May 26th, 2019

Scotiabank Charity Challenge




Run for You, and Your Community

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge unites the spirit of runners with a unique fundraising program to help create a stronger future for young people and build vibrant communities.

Make your run more meaningful by helping one of our official Charities reach their goals while you are achieving yours!  Set up a fundraising page or make a direct donation during your race registration.  As Scotiabank covers all the fees associated with online fundraising, 100% of the funds raised will go directly to your chosen charity.

Congratulations on helping surpass $66 million!

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge began in 2003 across the country collectively raising over $66 million which went directly to charities throughout Canada.

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For more information about the Scotiabank Charity Challenge and how you to maximize the benefits to your charity please refer to the Registration Package Information Guide.


Search for an Individual to sponsor in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge


Search for a Team to sponsor in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge


Click here to access your fundraising page.

How to Register

1. Register online*

a. REGISTER FOR THE RACE - Please note that you can only register one person at a time if setting up fundraising pages.

c. CHOOSE YOUR CHARITY AND SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE - During your registration you will be asked to if want to choose the charity challenge,  Fill in the information.  After you are complete your registration see the bottom right corner and click on the yellow button. Please note – you can enter your fundraising page by logging directly in to Artez

Want to Fundraise and already registered for the race?


Set up Fundraising Page if You Are Already Registered for the Run

  1. Select the charity you wish to support from the list below.
  2. Click on "Fundraise" then the "Sign Up" button and enter your information. Please make sure you have already registered for the race either through Race Roster or the Running Room.
  3. Fundraise on your own or join a team and fill in your information.
Become an Official Charity

We are now accepting registrations from charities to join the 2019 Scotiabank Charity Challenge! Please enter your charities information by clicking on the form below.

2019 Scotiabank Charity Challenge Registration Form


We are excited to help our official charities get started on fundraising for the 55th Annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon event. Please download our 2019 Scotiabank Charity Challenge Information Package for more details on the Challenge. 

If you have any questions please contact Maureen MacDonald, Scotiabank Charity Challenge Manager at



AARCS is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of the public to help cover the costs of all our expenses, the majority being veterinary care for our animals. While we have the manpower, drive and ambition, financial support is essential to cultivate and maintain not only the basic costs, but to further develop our programs and initiatives. Please help by giving a donation, becoming a monthly AARCS Hero, giving a tribute, making AARCS part of your legacy, fulfilling our wish list, supporting our events and becoming a volunteer. Together we can change our animals lives through kindness. 

Alberta Cancer Foundation

Every day, 53 Albertans hear the words “you have cancer.” These aren’t just statistics, these are our families, our friends, and our neighbours. Join us to support the 17,000 Albertans that are diagnosed with cancer every year across the province. Run for your mother, your father, a grandparent, a sibling, a friend, or even a stranger. The money raised will be donated to the area of greatest need. Please feel free to create your own cancer conquering t-shirts and get others involved! We hope that you will join us to make more moments for Albertans facing cancer.

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan

The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan’s vision is a “world without Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.” Until we get there, our promise is to empower people to live well with dementia.  Dementia is the most compelling health risk facing Saskatchewan’s aging population. Raising sufficient funds is critical to continuing our support, education, awareness, and research efforts. By supporting the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, you are helping us to keep our promise to help people in Saskatchewan to live well with dementia. Thank you so much for your support!  

Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured

For more than 40 years, ARBI has made life better for individuals and their families affected by brain injuries or strokes. ARBI supports more than 150 clients/year through rehabilitation and community integration services; we help them transition back into their communities; and we surround families with practical and emotional support. We transform lives and bring hope back to shattered individuals and their families.   Everyone with a brain injury should live the best life possible. 

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.  Join us in raising much needed funds and ask us how you can receive a free registration to the Scotiabank Marathon! All supporters raising $500 or more will receive an ASC running shirt!

Breast Cancer Supportive Care Foundation

Breast Cancer Supportive Care is committed to optimizing and integrating care for breast cancer patients and their families, including those at significantly increased risk of developing breast cancer due to identified genes. BCSC focuses on the physical, mental, emotional, relational, practical and spiritual challenges which patients and their families can face. Breast cancer patients and their families can access our clinic at any point with or without a referral. Our services are free of charge.

Canadian Humanitarian

Canadian Humanitarian's (CH) Mission is to help disadvantaged children break free from the cycle of poverty.  With the help of our donors, we are empowering children to break their own cycle of poverty one child at a time.  CH enrolls the poorest of the poor in our projects in Ethiopia and supports the child with their education through to post-secondary education, providing the necessities of life and the environment and opportunity to reach their potential. 

Canadian Liver Foundation - Calgary

Join the Canadian Liver Foundation in the 5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon or 50K  There are two steps to signing up! 1. REGISTER FOR THE EVENT.   2. CREATE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE - click on SIGN UP. (or sign in using your username and password under Returning Fundraisers).  Raise $500 and receive: Give'r for liver team shirt and...Memories that will last a lifetime. Sign up today to be part of this exciting event or sponsor one of our team members by clicking on their name.  Contact for more information:  Tyler Wiebe Development Coordinator, Alberta  Phone: 403-276-3390 Toll Free: 1-888-557-5516

Canadian Women's Foundation

Join the Canadian Women’s Foundation as we run or walk in the Calgary Marathon and help us reach our goal of $10,000! The Canadian Women’s Foundation is Canada’s public foundation for women and girls. Funds raised will support programs across Canada that address four urgent issues: prevention of gender-based violence, women’s economic development, girls’ empowerment, and inclusive leadership. Since 1991, the Canadian Women’s Foundation has raised more than $80 million, funded programs in more than 1,500 communities, and supported women’s shelters across Canada.

Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally

Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally is a unique opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people in rural South India and in select disaster struck areas around the world. We are an entirely volunteer charity and 100% of the donations are invested in the purchase of medicine, medical and educational equipment and the provision of scholarships for K- 12 and for nursing students. Many children come from families who have never had the opportunity to go to school. These first generation learners will help alleviate family poverty and create the foundation for social change. Please support us!


At carya, we know that the strength of our community is rooted in its people.  That's why we've dedicated over 100 years of service to creating healthier, more connected communities in Calgary.  We do this by providing a full spectrum of interactive counselling and development services for people of all ages - from babies to youth to older adults - and their support network.  

Cassie and Friends Society

You’re invited to join Cassie and Friends as we run and walk to raise funds for kids and families affected by Juvenile Arthritis (JA) and other rheumatic diseases in Alberta.   Last year, we raised almost $10,000 thanks to your dedication and hard work. For 2019, we have set the bar even higher!    We challenge you to help us raise $20,000 for life-changing research, child/parent support programs, education and advocacy.    All teammates who raise $25 or more will receive a Cassie and Friends' Running Shirt!   For more information, including volunteering and sponsorship, please email   

Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta

One child is born in Canada every 4 hours with cerebral palsy. It is not a disease - it is the most common disability among children, and there is NO CURE. We encourage you to join the CPAA fundraising team and make a difference to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every facet of society, from the web to the workplace, from the classroom to the community. Funds raised will support our vital programs & services. By registering before April 15th you'll receive a Team CPAA Tshirt.

Easter Seals Alberta

Our four main pillars that help make this possible, including:  - Easter Seals Camp Horizon provides subsidized five-day summer camps and respite weekends for Albertans with disabilities and medical conditions.  - Through the Equipment and Support Services (ESS) program, we provide critically needed mobility equipment to those who qualify both physically and financially. This includes a NEW home automation program which enables an individual even more independence while continuing to live safely in their home.  - The Phyllis Davidson Easter Seals Scholarship Program which offers Alberta students with physical disabilities, scholarships for post-secondary education.  

Epilepsy Association of Calgary

At the Epilepsy Association of Calgary, we're passionate about supporting people whose lives have been touched by epilepsy, and we're on a mission to eliminate the fear and misunderstanding so commonly associated with epilepsy, by providing the public with the knowledge and skills needed to recognize and assist with a seizure.  We hope you'll join us in reaching our $15,000 goal.    EPILEPSY - LET'S CRUSH THE STIGMA!

Foothills Academy Society

Join our team of runners and walkers to help ensure that every child or family affected by Learning Disabilities has the opportunity to participate in specialized, quality programs in a supportive environment with staff who are trained to address their needs. All funds raised will be directed to our Bursary Fund to support this goal. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Join our team or donate to make a significant difference in the lives of many of the 1 in 10 Calgarians affected by Learning Disabilities.

Fresh Start Recovery Centre

Calling all walkers & runners - join Fresh Start and  help us reach our team goal of 100 participants. Come join our family & friends and get the heart pumping. Challenge yourself and reach a new goal by running, walking or push a stroller and show your support in making a difference in the lives of others.  All it takes is a few to make a difference and you are one of those few!   Funds raised will support men in treatment and families from community who participate in our Family Healing Program.     

Inn from the Cold

Every dollar raised for Inn from the Cold makes a world of a difference to children and families in crisis. Funds raised through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge will proved a much needed boost to Inn from the Cold as we have seen incredibly high numbers for over 80% of 2018. You can play a significant role in ending child and family homelessness in Calgary forever. Thank you for choosing to support Inn from the Cold.

KidSport Calgary & Area

Unfortunately, the need for KidSport funding is not decreasing. On a daily bases the office is filled with applications of parents wishing to have their kids approved so they can get Sally into Soccer and Mohammed into Baseball. In 2018, KidSport Calgary and Area estimates that over 5,500 kids will be approved for funding and over $1.5 million will be distributed to local sport clubs in our community to fund kids sport registration fees. Help us raise over a $1.5 million and help give these qualified kids the opportunity for sport that they otherwise wouldn't have.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

Every 23 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer in Canada. The LLSC is an organisation dedicated to blood cancers. We provide free information and support services to patients and caregivers. Our mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and improve quality of life for patients and families. Our focus is finding cures because there isn't a warning system for blood cancer diagnosis; no screening, no early detection and no prevention. 

McMan Calgary & Area

McMan Calgary & Area is a responsive and innovative organization that makes a difference in the lives of close to 2,500 vulnerable children, youth, and families annually. Our services promote successful transitions to healthier, more fulfilling lives for those we serve by addressing their complex needs that include mental health concerns, addiction, homelessness, and disability. Our mission is to support and encourage individuals and families to achieve their full potential as members of our community.

Meow Foundation

MEOW Foundation is a specialized cat-focused registered charity and humane society with a no-kill mandate. We rescue and facilitate the adoption of stray and abandoned cats into new, loving permanent homes. We work hard to ensure that each MEOW cat is matched with the best possible home based on his or her personality, history, habits and individual needs.

Osteoporosis Canada

How do you stop a silent thief like osteoporosis? You do it by raising your voice for the cause. Osteoporosis Canada leads change by educating, advocating and strategically investing in research.  And it’s making a difference.  We’re the first to establish guidelines for long-term treatment and exercise, and are a leader in establishing fracture risk assessment. More firsts are within our grasp – that’s where you come in.  Together, we will help make Canadians unbreakable. 

Outrun Rare

Outrun Rare is an initiative founded by Alberta Ultra Marathoner Dave Proctor to raise funds for the Rare Disease Foundation. Dave Proctor attempted to run across Canada in 2018 fuelled by a desire for a better life for his son Sam who has a rare disease called RECA. The Rare Disease Foundation's mandate is to support the rare disease community through research, access, support and outreach. Together we can make a difference.

Ovarian Cancer Canada

By fundraising for Ovarian Cancer Canada, you will have a direct impact on providing support for women in our community, funding vital research and helping women live fuller, better, longer lives. Join the Ovarian Cancer Canada team today! As one of the first 10 participants to join our team, you can receive a free entry into the race. Contact Ashley Law at to receive your free registration code. 

Sage Theatre Society

Sage Theatre takes you on a bold, intimate, thoughtful journey exploring the human condition. We showcase talented Albertan artists and provide a platform for artistic growth and achievement.

SCI Alberta

SCI Alberta is proud to race in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge in conjunction with the Calgary Marathon 2018.  It is a one of a kind opportunity for SCI Alberta to fund-raise in support of individuals with spinal cord injuries around the Calgary area.  Each team will be raising funds for the programs and services that support our clients directly which includes Rehab Services, Community Development, Peer Programming, Information Services & our Fitness Center.

Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre

Our vision is to see a day when no child is abused. We believe this can only become a reality if every person understands that they have the power to stop this horrific crime, help victims of child abuse, and keep children safe from harm.  One in three Canadians report experiencing some form of child abuse.  Child abuse has happened before and is happening here, now, in your neighbourhood—maybe even to someone you know. Help prevent it from happening to someone else.  Together, let's end the cycle of child abuse.

The Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed would love to have you participate in this years Calgary Marathon!  It is only through supporters like you that we can support those facing poverty in Calgary.  By becoming part of The Mustard Seed team you'll join a fun and creative team working hard to make a difference in the lives of many Calgarians.  Thank you for your interest!

The SHARP Foundation

Established in 1990, the SHARP Foundation is a Calgary-based non-profit organization committed to providing a continuum of care including housing, healthcare, and support to those living with HIV or at the highest risk of contracting HIV.  The SHARP Foundation mission is for each person living with HIV/AIDS will have housing and support to meet their needs.

Women's Centre of Calgary

The Women’s Centre provides a safe and supportive space accessed by thousands of women in Calgary. We offer women opportunities to both receive and provide support, connect with others and build community through a variety of programs. We offer everything from personal hygiene products to yoga workshops to summer camps for girls. While the Centre is open to all women, 52% of the women who visit are living in poverty. Your support will go directly to providing for women's basic needs in your community.