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FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism programs exists through the generosity of so many. Our programs do not receive government funding and are sustained through community volunteers, grants, and corporate and individual donations. Your support and involvement make a difference!

FOOTPRINTS is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. The collective sum of individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent represent our culture. We are able to grow and learn better together as a diverse team and is the key to our success.

2022 Education Bursary

Congratulations Ardian Gragjevi! 


“I enjoy working with the children every Saturday I am available to and have learnt a lot from everyone at Footprints. I hope that everything that I’ve learned this past year with Footprints will stay with me throughout my life, and that these valuable lessons will continue to help me grow throughout my life.”

Our volunteers receive hands-on experience by providing direct in-person service delivery to children and youth.  Each shift is different and provides opportunity to connect with clients, lead activities  and meet other volunteers.

Extensive training is provided to expand knowledge base and develop skills.  Benefits include autism education and orientation, on-going support , crisis intervention training, First Aid/CPR training and opportunities to join fun initiatives and projects.  In addition, we award an education bursary to support an outstanding volunteer annually!

You must be enthusiastic and have a passion for community support, and enjoy having fun connecting with children and youth.  We welcome students that need to complete high school volunteer hours. We require a minimum of two shifts per month that consist of one morning (4 hours) and one afternoon session (4 hours). Terms available are 3 months, 6 months and 12 months.


Education Bursary


2021 Recipient
Congratulations to
Rose Fahimi!

“Throughout the last 3 years, I have worked as an in-person volunteer, social media committee team member, and now co-chair of our social media team.  I work with children every Saturday and strive to create genuine and long-lasting connections. I am confident that whatever my future endeavours may be, the lessons I have learned at FOOTPRINTS will be at the core of them. Thank you greatly for this opportunity and honour!”

2019 Recipient
Katherine Jung

2020 Education Bursary was not awarded in due to restricted opportunities from Covid-19.


We currently have openings at our Saturday Respite Program to support the Program Supervisor.
Must be able to attend Whitby and Pickering locations.


We currently are looking for passionate community service leaders.


We accept students from relevant programs and are only able to accept a limited number.
Please submit a cover letter with your resume for consideration to


Tax receipts will be provided for donations $20 and above (charitable #85600 1201 RR0001)

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Funds are used to maintain current locations and enhance development within Durham Region.  Donations support volunteer recruitment and continuous training; programs supplies such as abilities appropriate toys, games and materials; health and safety supplies; operational expenses; and, education to increase awareness.

You can support our programs in other ways.  We accept donations of supplies for our programs.  We have received PPEs, water bottles, Twiddle Muffs and craft materials to name a few.  Email us if you have an item(s) to donate to our programs.

We accept vehicle donations through Donate A Car Canada.  You can donate your RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism.  Donate A Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy.

Thank you to our generous supporters, together we're making a difference!