An Appeal to the Autism Community to Fund New Initiatives

If you appreciate ACT’s work, and are able to donate, your financial support in the coming months will allow us to respond to the many new demands on our resources. See ACT’s latest Annual Report for details of the range of support we provide. As a federally registered not-for-profit society ACT can provide tax receipts for donations over $10. ACT’s Charitable Tax Number is #861691236RR0001.

Here are our current projects:

ACT’s Bursary Fund

Over the last several years, as event costs have escalated, it has been increasingly difficult to meet all the bursary requests that we receive. In 2012, we provided $12,500 in bursaries; our goal for 2013 is $20,000.

“Autism for Kids” – Autism Awareness in Languages Other than English

Our goal is to raise $100,000 to allow us to translate and distribute “Autism for Kids” to schools including: Punjabi, Korean, Farsi, Chinese and Spanish as well as provide better online resources in translation.

Sponsorship for ACT’s Online Video Library

Our goal is to raise $75,000 to make all our online videos free while allowing us to upgrade the technology we use to provide these to parents and professionals. We also seek sponsors for new online resource development.

Focus on Transition to Adulthood

We are experiencing an explosion in the number of individuals with ASD struggling to make the transition to adulthood. The issues are numerous, from mental health to vocation. The goal is to raise $75,000 to provide information and support.

How can I Donate to ACT?

Please make all donation cheques out to ACT-Autism Community Training.  If you would like your donation to go to a specific fund please include a note stating which fund you are donating to. Should you wish to discuss your donation or sponsorship in detail, please contact  ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Pugh at 604-205-5467 or

Directly by credit card or cheque

ACT accepts donations through Visa or Mastercard by telephone or by cheque.
We can be reached at:
Suite 150 – 2250 Boundary Road,
Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5M 3Z3
Telephone toll-free: 1-866-939-5188
Metro Vancouver: 604-205-5467
Fax: 604-205-5345

The United Way

You can designate ACT to receive some or all of your United Way donation. It’s easy! Just use our full official name, ACT- Autism Community Training Society, the city we are based in – Burnaby – and our charitable registration number – #861691236RR0001. Your contribution gets counted towards the United Way’s annual goal, and they in turn send the amount you specified on to ACT.

Employer Charitable Funds

We are grateful to workplace funds such as Team TELUS Charitable Giving and other workplace funds that dollar match employee contributions. Please maximize your gift by tying it to your workplace program.

ACT has joined, a Canadian registered charity that gives us an affordable and efficient way to receive online donations.

CanadaHelps issues tax receipts immediately and promptly forwards your donation to the charity you chose, less a 3% fee to cover their costs. For ACT, this is a savings in staff time and transaction fees, and for you (the donor) it can be a good way to centralize some or all of your giving–you can direct your donation to the charities you support while reducing the number of receipts you have to keep track of. For further information about CanadaHelps, including their privacy policy, visit the FAQ.

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Past Donations

ACT would like to thank the following for their generosity:

Thank You to all of our 2012 donors

Autism Speaks Canada

All those who donated so generously in memory of Anne Brown, mother of Jackie Brown.

Arlene Gallagher, Romy Chan, Saint Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, United Way of Calgary – Donor Choice Program, Team Telus Cares, Blair Dwyer, Dave Singh.

Mackenzie Financial (on behalf of T. Ying Zhong, a long-time ACT volunteer and Mackenzie Financial employee).

We also thank the many donors who gave under $100 in 2012.

Thank You to all of our 2011 donors

All those who donated Memorial gifts in honour of Hugo Chan.

All those who donated along the way to Cheryl and Leslie’s Triumph Tiger 800XC Adventure to Alaska and to Cheryl and Leslie for making the journey.

Team Telus Cares, The City of Burnaby, Project Equal, Smart Centres Management, Anonymous (in honour of Pat Mirenda and Jackie Brown) and the many donors who gave under $100 in 2011.