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Official Charities

The Victoria Marathon…

…is proud to be a continuing supporter of charities. We have two levels in our charity program. Our Official Charities and the CHEK Charity Pledge Program.

Our two Official Charities are KidSport Greater Victoria and GoodLife Kids Foundation. Participants may choose to donate to these charities when they register. Tax receipts are issued for your donation.

See further down for the CHEK Charity Pledge Program information.


KidSport Greater Victoria

So ALL Kids Can Play!

Our mission is to ensure that all kids have opportunity to participate in organized sport alongside their peers and positive adult role models; we do this by covering season of sport registration fees for local children and youth living in poverty. On an annual basis, we provide up to $400,000 in registration fees to between 1000 and 1400 children and youth living in financial need, within the CRD. In doing so, we enable them to access the benefits of organized sport, including community connection, leadership, fair play, friendship, cooperation and much more. With an average grant of $290 per child, every dollar raised helps a child off the sidelines and onto the playing field of their choice.

Over the last 20 years, KidSport Greater Victoria has proudly funded over 12,750 CRD-based children and youth into seasons of organized sport, with nearly $3,000,000 in funds raised.  We anticipate need through late 2021 and into 2022 will be larger than ever.

For more information on KidSport please visit our website at: www.kidsportvictoria.ca

Contact: Jill Shaw
Phone: (250) 380.1518
Email: jillshaw@kidsportvictoria.ca
Web: www.kidsportvictoria.ca
Charitable Registration #:  862125986RR0003

Tax Receipts: KidSport will issue tax receipts to donors for donations collected through the event registration process of $20.00 and over.

GoodLife Kids Foundation

GoodLife Kids Foundation fosters supportive environments to help kids with intellectual disabilities and autism thrive through physical activity and fitness. Together, we are helping break down barriers so that more kids with special needs will have the chance to build belonging, confidence, and healthy active lives. To date, GoodLife Kids Foundation has impacted the lives of over 254,000 Canadian kids through physical activity and fitness opportunities. GoodLife Fitness covers 100% of our administrative and operational expenses so that every dollar raised will make the biggest impact on Canadian kids.

For more information or to make a donation – CLICK HERE.

Contact: Lisa Burrows, Executive Director
Phone: 519-661-0190, ext. 6273
Email: lburrows@goodlifekids.com
Web: www.goodlifekids.com
Charitable Registration #: 89126 2628 RR0001

Tax Receipts: Income tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20.00 or more.

CHEK Charity Pledge Program

About the Program

The CHEK Charity Pledge Program was started in 2005 as part of our Victoria Marathon. CHEK News’ Stacy Ross, is our honorary chair.

Over 2.0 million dollars has been raised since the program started.

Below are the 21 charities who took part in the 2019 CHEK Charity Pledge Program.

Charity Coordinators are Mandy Parker and Cathy Noel. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at charity@runvictoriamarathon.com.


Another Brick in Nepal – Canada

Contact: Bill Mcintyre
Email: billmcintyre0828@gmail.com
Web: http://www.anotherbrickinnepal.com
Team Name:  TBD

Another Brick in Nepal was formed with the goal of raising money to help Nepal re-build after the disastrous earthquakes there in 2015. Our focus is on schools in the remote regions of the country where the need for our help is greatest.

Autism Speaks Canada

Contact: Sherrie Cameron
Phone: 587-920-3213
Email: sherriecameron@autismspeakscan.ca
Web: www.autismspeaks.ca
Team Name:  Autism Speaks Canada

Autism Speaks Canada is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families by supporting and working with community partners; enhancing resources and services; increasing understanding, acceptance and inclusion of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

Registration # 869420208RR0001

BC Cancer Foundation

Contact: Debbie Greenway, Development Officer – Community Events
Phone: 250-519-5552
Email: debbie.greenway@bccancer.bc.ca
Web: www.bccancerfoundation.com
Team Name: TBA

We are the fundraising partner of BC Cancer. Every dollar we raise stays right here at BC Cancer to advance research and enhance care for the people of B.C. At the BC Cancer Foundation we believe that with your help BC CAN make a difference in the lives of all British Columbians. We know that one in two people in our province will face cancer in their lifetime and we’re igniting progress to break down cancer, piece by piece, in the labs and clinics.BC CAN improve treatments for patients. BC CAN harness genomics to save lives. BC CAN prevent cancer for the next generation.

Registration #: 11881 8434 RR001 (BC Cancer Foundation)

Bridges for Women Society

Contact: Julie Cormier
Phone: 250-385-7410
Email: julie@bfws.ca
Web: www.bfws.ca
Team Name: TBA

Bridges for Women Society is a gusty, innovative charity who inspires women impacted by violence, abuse and neglect to reclaim their life and build economic security for themselves and their children. At Bridges, women break the cycle of violence, isolation and poverty through trauma-informed counseling and employment services, including career counseling, mentorship, academic upgrading and more. Bridges serves Indigenous and non-Indigenous women, self-identified women and members of the LGBTQ+ community in Greater Victoria, in W’SANEC and Coast First Nations communities and across BC.

