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Grant Recipients

Our signature fundraising event, a first class golf tournament held in September of each year, raises substantial funds to support many excellent service providers that make a direct and profound difference in the lives of individuals affected by autism. The monies from that event combined with donations received throughout the year supports many wonderful organizations across Canada for very specific programs.

Unity for Autism is pleased to announce that in 2016 we dispersed $500,000 to the following 30 organizations:

2016 Grant Recipients

Name of OrganizationPurpose
Total Amount in 2016 to 30 organizations across Canada $500,000
Ausome Canada-Ottawa/Gatineau Physical literacy program and day camp for 50 children.
Autism Dog Services, ONProvide 1:1 support for 10 kids for their new service dogs.
Autism Home Base Durham, ONArt, music, sports, and swim programs to serve 40 new adults.
Autism In Mind, ONProvide ABA based social skill programs for 45 children.
Autism Nova ScotiaTherapeutic riding for children, teens, and adults with autism.
Autism OntarioProvide direct financial assistance to 44 adults to enable greater participation in their communities.
Autism Society of Cape Breton10 month after-school program to enhance social skills.
Camp Winston Foundation, ONA nature program that enhances life skills for 100 children.
Carousel Theatre Society, BCA sensory friendly, subsidized theatre performance with and for persons with autism.
Children at Risk, Ottawa, ONTo offer Summer and March Break camps.
Children’s Treatment CentreMusic program for 36 kids in Chatham-Kent communities.
FOOTPRINTS, ONTo provide full day summer camp option for 30 children
Giant Steps Montreal, QuebecFurnish a condo style classroom to teach daily living skills.
Giant Steps Toronto, ONTo provide Occupational Therapy for 24 students year round.
Heartland Forest Nature, NiagaraWood Shop Mentoring Program for 48 adults.
Hope Air, Across CanadaFlights for 100 individuals with autism and their companion living in remote areas to access treatment in larger cities.
Hope for Ryan, NewfoundlandProvide summer weekend camping retreats for families.
ISAND, ONProvide ABA based social skills programs for teenagers-adults.
Lions Foundation – Dog GuidesTo provide support for the Autism Dog Assistance Program.
MukiBaum, ONClinically run social skills and art programs for youths.
OHEYS Autism, ManitobaSummer evening recreational outdoor programs for ages 14+.
Ottawa-Carleton District SB, ONCreate a Snoezelen room for 12 high school students with ASD
QuickStart, Ottawa, ONTo provide diagnostic assessments for 16 children waiting.
Reena, Toronto, ONFunding for Art, Music, and Pet Therapy for 100 adults.
Salvation Army Lawson Ministr.Provide a one year digital art program for 15 adults w/autism.
South Asian Autism AwarenessStorytelling program to enhance literacy/development ages 2+
Spectrum Intervention, OttawaEmployment readiness program for adults with high needs.
Theatre Nova ScotiaAfford adults opportunity to act, write, design, work in a play.
Woodview Children’s Centre, ONTo enhance technology, curriculum, physical activity, and field trips for a classroom of students with autism.
Woodview Mental Health, ONSupport 3 adult groups for 35 adults: Young Adult Group, Adults in Crisis, and Women’s Support Group.

Congratulations to the organizations above for their innovative proposals that will make a profound difference and immediate impact on the lives of many individuals with autism and their families! Unity for Autism would like to thank all applicants and encourage those who were not selected to reapply next year. Please go to our Apply for a Grant section for further details and Application Form. Please note that the foundation will not consider previous recipients who did not submit the requested follow up report after the donation was given, or whose Application Form arrived after the deadline.

Each year Unity for Autism will select different recipients dedicated to making a direct and profound difference on an individual with autism and their families. The Directors of Unity for Autism are continuously visiting and assessing organizations serving this population to determine the ones that will meet our criteria.