The Autism Community Support Fund
by CanadaHelps

A new, easy way to support autistic Canadians.

Support autistic Canadians and their families.

Learn more about matching opportunities for this Fund.

Approximately 1 in 66 children in Canada between the ages of 5 and 17 are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).1 While each autistic individual is unique in their own way, those diagnosed with an ASD often face challenges associated with social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, or restrictive or repetitive behaviours. Every year, an estimated 50,000 youth diagnosed with an ASD transition to adulthood and lose access to regular supports and programs.2

You can support and improve the quality of life for autistic Canadians and their families. Your gift to the Autism Community Support Fund will help provide funding for tools, programs, and advocacy efforts to ensure support and assistance is accessible for all.

Donate today and the wide-reaching effects of your gift, pooled with donations from other generous Canadians, will make a real impact. Plus, you will receive an official charitable tax receipt. Give today!


What makes up the Autism Community Support Fund?

The Autism Community Support Fund by CanadaHelps includes over 90 registered charities who are supporting Canadians on the autism spectrum and their families.

The charities in this Fund are selected through an algorithmic approach, taking the charity’s area of focus, mission, and description into account. This Fund includes charities funding advocacy efforts and providing support and educational programming for families with loved ones on the autism spectrum.

To ensure donations reach charities easily and efficiently, charities must be one of the more than 20,000 charities registered to receive funds electronically from CanadaHelps. Funds will be transferred quarterly, subject to a minimum of $10 per charity. We regularly update the list of charities in this Fund.

To see the latest list of charities included in this Fund, you can view the list here.


Become an Autism Community Support Fund matching partner.

If you represent a company interested in partnering with CanadaHelps to match or make a major gift in support of the Autism Community Support Fund, contact us at partners@canadahelps.org.


Why donate to a Fund on CanadaHelps?

The power of many.
Join others across Canada to support charities making a difference!
Your donation will be put to work.
You can rest assured that your donation will go to registered charities. You get a tax receipt, too, which can help reduce your taxes.
Broad impact!
Support a wide range of charities supporting autistic Canadians and their families.


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