Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - RBC gift energizes campaign to create new
social space for Toronto youth with Autism

TORONTO, June 10 /CNW/ - RBC senior executives and staff will celebrate their 14th year of supporting Geneva Centre for Autism's Annual Family Picnic by announcing a major donation at this year's event on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Hundreds of families and children served by the Centre eagerly await this annual outing. The Geneva Centre for Autism picnic provides a rare opportunity for families of children with autism to have a fun outing with friends and family in a carefree, welcoming environment.

This new RBC gift will facilitate the renovation of a brand new social and life skills training space for youth with autism in Toronto. It will also reassure parents that their children will have a place to go to for socializing, learning and training as they get older.

    -   Jenny Poulos, Regional Vice-President, RBC Royal Bank with RBC's
        Leo the Lion
    -   Nelson Lui, Youth and Adult Centre Client
    -   Roger Nainby, President, Geneva Centre for Autism Foundation
    -   Margaret Whelan, Executive Director, Geneva Centre for Autism

    Geneva Centre for Autism Family Picnic:
    -   Donor recognition ceremony and cheque presentation
    -   Family entertainment
    -   Barbeque

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at 5:45 pm

    Geneva Centre for Autism Family Picnic
    June Rowlands Park, Mount Pleasant/Davisville

Geneva Centre for Autism is a Canadian and international leader in the development and delivery of training, support and clinical intervention services for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Designated by the Ontario government as a provincial autism resource, the Centre trains thousands of professionals, parents and other family members each year.


For further information: For further information: Holly Bannerman, Geneva Centre for Autism Foundation, tel: 416 322 7877 ext. 254 or

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