Join us for the 9th Annual Walk-A-Thon at SAAAC Autism Centre!

 Support the Chance Fund by walking to provide essential autism therapies and services to families facing financial barriers.
With every step, you give a child a chance.

WELCOME TO WALK-A-THON 2024

Event Day: July 21, 2024

Stride into action at our 9th Annual Walk-A-Thon and make every step count. This year, your participation helps raise crucial funds for the Chance Fund, directly supporting families in financial need. Together, we can ensure that no family is left without access to essential autism services. Join us in making a significant impact where it’s needed most.

 
For those who wish to join us for the walk, there is a registration fee of $25.

What to Expect

Fun-filled Walk

Embark on a 5km journey of hope and support. It’s not just a walk; it’s a step towards making a difference.

Amazing Entertainment

Enjoy a lineup of exciting activities, delectable food from local vendors,
and engaging games for all ages.

Community Celebration

Connect with community leaders, meet inspiring families, and share in
the joy of making a direct impact.

Registration

Opens at 9:00 AM

5KM Walk

Starts at 10:00 AM

Post Walk Celebration

Begins at 11:00 AM

LEADERS OF OUR COMMUNITY

OUR CAPTAINS

Give A Chance with Every Step

This year’s 9th annual SAAAC Autism Centre Walk-A-Thon aims to raise funds to support over 100 families, providing them with critical financial aid through the Chance Fund to access essential autism services.

WALK-A-THON 2024

HOW IT WORKS

Create

Start your personal challenge today and set ambitious goals for health and wellness.

Share

Inspire your network by sharing your journey. Let them see the difference they can make through their support.

Conquer

Achieve your goals and join us on event day to celebrate your accomplishments and our collective impact.

May 13th

Kick Off

10 Weeks

To Conquer

July 21st

Celebrate

Where Your Money Goes – The Chance Fund

2024-2025 Goal

Your contributions this year aim to support 100 families through the Chance Fund, enhancing their access to critical services and support.

Fund Operation

When you donate to the Walk-A-Thon, your funds are directed to the Chance Fund at the SAAAC Autism Centre. Families in need undergo a detailed needs assessment to determine eligibility. Those who qualify receive grants that can partially or fully cover the costs of necessary services.

Supported Services

Grants from the Chance Fund help families access a range of critical services, including:

Occupational Therapy
Helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of life.

Speech-Language Therapy
Focuses on improving communication skills.

Behavioral Therapy
Assists in developing social skills and reducing behavioral issues.

Group Programming and Respite Services
Provide skill-building opportunities and essential breaks for caregivers.

Impact on Families

Your contributions make these vital services accessible to families facing financial challenges, significantly enhancing their quality of life and promoting independence for individuals with autism.

SAAAC AUTISM CENTRE

ABOUT US

Located in Toronto, the SAAAC Autism Centre is committed to making autism services
accessible to all Canadians, especially those from culturally and linguistically diverse
backgrounds. We provide a wide range of culturally responsive services to nearly 1,000
families, supported by our multi-disciplinary approach. Join us in our mission to create a future
where every individual with autism has the resources to thrive and where families feel
empowered and supported.

With incredible music, enticing food, and lively entertainment, we promise a day of fun and fulfillment. We can't wait to see you there!

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