Run for the sake of others in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge

Run for the sake of others in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge!

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is a unique opportunity for runners and walkers to fundraise for charities in our community.

Make your Half Marathon or 5k more meaningful by going the distance for one of our Official Charities. Run or walk in honour of a loved one or to simply give something back to your community. No matter which distance you participate in, your fundraising makes a difference!

Simply choosing a charity and raising donations brings them closer to their goal! Check out the great incentive programs unique to each charity team—to keep you motivated and to reward your efforts! Incentives are listed on each charity team page, and may include: Free entries, gear, prizes and/or great post/pre-run parties!

Featured Charities of the 2016 SVHM

Alzheimer Society of BC Battered Women's Support Services Elektra Women's Choir


Sign-up Online to Raise Funds

  1. Register online* for the Half-Marathon or 5k Run/Walk. This is the easiest way to enter and you will receive an instant confirmation by email.

    Note: this step registers you for the event only.
    *Online registration closes midnight PST, Monday, June 20, 2016.

  2. Once you have successfully registered you will receive a race confirmation email of your entry and be directed to the online fundraising program. You can then create your own personal fundraising page and start collecting pledges for one of our 70+ charitable partners. Each of the charities has an online pledging system setup in support of the event!
  3. Follow the steps in the Fundraising section and click on 'Sign Up' and choose how you would like to fundraise. You can:
    • Fundraise as an Individual — Sign up as an individual. You can create or join a fundraising team later if you want to.
    • Create a Fundraising Team — Team Captains can create their teams by entering their team name & description.
    • Join an existing Fundraising Team — Enter the name of the team you want to join or retrieve a list of registered teams by searching by the Team Captain's first or last name.
  4. Enter your fundraising contact information, create a username and password, and choose the charity you want to fundraise for. Your username and password allows you to log onto the fundraising website whenever you want to send solicitation emails or check your fundraising results. Your username and log in information will be sent to you in a new confirmation email. Keep this email for easy access back to your fundraising site.

    This FrontStream Fundraising Pro (formerly Artez Interactive) online fundraising service is entirely free to you and the charity, thanks to Scotiabank's sponsorship. This way, every penny you raise goes to your chosen charity. Send invitations to your friends, family and co-workers to support you in YOUR run — for YOUR cause!

Now you're ready to start fundraising. Once you're registered, you can start sending emails to family and friends asking for their support.

The 2016 Scotiabank Charity Challenge at the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k

Every dollar you raise will help the charity of your choice come closer to winning one of nine cash prizes! Scotiabank will award prizing to Official Charities that are the highest performers in the following categories:

  1. Official Charity with the largest total dollars raised

    Rules: Includes all online and offline verified donations to Fundraising Runners, Fundraising Teams, and the Charity directly

    1. First place: $4,250
    2. Second place: $2,500
    3. Third place: $1,500
  2. Official Charity with the largest number of Fundraising Runners

    Rules: Charities must have a minimum of 10 Fundraising Runners registered. Fundraising Runners can be registered in any combination of running events. Only donations made directly to the individual are used in the calculation.

    1. First place: $4,250
    2. Second place: $2,500
    3. Third place: $1,500
  3. Official Charity with the largest average dollars raised per Fundraising Runner

    Rules: Charity must have a minimum of 10 Fundraising Runners registered. The average dollars raised will be calculated based on individual Fundraising Runner totals only. Donations made to Fundraising Teams or the Charity will not be included in the calculation.

    1. First place: $4,250
    2. Second place: $2,500
    3. Third place: $1,500

Additional Rules

  1. Prizes for each official charity are calculated based upon funds raised by individual registrants and teams registered for a specific charity.
  2. Online fundraising will close at 5:00pm PST on Monday, July 25th, 2016. (All offline donations must also be keyed in by this date.) Charities not using the Scotiabank sponsored FrontStream Fundraising Pro system must submit an import file to your Scotiabank Charity Challenge Coordinator by 5:00pm PST on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016. Offline donations must be verified by Charity Administrators by 5:00pm PST on Thursday, August 4th, 2016. Fundraising totals and awards will be based on online and verified offline donations housed in the FrontStream Fundraising Pro system by 5:00pm PST on Thursday, August 4th, 2016.
  3. A charity cannot win more than one award. In the event that a charity should win/place in more than one category, they will be awarded the prize for the category in which they win/place by a bigger margin. The margin is the percentile difference between the winning charity and the next winning charity.
  4. A Fundraising Runner is a registrant who has raised more than $50 (Online and offline verified donations made directly to the Fundraising Runner.)

