Recognizing our Funders, Donors & Sponsors

ACT depends on donations and sponsorship to allow us to develop and sustain our information and training resources which are accessible across B.C, throughout Canada, and around the world. 

In addition to our generous donors and sponsors, listed below, we are very grateful to all the individuals and organizations who donate their time and expertise to our board, committees and live events. A crucial partner, enabling us to continue with live and web streamed events, is Simon Fraser University’s Department of Psychology, which provides SFU’s facilities to ACT at a reduced cost.

Monthly Donors

Anne and Garth Stoll – In honour of Christian

Brent Shirley

Chris Hill – In Memory of David Finkelstein

Deborah Pugh

Dr. Joseph Lucyshyn – In Memory of Edward G. Carr, Ph.D.

Katrina & Michael Price

Shannon Muir

2018 Donors and Sponsors

$5,000 – $10,000
  • Oceanside Fisheries Inc. – Sponsorship of Herring for Autism
$1,000 – $5, 000
  • International Autism Foundation CANADA
  • RBC Foundation – Sponsorship of the ACT Bursary Fund
$100 – $500
  • John G. Wong
  • Stacey Kelly – In Honour of June Mrazek
  • Marcus Linden
  • Lyle Lexier
  • Anonymous via United Way of the Lower Mainland
Under $100
  • Brennan Kovacevich
  • Joan Vale
  • Ming Itakura
  • Matt & Lorraine Mannix

2017 Donors and Sponsors

$10,000 – $25, 000
  • Purely CRM Consulting Inc.
$1,000 – $5, 000
  • Anne McCaw & Michael Rekis
  • Dr. Tony Yue
  • Dr. Pat Mirenda
  • Dr. Balbinder Gill
  • International Autism Foundation CANADA
  • Dwyer Tax Law – Sponsorship for Cutting Edge Strategies to Improve Executive Function Skills 
  • Helen and Cyril Ross
  • RBC Foundation – Sponsorship of the ACT Bursary Fund
  • Simon Fraser University
$100 – $500
  • Alaknanda Majumdar
  • Anonymous via United Way of Calgary
  • Brent Shirley
  • Carol Mirenda – In Honour of Pat Mirenda and Jackie Brown
  • Chris Hill
  • Deborah Pugh
  • Dennis Tal
  • Dr. Kenneth Cole
  • Dr. Robin Friedlander
  • Ken Brown
  • Linda Anne Geary
  • Lori Woods
  • Manpreet Suhi & Preetinder Narang
  • Marna Nelson
  • Mary Ellen Ross and Blair Dwyer
  • Maura Majano
  • Neetika Bains
  • Richard Mirenda – In Honour of Pat Mirenda and Jackie Brown
  • Thais Turner
  • Yi-Wen Chen
Under $100
  • Anonymous via United Way of Lower Mainland
  • Barbara Rettie
  • BRAVO Inc
  • Catherine Roper
  • Deborah Gibson
  • Evans Consulting and BI Agency
  • Heather McNaughton
  • Iraj Akbari
  • Karen Herbert
  • Kimberley Eggert
  • Mary-Ann Fulks
  • Sheila Gabel
  • Tal Paula and Avital Perach Jarus-Hakak

2016 Donations and Sponsorship

Thank SeymourTripleGLogoyou to everyone who has sponsored or donated to the Seymour Triple G fundraiser. We have listed these donors on the Seymour Triple G website.

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then click on the Individual Donors header to see the complete list of donors.

$5,000 – $10,000
  • Simon Fraser University – Sponsorship for 12th Annual Focus on Research Conference
$1,000 – $5, 000
  • Dwyer Tax Law – Sponsorship for Positive Behaviour Support: What Parents Need to Know! (Sidney)
  • RBC Foundation
  • Tony Yue via United Way of Lower Mainland
  • Dr. Pat Mirenda
$100 – $500
  • Michael Craig, via United Way of Lower Mainland
  • Anonymous, via United Way of Calgary and Area (3)
  • Charlene Groves, via United Way of Fraser Valley
  • Deborah Pugh
  • Team Telus Cares
  • Consensus Medial Systems Inc.
  • Anonymous, via United Way of Lower Mainland
  • Matt Mannix, via Canada Helps
  • Deborah Gibson
  • PosAbilities – Sponsorship for 12th Annual Focus on Research Conference
Under $100
  • Anonymous, via United Way of Calgary and Area
  • Anonymous, via Vancity Community Foundation
  • Anonymous, via United Way of Lower Mainland
  • The Penticton Centre for Exceptional Learning Society
  • Annie Wolverton
  • Liz McCaffery
  • Leila Meyer, via Vancity Community Foundation

