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.

Official Charities

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ALS Society of Canada

ALS Society of Canada

ALS Canada is dedicated to supporting people living with ALS and investing in research to make ALS a treatable, not terminal, disease. In partnership with provincial ALS Societies, we provide community-based services and support to help meet the needs of people living with ALS. Through the ALS Canada Research Program we invest in research across the country, we also advocate federally, provincially and locally for better government support and access within the healthcare system.
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Natalie Russell
Phone: (416) 497-2267 x205
Email: nrussell@als.ca
Website: http://www.als.ca TwitterFacebook
 
Ancoura

Ancoura

Residents live in three-bedroom townhouses. They are supported by a paid professional counselor or social worker who offers problem-solving assistance and meets with them on a weekly basis.

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.
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Sandy Macpherson
Phone: (613) 521-5913
Email: sandymacpherson@rogers.com
Website: http://ancoura.ca/site/ TwitterFacebook
 
Ausome Ottawa

Ausome Ottawa

COURAGE. CONNECTION. COMMUNITY. That's what you will be building if you run with the Ausome team.

-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.
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Liisa Vexler
Phone: (613) 898-1184
Email: liisavexler@ausomeottawa.com
Website: http://ausomeottawa.com/ InstagramTwitterFacebook
 
Autism Speaks Canada

Autism Speaks Canada

Running in support of Autism Speaks Canada will provide you an exciting, memorable and fulfilling experience and make a difference to the autism community in so many ways. Your support can enable researchers to move towards timely and targeted healthcare, while fueling service providers to create programs that address the diverse needs of individuals with autism – and so much more. Together, we’ll enhance lives today and deliver a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.
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Ashlee Pallotta
Phone: (613) 302-1583
Email: ashleepallotta@autismspeakscan.ca
Website: http://www.autismspeaks.ca InstagramTwitterFacebook
 
Brain Injury Canada

Brain Injury Canada

The mission of Brain Injury Canada is to enhance the quality of life of individuals and families/caregivers living with brain injury in Canada. The Board, Staff and volunteers of Brain Injury Canada are dedicated to facilitating post-trauma research, education, awareness and advocacy in partnership with national, provincial/territorial and regional associations and other stakeholders.
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Michelle McDonald
Phone: (613) 762-1222
Email: mmcdonald@braininjurycanada.ca
Website: http://www.braininjurycanada.ca InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Bruyère Foundation Inc.

Bruyère Foundation Inc.

Join Bruyère Foundation for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge during the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend on May 25-26, 2019. All funds raised by our participants will go directly to patient care and research Bruyère!

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.
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Brittney Gellately
Phone: (613) 562-6262 x1098
Email: bgellately@bruyere.org
Website: http://www.bruyere.org/foundation InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Camp Misquah

Camp Misquah

Help make an awesome summer experience for campers and staff even better. This year we will be putting funds raised at Camp Misquah to replacement of cabins, improvements to sun shelters, and continuing to improve accessibility at the camp.

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.
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Mark Wigmore
Phone: (613) 233-5001
Email: misquahcamp@gmail.com
Website: http://www.campmisquah.com InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Canadian Aniridia Foundation

Canadian Aniridia Foundation

The Canadian Aniridia Foundation is focused on awareness, education, research and support for individuals with an ultra-rare genetic disease that causes the eye to under develop. Individuals face a spectrum of vision impairing conditions and degenerative ocular pathologies resulting in blindness. Few treatment options are available and support systems are inadequate or non-existent. Our hope is that genetic therapy research will improve the quality of life for Aniridics and more successfully manage this complex disease, leading us to a cure.
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Stephen Richardson
Phone: (613) 830-7208
Email: admin@aniridia.ca
Website: http://www.aniridia.ca Facebook
 
Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Cancer Society

Help reach the finish line in the fight against cancer by joining the Canadian Cancer Society running team at the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend!

Register today!

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!
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Christina Thompson
Phone: (613) 723-1744 x3620
Email: cthompson@ontario.cancer.ca
Website: http://www.cancer.ca InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Canadian Hemochromatosis Society

Canadian Hemochromatosis Society

The Canadian Hemochromatosis Society (CHS) promotes the early diagnosis of hemochromatosis by raising public awareness, informing the medical community, and encouraging early screening of at-risk populations. The CHS provides support and information to individuals and families affected by iron overload.

