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!


Sunday October 21, 2018

WHAT A TEAM of runners, walkers and donors
Together, we raised over $101,000 for kids with autism!

Giant Steps’ team laced up on a cold morning at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon to walk and run from the Enercare Centre to Nathan Phillips Square. We were an awesome presence in our lime green tshirts and hats!

2018 was another fabulous year, a real team effort. Scotiabank awarded us a $3,000 prize for being the 2nd largest fundraising team out of 191 charities. Thank you to our 150 participants!

We are grateful for each and every donation. The STWM is our largest annual fundraising event, providing critical funds for our hands-on speech, occupational and behaviour therapy programs for children with autism each year.

Giant Steps has now raised over $1.3 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.


Thank you shoppers!

During the month of April, Stella & Dot Stylist Mariela McComb donated her commissions from the sale of their Unity Wishing Bracelets to Giant Steps. 

We were excited to team up with Mariela to promote Autism Awareness!

Thanks to everyone for their support!

Colours of the Spectrum

As part of Kids Fest, a visiting artist program, Tangled Art + Disability displayed artwork made by our students in the creative art workshops artist Carrie Perreault ran at Giant Steps this year.

Their wonderful creations were an awesome kick-off to World Autism Month!

Our heartfelt thanks go out to Kids Fest and Carrie for enriching our kids’ programming and for her generous donations of art supplies.

Thank you shoppers!

Organized and run by our dedicated parent group, our 3rd Annual Rummage Sale for Kids with Autism took place on Saturday April 28, 2018 at Giant Steps.

We thank everyone in the community who came out for the great bargains and supported our therapy programs here at Giant Steps.

See you next year!


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