Richard Haskayne Scholarship for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Sinneave Family Foundation is pleased to offer the Richard Haskayne Post-Secondary Scholarship to students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The annual disbursement of the Haskayne Scholarship may be up to a maximum of $10,000. The Sinneave Family Foundation is committed to offering a minimum of two scholarship per annum with a value of at least $2,500, but there may be more than two awards available.

The applicant must currently live in Alberta and be accepted or enrolled at an Alberta college, university or vocational/technical school.

The candidate must complete the online application and submit before 5pm MST on May 31, 2018.

Launch + Skills program

Launch + Skills is a new program offered in Calgary by the Sinneave Family Foundation that helps support emerging adults (age 15-25) with a diagnosis of autism plan for their future and build the skills they need to be successful. The program includes transition planning support, group workshops and individualized skills coaching to help young people become more independent and achieve their goals. This program would be beneficial for students in high school or post-secondary school to help build organizational skills, social skills and healthy living skills.

To find out more, visit the program website, call 403.210.5000 or email

Spectrum Advantage May 2018 session

Spectrum Advantage is currently taking applications for the May 2018 session.

Spectrum Advantage is designed to support individuals who live on the Autism Spectrum find and retain employment within the digital/electronic economy.

The four month program includes four weeks of paid job readiness preparation classes specifically geared towards people living on the Autism Spectrum, followed by a minimum of three months paid employment for program graduates. During the first three months of employment, both program participants and employers are supported by an ASD Human Resource Consultant/Job Coach.

The following are required of all candidates before their acceptance into the program:

  • Candidates must be 18-30 yrs old and not registered in school.
  • Candidates must not be currently receiving, or have received in the last 3 years, EI (Employment Insurance) payments.
  • Candidates who receive AISH (Assured Income of the Severely Handicapped) payments will only be eligible for financial assistance during the Work Experience placements.

To learn more and apply, visit the program website:

Break the Stigma Summit 2018

The 2018 Break the Stigma Summit, hosted by the UCalgary Mental Health Awareness Club, will take place on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm in Cassio A/B, MacEwan Student Centre, University of Calgary.

Join us for our third-annual gathering of students, professionals and community members in an engaging evening of dialogue about mental health. The event will consist of an inspiring keynote address, small group discussions, interactive activities, a prize draw, and many more exciting activities to promote mental health and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. You will hear directly from individuals with both lived and professional experience dealing with mental illness, learn about on-campus and community resources available for those with mental health concerns and their supporters, and be part of creating a growing on-campus support network for those with mental illness. Free dinner and desserts will be provided!

More information can be found here:

Please register using this form:

W2RAP UP 2018

The Student Success Centre, Libraries & Cultural Resources, and the SU Wellness Centre have partnered to run a program called W2RAP UP from April 3 – 4, 2018.

This program provides Writing, Wellness, Research, and Academic Support, as well as Peer-Assisted Study Sessions. Through group sessions, you will have an opportunity to receive support for exam-preparation, research, and writing, as well as support for maintaining holistic wellness during the final stretch of the term. Writing Tutors and Academic Development Specialists will offer one-on-one sessions. Stress-reduction activities will also be offered. This event will provide you with access to services and resources on campus to help you as you wrap up the term!

Consult the website for a full list of events:


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