Sunday, June 10, 2007
Autism Speaks Canada - Ontario Walk 2007 Raises $542,908
"Autism Speaks Canada has raised more than a half million dollars for autism research with its 2007 Ontario Walk. In 2006 Autism Speaks Canada raised over $1,000,000.00 for Canadian Autism researchers. A detailed list of research projects funded by Autism Speaks Canada can be found on the Autism Speaks Canada pages of the Autism Speaks website. Autism Speaks Canada describes its mission and strengths:
Autism Speaks Canada aims to bring the Canadian autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle.
The Autism Speaks Canada Board of Directors has begun and continues on its path to develop a strategic plan to raise funds through Walks and other special events and initiatives across the country to support Canadian and global autism research and to raise awareness of autism throughout Canada.
Using our strong partnerships with the Canadian Autism Research Community, Autism Speaks U.S., government, families, service providers and community agencies from across Canada, we will make a positive difference in the lives of everyone living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Families in Canada have seen firsthand, what a strong collective voice of autism in the United States has accomplished in advocacy (The Combatting Autism Act); awareness (the Ad Council Campaign & Autism Everyday Video) and research funding. Autism Speaks has led the way in each of these and other areas."
Autism Speaks Canada has achieved some impressive fundraising efforts for autism research in Canada and is a welcome addition to the Canadian Autism community.