The GoodLife Fitness 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 after October 11, 2020 when all donations have been completed, reconciled and remitted to each charity.
See further down for the CHEK Charity Pledge Program information.
KidSport Greater Victoria
So ALL Kids Can Play!
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 11,700 Victoria and area kids get on the playing field. Whether you walk or run for KidSport, everybody wins!
For more information on KidSport please visit our website at: www.kidsportvictoria.ca
Tax Receipts: KidSport will issue tax receipts to donors for donations collected through the event registration process of $20.00 and over. Receipts will be sent out after Race Day (October 13, 2019).
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.
Tax Receipts: Income tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20.00 or more.
CHEK Charity Pledge Program
About the Program
The GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon will celebrate its 41st annual event and the 16th year of the Charity Pledge Program this year. 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.
Applications are now open for 2020. CLICK HERE
Charity Coordinators are Mandy Parker and Cathy Noel. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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
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
Cerebral Palsy Association of BC
The Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia was started in 1954 by a group of parents who wanted to assist their children living with cerebral palsy to reach their maximum potential within society. Today we are an independent charitable organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We provide support, education, and information throughout BC. Our mission is to raise awareness of cerebral palsy in the community, to assist those living with cerebral palsy to reach their maximum potential and to work to see those living with cerebral palsy realize their place as equals in a diverse society.We will accomplish this mission through advocacy, encouraging networking, educating members of the public about cerebral palsy, governing relations activities and implementing programs for individuals with cerebral palsy.
Registration # 10690 4204 RR0001
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 (October 13, 2019).
Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre
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
Greater Victoria Lifetime Networks
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
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 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
HeroWork Program Society
Many charity buildings are run down and in need of repairs or upgrades. Some still need to be built. HeroWork is on a mission to change this. Here’s how: 1. We partner with other worthy charities who want bigger impact but need better buildings. 2. We connect with many businesses, funders, organizations, and individuals, who help us with a wide array of construction services, project supplies, hospitality, resources, and more. 3. We orchestrate huge community events in which we complete comprehensive renovations in a fraction of normal time and costs. We describe them as modern-day barn raisings, and we call them “Radical Renovations.” Our goal is to renew and expand non-profit community infrastructure, so charities can make bigger impact, become more sustainable, better serve vulnerable populations, and lift up neighbourhoods where these important services are provided. To date we have completed $3.5 million worth of non-profit renovations in the Victoria region. A typical year will see HeroWork engage over 100 companies, more than 50 coordinators, and in excess of 500 volunteers, who all provide either goods and/or labour in kind. We also receive seed money from our partner charities and funding from other community agencies.
Registration # 84119 8583 RR0001
Island Prostate Centre
Since 2000, Island Prostate Centre has filled a vital gap in prostate cancer knowledge, awareness, and support services. We’re here to support Vancouver Island men and their families at every step of their journey through diagnosis, decisions, treatment and recovery. We are an information and support centre that provides free programs and supports for men and their families. Our personal services include information about prostate cancer, individual and group counseling and time to reflect and ask more questions. We work as a secondary resource to physicians to ensure men have what they need to make informed decisions about prostate health and diagnosis.
Registration # 86665 8230 RR0001
The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC & Yukon Branch
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
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 children and youth living in poverty. On an annual basis, we provide between $300,000 and $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. Over the last 18 years, KidSport Greater Victoria has proudly funded over 11,700 CRD-based children and youth into seasons of organized sport, with over $2.7 Million in funds raised.
Registration # 86212 5986 RR0003
MOVE Adapted Fitness and Rehabilitation Society of BC
MOVE Adapted Fitness and Rehabilitation Facility was registered in 2009. In 2014 we stepped forward as a Society to fund and operate this facility to continue providing a safe space to all forms of physically disabled in need of therapy and exercise to obtain and retain mobility to the best of their ability. MOVE community spans all levels of restricted mobility: Spinal Cord Injury,M.S., Parkinson’s, Stroke, disabilities caused by heart attacks and disease such as diabetes.
Registration # 803368828RR0001
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 Autism Family Network
Autism Spectrum Disorder is the most commonly diagnosed neurological disorder in Canada, with approximately 1 in 68 children now facing diagnoses. The Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN) is a charitable organization with a mandate to serve the needs of all individuals and families in British Columbia affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder across their lifespan. Our goal is to ensure that that all British Columbians have access to essential state-of-the-art resources for assessment, treatment, education-support and research, by providing a “one-stop-shop” for families looking for help in their navigation of information and services. We are a “Hub and Spoke” modeled network, with our main 60,000 sq.ft building, the “GoodLife Fitness Family Autism Hub”, having opened in Richmond B.C. in November 2016, and our smaller spoke-like centres opening across the province in time. We are an inclusive charitable organization that collaborates with service providers, community agencies, professionals, vocational schools, academic institutions, policy makers and researchers.
Registration #: 82184-5286- RR0001
Tax Receipts: The Pacific Autism Family Network will issue tax receipts to donors for donations collected through the event registration process of $20.00 and over. Receipts will be sent out after October 13, 2019.
Royal LePage Shelter Foundation
HELPING WOMEN AND CHILDREN ESCAPE VIOLENCE AND REBUILD THEIR LIVES
We are committed to strengthening the communities where we live and work, Royal LePage is the only Canadian real estate company with its own charitable foundation. The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs. Every dollar raised goes directly to helping the more than 50,000 women and children who are served each year by the shelters and support programs we fund. Since 1998, the Shelter Foundation has raised more than $27 million and currently supports 200 local women’s shelters and national partners. Our agents donate a portion of their commissions and Royal LePage offices across Canada hold local fundraising events. Our brokers, agents and staff also volunteer and provide in-kind goods to benefit the women and children residing in their local shelters.
Registration #882531304 RR0001
Special Olympics BC
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)
Threshold Housing Society
Threshold Housing Society works to prevent adult homelessness by providing safe housing, support services, and community to at risk youth.
Registration # 876673369RR0001
United Way Greater Victoria
United Way Greater Victoria is a community fundraiser and community investor. United Way has been helping people in need and changing people’s lives for the better in the Capital Regional District for 82 years. Last year, United Way invested over $4 million into the community funding a local network of programs and services helping almost 87,000 people. United Way works to create local long-term lasting change, getting at the root causes of complex social issues, while also responding to immediate and emerging needs. If you love your community you can help your community by supporting United Way Greater Victoria. Show your local love today!
Registration # 876673369RR0001
Victoria Hospitals Foundation
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)