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Momentum from CALS2023 Drives Initiatives and Shapes Collective Action 

Autism Alliance of Canada is developing an exciting agenda for the 10th Annual Canadian Autism Leadership Summit (CALS2024), building on the core conversations that took place at CALS2023, as well as exploring new directions under our three themes: Inform, Implement and Innovate.

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CALS2023 participants gathered in a Hall

A Better Way Forward

Since the Government of Canada announced its commitment to creating a National Autism Strategy, Autism Alliance of Canada has engaged in meaningful work in the autism and disability sectors, at the national, provincial/territorial and local levels. Our process supports robust collaboration, partnerships and member engagement to promote inclusion for Autistic people in Canada and their loved ones.

CALS2024 Program at a Glance

We are thrilled to welcome you to CALS2024, taking place from April 17th to 19th, 2024, at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa and livestream. This coming April, we aim to Inform, Implement, and Innovate. Together, we will generate specific actions to be taken by the federal government to advance a National Autism Strategy.

Who we are

Autism Alliance of Canada is a pan-Canadian network with a broad and diverse membership of Autistic people and their families and support persons, as well as clinicians, researchers, policy influencers, service providers and organizations from across Canada. 

We work together as a shared leadership movement to champion a National Autism Strategy that ensures Autistic people have equal rights and opportunities for full participation and acceptance in Canadian society. We harness the power of collective impact as an inclusive organization whose members, board of directors and staff reflect our commitment to Autistic participation in all aspects of our work.

Becoming a member of Autism Alliance of Canada is critical in the work that the Alliance is doing. This is an opportunity for all agencies, self-advocates, families to come together as a collective. It is an opportunity to put our differences aside and come together as one voice in order to make the changes that are necessary.

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Cyndi Gerlach
Member, Autism Alliance of Canada

Join us

As a member of Autism Alliance of Canada, you will contribute to enhancing our impact through a strong, unified, collaborative voice.