Join the Wave with us this September
Sip & Savour Networking Night
Waves of Changes for Autism kicked off the new year with a women’s networking event. Over 150 local women attended our sold out evening to support autism in our community. Despite the cold winter weather, the energy within the room was positively heartwarming. Many thanks to the Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service for their presence at the event and their continuous support of our mission.
Raising the Flag for Autism at Vaughan City Hall
April is Autism awareness month and in honour of the countless individuals and families affected, we participated in a beautiful flag raising event at the City of Vaughan. Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, along with Vaughan Council, MP Francesco Sorbara, Fire Chief Larry Bentley and representatives from Autism Ontario were present to commemorate the special moment. Through this meaningful act of recognition, we were able to bring light to the daily struggles and triumphs shared by families living with some form of autism.
Synergies with our new Vaughan hospital
Waves of Changes for Autism is proud to partner with the Mackenzie Health Foundation as they continue to raise funds for Vaughan’s new state-of-the art health care facility – the Mackenzie Vaughan hospital. Supporting other not-for-profit organizations in our community is important because it keeps us connected with like-minded groups and individuals who understand that by working togerther we can have an even greater positive impact on those we serve.
Shopping for a Cause
On April 27th, the Live Love Pilates studio in Kleinburg hosted its 4th annual Shop for a Cause. The afternoon event attracted an impressive number of pilates enthusiasts and community members alike, and featured local vendors showcasing one-of-a-kind merchandise and artisan goods. A portion of all sales were donated to our charity, raising over $4,800 that will support many deserving families in our community.
Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua’s Spirit of Generosity
Since 2011, the Mayor’s Charity Golf Classic - together with the Mayor’s Gala - has raised more than $6.6 million to help groups that provide essential services to Vaughan citizens. Proceeds from the two events have been directed to many important causes including youth, seniors, special needs and educational organizations, women’s centres, arts and cultural initiatives, and sports groups. We are grateful to be a recipient of this grant and are blessed to have the strong support of our Mayor, Maurizio Bevilacqua.
Dave & Busters - Fun Family Day
On this special day, our charity's young recipients were invited to a fun-filled day of excitement and games at Dave and Busters. Creating meaningful and joyous experiences for children and their families is an important part of the work that Waves of Changes for Autism does in our community. The children were thrilled to participate!
School Supporting Waves
Our sincere gratitude goes out to the entire community of Doncrest Public School for collecting an impressive $1,300 for Waves of Changes for Autism. In addition to helping us raise much needed funds for children and families in need, they helped bring critical awareness to the issue by educating hundreds of students about autism. Many thanks to Mrs. Carmichael and Ms. Mirigliani for their thoughtfulness and generosity in coordinating this initiative, as well as the lovely Nicole who warmed our hearts with her exceptional speech.
Our Young Ambassadors
A passionate artist.
A gifted storyteller.
What do they have in common?
Meet the Waves Ambassadors, Clarissa and Stefano. These community champions show us that life on the spectrum is an adventure, and even through its many challenges, it can create truly rewarding experiences.
As a Spirit of Generosity recipient, Waves was honoured to attend the annual Mayor’s Gala in support of not for profit and community groups in our community. We were thrilled to witness history being made as Mayor Bevilacqua announced the largest single donation made to the new Mackenzie Health Hospital: a $20 million joint gift from the DeGasperis and Kohn families. We are so proud to be part of a community so dedicated to our citizens and their well being.
Waves Was There!!!
Supporting our fellow charities!
Shining Through Gala
McHappy Day at McDonald’s
Universal Care Strides for Stroke in Support of Mackenzie Health
Critique Week - Shining Light on Mental Health
Hospital for Sick Kids Autism Research Centre
This outstanding group of medical and research professionals are working hard to identify the disease causing genes in Autism. Dr. Stephen Scherer, Director of the Centre for Applied Genomics at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children was named runner up of the Physiology or Medicine prize for his role in the discovery of copy number variation– the deletions or duplication of genes in sections of DNA.
3rd Annual Gala - Under the Italian Sun
The Terrace Banquet Centre