Monthly Archives: November 2019

Thanking the Autism Community

Giving Tuesday is December 3rd - Donate to ACTACT is preparing to launch our annual Giving Tuesday Fundraising Campaign next Tuesday, but first we would like to give thanks to the support that has been extended to ACT since our successful fundraising campaign a year ago. The generosity of members of the autism community, and the many organizations that contribute to it, allowed ACT to provide an enriched program in 2019, rather than shutting down programs.

In 2019, your donations supported:

  • The creation of 22 new free videos. Autism Videos @ ACT now has 60 autism training videos, with new comprehensive learning streams on Women & Girls with Autism and Positive Behavior Support. In the past year, 25,000 users watched 4,600 hours of ACT’s online videos.
  • Seven live events provided training to over 2,700 registrants across B.C. and Canada, and allowed us to give over $11,000 in bursaries.
  • Access to high-quality autism information for thousands of families across Canada to ACT’s Autism Information Database, BC Community Resources, and the Autism Manual for BC.

ACT’s Board and Staff recognize our generous donors, collaborative partners and outstanding presenters for giving ACT the opportunity to provide accessible, practical resources that acknowledge the diversity of the autism community across the province and around the world.

Visit ACT’s Accomplishments in 2019 to find out more about our work.

ACT is hiring an Administrative and Training Coordinator

ACT is promoting Stephanie Porter, our current Administrative and Training Coordinator, and we are in need of an enthusiastic replacement for this important role. The A&T Coordinator is the first point of contact for ACT, and provides timely, professional and sensitive responses to a wide-range of inquiries. This position provides administrative support for ACT, including reception and event planning.

Required Experience:

  • 2 years’ experience in a responsible administrative role
  • Excellent organization, planning and project management skills
  • Detail oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Proficient with MSOffice suite, including Word and Excel
  • Competency in the use of office equipment – such as faxes, copy machines, postage meters, phone systems

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Event planning
  • WordPress
  • Microsoft CRM
  • Knowledge of autism an asset

For a full job description, and to submit your resume and cover letter, please contact info@actcommunity.ca.

Review of applications will begin November 15th – the position will be filled as soon as the right person applies.

Anticipated start date: January 6th, 2020.