2018 Participating Charities
The following charities are participating in the 2018 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.
The Ottawa Hospital
ALS Society of Canada
Asperger's Society of Ontario
The ASO receives NO government funding, relying solely on fundraising efforts to provide FREE services to the Asperger community. Help us continue to foster acceptance and ensure desperately needed services are available to everyone in the province! www.aspergers.ca
Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa
Canadian Aniridia Foundation
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance
Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally
Carcinoid Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (CNETS Canada)
Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa (CEFO)
Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Gatineau
Make every stride count for the kids and families that need CHEO. You can support the world class care and life-saving research that helps CHEO handle over 6,700 admissions, 7,800 surgeries and 240,000 patient visits every year. Choose to make a difference. Choose your race and then #ChooseCHEO!
To sweeten the deal for runners inspired to #ChooseCHEO, WestJet is adding an incentive: for every $250 raised to help the kids at CHEO, your name goes into the draw for a pair of tickets to fly to any WestJet destination! The more money you raise, the better your chance to win. (Names will be automatically entered electronically by the CHEO Foundation. Open to participants age 18 or older.)
Prize subject to change.
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation
Christie Lake Kids
Circles of Support & Accountability (CoSA) - Ottawa
Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa
Coats for Kids - Ontario
Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada
Connected in Motion
Easter Seals Ontario
The Good Companions
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Kenyan Kids Foundation Canada
Legacy Foundation of the Professional Institute
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (blood cancers)
Lung Association - Ontario
Lung Cancer Canada
Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario Canada
We have had a significant increase of wish referrals in the past few months and currently have over 125 children waiting for their wish. Funds received from H.O.P.E. would go directly towards our mission of granting the wishes of children with critical illnesses in our territory of Eastern Ontario. Help us transform lives one wish at a time!
OCISO - Run for a New Start
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.
Ottawa Humane Society
Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre Foundation
Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
Paralympic Foundation of Canada
Perley Rideau Foundation
Phoebe Rose Rocks Foundation
Planned Parenthood Ottawa
PLEO - Parents' Lifelines
Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation
Restoring Hope Ministries
Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health
The Salvation Army
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa
Shepherds of Good Hope
Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
United Way Ottawa
Université of Montréal
University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation
All Team Heart participants will receive a free Team Heart T-shirt. Must be registered by Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 to receive a t-shirt. Entries past May 2nd will not receive a T-shirt. Thank-you!