2016 Official Charities

To go to a charity's main page, simply click on their logo. There, you can find out more about the charity as well as incentives and instructions for joining their team in the 2016 Scotiabank Charity Challenge!

More charities will be added as information becomes available.

Featured Charity Partners

Featured Charities of the 2016 SVHM

Alzheimer Society of BC Battered Women's Support Services Elektra Women's Choir

Charities A–B

ALS Society of BC

Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Amnesty International

Arthritis Society

Asthma Society of Canada

Aunt Leah's Place

Autism Speaks Canada

Autism Society of BC

Autism Support Network

Battered Women's Support Services

BC Adaptive Snowsports

BC Cancer Foundation

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

BC Deaf Sports Federation

BC Lupus Society

BC Neurofibromatosis Foundation

BC Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS)

BC Women's Hospital Foundation

Big Sisters of B.C. Lower Mainland

The Bloom Group

Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC

British Columbia Bereavement Helpline

British Columbia Lung Association

Charities C–E

Camp Kerry Society

Canada World Youth

Canadian Celiac Association — Vancouver Chapter

Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf

Canadian Gymnastics Federation

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society — BC Chapter

Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Canadian Red Cross

Canuck Place Children's Hospice

Canucks Autism Network

Carcinoid Neuroendocrine Tumour Society — Canada

Cassie and Friends Society for Juvenile Arthritis

The Center for Epilepsy & Seizure Education in British Columbia

Cerebral Palsy Association of B.C.

Children's Hearing and Speech Centre

Children's Heart Network

Children's Hearing and Speech Centre of BC

Coast Mental Health Foundation

Collingwood Community Policing Centre

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC

CUSO International

David Suzuki Foundation

Decoda Literacy Foundation

Dixon Transition Society

The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation

Dress for Success Vancouver

Eastside Family Place Society

Charities F-N

Family Services of the North Shore

Firefighters Without Borders Canada

Fountain of Love and Life

Fragile X Research Foundation of Canada

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Grandview-Woodland Community Policing Centre

Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre

The Isaac Foundation — MPS II Research Fund

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada

Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation

The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC & Yukon Branch

Kids Up Front Foundation Vancouver

Kitsilano Neighbourhood House

Learning Buddies Network

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

Lifeline Malawi

Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, British Columbia

Music Heals Charitable Foundation

Myasthenia Gravis Association of BC

Nature Trust of BC

NightShift Street Ministries

North Shore Restorative Justice Society

North Shore Women's Centre

Charities O-S

Ovarian Cancer Canada

PACE Society

Pacific Autism Family Centre Foundation

Pacific Immigrant Resources Society

Pain BC

Passion Foundation

Positive Living Society of BC


Pregnancy Options

St. Paul's Hospital Foundation

Sasamat Outdoor Centre

SEWA Canada International Aid Inc.

South Vancouver Community Policing Centre

Special Olympics BC

Spinal Cord Injury BC

SportAbility BC

Strathcona Community Centre Association

Support Women in Computer Science at UBC

Charities T-Z

Tapestry Foundation for Health Care

Turning Point Ensemble


Vancouver Cantata Singers

Vancouver Humane Society

Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society

Vancouver Opera

Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association

Vancouver Public Library Foundation

Variety — The Children's Charity

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation

West End-Coal Harbour Community Policing Centre

West Side Family Place Society

Wings of Courage Orphan Outreach Society

WISH Drop-In Centre Society

Zajac Ranch for Children

Charity Challenge FAQ

How do I register my charity?

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge strives to represent a diverse range of needs in our community. To join the event, all interested charities must complete an application, be in good standing with the Canada Revenue Agency, and be able to issue tax receipts for donations.

If you are interested in becoming a charitable partner, please contact our local Charity Challenge Coordinator, Robert Tucker, for further details by email at .

How do I find my password?

If you need assistance recovering your username or password for your fundraising account, please visit the fundraising site.

If you require further assistance with this process, please contact our local Charity Challenge Coordinator Robert Tucker by email at .