Your participation and donation will help us to raise awareness!
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Kate Lalumiere
Phone: (613) 851-8091
Email: katelalu@gmail.com
Website: https://www.toomuchiron.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally

Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally

Why run with Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally? The main reason is we are an entirely volunteer organization. All of our donations go directly to our partners in South India and worldwide to reduce disease, improve health and improve education. This year we will be participating in every event, from the 2K to the marathon. We're a mix of walkers and runners, everyone feels included and we're joyous helping people in less fortunate circumstances worldwide. Email us for more information regarding practice times and dates info@canadianssharing.org.

support and lead your team to victory!
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John Wenuk
Phone: 613-223-7591
Email: info@canadianssharing.org
Website: http://www.canadianssharing.org YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Causeway Foundation

Causeway Foundation

Causeway is an Ottawa-based organization that helps thousands of disadvantaged people each year enhance their skills, receive one-on-one support, and achieve economic independence through meaningful employment. Causeway takes a holistic approach to supporting individuals with mental health issues and other barriers to employment, believing in the physical, social, and financial well-being of all.
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Juliana Rodger
Phone: (613) 725-3494 x108
Email: jrodger@causewayfoundation.org
Website: http://www.causewayfoundation.org InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Centre de Pédiatrie Sociale de Gatineau

Centre de Pédiatrie Sociale de Gatineau

If you lack time but want to get involved in the lives of our children and make a difference you can make a donation.This money will be used to provide essential services to the development of children, to restore health and give them the desire to dream.
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Louis Sabourin
Phone: (819) 600-1661
Email: dg@pediatriesocialegatineau.com
Website: http://www.pediatriesocialegatineau.com/en/ YouTubeFacebook
 
Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma

Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma

Please join our team in raising funds for the Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma. All funds will go towards aiding the Centre in providing specialized and accessible psychotherapy services, in the area of trauma and abuse. We also strive to offer professional training and education; and promote public awareness in the areas of trauma and recovery. Join our team to help us achieve our goal and create a greater sense of community.
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Mandy Paquette
Phone: (613) 407-4944
Email: info@centrefortreatment.com
Website: https://www.centrefortreatment.com/ TwitterFacebook
 
CHEO Foundation

CHEO Foundation

The CHEO Foundation distributes the funds raised in support of CHEO, the CHEO Research Institute and Roger Neilson House to ensure that children relying on their services can live their best life. These donations finance pediatric programs, research, equipment upgrades, medical and nursing education, and assistance for families in crisis.
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Kirsti Guénette
Phone: (613) 738-3964
Email: kguenette@cheofoundation.com
Website: https://cheofoundation.com/ YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Christie Lake Kids

Christie Lake Kids

By getting involved with the Ottawa Race Weekend, and choosing Christie Lake Kids (CLK) as your charity, you are choosing to help support over 600 at-risk youth in Ottawa. While you’re training for your race, raise funds for CLK and help us provide over 50 hours of inner-city, after-school programming each week, as well as 6 weeks of summer camp per year. Our kids get to build skills through team sports such as basketball, soccer, hockey; explore their talents, through art, hip hop, STEM and cooking! When raising money for CLK, you’re helping build skills and transform lives.
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Kimberley Banks
Phone: (613) 742-6922 x224
Email: kbanks@christielakekids.com
Website: http://www.christielakekids.com Facebook
 
Circles of Support and Accountability-Ottawa

Circles of Support and Accountability-Ottawa

Circles of Support and Accountability Ottawa is a volunteer-based reintegration program that assists individuals who have served a prison sentence for a sexual offence(s) and seek CoSA’s help, voluntarily, in their effort to develop a meaningful life. Every dollar invested in CoSA-Ottawa will save $7 on welfare, courts, social services and incarceration down the line. CoSA has been proven to be effective too! Research shows that those who participate in CoSA have a re-offending rate 70-80% lower than those not involved. We can all be part of the solution! We achieve No More Victims by knowing No One is Disposable!
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Susan Love
Phone: (613) 288-2284
Email: slove@cosa-ottawa.ca
Website: https://cosa-ottawa.ca Facebook
 
Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa

Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa

Citizen Advocacy sets up matches between volunteer advocates and people with disabilities that can have profound effects on both.Citizen Advocacy supports people with a wide range of disabilities, including physical limitations, developmental delays, mental illness, and disabilities related to aging. Ottawa Race Weekend provides an opportunities for all levels of runners, walkers and those in wheelchairs to participate. The sense of accomplishment and community inclusion that comes from participating in Ottawa Race Weekend is richly rewarding for all.
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Susan Campbell
Phone: (613) 761-9522 x243
Email: scampbell@citizenadvocacy.org
Website: https://www.citizenadvocacy.org/ InstagramTwitterFacebook
 
Coats for Kids

Coats for Kids

With many families with young children continuing to struggle in these challenging economic times, there has never been a better time for the Knights of Columbus to help by providing warm winter coats to children in their communities through the Order’s Coats for Kids program. All Knights of Columbus members, families and friends are invited to participate in Coats for Kids this Winter. Every dollar donated by your fund-raising team will be credited toward your council's coats for kids program. With your help we can reach out to the most needy communities of Ontario.
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Harold Marcotte
Phone: (613) 558-2833
Email: harold@chezmarcotte.ca
Website: http://ontariocoatsforkids.com/ Facebook
 
Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada

Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada

Head injuries are all around us - sport, play, work, and accidents. But what is less obvious are the ways to recognize and treat these injuries as they occur. Recently we moved into the Ottawa area via Rowan's Legacy and in a short time, we've been able to reach thousands of individuals just like you. CLF Canada takes a unique approach in that we believe in engaging university students, local influencers, professional athletes, and individuals with a personal experience by sharing their stories that may otherwise remain untold. Join us as we work to solve the concussion crisis in Canada.
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Samantha Bureau
Phone: (613) 404-5566
Email: bureau@concussionfoundation.ca
Website: https://www.concussionfoundation.ca InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Connected in Motion

Connected in Motion

More than 300,000 Canadians live with T1D*. About 85% of people living with T1D are adults but there are few programs available for this population. Connected In Motion is filling the gap by helping persons with T1D: live a healthy & active lifestyle, provide a community, and help people manage stress through active and educational weekend retreats, active and social day programs, and adventure trips where people can push their physical and mental limits.
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Jen Hanson
Phone: (905) 931-2214
Email: jen@connectedinmotion.ca
Website: http://www.connectedinmotion.ca InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Cornerstone Housing for Women

Cornerstone Housing for Women

Together, we can give women a fresh start, and a new life transitioning from homelessness to home! Help a women get her life back today.

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.
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Jessie-Lee Wallace
Phone: (613) 254-6584 x503
Email: jessie-lee.wallace@cornerstonewomen.ca
Website: https://www.cornerstonewomen.ca/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
The Council on Aging of Ottawa

The Council on Aging of Ottawa

Your donations make a tremendous difference in the lives of Ottawa seniors! Your dollars enable The Council on Aging of Ottawa to:

• 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
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Sarah Bercier
Phone: (613) 789-3577 x102
Email: s.bercier@coaottawa.ca
Website: https://coaottawa.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
Crossroads Children's Mental Health Centre

Crossroads Children's Mental Health Centre

Come run with us!

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.
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Natasha McBrearty
Phone: (613) 523-4199
Email: nmcbrearty@crossroadschildren.ca
Website: https://www.crossroadschildren.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Make your 2019 Ottawa race weekend even more memorable and race to make cystic fibrosis history! Celebrate knowing you have crushed your goals PLUS raised vital funds and awareness for local children and young adults living with cystic fibrosis (CF), Canada’s most common, fatal, genetic disease.

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.
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Sameer Joshi
Phone: 613-482-7912 ext. 102
Email: sjoshi@cysticfibrosis.ca
Website: https://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
DEBRA Canada

DEBRA Canada

1.EB FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: Provides a vital resource for all three EB clinics across Canada; as well as act as a liaison/support and key contact for patients and medical doctors.

