Jay Lerner


Jay Lerner CMA, CPA is a Senior Tax Manager with BDO Canada. During his 30 years of experience he has consulted for many non-profit organizations on various tax issues. Jay resides in Thornhill with his wife Kathy and adult aged children Carly and Philip. They have watched their son Philip go through ABA therapy as young child, and experienced firsthand the many deficiencies in government autism services, support structures, and funding. Today, Philip is on the Board of Directors of the OAC in an advocacy role.

Jay has been a friend of the OAC for 13 years.  He has watched this dynamic and tireless group evolve into the “go to” experts on Autism Services, and be the voice for people with ASD who were robbed of services and funding that they were promised.

Jay has joined the OAC because he “has been standing on the sidelines too long watching others fight the battle,” and now feels that it is now his turn to give back. He brings his passion, experience and business acumen to our executive team.