Giant Steps is a therapy centre that builds the skills and abilities of children with autism through specialized, evidence-based therapies and life skills programming

Board of Directors


Our Board of Directors is a team of volunteers who give their time and expertise to support our mission & programs.

Martin Buckingham, President
Co-Owner, The Gourmet Group of Companies

Danny Cisterna, FCPA, FCA, Treasurer
Partner, Deloitte LLP

Howat Noble
President, Howat Noble & Associates Inc. Investment Management

George DiPede
President, North Rock Group Ltd.

Paul Congi
Development Manager, Kinross Gold Corporation

Nazir Visram
Business Administration Manager, HP Inc.

Shaheed Ali
Radiation Safety Officer, Michael Garron Hospital

Laura Fitzpatrick
Editorial Assistant, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

Risa Whitnall
Former Giant Steps parent