Today is Giving Tuesday!

Monica Richardson, Fund Development Manager, Autism Ontario,

2 minute read - November 30th is Giving Tuesday, a day that is celebrated annually to make a difference in our world. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 with a simple idea: to encourage people to do good. The idea caught on and has grown around the world, inspiring hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. It can be as simple as a smile and a greeting to a stranger, helping an elder shop for groceries, or donating to a cause that is meaningful to you 

Each of you has given to Autism Ontario in the past, and you are part of our extended family. Your gifts have ensured that all people with autism – children, teens, adults – and their families are supported throughout their life course.   

Autism Ontario’s vision is “best life, better world, making autism matter!”  What does this look like? 

  • Advocating for the right services and supports for every autistic person at each stage of their life; 

  • Educating and creating awareness in our communities across Ontario so that everyone with autism is respected and included; 

  • Reaching out to and being inclusive of people's various cultures and languages; 

  • Teaching and enabling employers to hire people with autism. 

Your donations help our staff and volunteers do all of this, and so much more. 

With your generosity and kindness, we will carry on the important work we have been doing for the last 48 years. You can read about the impact you have made in our latest annual report. 

Will you help us again this year with a donation

As we celebrate Giving Tuesday 2021 and kick off the holiday season, we will share some of the wonderful acts of kindness we have been fortunate to witness – such as the incredible support shown in local regions as a brother who won a steer contest and donated half of his winnings in support of his sister, or a bowling league that made a significant donation, just because they wanted to help. You will also hear about personal stories, such as families who felt safe and excited to participate in a pumpkinfest. There are so many wonderful gestures of kindness that help make our community an amazing place to be a part of. 

Today, on this day of global giving, will you help us make a difference in the life of a person living on the autism spectrum?   

Please donate today.