By engaging the next generation of champions in philanthropy, AS2YP will provide meaningful opportunities in Canada through; educational experiences, innovative events, fundraising opportunities and awareness campaigns to ensure that individuals with autism and their families receive the necessary support and resources they need, when they need them.
About Autism Speaks Canada
Autism Speaks Canada is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
We do this through supporting the development and expansion of programs; collaborating with community partners; increasing understanding and acceptance and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder.
Autism Speaks Canada has granted over $4 million to service organizations across Canada and with Autism Speaks, has invested over $200 million to scientific research which includes $9 million in Canada.
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Advisory Board Chair
Jonathan Alderson is the Founder and Director of the Integrated Multi-Treatment Intervention for autism. He holds a Masters degree from Harvard University and an Honours BA in developmental and educational psychology from the University of Western Ontario. He spent a year at the Sorbonne University of Paris.
Executive Committee Chair
Barry is currently working at RBC Royal Bank as a Senior Manager in Operations and Sales Support. Previous to that, he worked for 11 years in politics spending 8 years at Toronto City Hall as Chief of Staff for two City Councillors and 3 years at Queen’s Park in communications and policy supporting the Minister of Energy and the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
AS2YP ADVISORY BOARD
The AS2YP Advisory Board is comprised of a group of influential leaders in our community, who hold a wealth of experience in both business and philanthropy. The AS2YP Advisory Board provide insight, counsel, resources and mentorship to the Executive Committee, empowering the team of young professionals that will carry this movement into the future.
The AS2YP Executive Committee is comprised of a group of passionate young professionals, who volunteer their time, their professional experience and their philanthropic pursuits in support of Autism Speaks Canada. The AS2YP Executive Committee include representation across all industries, embrace diversity and demonstrate a unified commitment to the cause.
WHY JOIN THE MOVEMENT?
• An opportunity to become part of an organization that is improving lives today and transforming lives tomorrow
• Work with young professionals from various industries who aspire to become leaders in business and philanthropy
• Meaningful networking opportunities to work with and learn from professionals in the field of autism. Attend events hosted by AS2YP, Autism Speaks Canada and third-party sponsors
Email getinvolvedEC@autismspeakscan.ca if you are on a mission to inspire, empower and mentor active young professionals – we’d love to hear from you!
Email getinvolvedEC@autismspeakscan.ca and provide a short description of why you want to join the movement!
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
Get back just as much as you give! Join a subcommittee, come to an event, donate your time and talent as a volunteer and help support the autism community! If you are interested in getting involved, please email: getinvolvedEC@autismspeakscan.ca