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.
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Erin Hoyos
Phone: 1-800-313-3012
Email: ehoyos@debracanada.org
Website: http://debracanada.donorshops.com/index.php TwitterFacebook
 
Dementia Society

Dementia Society

Our CEO, Sheila Bauer invites you to join The Dementia Society Team! As team captain she has the opportunity to put her two passions together: running and helping people with dementia.

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.
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Lisa Hollingshead
Phone: (613) 523-4004 x3106
Email: lhollingshead@dsorc.org
Website: https://dementiahelp.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa

E Fry Ottawa welcomes your support for women and young women in our community who vulnerable and marginalized.

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!
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Ayan Alas
Phone: (613) 222-1843
Email: aalas@neomailbox.net
Website: https://efryottawa.com Facebook
 
Epilepsy Ottawa

Epilepsy Ottawa

Help us create a community where people affected by epilepsy are empowered and supported to live life to the fullest, free of stigma and barriers.
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.
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Nikki Porter
Phone: (613) 594-9255
Email: nikki@epilepsyottawa.ca
Website: http://www.epilepsyottawa.ca InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
FAST CANADA

FAST CANADA

Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST) Canada’s mission is to cure Angelman Syndrome (AS). Every dollar raised directly funds the science for multiple approaches leading to viable treatments for this terrible neurogenetic disorder. Scientists believe that AS has the greatest potential for being cured when compared to other neurogenetic disorders, and FAST has a plan well underway to achieve just that. The only thing standing in the way is funding.
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Noah Firestone
Phone: (613) 866-8256
Email: info@cureangelman.ca
Website: http://www.cureangelman.ca Facebook
 
Good Companions

Good Companions

We invite you to join TEAM GOOD COMPANIONS in the 2019 Ottawa Race Weekend! You can walk, run, cheer, raise funds, and most importantly - have fun! Funds raised will ensure that The Good Companions can to continue to provide programs and services to over 2300 seniors in our community.

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.
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Nicole MacLean
Phone: (613) 236-0428 x2221
Email: nmaclean@thegoodcompanions.ca
Website: http://thegoodcompanions.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
The Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Heart and Stroke Foundation

For over 60 years, Heart & Stroke has been dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our work has saved thousands of lives and improved the lives of millions of others. You’ll probably run into someone today who is alive and well thanks to the countless Canadians who have supported our cause with their time and donations. Our mission is to Promote health, Save lives and Enhance recovery.

Anyone registering to run for Heart and Stroke will receive a race belt (min. fundraising 50$)
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Melanie Lemiuex
Phone: (613) 727-5060 x3290
Email: melanie.lemieux@heartandstroke.ca
Website: http://www.heartandstroke.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
Huntington Society of Canada

Huntington Society of Canada

RaceHD is the Huntington Society of Canada's national running group that participates in races across the country to raise money for Huntington disease. Here’s how it works:

1. Visit: www.hscevents.ca/RaceHD to find out how to sign up for your race of choice.
2. Raise money by creating your own fundriasing page at the above link and be eligible for incentive prizes (TeamHD tech t-shirt, hoodie or jacket).
3. Participate on race day and have fun!
Visit www.hscevents.ca/RaceHD for the complete list of the races we participate in across the the country.
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HSC Events Team
Phone: (519) 749-7063
Email: events@huntingtonsociety.ca
Website: https://www.huntingtonsociety.ca/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
JDRF

JDRF

JDRF has a bold plan for the future of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research in Canada. As better treatments unfold and the prospect of curing this disease rests on the horizon, we remain ever-committed to directing more resources to launch and sustain innovative research and clinical trials from coast-to-coast.

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!
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Stefanie Rosenblatt
Phone: (514)-744-5537 x228
Email: srosenblatt@jdrf.ca
Website: http://www.jdrf.ca
 
Kenyan Kids Foundation Canada

Kenyan Kids Foundation Canada

Kenyan Kids Foundation Canada was founded by elite marathoners Tarah and Wesley Korir. They are passionate about using their running talents to help impoverished students in Cherangany, Kenya. Our high school scholarships help these students and their families escape from the cycle of poverty. Please join our KKFC fundraising team to receive a free Kenyan Kids singlet. Raise at least $100 to receive a free copy of Tarah’s children’s book, “Grandma and Gogo” (www.kenyankidsfoundation.ca/ggbook) or the DVD “Transcend” (which follows Wesley’s life from Kenya to Boston and beyond).
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Blair McKay
Phone: (519) 699-4320
Email: blair_mckay@hotmail.com
Website: http://kenyankidsfoundation.ca/ottawa
 
L'Arche

L'Arche

L'Arche is thrilled to have many of our Core Members (adults with developmental disabilities) participating in the Race Weekend alongside their assistants, family members and supporters - All part of Team L'Arche. We ask that you support our team by joining us and registering to Run WITH L'Arche. Not a runner (walker or roller)? You can support Team L'Arche by sponsoring us online to help pay for much needed facilities, programming and outreach. 100% of funds raised will be applied to items that directly impact the lives of people living in the L'Arche Community.
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Gregory Hotte
Phone: (613) 240-1678
Email: gregoryhotte@larcheottawa.org
Website: http://www.larcheottawa.org
 
Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa

Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa

Help us make a difference in the lives of children, youth and families affected by learning disabilities and ADHD. Join us for the Ottawa Race Weekend and help support Sunshine Day Camp, a unique day camp program for children ages 7 to 12 with learning disabilities and/or ADHD.

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!
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Marianne Long
Phone: (613) 567-5864
Email: execdirector@ldaottawa.com
Website: http://www.ldaottawa.com Facebook
 
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

Make your race matter!
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 jessica.dupuis@lls.org
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Jessica Dupuis
Phone: (514) 875-1000 x1029
Email: Jessica.Dupuis@lls.org
Website: http://www.llscanada.org YouTubeFacebook
 
Lung Association - Ontario

Lung Association - Ontario

Take a breather, then sign up as part of The Lung Association to raise funds in support of the 1 in 5 people who struggle just to breathe. Your effort, as part of Team Breathe, will help people affected by asthma, lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis and other lung conditions - because when you can't breathe, nothing else matters. Our Team Breathe Volunteer Crew will also be looking forward to seeing you at our Finish Line waterstation - stop and take a breather with us!
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Melanie Estable-Porter
Phone: (613) 230-4200
Email: mestable-porter@lungontario.ca
Website: http://www.lungontario.ca InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Lung Cancer Canada

Lung Cancer Canada

Help Lung Cancer Canada to fulfill our mission to: 1) Increase public awareness of lung cancer, 2) Support and advocate for lung cancer patients and their families, 3) Provide educational resources to patients, family members, healthcare professionals and the general public.

You can make a difference!
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Michele Wright
Phone: (416) 785-3439 x5201
Email: info@lungcancercanada.ca
Website: http://www.lungcancercanada.ca YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
MitoCanada Foundation

MitoCanada Foundation

Team MitoCanada raises awareness for MitoCanada and mitochondrial disease through the participation of team members in sport of all types.

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.

http://www.mitocanada.org/team/
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Julie Drury
Phone: (613) 978-6463
Email: julie.drury@mitocanada.org
Website: http://www.mitocanada.org/team/ YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Nelson House of Ottawa-Carleton

Nelson House of Ottawa-Carleton

Nelson House offers:
Crisis Counselling
Temporary safe and secure shelter residence
Residential supports including food, personal needs items, bedding
Emergency transportation
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
Community outreach
Advocacy
Children’s services
Transition Support

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!!
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Keri Lewis
Phone: (613) 225-0533
Email: keri.lewis@nelsonhouse.on.ca
Website: http://nelsonhouse.on.ca/ Facebook
 
Noelle's Gift

Noelle's Gift

What is Noelle's Gift
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"
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Kyle Braatz
Phone: (613) 296-1417
Email: kyle@healthwave.co
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OCISO - Run for a New Start

OCISO - Run for a New Start

For the 4th year running, the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) is launching our “Run for a New Start” fundraiser.

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.

Thank you!

