October 22, 2017 Scotiabank is holding its Annual Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

The Concerned Kids (TCK) missed the March 1, 2017 deadline to register as an official charity with the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, in order to use its Frontstream (Artez) fundraising platform. We have received permission from Scotiabank to allow independent walkers / runners to raise funds on behalf of the charity and use The Concerned Kids website and CanadaHelps Donation portal to make pledges in support of TCK runner / walkers. The Concerned Kids will make certain that next year it is registered well in advance of the 2018 deadline of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in order to be listed as an official charity in the Annual Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

What is required for an independent registrant to fundraise for The Concerned Kids:

  • Register as an individual participant, either in the 5km walk / run; the 10km Half Marathon; or the Full Marathon. Please use this LINK to register for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon / Charity Challenge and follow the instructions.

How to obtain a Fundraising Pledge Form and raise funds for The Concerned Kids

  • Once registered with Scotiabank, it is time for you to sign up on The Concerned Kids “CanadaHelps” Scotiabank Challenge Event Page either as a Team or as an Individual. You and your friends can then begin fundraising for The Concerned Kids with a monetary per kilometer pledge or by making a direct donation to the charity.  Just send them the link to your CanadaHelps fundraising page.
  • The Concerned Kids will be able to track your progress; how much money you or your team were able to raise; as well as provide the total amount raised by the charity from this event.
  • We wish you lots of luck in your fundraising endeavours. We all run for different reasons. We encourage you to run for what moves you!

they_are_off_and_running_jpg_size_custom_crop_1086x724Information about the Scotiabank Charity Challenge

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge unites the spirit of runners with a unique fundraising program to help create a stronger future for young people and build vibrant communities.

In 2016, participants in Toronto raised $3.24 million for 182 community charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Your hard work and commitment to fundraising made a significant impact in our communities.

Across Canada, 550 charities helped raise over $7.7 million dollars. In fact, since the Scotiabank Charity Challenge began in 2003 participants have helped raise over $53 million – which went directly to charities across Canada to create a stronger future for young people and build vibrant communities.