Sponsorship Information

Dear CASDA Member,

As Chair of the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA), I am pleased to be writing to you today to ask you to save the date for the 5th Canadian Autism Leadership Summit being held in Ottawa on April 2 and 3, 2019 at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre (200 Coventry Road).

The Summit provides an opportunity for ASD Leaders from across Canada, including service providers; families; self-advocates; researchers and policy-makers, to share information about provincial diversity, national initiatives, community-based services, research and advancing a National ASD Strategy.

The 2018 Summit had record attendance with 190 registered attendees representing 9 provinces and 2 territories. In the post-summit survey 90% of respondents indicated that they strongly agree or agree that the Summit achieved the intent of bringing together leaders from across Canada to engage in learning, networking and build cohesive leadership across Canada. 94% would attend again and 90% would recommend the Summit to a friend or associate.

Attendees consistently expressed appreciation for the authentic inclusion of self-advocates, the mix of panels, representation from across Canada, as well as, the panels from Canada’s leading researchers and indigenous leaders.

To support wide participation the Summit registration fee is nominal. Sponsorship is required to hold the event. In previous years the few dollars left over after the Summit have been used to support CASDA’s operations. Every sponsor dollar is valuable and appreciated!

As your organization moves into their 2019 budget planning cycle, I would like to ask you to consider sponsoring the 2019 Summit.

For more information about CASDA and the Canadian ASD Leadership Summit please visit www.casda.ca

Yours sincerely,

Cynthia Carroll, Chair CASDA

Executive Director, Autism Nova Scotia

2019 Sponsorship Packages

Platinum – $25,000

Stand-out Opportunity to present a welcoming or closing address

  • Logo prominently displayed on all multi-media, event signage and marketing materials related to Leadership Summit

  • Logo to appear on presentation screens during Summit

Gold – $10,000

Stand-out Opportunity exclusive sponsorship of Summit Reception

  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship during welcoming or closing address

  • Logo displayed on table card signage

  • Logo displayed on Leadership Summit webpage (with hyperlink)

  • Logo to appear on presentation screens during Summit

Silver – $5,000

Stand-out Opportunity official sponsorship of Summit panel

  • Logo displayed on Leadership Summit webpage (with hyperlink)

  • Logo to appear on presentation screens during Summit

Bronze – $2,500

  • Logo displayed on Leadership Summit webpage (with hyperlink)

  • Logo to appear on presentation screens during Summit

Community – Flexible sponsorship opportunities

  • We are very open to discussing alternative forms of sponsorship. Let us work with you to develop a sponsorship opportunity that works for you and your organization.

Friend – $500

  • Dedicated sponsorship – Supports self-advocates attendance at the Summit.

  • Logo displayed on Leadership Summit webpage (with hyperlink)

  • Logo to appear on presentation screens during Summit

Please email Debbie Irish, Summit Chair at dirish@casda.ca if you wish to learn more about this exciting opportunity. We will also follow up in January 2019 regarding a commitment to sponsorship.