Welcome to Aloha Toronto, an annual event enriching the lives of people living with autism.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 7th annual Aloha Toronto last year. The weather and lake conditions were on our side with yet another balmy day.

We look forward to seeing you all again this year at our 8th annual event on Sunday, August 18, 2019.

Registration will go live in June 2019.


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READ THE VOLUNTEER INFORMATION BELOW THE CONTACT FORM. Do you want to be a volunteer at Aloha Toronto? There are minimal available positions at this time. From set up to tear down, from assisting vendors to the live entertainment stage and from the stand up paddle (SUP) races to SUP camp for autism, we welcome your support! Kindly fill out the contact form below adding the following in the message block: "VOLUNTEER"  to RSVP your spot. Mahalo! Aloha Toronto Team

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  1. Watch our inaugural event Aloha Toronto 2012
  2. The inspiration behind Aloha Toronto is Surfers Healing. Aloha Toronto founder Helen Hatzis shares the story.
  3. In their own words, Izzy and Danielle talk about how it began in their show "The Swell Life" that was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
  4. Surfers Healing first Canadian date at Aloha Toronto.
  5. Our beneficiary is Autism Ontario.
  6. Team Aloha Toronto is active throughout the year spreading autism awareness by producing a series of awareness videos, hosting smaller scale events such as: Snow Bash - the hottest party in the middle of winter, and film screenings.
  7. Dress code: We are a professional event dealing with the public. Everyone will be fashioned with a branded event shirt to stand out. We suggested comfortable (smart) looking shorts/board shorts and shoes (flip flops, water shoes with extra on hand).
  8. Conduct: Once we don an event shirt, we must be cognizant of how we act and react in any situation. We must all use best practices and uphold professional standards while on duty. No obscene language, no smoking, no consumption of alcohol.
  9. Shift Responsibility: Volunteers will be assigned specific roles and are encouraged to work closely with their team and captain. Volunteers are expected to perform their duties with utmost professionalism and best practices. Volunteers must be punctual and fulfill their confirmed commitments.
  10. Social Media: Help us by spreading the word! Like us on Facebook. Tweet about us. Repin our photos on Pinterest. Share, retweet and pin our posts, tweets and photos.
  11. Aloha Toronto and Autism Ontario branding see below:
  12. The Aloha Toronto weekend includes:
  • Aloha Toronto SUP day/camp for autism on the third Sunday of August at the Balmy Beach Club
  • Other activities includes: yoga and crafts for kids (indoors)
  • Aloha Toronto has a word mark (below) and logo (right) BOTH ARE TRADEMARKED:
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aloha shaka logo

                    Autism Ontario logo: autism_ontario

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Places To Stay

Aloha Toronto has had the pleasure of working with the fine folks at Cambridge Suites Hotel. They were our sponsor in our inaugural year (2012) and in 2013 to help accommodate Surfers Healing. They are a fantastic hotel. Call and make your own reservations with the hotel.  Please call their toll free number 1-800-463-1990 or locally at 416-368-1990, and ask for the Reservations Department. We highly recommend them!

Each elegantly appointed suite consists of:

 -       Complimentary High Speed Internet and Wireless Connectivity availability -       A bright living room and generous work area -       A large bedroom with a private bath and separate dressing area -       An entertainment wet bar featuring a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker -       Complimentary gourmet teas and coffee -       Two private phone lines -       In suite movies and games available for a nominal fee -       24 hour access to our Business Centre including complimentary Wi Fi -       Complimentary boarding pass kiosk in the lobby -       Complimentary local calls, long distance access and credit card call acceptance are complimentary -       Complimentary shoe shine Please note that the hotel’s check in time is 4:00 pm and check out time is 1:00 pm.  For those guests who plan to arrive before or depart after the designated times, advance notice is required.  All early arrivals and late departures are subject to availability and additional charges apply.  

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