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CNAF Board Member Honored with Queen's Golden Jubilee Award  2002

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Disbursements in 2017

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                                 Welcome to the official

                 Canadian National Autism Foundation

                                (CNAF) website


  We are a foundation that was formed in June 2000 by

parents and caregivers of people with autism.The CNAF

is dedicated to promoting autism awareness, assisting

families with information they require and raising funds to

support Canadian based autism research,

funding special needs camps,autism programs and more.Please browse our site for information about

our foundation, autism events, current research studies, and

   information about autism. 

We are all volunteers and have no salaries paid.

A Picture Of A Train
Illustration by Nathan, 8 year old with PDD/Autism


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our good friend, board member and vibrational healer Nadine Mercey.

Nadine worked on Tina`s son Nathan and many others on the autism spectrum from what she accomplished with healing of some of Nathan`s issues. July 25, 2016



Great Gift Ideas

(Any orders outside Canada WE must calculate the shipping separately before the order will go out.)

Lanyards, .925 Sterling Silver Necklace,stretchy silver bracelet and different colored bracelets found here







2016 Business Excellence Awards with CHCH TV


Our Foundation has won BRONZE

Canadian National Autism Foundation ( Bronze )(click picture to enlarge)

Hamilton Spectator-Readers` Choice

For Non-Profit The Foundation came in the top 10 (click picture to enlarge)

2017 Events


April 23, 2017 (click to enlarge)

The rest of the information is on our event page

Tickets for adults $24.00 each,Kids 10 & under are $18.00 each, Kids 3 & under FREE


Damin Starr

Autism Dad, Co Chair WH Ballard Elementary School Parent Council, Member of ArcelorMittal Dofasco CLC, Member of HIEA CAP, Member of WWTP Upgrades CLC, Community Connector with Hamilton's LRT Project Team.

Guest Speakers

Mayor Fred Eisenberger

Fred Eisenberger is a Canadian politician. He has been the Mayor of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, since December 1, 2014. This is his second term, having previously served from 2006 to 2010.

Ed Mahony Advocate

Helping parents be heard by Ontario School Boards. Ed Mahony is a special education resource teacher in Hamilton, Ontario Catholic School Board. Ed also has over 25 years of experience teaching educators & parents about ASD, special needs, avoiding crisis behavior



Gem Sponsors


Gem Sponsor and Media Sponsor

Autism Awareness Month

Benefit Comedy Night

Kitchener, ON
Bingaman’s Marshall Hall
In support of the Canadian National Autism Foundation

SAT APR 29th , 2017
Doors open at 7:00pm Show starts at 8:00pm

We will have our Autism Merchandise there for purchasing.

2016 Outside Fundraiser

2016 Event By Design to Perfection and Donation from Doug Gilore

This is an event being put on by Design to Perfection and the proceeds from the day will be going to our foundation . Thank you Sarah.

Ed Strecker from Britannia Cleaners of Stoney Creek wins an autographed picture of Doug Gilmore after Doug and his wife Sonya visits the Design to Perfection Kitchen Concepts Inc. Autism awareness fundraiser today. A great turn out. At this event $2,000.00 was raised for a great cause. Sponsored by Design To Perfection in Stoney Creek.
A special thanks to all the vendors and family and friends and clients and everyone who donated a gift or their hard work this meant a lot to our families that we could raise this money for a great cause!

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Ross Silva (owner), Ed Strecker (winner), Gabe Lauretani (owner), Sarah Sertic (designer)



Awareness Activity Book coming soon

email for those who wish to sponsor your business in this activity book of autism information and activities for all emails

click on the letter to enlarge the pictures below

Two pages from the book. A message from the President & Vice President

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Effective January 1st 2015

Due to the increased costs the Canadian National Autism Foundation will only automatically issue paper tax receipts for amounts of $50.00 or greater. Tax receipts for amounts less than $50.00 will be issued via e-mail unless a paper receipt specifically requested. No tax receipts for under $10.00.

Paul Reilly

Vice-President/ Treasurer

Canadian National Autism Foundation

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