Event Bursaries

ACT’s Event Bursary Program

ACT provided $27,000 in bursaries in the form of reduced registration fees to parents, adults with autism, para-professionals and professionals, targeting low income registrants and/or those who had to travel outside their home regions to attend ACT’s events. This is part of ACT’s commitment to increase accessibility to training.

2017 – ACT Bursary Program Reduced 
In 2017, ACT’s event bursary program will be reduced due to the elimination of MCFD funding and the cancellation of our contract. However, we will still offer, to the best of our financial ability, bursaries for those most in need including para-professionals, parents who have children with special needs other than autism, adults with ASD, and professionals who require travelling outside of their home regions. We will also be providing reduced registration fees to attend our web streamed events. For information on how to apply for an ACT bursary, please visit the Bursaries FAQ page. On March 31, 2017, MCFD provided ACT with funding to introduce a special bursary program for parents of children with ASD – see details below.

Donate to Support our Event Bursary Fund
Donations to our bursary fund are gratefully received. ACT is a registered Canadian charitable organization. We can provide tax receipts for donations over $10. Donate and learn more about supporting ACT’s bursary fund

New MCFD-funded Event Bursaries for Parents of Children with ASD 

MCFD has provided ACT with funding for a bursary program for parents and caregivers of children with autism to attend ACT events at a reduced registration rate of $35 per day until March 31, 2018. ACT will maximize equity of access by setting aside 40-50 seats for each of our large events, spreading the funds between as many live events as possible up until March 31, 2018. Seats will be filled on a first come, first registered basis. Each parent is eligible to receive one in-person event bursary up until March 31, 2018. Additional bursaries are available to register for web streamed events.

How to Register for an ACT Event with a MCFD Bursary 

  1. Call ACT at 1-866-939-5188 or 604-205-5467 or email info@actcommunity.ca to determine if there are MCFD bursary spots remaining for the event you are interested in.
  2. If a MCFD bursary is available for the event, you will need to pay a $35 per day cost, not covered by the bursary, to confirm your registration. ACT can also invoice the costs to the Autism Funding Branch directly, with your permission, if you have funding available.


  • If you have been awarded a bursary and can no longer attend the event, please let us know in writing five working days before the event. Those who cannot provide this advance warning will still be eligible for a web streamed event.