Registration # 136019148 RR0001

Broadmead Care Society

Contact: Shannon Donnelly
Phone: 250-658-3274
Email: shannon.donnelly@broadmeadcare.com
Web: www.broadmeadcare.com
Team Name: Strides for Broadmead

Strides for Broadmead

Strides for Broadmead

Broadmead Care serves Greater Victoria by providing care homes and engaging programs to some of the most vulnerable members of our community including veterans, seniors and adults with disabilities.  Care homes include the Veterans Memorial Lodge (at Broadmead), Rest Haven Lodge, Beckley Farm Lodge, Nigel House and Harriett House.

In all Broadmead Care homes, staff work by the motto Where Love, Life and Living Matter.  “Love” matters because it is the expression of human love that provides a sense of connection, meaning and community with others.  “Life” matters because it is precious. “Living” matters because staff want to help each resident live their life with as much meaning and purpose as they are able.

Join our team to help Broadmead Care fulfill its purpose to build communities where people of all ages and abilities can experience wellbeing and happiness.

Registration # 12929 0383 RR0001


Contact: Debbie Erb
Phone: (250) 595-1100  x 6108
Email: debbie.erb@cnib.ca
Web: www.cnib.ca
Team Name: Team CNIB

Changing what it means to be blind today!

Life is a beautiful, wonderful, crazy thing. Life with blindness should be no different. Celebrating 100 years in 2018, the CNIB Foundation is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today. We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. Our work as a blind foundation is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast. We support individuals people who are blind or partially sighted to lead independent, active lives and to chase their dreams – we smash the stigma and barriers that stand in their way. CNIB Foundation transforms our communities into beacons of accessibility and inclusion, where people can live, work and play without barriers.

For more information visit our website at www.cnib.ca

Charitable Registration #: 119219459RR0003

Tax Receipts: CNIB Foundation will issue tax receipts to donors for donations collected through the event registration process of $15.00 and over. Receipts will be sent out after Race Day.

Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre

Contact: Kimberly Brown
Phone: 250-588-9007
Email: kimberlybrown@emfrc.com
Web: http://esquimaltmfrc.com
Team Name: TBD

In 1991, the Department of National Defence officially recognized the important contributions military families make to the Canadian Forces. It established the Military Family Support Program, and authorized the creation of Military Family Resource Centres at each Canadian Forces installation. Today, the Esquimalt MFRC is one of 43 MFRCs located in Canada and abroad. Like all MFRCs, we are a community-based organization with the sole responsibility of addressing the needs of the military family. Our Vision: A proud, resilient military family thriving in a dynamic and supportive community. Our Mission: To enhance resilience in military families through provision of programs and services that serve, involve and advocate for the military community and their families and address the unique challenges of the military family lifestyle and will result in enhanced quality of life and enable military operations.

Registration #138070578 RR0001

GoodLife Kids Foundation

Contact: Lisa Burrows, Executive Director
Phone: 519-661-0190, ext. 6273
Email: lburrows@goodlifekids.com
Web: www.goodlifekids.com
Team Name: 

GoodLife Kids Foundation fosters supportive environments to help kids with intellectual disabilities and autism thrive through physical activity and fitness. Together, we are helping break down barriers so that more kids with special needs will have the chance to build belonging, confidence, and healthy active lives. To date, GoodLife Kids Foundation has impacted the lives of over 250,000 Canadian kids through physical activity and fitness opportunities. GoodLife Fitness covers 100% of our administrative and operational expenses so that every dollar raised will make the biggest impact on Canadian kids.

Charitable Registration #: 89126 2628 RR0001

Tax Receipts: Income tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20.00 or more

Greater Victoria Lifetime Networks

Contact: Carlene Thompson
Phone: 250-477-4122
Email: carlene@lnv.ca
Web: www.lifetimenetworks.org
Team Name:  TBD

We live in a world abundant with opportunity.  Opportunities to see, explore, and share moments.  Moments that are often made when shared with a friend.  At Lifetime Networks we understand the importance of friendship as being one of the cornerstones to a fulfilling life. We create opportunities for people with disabilities and their families.  We provide friendship and support services so that all people can live rich and rewarding lives in our community – safely and with friends that care.  Because it’s more than the moment that matters, it’s who you share it with.

We foster networks of friendship and support for people with diversabilities to enhance community.

Charitable Registration #: 873660625

The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC & Yukon Branch

Contact: Randy Spensley
Phone: 778-971-0300
Email: randy.spensley@kidney.ca
Web: www.kidney.ca
Team Name:  TBD

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is committed to achieving excellent kidney health, optimal quality of life, and a cure for kidney disease. The Kidney Foundation of Canada is the national volunteer organization committed to eliminating the burden of kidney disease through: Funding and stimulating innovative research for better treatments and a cure; Providing education and support to prevent kidney disease in those at risk and empower those with kidney disease to optimize their health status; Advocating for improved access to high quality healthcare; Increasing public awareness and commitment to advancing kidney health and organ donation.