2015 Donations and Sponsorship

$10,000 – $25, 000
  • Autism Speaks Canada – South Asian Autism Awareness project
$5,000 – $10, 000
$1,000 – $5, 000
  • Dwyer Tax Law – Sponsorship for Teaching Social Thinking through Stories and Play for Early Learners and Implementing Social Thinking Concepts and Vocabulary into the School and Home (Sidney)
  • Tony Yue via United Way of the Lower Mainland
  • Elizabeth Benczkowski
$100 – $500
  • Consensus Medial Systems Inc.
  • Christopher Meyrick
  • Charlene Gloves (via United Way Fraser Valley)
  • Alfred Cheng
  • Anonymous donation via the United Way of Lower Mainland
  • Anonymous donation via the United Way of Calgary (4)
  • Anonymous donation via Team Telus Charitable Giving Program
  • International Autism Foundation – to support ACT’s bursary fund
under $100
  • Trevor Hughes
  • Simone Hung
  • Annie Wolverton
  • Liz McCaffery
  • Anonymous donation via United Way of Fraser Valley (2)
  • Anonymous donation via United Way of Calgary

2014 Donations and Sponsorship

Each year ACT’s events are supported by a variety of organizations, allowing us to present around the province, and keep our registration costs as low as possible. ACT does not receive government support for our training – they are largely self-supporting through registration fees and sponsorship. Many of the events detailed below would not have happened without their financial support. In addition, special project funding allow us to do innovative work that is not possible with the funding normally available to us.

$10,000 – $25, 000
  • Autism Speaks Canada – Getting the Word Out on Employment for Adults with ASD project
  • Row4Autism – Sponsorship for Autism Videos @ ACT (AVA)
$5,000 – $10, 000
  • Els for Autism – Sponsorship for Autism Videos @ ACT (AVA)
$1,000 – $5,000
  • BC Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (BC-CASLPA) – Sponsorship for event Teaching Social Thinking Through Stories and Play (Kelowna)
  • BC Government and Service Employees’ Union – Sponsorship for event Teaching Social Thinking Through Stories and Play (Kelowna)
  • Canucks Autism Network – Sponsorship for video Ready, Set, Coach (Vancouver)
  • Dwyer Tax Law – Sponsorship for event Navigating Puberty and Adolescence (Sidney)
  • Tony Yue
$500- $1,000
  • Nicole Sapriken & Friends of Autism Ride for Success
$100 – $500
  • Anonymous donation via Telus Charitable Giving Program
  • Individual donations via United Way Ottawa, United Way of Calgary and the United Way of the Lower Mainland
  • Individual donation via Canada Helps
  • Jill Bert
  • Anonymous “In honor of Patricia Mirenda”
  • Chistopher Meyrick
under $100
  • Individual donation via United Way of Calgary
  • Individual donations online (5)
  • Ying Li
  • Tracey Dumoulin

2013 Donations and Sponsorship

$10,000 – $25, 000
  • Autism Speaks Canada – Sponsorship for the 2013 Focus on Research conference (Vancouver)
$5,000 – $10,000
  • The Edith Lando Charitable Foundation – Sponsorship for the Sibshop Training event (Vancouver)
$1,000 – $5,000
  • Dwyer Tax Law – Sponsorship for Social Thinking Meets RTI and PBS (Sidney)
  • NeuroDevNet – Sponsorship for videotaping of Focus on Research 2013
  • Tony Yue
$500 – $1,000
  • Mackenzie Financial (Ting Ying Zhong)
  • Sinneave Family Foundation – Focus on Research 2013
  • Telus Corporation
  • Vivian Walker “in memory of Richard”
$100 – $500
  • Jill Bert
  • The Coast Capri Hotel
  • Deborah Pugh
  • Amy Severson
  • Dr. Lee Tidmarsh
  • Anonymous donation via Canada Helps (3)
  • Anonymous donation via United Way of Ottawa
  • Anonymous donation via United Way of Calgary (2)
Under $100
  • Sarah Alvarez
  • Joanne Flowerdew
  • The Hydrecs Fund
  • Sharon Randhawa
  • Michael Alvin Reimer
  • Individual donation United Way of Greater Victoria (2)
  • Individual donation United Way of the Lower Mainland
  • Individual donation via Canada Helps (2)
  • Individual donation via United Way of Calgary (3)

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)
  • The many donors who gave under $100 in 2012.

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)
  • The many donors who gave under $100 in 2011