FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

SETTING UP YOUR FUNDRAISER

Select the type of fundraiser you would like to register for. You will be taken to a landing page with more information, along with a step-by-step guide to set it up.

When you choose to fundraise directly through our Foundation’s website, you can easily collect online donations and avoid platform fees charged by other sites.

Your friends and family will be easily able to support you through your fundraising page and see the progress with your fundraising efforts. 

If you forgot your password, click “Login” and follow the steps to allow the system to send you a link to reset it.

The Participant Centre is a hub for all your online fundraising page needs. When you log in to your Participant Centre you will be able to do the following:

  • Update your photo
  • Customize your page: Share your story and update a photo
  • Create a custom URL for your fundraising page
  • Use email tools to send messages asking for support or to thank your donors
  • Change your fundraising goal
  • Manage donations

For more details on how to manage your Fundraising Page and navigate the Participant Centre, download our Fundraising Page Handbook.

FUNDRAISING

There is no minimum fundraising amount. You can set your own goals at registration.

Download our Fundraising donation pledge form and use it to record your donors’ information. Once you finish fundraising, you can submit all cheques and cash donations by mail to:

UHN Foundation
550 University Ave, 3rd Floor, Room 3-144
Toronto, ON M5G 2A2

Make the cheque payable to: UHN Foundation
In the memo field include: Your name and “fundraising”

To have these donations included in your fundraising page total, please contact us at fundraise@uhn.ca.

Gifts of $15 or more are eligible for a tax receipt. A full name and complete mailing address must be provided for us to issue a tax receipt.

For online donations, tax receipts will be automatically issued by email. For cash and cheque donations, a tax receipt will be mailed to the donor at the address provided to us.

Receipts for donations under $15 are issued on request. Please contact the Foundation at foundation@uhn.ca to request a receipt.

Each fundraiser can decide where they’d like to direct their donations. We have many program areas with research, patient care and equipment needs that are available to support. To learn more, please review our programs or contact us to discuss your funding interests.

HOSTING AN EVENT

It’s up to you if you’d like to use our online fundraising pages but we recommend that you do! A fundraising page is great for collecting online donations and beneficial as an additional tool to support your actual event. You can customize your page to reflect your goals and show results of your fundraising. Friends and family who are not able to attend your event will be able to support your fundraising goal with an online donation. You can easily promote the fundraising page digitally on different channels. In addition, all online donations will be issued an automatic tax receipt. Fundraising progress is tracked through your online fundraising page which can be shared with your supporters.

We appreciate invitations to attend and speak at independent fundraising events but unfortunately we can’t guarantee our involvement due to limited capacity. Requests to attend events will be considered based on the amount of notice provided, the size and type of event, and the event location.

UHN Foundation must be notified of all promotional materials before they are presented to the public. We have a specific logo for community fundraising initiatives. Please contact us to request logos and for guidelines on our logo use.

If you have any additional questions please contact us at foundation@uhn.ca or 416-603-5300.