Bursaries FAQs

How Do I Qualify?

Anyone attending an ACT workshop is eligible if the cost is a barrier preventing attendance. Priority is given to BC residents and to parents and participants who are low income or who are facing significant travel expenses in addition to the workshop registration fee. We rely on your honest appraisal of your situation. If you cannot otherwise pay for the workshop please contact us. You are not required to provide documentation to support your request.
We cannot grant a bursary request AFTER you have already registered for a workshop.
All requests must be made at least one week before the workshop date to allow us time to process your application. Bursaries are provided as reduced workshop registration fees. We cannot provide bursaries for travel costs.

How do I apply for a bursary?

Please send in your request prior to registering for the event, and at least a week before the event. You can apply in a variety of ways:

  1. Call ACT at 604-205-5467 (toll free at 1-866-939-5188) before registering and speak to a staff member, or;
  2. Open the Bursary Application Form, and either:
    1. Print and mail it to us at
      ACT-Autism Community Training
      150-2250 Boundary Road
      Burnaby, BC
      V5M 3Z3
    2. Print and fax it to us at 604-205-5345
    3. Save and email it to us at info@actcommunity.ca

Where does the money come from?

ACT provides bursary funds from our own resources, profit from book sales, and through support from private donors.

How can I donate to the bursary fund?

If you’d like to help, see the Donating page on our website; contact ACT directly by phone at 604-205-5467 (toll free at 1-866-939-5188); or send an email to dpugh@actcommunity.ca.