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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 2017 we dispersed $350,000 to the following 18 organizations:

2017 Grant Recipients

Name of OrganizationPurpose
Ausome Canada-Ottawa/Gatineau Providing summer sports and music camps for 50 children.
Autism Dog Services, ONHire 1 new Service Dog Instructor to meet the growing demand.
Autism Home Base Durham, ONProvide year round programs for 40 adults.
Autism In Mind, ONProvide ABA based social skill programs for 55 children.
Autism OntarioProvide direct financial assistance to 40 adults to enable greater participation in their communities.
Autism Society of Cape Breton, NSProvide a 10 month after-school program to enhance social skills.
Children at Risk, Ottawa, ONTo provide summer camp for 76 children.
Footprints, ONTo offer Christmas Break and Summer camps for 30 children.
Friend 2 Friend Social Learning, BCProvide play groups for 30 children.
Giant Steps Toronto, ONTo provide Occupational Therapy for 24 students year round.
Heartland Forest Nature, NiagaraWood Shop Mentoring & Work Experience Program for 85 adults.
Hope Air, Across CanadaFlights for 30 individuals with autism and their companion living in remote areas to access treatment in larger cities.
Precious Minds, ONSummer Day Camp for 64 children.
QuickStart, Ottawa, ONTo provide individualized parent coaching for 10 toddlers.
Spectrum Intervention Group, OttawaEmployment readiness & community integration for 32 adults.
The Speech and Stuttering Institute, ONProgram to enhance speech for young children with autism.
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.