Fidalma (Fi) Ferraro, the mother of his three beautiful children, together they have nurtured both business and family simultaneously. Together they share a passion for their family and desire to give back to the community.

Outside of work, John and Fidalma are heavily involved with the charity and non-profit organization Autism Speaks Canada. Making a difference and creating better awareness of this range of conditions that affects 1 in 68 children is extremely important to them. Wishing to help in every way they can, the Ferraros participate in an annual fundraiser to support Autism Speaks Canada.

John and Fi are a true representation of how hard work, passion and a positive character can create and maintain outstanding success, regardless of personal and professional hurdles. Autism Speaks Canada is grateful for their support and the support of their company, Oracle RMS, a leader in the insurance industry and one of the top fundraising teams in the 2017 GTA walk.


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 Field Staff for more information or to inquire about a Resource Fair at your Walk.

The Autism Speaks Canada Walk 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.



National Sponsors:

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Local Sponsors:

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Resource Fair

  • Proset Autism
  • The YMCA Academy
  • Holland Bloorview and the Autism Treatment Network
  • Brighton Launch
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Contests and Incentives