ACT! Blog


Changing the World

Autism CanTech! is an innovative new program that addresses the challenges to employment for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), between the ages of 18-30, who are looking for meaningful employment. A task that has not been historically easy for them, considering that less than 15% of youth with ASD are employed due to circumstances that often have nothing to do with their abilities.

Sep 22, 2022

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A New Future

“The ACT! program helped me move from government support to paying taxes,” says Doucet. “My life took a literal 180 degree turn and me realize that [Autistic people] are in fact incredibly capable.”

May 9, 2022

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All About Autism CanTech

Autism CanTech! is a federally-funded, national project created through NorQuest College in cooperation with Technology North, and funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy program.

May 6, 2022

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ACT! Launch Event

Inclusive workplaces the focus of new workforce-ready program for Autistic youth

Mar 31, 2021

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Edmonton, AB T5J 4Z7

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Treaty Acknowledgement


The ACT! Program is honoured to teach and learn across many traditional and treaty lands including the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples of the QayQayt (KuhKite) and Kwikwetlem First Nations to the West; through the treatied lands and traditional territories of the Nehiyawak, Dene, Stoney Nakoda, Nakota Sioux, Tsuutina, Annishnabe, Metis, and Inuit; all the way to the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit in the Place of the Alders along the Humber River Watershed in the East. The Autism CanTech! Team is dedicated to ensuring that Indigenous voice is centered, honoured and respected. In this spirit, we invite you to reflect on your relationship to the lands on which you are currently located, and take action for positive change in your community in this time of reconciliation.