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.

Official Charities

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Camp Misquah

Camp Misquah

Camp Misquah provides a memorable summer camp experience to people with developmental disabilities of all ages. The camp offers superb residential facilities and a highly structured program for children and adults of all levels of ability. Amid beautiful natural surroundings, campers develop an appreciation of the outdoors in a safe and supportive environment.
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Mark Wigmore
Phone: 613-233-5001
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.misquah.com YouTubeFacebook
 
Canadian Aniridia Foundation

Canadian Aniridia Foundation

Our Foundation is focused on awareness, research and support for individuals with Aniridia, a rare genetic disease that effects eye development. Aniridics face a spectrum of vision impairing conditions and ocular degeneration resulting in blindness. Few treatment options are available and support systems are inadequate. Our hope is that advanced research will improve the quality of life for Aniridics helping them to successfully manage this complex disease, and eventually lead us to a cure.
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Stephen Richardson
Phone: 613-601-7208
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.aniridia.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Gatineau

Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Gatineau

To welcome vulnerable children, who are suffering, who are sick, victims, excluded or abandoned from the community in order to help them to restore their health and hope, and to develop their full potential, all in according to the Convention on the Rights of the children.
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Louis Sabourin
Phone: 819-600-1661
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.pediatriesocialegatineau.com/en/ YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Dementia Society

Dementia Society

The Dementia Society is a dynamic organization dedicated to serving the diverse needs of people affected by all forms of dementia in Ottawa and Renfrew County. Our services include: education, resources and counselling support. We receive base funding, but still must raise about 60% of our budget from donations and fundraising endeavors. Your support is very much appreciated. For more information, please visit www.dementiahelp.ca
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Lisa Hollingshead
Phone: 613-523-4004 x3106
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.dementiahelp.ca/
 
MS Society

MS Society

It is the mission of the MS Society of Canada to be a leader in finding the cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling those affected to enhance their quality of life.
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Michelle Davis
Phone: 613-728-1583 x3323
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://mssociety.ca/chapter/ottawa-chapter YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
OCISO - Run for a New Start

OCISO - Run for a New Start

For the 3rd year running, the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) is launching our “Run for a New Start” fundraiser. We invite you to support our dedicated team of volunteers who are aiming to raise $25,000, in support of OCISO’s youth programs. Make a donation today and ensure that refugee and immigrant youth feel welcomed and supported in our city. Thank you! NB: an official tax receipt will be automatically issued for all donations.
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David Rain
Phone: 613-404-1761
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.ociso.org/ TwitterFacebook
 
Planned Parenthood Ottawa

Planned Parenthood Ottawa

Planned Parenthood Ottawa (PPO) is a pro-choice organization promoting healthy sexuality and supporting informed sexual and reproductive health choices through education, counselling, information and referral services. We envision a community where accurate sexual and reproductive health supports and services are comprehensive, accessible, and delivered equitably.
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Catherine Macnab
Phone: 613-226-3234 x7
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://ppottawa.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
United Way Ottawa

United Way Ottawa

Bringing people and resources together to build a strong, healthy, safe community for all. Our role in our community is evolving — driven not just by social conditions and changing demographics, but also by shifts in the wants and expectations of you, our donors and partners. You see your donations not merely as charity, but also as an investment in your community, producing tangible results
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Madelyn Becotte
Phone: 613-683-3875
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.unitedwayottawa.ca/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook