Fundraising

Thank you for your interest in raising funds to support Canuck Place children and families. Here are some common fundraising questions and answers below.

Where to start

I have an idea for a fundraiser. Where should I start?

Thank you for joining Team Canuck Place! Your fundraiser will help Canuck Place continue to care for over 765 children with life-threatening illnesses and their families at no cost to them.

Fundraising for Canuck Place is easy!

If you’re ready to start fundraising, you can create an online fundraising page in a few easy steps at my.canuckplace.org

Customize your page and share it with friends, family, and your social networks. Fundraising pages offer a quick and secure way for your supporters to contribute to Canuck Place care. Together, you and your supporters can help Canuck Place build capacity to meet the growing need.

Not sure where to start? 

Send us an email and let us know you’re ready to get started. Our team can offer ideas, support and helpful resources.

You can also check out our Community Fundraising Guide for tips and resources to help you be successful.

How do I fundraise in my workplace?

There are so many great ways to get your business or workplace involved in supporting Canuck Place!

Fundraising for Canuck Place is a great way to engage your employees, raise your social responsibility profile and align your brand with a well respected charity.

Our Corporate Giving page has some great resources on cause marketing, employee giving and sponsorship opportunities.

Ready to start fundraising? You can create an online fundraising page and start collecting donations now.

How do I fundraise in my school?

Does your school or classroom want to get involved? Our Fundraise with your School page has information about participating in Canuck Place Cookie Day or hosting a fundraiser of your own.

How can Canuck Place support my fundraiser?

What promotional materials are available for my fundraiser?

Canuck Place has a wealth of online resources to support you in your fundraising efforts. Digital materials such as info sheets, family stories, newsletters and videos can help you share the Canuck Place story with your supporters. Visit my.canuckplace.org or email [email protected] for resources.

We have a limited inventory of promotional and branded materials to share with fundraisers and as a result are unable to meet all requests. Please reach out to our team to discuss what resources may be available to you.

Can Canuck Place help promote my event or fundraiser?

We’re eager to help you celebrate your fundraiser to the best of our abilities.

Social media is a great way to engage with us so tag @CanuckPlace on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to highlight your fundraiser and we’ll do our best to connect with you.

Can I use the Canuck Place logo on my own materials?

Once you’ve registered your fundraiser with us, we’re happy to share special branding with you to support your fundraising for Canuck Place children and families.

The Canuck Place Children’s Hospice logo is a registered trademark; unauthorized use is prohibited. Please send all event materials featuring our name and/or logo for review PRIOR to publication or distribution.

Can someone from Canuck Place attend my event?

If you would like to request to have a Canuck Place staff or ambassador at your event, please let us know at least six weeks in advance. Due to the large volume, we are unable to fulfill every request.

We will do our best to have a representative attend if it’s possible so send us an email to get the conversation started.

Can you help me get Canuck players, alumni or celebrities to attend my event?

The Vancouver Canucks, through the Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) are a major donor to Canuck Place. We cannot provide players, alumni or Fin the mascot for events as generously give their time to participate in CFKF events to raise funds for Canuck Place.

Can I meet and visit with the kids at the Hospice?

Our priority is always the care and privacy of the children and families on our program.

For this reason, we have to limit outside visitors of the Hospice for the protection of children with complex medical conditions.

Can I give my donation (cards, gift certificates, toys) directly to the children at the Hospice?

Unfortunately, we are unable to coordinate gifts being given to the children and families who are in our Hospice. We would be happy to help you find another way to show your support.

I'm planning an event, what else should I consider?

Check out our Canuck Place Fundraising Guide for some tips and tricks to get started.

There are some logistics to consider when planning an event so please consider:

Insurance

Terms and Conditions with respect to Insurance Coverage: Canuck Place Children’s Hospice special/sporting event insurance policy does not extend to your event or fundraiser.

Check with your venue or insurance provider to determine what is necessary for your event.

 

Food Safety
Some venues require temporary food permits. Check with your venue representative to see if your event requires a permit. Permits can be acquired easily through your local Health Authority.

 

Lotteries and Raffles
Holding a raffle, 50/50, or any percentage draw as part of your event? You’ll need to apply for a gaming license online from the BC Government’s Gaming Branch. We can provide you with a letter of acknowledgement to help you in your application.

For further details visit http://www.hsd.gov.bc.ca/gaming/index.htm

 

Safety at Events
Once you have decided what you are going to do to raise funds for Canuck Place you also need to think about the finer details. Please take measures to ensure your event is within the law and SAFE FOR ALL participants.

Your online fundraising page

How do I set up my Fundraising Page?

Creating an online fundraising page is easy! 

In just a few steps, you can create your own fundraising page for your campaign here

Once you’ve signed up, your page can be customized with stories, photos and information about your fundraiser.

Need help?

Just send us an email and we can help you get your page up and running.

I forgot my password - how do I get a new one?

No problem! Our system will walk you through the next steps of resetting your password.

Navigate to the login screen and select “Forgot password”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter in your email and select “Send”.

  • You will be sent an access code to your email address that you will need to enter on the following screen.

Go to your email to find your access code

  • The access code will be sent in an email titled Your password reset code. If you don’t see the email in your inbox almost immediately after you requested the password, make sure you check your spam folder, as well as search for the subject line Your password reset code.

 

Enter the access code and set up a new password

How are tax receipts issued to online donors?

Electronic tax receipts are issued immediately for online donors to the email address provided when making their gift.

If you find an error on your receipt or need a duplicate, contact us here.

Donations and tax receipts

How do I submit my donations to Canuck Place?

Donations made through your online fundraising page are received by Canuck Place immediately.

If you have collected cash or cheque donations, they can be dropped off in person to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice or you can mail in your donations (please do not mail cash) to:

Vancouver

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
1690 Matthews Ave
Vancouver, BC V6J 2T2

Abbotsford

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice – Dave Lede House
32772 Marshall Rd
Abbotsford, BC V2S 1J6

Please ensure cheques are made payable to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.

Tax receipts will be issued under the Canada Revenue Agency Guidelines in relation to third-party community fundraisers.  For further information please see below.

How do I get tax receipts for the donations collected at my event?

Donors who make their gifts through your online fundraising page will automatically receive an electronic tax receipt.

If you collect cash and cheque donations from your fundraiser, you can submit them, along with our Donation Remittal Form to:

Vancouver

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
1690 Matthews Ave
Vancouver, BC V6J 2T2

Abbotsford

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice – Dave Lede House
32772 Marshall Rd
Abbotsford, BC V2S 1J6

Please ensure you have complete donation amounts, full names, addresses and telephone numbers for donors who require tax receipts.

Tax Receipt Guidelines

We cannot issue a tax receipt to you the event organizer, for public donations collected at your fundraiser.  As per Canada Revenue Agency Guidelines, Canuck Place’s responsibility is to ensure that official donation receipts are only issued to donors for the eligible amount of the gift. This means organizers of an event cannot claim a tax receipt for donations made by the public because the organizers are not the original donor. Only the original donors can claim a tax receipt.

Can I deduct my expenses from the funds raised?

Event expenses may not be deducted from tax-receiptable donations.

All donations requiring a tax receipt must be received in full by Canuck Place. Canuck Place will not reimburse you for any expenses incurred; all financial control is the responsibility of the event organizer. Canuck Place is dedicated to being fiscally responsible and we recommend that your event expenses not exceed 20 per cent of the total event revenue.

How do I get another copy of a tax receipt?

If you haven’t received your tax receipt, or if you need a duplicate copy issued, please contact [email protected]

What is your Charitable Registration number?

Our charitable registration #13386 7523 RR0001.