Dec 1, 2015
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Great campaigns – GivingTuesday 2015!

There are special GivingTuesday activities happening at the National level as well as in communities across the country. Find out what’s happening in your location for GivingTuesday! Read below or browse the interactive partner map.

Civic movements and groups: local movements are mobilizing in at least 24 cities from coast to coast. Halifax, Mississauga, Waterloo, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver are just some examples. Find out if there is a movement near you!

March of Dimes Canada: Take a photo or video showcasing an accessible place (ramp, curb cut, braille sign, very helpful staff, etc.) to raise awareness of the challenges individuals with a disability face every day. Every picture or video tagged #GivingTuesdayCa and #MODC triggers a automatic $5 donation up to a total of $10,000! Canada’s 360˚ beauty and style leader, is running a reader contest for GivingTuesday. Two lucky contestants will win $250 CanadaHelps gift cards that they can use to donate to any registered Canadian charity in celebration of GivingTuesday.

Mobile Giving Foundation Canada is once again offering fee-free text-to-donate campaigns. In 2013 and 2014 GivingTuesday mobile campaigns contributed to whopping increases in text donations of 178% in 2013 and 75% in the first week of December!

Interac matching program: on GivingTuesday, December 1st, 2015, Acxsys Corporation (the architects of the Interac network) will match online charitable donations made through and paid using Interac Online, up to $25 per donation and a maximum total of $10,000 in matching dollars. PLEASE SEE TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE A DEBIT CARD THAT CAN BE USED TO PAY USING INTERAC ONLINE. 

CanadaHelps: has created a GivingTuesday pledge, where Canadians can easily go online and pledge to donate, fundraise, volunteer or spread the word

TELUS: will be engaging 43,000 team members in the Team TELUS Cares program that will launch on GivingTuesday Dec 1st 2015.

PayPal: once again for GivingTuesday, PayPal is launching a 1% match for all donations on starting on Dec 1st and running through to the end of December.

Tostan Canada: play a game of #TAG4Tostan to help raise $20,000 for our community work in Africa. To play TAG: Talk to friends about Tostan. Act to engage them on Facebook or twitter. And Give – donate on our website or create your own TAG Team fundraising page. Matching funds apply on every dollar donated until Dec 1st up to $5,000.

Wilsons Home Heating Halifax: Find our Hug 4 Heat teams in around Halifax to trigger a donation to 3 special charities: IWK, Phoenix House, and United Way Halifax. Find us, give us a hug and we’ll make a $10.00 donation on your behalf to the charity you have chosen.

Tony Shoes Montreal: On Dec 1st you can trade slightly worn shoes for a $15 credit against any purchase that day, and the shoes will be donated to the Tyndale St. George Community Center. Also, we will donate a % of our sales that day to the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex up to $500.

The Canadian Centre for the Great War Montreal: On GivingtuesdayCa tweet photographs @GreatWarCentre #showusyoursoldier of WW1-era family members in conjunction with a donation and help us to raise $10,000 so we can continue to tell your First World War stories. Guelph: Our GivingTuesday goal is to register the consent for at least 100 people by December 1st On Giving Tuesday many community members who have received the Gift of Life will be available to answer questions, share stories, and encourage people to register their consent.

Theatre Direct Toronto: has a goal of $3,000 to send 10 kids to the Winter Holiday Camp- that takes place on Dec 29-31. Many parents cannot afford to take time off during the holiday season – this is equally hard on children who can often feel alone and isolated.

CanadaHelps Toronto: on Dec 1st CanadaHelps and 4 local Toronto charities will be taking to the streets of Toronto, handing out Charity Gift Cards, to encourage and inspire Canadians to kick-start their GivingTuesday by donating to any charity.

Women’s College Hospital Toronto: a delicious annual tradition, WCH Foundation sells GivingTuesday “cookiegrams”. For a $2 donation staff can send a cookiegram to a colleague, hand-delivered with a personalized message.

Raising the Roof Toronto: we’re launching our annual Toque Campaign on GivingTuesday with a goal of 250 toques sold in one day! Health Canada offices across the country will be selling our items or you can easily purchase online at

Breakfast with Santa Mississauga: is running a Winter Garment drive for kids between 6-13. We are looking for new and slightly used (great condition, not dirty) jackets, mitts, scarves, toques etc. For dropoff locations info please contact

Kerr Street Mission Mississauga: Thanks to a very generous community member, all new monthly donations will be matched up to a total of $75,000! KSM is aiming for 100 new monthly donors for 2016. If each of those new donors gives $2 a day, we’d almost reach the match $75,000 for the year!

Holy Name of Mary College School in Mississauga is sending 237 students across the city and region to volunteer at various charities and nonprofit organizations on GivingTuesday — what an awesome way to spend the day giving back!

Misericordia Health Centre Winnipeg: On Dec 1 we will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Gathering of Angels! The record is currently held in Germany with 1,039 angels – our goal is 1,200 Angels (staff, friends, and people from the community gather outside of Misericordia dressed in Angel costumes, raising awareness and collecting donations in support of our patients and residents).

Lakeland Credit Union (LCU) Lakeland Alberta: for GivingTuesday, 7 Lakeland schools and 2 LCU branches will be joining together to raise $100,000 for Habitat For Humanity! The funds will go to building a home for a family in need in the Cold Lake region.

C.H.I.L.D. Foundation Vancouver: starting on GivingTuesday until Dec 31st, every donation of $10 or more will receive a $10 gift card from partner The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

GivingTuesday Okanagan: Please join us at Kelowna City Hall at 10:00AM on Dec 1st for Mayor Colin Basran’s proclamation ceremony. Bring your friends and colleagues and show your support to those who give regularly, and promote the idea of giving in our community. See you December 1st!

Sparkling Life Chiropractic Nelson BC: for Giving Tuesday, we are teaming up with the Nelson Food Cupboard, contributing 25% from all of our services to the food bank.

Vancouver Foundation: as leaders of the Vancouver civic movement the VF has secured a proclamation from Mayor Gregor Robertson. The foundation is also reaching out to donors with existing funds to encourage new granting from existing funds in celebration of GivingTuesday.

Viatec Victoria BC: is teaming up with tech companies all over the city to raise $100,000 for the Mustard Seed Food Bank. On Dec 1st we ask participants to post donation collection images using #VIATECFoodBankChallenge and #GivingTuesdayCA.

Victoria Foundation: For the third year in a row the Foundation is running an #UNSELFIE photo contest All photo submissions will be automatically entered to win one of two (2) prizes of $500 each to donate to the charity of choice.

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