World Autism Awareness Day

Welcome to A Legendary Night

In collaboration with the Economic Club of Canada, Jake’s House is hosting A Legendary Night on April 2nd at Toronto’s Sony Centre–and you’re invited! Bringing together individuals with autism, existing supporters and potential new advocates, this private World Autism Awareness Day event aims to inform and connect.

This exclusive evening will begin with discussions on the current Canadian autism landscape, led by the Economic Club of Canada and featuring several prominent figures. Following this, the event will unite the community through one inspiring voice: that of Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson, legendary singer-songwriter. Roger Hodgson, accompanied by his four-piece band and a 39-member orchestra, will perform live the hit song Give a Little Bit and several other fan favourites. #GiveAlittle4Jake

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April 2, 2019

Sony Centre, 1 Front St E

5:30pm: doors open

6:00pm: discussions on the Canadian autism landscape, led by the Economic Club of Canada & other prominent community figures

7:00pm: live performance by Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson, legendary singer-songwriter

Presented by

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Thank you to our partners


  • His Worship, John Tory, Mayor of Toronto
  • Rhiannon Rosalind, President & CEO, The Economic Club of Canada
  • Jennifer Joseph, CEO, Jake’s House
  • Dave Bodanis, Co-founder, Jake’s House
  • David Goldstein, COO, U SPORTS
  • Dave Naylor, Sports Journalist, TSN
  • Randy Ambrosie, CFL Commissioner
  • Roger Hodgson, legendary singer-songwriter

Give a Little Bit

A Legendary Night will also kick off the Jake’s House 2019-2020 campaign, Give a Little Bit, designed to raise awareness, encourage volunteerism and grow our reach of support. All efforts directly support the growth of the Jake’s House community events, such as our annual holiday parties, and community services, such as our Legends Mentoring Program.

We are honoured to have the originator of the song offer his support: On April 2nd, Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson with orchestra will perform Give a Little Bit live and we will be recording it. We invite you to be a part of the audience in this video!

We want the world to know: by giving just a little bit, you can make a legendary difference in the lives of families affected by autism across the country.

About Jake’s House

Founded in 2004, Jake’s House is a registered Canadian charity with a mission to provide meaningful support to families living with autism across the country. Recognizing that more than any other single issue, families dealing with autism need a community, Jake’s House is committed to growing a strong network of people who understand and care–a family that is determined to provide practical help and lasting hope.

Mobilizing this support across Canada, Jake’s House achieves social impact through three core initiatives: 1) community services, such as a variety of mentoring programs in the community, in schools and in workplaces; 2) community events, such as the 14-year tradition of annual holiday parties; and 3) community living, an exploratory project into long-term care solutions.

For media inquiries, contact:

Mary Anne Terry, Director of Marketing & Communications, Jake’s House | 416.939.3021

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