ACT is a small organization with a large presence in British Columbia because of the support we receive from our volunteers, our donors, sponsors and our funders. Collectively their efforts greatly improve the services we are able to provide.
Our primary funder is the Ministry of Children and Families of British Columbia which funds a large part of our parent support and information work, including the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP) which we manage on behalf of MCFD. While the funding we receive from MCFD is greatly appreciated and represents our core funding, much of what ACT provides depends on an ‘army’ of volunteers across the province. These volunteers serve on the ACT Board of Directors, our Advisory Council, the RASP Panel, they man the registration tables at our training events and stuff envelopes for our mailouts. In the process they provide ACT with expertise and insights that allow us to keep in touch with the issues that impact individuals with ASD, their families and the professionals who support them.
As the demand on ACT resources increases, donations are becoming increasingly important to allowing us the ability to respond. For ACT’s current fundraising priorities see Donations.
Sponsorship is a significant source of funding for ACT’s live events, especially outside Metro Vancouver. We are also seeking sponsorship for ACT’s online presence – The ACT Online Learning Community – AOLC. For more information on how you or your organization could be involved in sponsoring ACT’s Online or live events, see Sponsorship.