Events

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!
 

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2017


On Sunday October 22, 2017, our team will participate in the half and full marathon, and the 5-kilometre run/walk at the STWM, our 14th year at the Scotiabank Charity Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's that time of year!

Our families and staff here at Giant Steps are gearing up for our largest annual fundraising event, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday October 22nd.

Join us now, and invite your friends, families and colleagues to register too!
It's a fun experience to share, and the bigger our team, the easier it will be to reach our goal.

You'll be helping raise the funds that will enable kids with autism to receive hands-on speech, occupational and behaviour therapy programs this year.

Click here to register for the race and online fundraising, or to make a donation

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In 2015, we passed an amazing benchmark ---  over ONE MILLION DOLLARS raised since we began participating in this event in 2004.

We are now in great company with Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Team in Training and Fountain of Love & Life, all of us members of STWM’s $1 Million Fundraising 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’ Raffle for Kids with Autism 2017

59 amazing prizes to be won!

Our annual raffle draw will be held at Giant Steps on June 16, 2017.

Tickets are $10 each, and can also be purchased in booklets of 10 for $100.

Prizes include:
Trip of your choice, weekend getaway, ultimate man cave package, catered BBQ party,  sporting event tickets, kitchen gadgets, electronics, retail gift cards, and much more!

Total prize value is $27,138.

For a complete list of prizes, click here.

To purchase your tickets, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lottery licence# M172184

Rummage Sale for Kids with Autism

On Saturday April 8, 2017, our parent group held an indoor rummage sale at Giant Steps from 9am to 3pm.

All proceeds support Giant Steps’ hands-on therapy programs for children with autism.

Thank you for coming out to support our community and a great cause!

Shop and Share

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Shop online while supporting Giant Steps, without spending an extra cent!

Giant Steps is registered with shopandshare.ca where you can access hundreds of major retailers. With each online purchase a donation will automatically be made to Giant Steps.

It won't cost you a thing; in fact, some retailers also provide special promotions and offers!

Some of the major retailers you can shop with include:


 
Click here for a full list of retailers.

Get Started in 3 Easy Steps:

1...Sign up for a FREE account
2...Choose Giant Steps as your charity
3...Choose a retailer and start shopping!
 
Don’t forget to bookmark shopandshare.ca so you can easily go there when the shopping mood strikes!

Thanks for your vote!

Over 11,000 votes!

Sensory Room for kids with autism needs love!
That’s one of our capital projects this year, and it was part of the Aviva Community Fund competition in October 2016.
 
Giant Steps competed for funding for a complete refurbishment of our Snoezelen Room --- new paint, custom wall and floor cushioning and all new Snoezelen equipment.
 
An initiative of Aviva Insurance, the Aviva Community Fund is giving out $1 million to fund community projects across the country in 2016. 454 projects were supported with over 3 million votes.
 
While we did not make the top 5 finalists in our category, we were a top contender amongst projects from much bigger communities.

Thank you to everyone who cast their vote and shared our project through social media --- look out for us next year!

Autumn Fever Luncheon & Fashion Show

Giant Steps was thrilled to be chosen this year, along with Markhaven Home for Seniors, as a beneficiary of The Parent and Child Foundation’s Autumn Fever Luncheon & Fashion Show.

Hundreds of guests enjoyed boutique shopping, door prizes, a raffle, lunch and a stunning fashion show at Crystal Fountain Banquet Hall in Markham on November 9, 2016.

Thank you to all who attended!

All proceeds received by Giant Steps will be used to fund our kids’ hands-on speech, behaviour and occupational therapy programs.