NB: for more information, contact David Rain at drain@ociso.org.
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David Rain
Phone: (613) 404-1761
Email: drain@ociso.org
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Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation

Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation's mission is to help build, strengthen and enhance community life in Ottawa by raising, managing and distributing funds to charitable organizations. Established in 2003 to focus on community philanthropic efforts, the foundation has raised $4.5 million in support of 49 charities.

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!
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Shelley Freake-Smyth
Phone: (613) 238-7711 x226
Email: sfreake@dragonboat.net
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The Ottawa Hospital

The Ottawa Hospital

Run for a Reason at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. If you’re registered to run or walk at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, did you know you can also support The Ottawa Hospital at the same time? Run for a Reason is a fundraising initiative organized by TOH Foundation. You can raise money for any department of the hospital that’s close to you. Get a group of your colleagues together and create a team. Have fun and feel great about making a difference.

Register today: www.runforareason.ca
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Megan Racicot
Phone: (613) 798-5555 x18192
Email: mracicot@toh.ca
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Ottawa Humane Society

Ottawa Humane Society

The Ottawa Humane Society provides a safe haven for animals with nowhere else to turn, helping to rescue, reunite and rehome them. Each year we care for nearly 10,000 sick, injured and homeless animals while providing leadership in animal welfare to help build compassion and brighter futures for our community. By joining Team OHS through the TORW SCC YOU can make a difference in the lives of many animals in need. We can’t wait for you to be on our team!
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Jessica Dube
Phone: (613) 725-3166 x238
Email: events@ottawahumane.ca
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Ottawa Salus

Ottawa Salus

Support our run club participants (and supportive Salus staff, as they take part in race weekend and run for Salus. Want to run with us? Join the Salus team!

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
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Marianne Long
Phone: (613) 729-0123 x2502
Email: mlong@salusottawa.org
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Paralympic Foundation of Canada

Paralympic Foundation of Canada

Can you imagine sitting alone in gym class while the rest of the class is having fun? Or needing costly, adapted equipment to participate in almost every sport? Can you imagine not having the support you need to excel to the highest levels in a sport you love?

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.
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Julie Hawrishok
Phone: (613) 569-4333 x248
Email: jhawrishok@paralympic.ca
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Parkinson Canada

Parkinson Canada

Each day, 25 people are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in Canada. By 2031, the Parkinson's population in Canada will double.

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.
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Alan Muir
Phone: 1-800-565-3000 x3427
Email: alan.muir@parkinson.ca
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Perley Rideau Foundation

Perley Rideau Foundation

The Perley Rideau is one of the largest long-term-care homes in Ontario, with 200 beds for community members alongside 250 beds for Veterans of WWII and the Korean War. Over 119 years the Perley Rideau has evolved continuously to meet needs. The Government of Canada provides additional funding for the care of Veterans, but donations to the Foundation improve their quality of life in direct and significant ways.

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.
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Sara Francis
Phone: (613) 526-7173
Email: sfrancis@prvhc.com
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The Phoebe Rose Rocks Foundation

The Phoebe Rose Rocks Foundation

The Phoebe Rose Rocks Foundation is a volunteer driven charity, allowing us to direct all funds raised and make the greatest impact possible. Join our team at the Ottawa Race Weekend and help “make it okay” for kids with cancer. All money raised will support ground-breaking childhood cancer research and provide support for families receiving treatment far from home. We fund research of cancers with low survival rates, with the hope of finding a cure for every child. Run or walk with us and know you are making a difference by giving children HOPE for a future without cancer.
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Jenny Doull
Phone: (613) 914-0438
Email: jenny_doull@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.phoeberoserocks.com InstagramTwitterFacebook
 
PLEO - Parents' Lifeline

PLEO - Parents' Lifeline

Please run/walk for PLEO - every step you take means a step forward in a family’s journey to mental wellness. When you run for PLEO you are supporting child & youth mental health. You are making a difference in the lives of our youth and their families. 1 in 5 children will experience mental health or addiction challenges. That's 20% of families in our community. Your family, your friends, your neighbours - mental illness and addiction doesn't discriminate. When youth have good family support they have better outcomes. You can make a difference.
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Phyllis Grant-Parker
Phone: (613) 866-6678
Email: phyllis@pleo.on.ca
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Reach Canada

Reach Canada

Run for Reach in the Charity Challenge during Ottawa Race Weekend will further access to justice for persons with disabilities! Prizes awarded to the first 10 participants who register to fund raise for Reach as well as to the top three fundraisers.

