Philanthropic Contest 2021

What would you do with $100,000?

This year, we’re honouring children!

We’re donating $500,000 to charities.

I want to enter my charity
Announcement of the winners: Week of December 6, 2021

4 grand prize donations of $100,000
8 donations of $10,000

Our fifth annual philanthropic contest is honouring Canadian charities in the health, education, environment or social services sectors focused on helping children (0-18 years old).

To be eligible, your charity must have one of the following:

  • 1 – A focus on helping children directly.
  • 2 –A component of your mission focused on helping children.
  • 3 –A program focused on helping children.

Enter by submitting your project!

12 charities will be chosen and submitted for the public to vote on.

Selection Criteria

To be eligible, your organization must:

  • Be registered with the Canada Revenue Agency
  • Operate in the health, education, environment or social services sectors
  • Aim to improve Canadians’ quality of life
  • Demonstrate that your organization focuses on helping children directly, has a component of your mission focused on helping children or has a program focused on helping children
  • Demonstrate that the donation will directly support the cause or project presented
  • Provide assistance to individuals – we are not looking for organizations that help other organizations
  • An innovative project would be considered an asset
  • Demonstrate that the donation would be used for concrete initiatives starting in 2022 at the latest.

We will not give donations to the following causes and activities:

  • Religious
  • Political
  • Advocacy
  • Student travel and internships
  • Graduate yearbooks
  • Amateur or professional sports
  • Retiree, social or sporting clubs
  • Organizations operating outside Canada
Read the contest rules

Important dates

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Submission period

September 15 to October 15

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Selection of the 12 finalists by the jury

October 16 to October 30

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Announcement of the 12 finalists and public vote

November 4 to 30

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Announcement of the winners

Week of December 6