On The Spectrum

We are a not-for-profit organization (Rusart Art and Culture) dedicated to improving the lives of all affected by autism and mental disorders through arts, interaction and community-based support.

Our Goals:

  • Social connections and friendships
  • Quality leisure time
  • Self-identity and acceptance
  • Inclusive community
  • Maximized quality of life

Our community is built by:

  • Organizing art workshops for children with autism and mental disorders and their family members
  • Organizing exhibitions of art created by children to showcase their work and empower them to achieve any aspirations
  • Creating an inclusive atmosphere where people feel free to maximize their creative and social potential
  • Organizing social outings for the entire family where children and their loved ones can socialize
  • Inviting specialists


Our program would not be possible without volunteers. If you are 16 years old or over, we welcome support from people like you. We have many different volunteering positions that fit a variety of interests, skills and availability.

We would like to hear from:

  • Educators
  • Experts
  • Researchers
  • Students
  • Family members
  • Sponsors

All other nice people who would like to gain new skills, give back, share credible information or just enjoy creating new connections and experiencing new opportunities.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email us to and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch with you shortly


On the Spectrum’ is a division of Rusart Arts and Culture, a not-for-profit organization, where all donations go directly back into programs and events in order to facilitate the growth of our community.

The best way to support us is to make recurring monthly donations. Even a small amount will make a big difference for us. You can make a donation by e-transfer to (no password required). Else, you can mail a cheque to 14-15454 32 Ave, Surrey, BC, V3Z2J8 (payable to Rusart).

If you are a corporation, big or small, a family business and would like to become our partner or sponsor, we have an option that will fit your size and style:

  • Sponsorship packages of different levels
  • In-kind donation
  • Sponsor an event
  • Recurring donations
  • Media and promotional sponsorship

If you wish to support us, we would be happy to provide you with more information on how to do so. Please contact us at

‘On the Spectrum’ promises to present a transparent report of all spending related to your donation. We hope that we can count on you!

One easy and delicious way to support us is to buy a bag or two of fresh and flavourful Kanuck.Coffee.
Kanuck.Coffee is a local specialty coffee roaster and a café. Their special “On the Spectrum” line of selected beans features the artwork of our talented ASD kids, and 40% of your purchase will be sent to support our art programs and events. #Drinkbettercoffee

Upcoming Events

february 2021

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march 2021

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april 2021

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may 2021

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june 2021

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july 2021

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Throughout the year we organize a variety of events for children with autism and their families:

  • Art workshops and free expression hands-on craft time
  • Whole family and friends gatherings and field trips
  • Information seminars and presentations by experts
  • Specialist-Parent meet and match events
  • Art auctions

Most events are free or by donation.

Due to COVID-19 all in-person events are postponed. We'll be back when it's safe. 

More questions?
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We’d be happy to answer any questions you have for us.
Please fill this form and we’ll contact you as soon as we can (normally the next business day).