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.
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Josie Fleming
Phone: (613) 236-6636
Email: jfleming@reach.ca
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Restoring Hope Ministries

Restoring Hope Ministries

Restoring Hope Ministries (RHM) is a non profit, faith based, volunteer-driven organization that fills the needs of the homeless youth in the Ottawa area.

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!
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Valerie Bruyere
Phone: (613) 291-2858
Email: valerie@restoringhope.ca
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Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health

Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health

The Royal is where world-class breakthroughs in research and patient care happen. It is a place where mind matters as we discover the mysteries of the brain and translate our findings from bench to bedside. It is a place where we never give up on the potential of people. As one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres, The Royal focuses on full psychiatric rehabilitation, specializing in treating people across Eastern Ontario with complex and serious mental illness.
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Shane Francescut
Phone: (613) 722-6521 x6763
Email: shane.francescut@theroyal.ca
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The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become one of the largest non-governmental direct providers of social services in the country.

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.
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Shauna Quinn
Phone: (613) 233-8428 x221
Email: shauna_quinn@can.salvationarmy.org
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Scouts Canada

Scouts Canada

Your participation will help provide youth in communities across Canada with a chance to participate in Scouts Canada’s various programs; and will expand our ability to offer outdoor-focused, educational programming to girls and boys (aged 5-26) nationwide. Here's how your fundraising efforts will help us to develop Canadian youth, better prepared for success in the world.

$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
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Ashley Ferguson
Phone: (613) 224-5134 x290
Email: ashley.ferguson@scouts.ca
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Seniors Association Kingston Region

Seniors Association Kingston Region

“People. That’s what the Seniors Association Kingston Region is all about,” says President Greg Finlayson. Members and volunteers are at the heart of the organization. Currently, over 5600 members enjoy over 250 programs, 15 services, and countless events - all geared to exercise their bodies, stimulate their minds, and nurture their spirits. These activities are only possible with the work of more than 640 volunteers.
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Don Amos
Phone: (613) 548-7810 x228
Email: DonA@seniorskingston.ca
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Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario assists people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self reliance and full community participation. Our vision is to champion excellence in service, advocacy and quality of life for people living with spinal cord injuries.

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!
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Leandre Casselman
Phone: (416) 422-5644 x232
Email: leandre.casselman@sciontario.org
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Start2Finish

Start2Finish

Join our team and change a child’s life!

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 info@start2finishonline.org.
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Karen Warankie
Phone: (905) 319-1885 x201
Email: karen.warankie@start2finishonline.org
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TIPES

TIPES

TIPES is a not for profit organization working in the Ottawa and surrounding area. We support children, youth, and adults with ASD and other exceptionalities. We provide behavioral services, mental health supports, social integration programming, parent and professional training as well as community events and workshops.

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 marnie@tipes.ca! Please help us help our kids with our donations!
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Marnie Potter
Phone: (613) 224-0729 x 228
Email: marnie@tipes.ca
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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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John Heckbert
Phone: (613) 683-3862
Email: jheckbert@unitedwayottawa.ca
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University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation

University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation

Heart Institute supporters, patients – past, and present – their families and friends can join Team Heart! Support the Heart Institute and learn about taking charge of your heart health by completing a Race Weekend event with guidance from our Heart Wise Exercise team – it’s a Win/Win! All team participants who raise a minimum of $30 will receive a free Team Heart T-shirt. To be eligible for your Team Heart T-shirt, all funds must be submitted by Thursday, May 2nd! Entries past May 2nd are not guaranteed a shirt.
- Remember to warm up before your run! Thank you!
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Lindsay Firestone
Phone: (613) 696-7261
Email: lfirestone@ottawaheart.ca
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Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa

Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa

Sign up to support YSB’s life-changing services for youth and make an impact in your community.

• 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
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Desiree Rapoch
Phone: (613) 729-1000 x1245
Email: drapoch@ysb.ca
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