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


Our dedicated, energetic families and staff are busy year-round planning events that play a major role in the ongoing funding of our children’s therapy programs.
We welcome your help in ensuring their success. Together we’ll make a difference for kids with autism!

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2021 is virtual

From October 1 to October 31 – Walk or run at your own pace, in your own place!

Giant Steps has hit “Refresh” this year – New location, new programming, new family/child-friendly hours, and we’re excited!

But add in the pressures of COVID, and this year, more than ever, we need the help of our friends + donors to kick start our year.

Our success at our largest fundraising event, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, is more important than ever. Every dollar raised will help fund our hands-on speech, occupational and behaviour therapy programs this year. 

What does a ‘virtual’ event mean?

Participants register and fundraise online, but can choose a location and a time during the month of October to walk or run for Giant Steps and then upload their results.

And while the excitement of joining thousands of runners and walkers in the city will be missed again this year, a virtual event provides you with greater flexibility:

💲         Choose your race – Enjoy more distance options

🍂       Plan your own route  -Make it scenic and choose your favourite park or trail

📅       Pick a date and time that suits you – Goodbye bad weather and babysitting issues

🏃        Divide your run into sections and run each on a different date – Maybe that half marathon could be accomplished this way…AND

🔊       It’s easier for more of your friends and family to join us!

We’ll walk you through all the details; CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED

GIANT STEPS HAS NOW RAISED OVER $1.4 MILLION DOLLARS since we began participating in this event in 2004.

We are in great company with Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, SickKids Foundation and Fountain of Love & Life, all of us members of STWM’s Million Dollar Club!

Our heartfelt thanks to Scotiabank and Canada Running Series for enabling charities like ours to participate in a world-class event and fulfill our mission. Scotiabank generously pays for the online transaction fees, enabling 100% of donations to come directly to Giant Steps.

Giant Steps is privileged to be one of the 40+ local charities that benefit from gaming at Bingo World Richmond Hill.

Our parents support this charitable initiative by volunteering at Bingo sessions, and we are fortunate each year to receive significant funds for our kids’ Occupational Therapy program.

This hands-on therapy program impacts the lives of the children with autism we support by building their skills and abilities in every area of development.

You can make a difference for our kids and other charities by coming out and playing!

Bingo World
350 Newkirk Road
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3G7

NOTE: Bingo World & Gaming is open! 

August 2021: Bingo sessions run Wednesday – Sunday 12:30pm and 7:00pm for the month of August.  12:30pm session sales begin at 10:45am and 7:00pm session sales begin at 5:30pm.  A contact tracing/screening form is required upon entry and mandatory mask wearing and social distancing remain in effect.  Seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis with no saving of seats. 

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