On World Autism Day, we launched our #AutismAcceptance video that encouraged users to like, share or comment on what Autism Acceptance meant to them. Those video shares resulted in over 55.3K video views and 250 comments across channels.
At the beginning of the campaign, EY committed to donating up to $20,000 for 10,000 total comments and shares. Although the final total came short of that maximum commitment, EY honoured their original commitment and finalized a contribution of $20,000 to CAN! Learn more >>
FAQs | About the campaign
Every child, youth and adult featured in the video is an individual on the autism spectrum who either participates with or supports Canucks Autism Network.
This video aims to highlight their voices and demonstrate the countless ways that autistic individuals are thriving in our community.
Now that you’ve ‘met’ them through this video, stay tuned as we take turns showcasing their stories all month on social media!
By asking our followers to share, we want to highlight the many ways that individuals on the autism spectrum can and should be included in their community.
By encouraging viewers to comment, we want generate a conversation throughout the community about autism acceptance.
For each share or comment, EY will donate $2, helping us continue our work to promote autism acceptance throughout BC and beyond.
We have posted this video across our social media channels:
- Facebook: Share the video on your personal, business or group page
- Instagram: Share the post to your story or DM it to a friend by clicking the paper airplane icon
- Twitter: RT the video to your account
- LinkedIN: Share the video to your profile
At the end of the month, we will count up all the shares across channels.
If you’re an individual on the spectrum, tell us how you’re thriving in your community. If you’re a supporter, tell us what you’re doing to ensure that autistic individuals are understood, accepted and supported.
The options are endless! Bottom line: We want to hear whatever you have to say that will celebrate and promote autism acceptance.
At the end of the month, we will count up all the comments across channels.
Yes! Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN will all publicly show how many accounts have shared the video — whether the accounts are public or private.
On Instagram, business accounts can view how many times the video has been shared in the post insights.
EY is a Canuck Autism Network supporter who has become heavily involved in our Employment Services and Programs. As a business committed to inclusive employment, they have joined CAN in our belief that every autistic adult has the right to meaningful employment.
That’s why they have committed to donate $2 towards the cause for each comment or share of this video during #AutismAcceptance Month. Because their donation is capped at $20,000, comments and shares beyond 10,000 will no longer count for a $2 donation.
Although your share of our video may not result in a $2 donation after a total of 10,000 comments and/or shares have been reached, the invaluable awareness and acceptance of autism that this video is generating is incredibly invaluable.
Yes! To donate to Canucks Autism Network, please visit: canucksautism.ca/donate
Neurodiversity Centers of Excellence (NCoE) offer advanced technology capabilities in data analytics, automation, and cybersecurity. EY is working with communities and clients to expand neurodiversity inclusion at work and at home, through strengths-based hiring, mentorship, and a commitment to expanding understanding and acceptance.