Walk YOUR Way for Autism - Stepping in the Right Direction for Autism

HRM - Mic Mac Mall

Thank you for showing your support and commitment to the autistic community by taking part in Walk YOUR Way 2024. The event would have not been possible without the generosity of our incredible community, Walk participants, volunteers, Presenting Sponsor: Carson Exports, Provincial Sponsor: Farnell Packaging, and contributing partners.

It was incredible coming together to celebrate the autistic community in an accessible space and to continue to build understanding, acceptance and inclusion for Autistic individuals and the people who love them. 

Stay tuned for details on Walk YOUR Way 2025. We hope to see you there!



Join us on Saturday, June 8th at Mic Mac Mall!

Walk YOUR Way is the largest annual fundraiser dedicated to supporting programs and services for the local autistic community. This inclusive event encourages participants to walk in their own way, fostering a sense of community and demonstrating support for a more inclusive future.

On June 8th, the HRM community will come together to raise funds for Autism Nova Scotia, ensuring that crucial programs and services continue to make a positive impact in the lives of autistic individuals in our region.​ All money raised directly keeps programs and services running here in HRM!

What to Expect

​We are thrilled to welcome you on June 8th to Walk YOUR Way, presented by Carson Exports! We are pleased to share some exciting updates to ensure you are ready to go on event day.


  • 8:30 a.m. - Donation drop off and t-shirt pick up opens
  • 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Activities and refreshments available
  • 9:00 a.m. - Opening remarks
  • 9:15 a.m. - Walk will begin with laps around the mall 
  • 11:30 a.m. - Event closes
  • 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Decathlon Gym available for Walk families

​Please be advised, the MacKay Bridge will be closed on June 8th. Please use alternative routes in your transportation to the event.

The HRM event will take place at Mic Mac Mall. Please park and enter through Entrance 4, next to Winners (shown below). This is the only entrance with access to the event. All other mall entrances will be locked prior to mall hours. Our volunteers will guide you up to Level 2 where Walk festivities are. There are elevators and escalators onsite. If you require further assistance, please notify our volunteers at the entrance.

Community Activities & Treats

This event is made possible with the generous support of our community and partners. Join us for an array of entertainment and excitement on event day, including:

  • Cars on display with Carson Exports at Entrance 4
  • 50/50 raffle run by RBC (please note: only CASH will be accepted)
  • Face Painting thanks to BioPed Bedford
  • Refreshments compliments of Starbucks - Parkland Dr.
  • Popcorn courtesy of the Rotary Club - Halifax Northwest
  • Halifax Thunderbirds
  • Hope for Wildlife
  • Activities with Decathlon
  • Water station with Gin & Tonic Travel
  • Dedicated Sensory Space for event participants with an Autism Arts table, fidgets and staff supports


Volunteers will be collecting any cash or cheque donations onsite for individuals and teams. Online donations can continue to be made through your Walk team pages. The deadline for fundraising dollars (cash, card and cheque) is June 14th. Please ensure all donations have been added to your page, and any remaining cash or cheque donations brought into our offices with your participant or team details.

There is still time to fundraise! Don't forget, the 'Top Individual Fundraiser' from each location will be rewarded with an East Coast Lifestyle, Classic Vintage Hoodie. There will also be prizing for the 'Top Fundraising Team', stay tuned! Winners will be announced and notified on June 25th. 

Questions? Please contact Alyson, HRM Walk Coordinator: agreeno@autismns.ca

Walk T-Shirts

Thank you to everyone who attended our Early T-Shirt Pick Up event last week at East Coast Lifestyle, Mic Mac Mall! 

If you were unable to stop by, you can pick yours up on event day! T-Shirt Pick Up will be outlined on event signage and be hosted next to Decathlon and Soft Moc. 

If you are unable to join us on event day or would like to make alternative arrangements, please contact Alyson, HRM Walk Coordinator: agreeno@autismns.ca. Please note: pick-ups will be by appointment only, during office hours.

*Only pre-paid 2024 HRM Walk t-shirts will be available on event day for pick up. We have a limited selection of previous year Walk t-shirts which will be available for purchase on event day. These will be while quantities last. Thank you for your understanding!


As an inclusive event, please note that only service dogs are allowed at the Walk. We take into consideration the autistic community who require a support animal, while remaining mindful of any concerns regarding service dogs on the premises.​
  • Coordinator Contact

    Alyson Greeno

Event Photos

Location Sponsors

Shopper Drug Mart - Sunnyside Mall
Starbucks - Parkland Dr.
Mic Mac Mall
The Breeze 96.5
Costco - Bayers Lake
Gin & Tonic Travel
Halifax Thunderbirds
Rotary Club - Halifax Northwest