Registration # 107567398RR0001

KidSport Greater Victoria

Contact: Jill Shaw
Phone: 250-380-1518
Email: jillshaw@kidsportvictoria.ca
Web: www.kidsportvictoria.ca
Team Name: Team KidSport

Register and raise money to run for KidSport and you could win a Garmin Fitness Tracker as thanks for your efforts! KidSport is a not for profit charitable organization that raises funds to pay for sport registration fees for children from families in financial need. Sport and physical activities provide opportunities for kids to learn teamwork, fair play, dedication and commitment. Kids learn how to set goals and work to achieve them, all while having fun as they acquire important lifelong social and fundamental movement skills. Kids increase their sense of self-confidence and live happier, healthier lifestyles now and later in life. To date, we have helped more than 12,750 Victoria and area kids off the sidelines and onto the playing field. Whether you walk or run for KidSport, everybody wins!  With an average grant of $290 per child, every dollar counts.  Every $290 raised means a season of sport for another local child in need of support.

Registration # 86212 5986 RR0003

MOVE Adapted Fitness and Rehabilitation Society of BC

Contact: Alannah Verville
Phone: 778-433-6559
Email: moveadaptedfitness@gmail.com
Web: www.moveadaptedfitness.ca
Team Name:  MOVE Adapted

MOVE Adapted Fitness was registered in 2009, in 2014 MOVE stepped forward as a society to fund and operate our specialized adapted fitness centre. MOVE provides adults and children with physical disabilities a safe and encouraging place to move their bodies, reach their mobility goals, and improve their quality of life. MOVE works with people of all abilities, including but not limited to: spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, brain injury, paralysis caused by stroke, heart attack, and more.

Registration # 803368828RR0001


Contact: Liz Radermacher
Phone: 250-386-6328
Email: admin@need2.ca
Web: www.need2.ca
Team Name: NEED2 Prevent Suicide

NEED2 Works every day to prevent deaths by suicide through our school-based programs and our online presence at youthspace.ca. We provide accessible emotional and crisis support and engage the community and to advance the dialogue around suicide and mental health.

Registration # 118879790 RR0001

Pacific Training Centre for the Blind Society

Contact: Elizabeth Lalonde
Email: elizabeth@pacifictrainingcentre.ca
Web: https://ptcb.ca/
Team Name:

The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind (PTCB) is a national-award-winning charitable organization founded and run by blind people. The centre serves blind, deafblind and low vision adults in Greater Victoria and elsewhere of all ages from young adults to older seniors. At the centre, instructors, who are blind themselves, teach nonvisual independence skills such as Braille, adaptive technology, cane travel, cooking and other life skills, and help students to develop positive strategies for living with blindness and vision loss in a sighted world. The program involves a collaborative, positive, and empowering approach to blindness, in which blind people learn from and teach each other in a supportive, can-do atmosphere.

Parkinson Wellness Project

Contact: Gil Tourigny
Email: hello@parkinsonwellnessproject.org
Web: https://parkinsonwellnessproject.org/
Team Name:

PWP is a supportive community for persons with Parkinson’s and their families.We offer a variety of exercise programson three sites including PWPFIT, Dance, Yoga, and Rock Steady Boxing.Socialization is a major focus.

Registration #80239 5236 RR0001

Special Olympics BC

Contact: Andrea Boyes
Phone: 250-213-2023
Email: specialo.andrea@gmail.com
Web: www.victoriaspecialolympics.com
Team Name: Special Olympics BC – Victoria

Special Olympics BC changes lives through the power of sport. Through our year-round programs and competitions, individuals with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. They find joy, confidence, and empowerment on the playing field and in life. Our sport, youth, and health programs for people with intellectual disabilities of all ages create opportunities to get active, improve their health, develop skills, and experience inclusion and friendship they often can’t find anywhere else. By getting access to sports, our athletes change their own lives and the way the world sees people with intellectual disabilities.

Run for Special Olympics BC – Victoria to help us transform lives through the joy of sport. We will be on hand at the event to cheer you on and celebrate with you at the finish line.

Registration #: 129472411 RR0001 (Special Olympics British Columbia)

The Starfish Environmental Society

Contact: Kyle Empringham
Email: kyle@thestarfish.ca
Web: http://thestarfish.ca/
Team Name: TBD

The Starfish Canada celebrates young environmental leaders by connecting them with a platform for storytelling and a community of change-makers. Since 2010, we have inspired young Canadians to take leadership roles in their communities and to celebrate their peers contributing in the environmentalism movement.

Registration # 806422630RR0001

Victoria Hospitals Foundation

Contact: Jasmere Dhillon
Phone: 250-519-1750
Email: jasmere.dhillon@VIHA.CA
Web:  www.victoriahf.ca
Team Name: Heroes for Hospitals

The Victoria Hospitals Foundation raises funds for priority medical equipment and special projects at Royal Jubilee Hospital and Victoria General Hospital, Vancouver Island’s largest and most comprehensive health care resources.

Charitable Registration #: 10793 5637 RR00013 5637 RR0001 (Victoria Hospitals Foundation)