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.
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!
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.
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 $500 for us, you will receive a shirt and your Ottawa Race Weekend registration fees!
Because no one should face dementia alone.
There are nearly 10,000 people with epilepsy in Ottawa and the surrounding regions. It’s a diagnosis that impacts the entire family.
Epilepsy Ottawa is the only community epilepsy agency in Eastern Ontario providing support, advocacy, and education services for people with epilepsy and their families.
To support people with epilepsy, select Epilepsy Ottawa as your charity when you register for any race during Ottawa Race Weekend or join the Epilepsy Ottawa team in the 2K.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation
Anyone registering to run for Heart and Stroke will receive a race belt (min. fundraising 50$)
OCISO - Run for a New Start
We invite you to join our dedicated team of volunteers who are aiming to raise $25,000, in support of OCISO’s youth programs.
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 refugee and immigrant youth feel welcomed and supported in our city.
NB: for more information, contact David Rain at [email protected].
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!
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.
When you run for Parkinson Canada, you help fund research, education, advocacy and support services that change the lives of people living with Parkinson’s. Join our community and make a difference in the lives of over 100,000 Canadians living with Parkinson’s today by building awareness while raising money and having fun!
You can have a direct impact in our ability to create a better life and a brighter future for Canadians living with Parkinson’s today; a world without Parkinson’s tomorrow.
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 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.
$50: an opportunity for youth to embark on a weekend adventure
$200: presents a youth with a 1-year membership to Scouts Canada
$500: will purchase camp gear for a child to experience camping overnight
$1200: sends two deserving youth to camp for a week
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!
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