2019 Participating Charities
The following charities are participating in the 2019 Scotiabank Charity Challenge. More charities will be added throughout the year, so check back soon for an up-to-date list. Please note that to participate as a fundraiser at the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, you must first register for one of the events. Register now!
Click on a charity to donate, create a fundraising profile, and find out more about how to get involved.
ALS Society of Canada
Each home has a team of visiting volun-teers that provides a “circle of friends” for the residents. They often assist residents with their daily tasks, such as shopping and cooking; go together for coffee and walks; visit museums, and engage in other social activities and community events. The friendships that develop between the residents and volunteers are a rich and vital aspect of Ancoura’s community.
-Improve your fitness
-Fundraise so children with autism can play too.
-Team tshirt for raising >$50
Sign up the whole family and/or the whole office. Ausome has runners in all events, with 2k and 5k most popular.
Sign-up online for ANY run/walk event during Race Weekend and select Ausome Ottawa as supported charity.
When registering, the website will give you the option to “Create Your Own Fundraising Page” and then provide a drop down menu to choose "Ausome Ottawa" as your charity of choice.
Autism Speaks Canada
Brain Injury Canada
Bruyère Foundation Inc.
Bruyère is enhancing lives by delivering exceptional care for seniors, patients with complex and chronic health conditions and, people living with a life-limiting illness. In addition, Bruyère is transforming care through strengths in research, education, collaboration and innovation.
For the past three years, we have been one of the best charities in Scotiabank Charity Challenge, raising over $110,000. We are the little charity that can at Ottawa Race Weekend.
Canadian Aniridia Foundation
Canadian Cancer Society
Thanks to our dedicated runners and their supporters, we continue to have more impact, against more cancers, in more communities, than any other cancer charity in Canada. Join us today and help keep up the pace!
To show our appreciation for raising funds, runners raising $300 or more will receive a Canadian Cancer Society running shirt (supplies are limited).
To register your fundraising page, visit www.cancer.ca/runottawa and register today!
Canadian Hemochromatosis Society
Your participation and donation will help us to raise awareness!
Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally
support and lead your team to victory!
Carcinoid Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (CNETS Canada)
Neuroendocrine Cancer (also known as "NET" cancer), affects approximately 15,000 – 20,000 Canadians and can be found in all parts of the body. NETs can be silent for years. When symptoms are present, they're often unclear and similar to common health problems.
100% of the funds raised will go towards NET cancer research.
Please register and choose to run or walk for CNETS Canada. You can also show your support by sponsoring individual TEAM ZEBRA members.
Catholic Centre for Immigrants
Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa
Centre de Pédiatrie Sociale de Gatineau
Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma
Christie Lake Kids
Circles of Support and Accountability-Ottawa
Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa
Coats for Kids
Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada
Cornerstone Housing for Women
Top fundraisers will be entered into win great prizes, as well as the chance to win a party catered by our own cordon-blue trained Chef Paul.
The Council on Aging of Ottawa
• Support the financial well-being of Ottawa seniors through six financial workshops on “Retiring on a Low Income”
• Recognize the volunteer contributions of 44 seniors in Ottawa through the Celebrating Seniors Awards
• Provide a voice for seniors’ housing needs in response to the National Housing Strategy
Crossroads Children's Mental Health Centre
Crossroads Children’s Mental Health Centre (CCMHC) has been working exclusively with children up to the age of 12 and their families since 1995. We are committed to developing and delivering a wide range of mental health services to help children and families struggling with severe emotional, behavioural and social challenges.
Your donation dollars will go directly to supporting children’s mental health in Ottawa. Healthy emotional and social development in the early years lays the foundation for good mental health, resilience, and success throughout the lifespan.
Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Register for any race, select Cystic Fibrosis Canada as your official charity, and join our team! You will get fundraising coaching with tips and tricks to succeed, a team t-shirt if you raise $250 or more, and satisfaction knowing your hard work is helping to #EndCF.
2.MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FUND: Assists with medical and related expenses that are not covered by other health assistance plans at any level of government.
3.CARE KIT: Provides a comforting support package for newborns and their families as they begin to care for a child with EB.
4.AMBASSADOR PROGRAM: Our Ambassadors are members who inform, educate, create awareness and advocate the public about EB.
As a thank you for your generosity, fundraising and hard work, we would like to offer all participants the following incentives:
-raise at least $200 for us, you will receive a Dementia Society running shirt!
-raise at least $500 for us, you will receive a shirt and your Ottawa Race Weekend registration fees!
Because no one should face dementia alone.
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa
We run two residences and a drop-in centre, and many groups and individual counselling, court support and other activities. Our clients need clothing, household items, and more.
Thank you for contributing to your community!
There are nearly 10,000 people with epilepsy in Ottawa and the surrounding regions. It’s a diagnosis that impacts the entire family.
Epilepsy Ottawa is the only community epilepsy agency in Eastern Ontario providing support, advocacy, and education services for people with epilepsy and their families.
To support people with epilepsy, select Epilepsy Ottawa as your charity when you register for any race during Ottawa Race Weekend or join the Epilepsy Ottawa team in the 2K.
Steps to get involved will be listed on our webpage here: http://thegoodcompanions.ca/get-involved/team-good-companions/
Our webpage will also include information about our Kick-off event with complimentary snacks, games, prizes, music and fun! Be sure to visit this page frequently for regular updates.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation
Anyone registering to run for Heart and Stroke will receive a race belt (min. fundraising 50$)
Huntington Society of Canada
On May 25th and 26th,2019 come and support JDRF by running with us or by donating to research. Every little actions count. Help us turn type 1 into type none!
Kenyan Kids Foundation Canada
Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa
You can support the LDAO by joining our team and walking or running with us. OR, if you wish, you can create your own web page and fundraise for Sunshine Day Camp. Thank you for your incredible support!
Legacy Foundation of the Professional Institute
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
When you are running for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, you raise what you want and enjoy the flexibility of training on your own anywhere and at any time.
Be a part of part of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada's team ; where you will be supported, as we work together towards a world without blood cancers.
For support with your fundraising, for materials or ideas, contact Jessica at [email protected]
Lung Association - Ontario
Lung Cancer Canada
You can make a difference!
Whether you are a weekend warrior attempting your first 10km, walking 5km with a local charity event or an ultramarathoner running 100km, we want you to compete for those who cannot. Our team has comprised cyclists, triathletes, walkers, swimmers, and skiers – all helping to raise awareness for mitochondrial disease.
MS Society of Canada
Challenge MS by committing to run in an event and raise money for Canadians living with MS. Use our Charity Discount Code to save money during the online registration.
Fundraising for the MS Society is an act of greatness that will change lives. You will be supported along the way with resources, tools, incentives and dedicated staff support.
Choose your route and accept the challenge #challengeaccepted
Nelson House of Ottawa-Carleton
Temporary safe and secure shelter residence
Residential supports including food, personal needs items, bedding
Referrals to alternative accommodation
Assistance with housing applications
Provision of information about rights, options and available services
Development of safety strategies/plan for clients and their dependents
Assistance with information about the legal system, immigration, transportation and cultural interpretation
Crisis line services
Want to race with us? Please contact Nelson House directly to find out meeting location on race day! We'll be running the 5k race and hope that you can join us!!
After attending Ottawa University , Noelle furthered her education at Nippissing Univiersity with her Bacherlor of Education, Noelle started her teaching career. While teaching, Noelle found that some students struggled at school with empty stomachs and without daily essentials. Noelle would often help these students not only with material items but by giving them emotional support and sharing with them her energy for life. We want to continue Noelle's legacy of giving and kindness. Ms. P (as her students called her ) often called her students "Smash Hits"
OCISO - Run for a New Start
We invite you to join our dedicated team of volunteers who are aiming to raise $28,000, to support Refugee 613 programs here in Ottawa.
The first 100 runners or walkers who commit to raising $100 will receive our cool “Run for a New Start” Tshirt as a thank you.
Register to fundraise with us and ensure that refugees feel welcomed and supported in our city.
NB: for more information, contact David Rain at [email protected].
Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre
Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation
In 2017 ODBF’s Community Fund was introduced to provide charities an opportunity to apply for funding throughout the year for new and existing programs or projects. Thank you for fundraising on our behalf and we wish you the best of luck on race day!
The Ottawa Hospital
Register today: www.runforareason.ca
Ottawa Humane Society
The Salus Run Club was launched in May 2012 with 25 clients have completed in races (some runners competing in numerous races). Runners participate in 3-5 races per year.
“I have never been active before but since I have started the running group, it makes me feel good about myself” - quote from a Salus Run Club participant
Paralympic Foundation of Canada
Imagine… A Canada where sport is available to all.
Our goal is to ensure that the programs, equipment and people are in place to propel more Canadians with a disability all the way from their communities to the Paralympic podium.
Perley Rideau Foundation
Donations fund everything from essential equipment to the therapeutic music program and art studios. With your support, the Perley Rideau continues to deliver top-quality care in a personalized and compassionate manner.
The Phoebe Rose Rocks Foundation
PLEO - Parents' Lifeline
By supporting Reach during the Ottawa Race Weekend, you will ensure that Reach can continue to provide access to justice for persons with disabilities and their family members in Ottawa and the Champlain region.
Restoring Hope Ministries
Our mission is to provide physical, spiritual, emotional and mental supports for the complex needs of youth by providing emergency shelter, meals, supplies and also through support services. Our C.O.R.E program is helping to address the gaps in our current health care system, related to substance abuse and addiction.
Help us change lives of the our current youth and the future generations to come within our city!
Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, provides shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.
Seniors Association Kingston Region
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa
Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
Please help us support individuals with spinal cord injuries across Ontario.
Sign up today to participate in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half-Marathon or 5k!
Start2Finish is a national charity that utilizes fitness (including running), literacy and mentorship as a means of helping children in poverty/deprivation succeed. Through our 50 weekly Running & Reading Club after-school programs across Canada, including two in Ottawa, we empower children to improve their physical, mental/academic, social, and psychological (character and behavioural) skills.
If you're passionate about running and reading and/or would like to support children in your community, join our team! We offer great incentive prizes and a Start2Finish National Running Team technical shirt!
For more information contact us at [email protected].
We are VERY excited to have a TIPES team participating in the Race Weekend this year! If you want to join our team, please email [email protected]! Please help us help our kids with our donations!
United Way Ottawa
Université de Montréal
- Support students in their educational and professional development
- Enable students to finalize their degrees
- Facilitate the reruitment of world-renowned professors
- Improve the quality of training and services offered to students
- Reinforce Université de Montréal's position as one of the leading Francophone universities in the world
University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation
- Remember to warm up before your run! Thank you!
Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
• Every $50 raised provides a critical hour of counselling
• Every $65 gives a hungry youth a week of hot, nutritious meals
• Every $100 lets us prepare a start-up kit for a youth leaving the shelter
• Every dollar raised helps give a young person the courage to leave an abusive relationship
• Every dollar raised helps give a young person the confidence to return to school or pursue a job