May 31st, 2020

Scotiabank Charity Challenge


Run for You, and Your Community

The 2020 Scotiabank Charity Challenge will open in fall of 2019!

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.



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. 

Accessible Housing

Did you know that there are fewer than 500 units of housing in Calgary that are both affordable and accessible? At Accessible Housing, our work is simple: we’re here to eliminate obstacles and provide the opportunities and support needed so Calgarians with limited mobility can focus on pursuing their dreams rather than struggling with their limitations.

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.

Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation

The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation inspires our community to invest in excellence in child health, research and family centred care. As the official fundraising body for the Alberta Children's Hospital, all money raised is re-invested in the hospital and child health needs in this region.  Through the generosity of our donors we are able to provide funding for family centred child health programs, specialized life-saving equipment and advanced pediatric research and education at the hospital. 

Alberta Guide Dogs

Alberta Guide Dogs breeds, raises and professionally trains Guide Dogs with individuals (13+ years old) who are blind or visually impaired and Autism Support Dogs for children (ages 3 - 10) with moderate to profound autism and their families. It takes up to $35,000 and more than two years to train each dog. At all time we meet or exceed international standards as established by the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International. 

Alzheimer Society of Calgary

The Alzheimer Society of Calgary is a local non-profit organization. For thousands of local families impacted by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, this is where community, insight and empowerment begin.  We work to ensure that people impacted by dementia have access to high quality education, care and support throughout their journey of impact.

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!  

Aspen Family & Community Network

Aspen is a bold, thoughtful and trusted innovator in tackling a wide range of social issues affecting individuals, families and communities. We respond to community needs, offering supports and assistance to those in need, while advocating on behalf of parents, new immigrants, Indigenous Peoples, children, youth and families in Calgary.  We help people move from vulnerability to stability, from poverty to economic and social resilience, and from isolation to active participation in their community.

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!

Between Friends

Between Friends provides quality social, recreation, and development opportunities so that people with disabilities can connect, grow, and belong. We focus on abilities, not disabilities. This allows each person to set their own goals and determine their level of participation. Many people with disabilities seek social and recreational activities that are fundamental to enriching self-esteem, quality of life, and mental and physical health. Between Friends facilitates programs with these goals in mind.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary

Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary are committed to transforming the lives of vulnerable children, youth and their families by providing safe places and offering services and programs designed to meet the evolving needs of our community. 

Calgary & Area 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.

Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society

The Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society (CFBTS) is a registered non-profit charity organization supported by 1400+ professional Calgary Firefighters. We are comprised of a 5 member Executive supported by a Board of Directors and numerous other volunteers. 

Calgary Firefighters Charitable Foundation

We are a CRA registered charity, whose mission is to support our citizens in their time of need. We strive to assist those affected by disaster whether it be fire, flood, motor vehicle accident, or medical emergency through either financial assistance, education, or resource support. 

Calgary Sledge Hockey Association

Calgary Sledge Hockey Association is providing equal opportunity for all abilities to play Canada’s sport of hockey. We are Western Canada's largest Sledge Hockey organization, and with your help we can bring even more opportunity for everyone to enjoy a game of hockey. 

Calgary Society for Persons with Disablilities

The Calgary Society for Persons with Disabilities (incorporated in 1974 and we are an accredited association), is a not for profit organization committed to providing individualized residential service to persons with disabilities in the Calgary and surrounding areas.  We proudly serve 45 clients and their families, we have over 70 employees.  CSPD is committed to the provision of support to individuals based upon the needs of the individual as they themselves have expressed them.  

Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS) Calgary

CADS Calgary provides opportunities for people with disabilities to experience the joy of participating and competing in alpine snowsports. CADS does this by developing and promoting adaptive snowsports through partnerships, training, and instructor certification programs.   Our Mission: Create a positive, inclusive community for persons with disabilities and their families through removing barriers to experience adaptive winter sports.   Our Vision: To develop a community of life-long, passionate adaptive skiers and snowboarders at ski areas everywhere. 

Canadian Aniridia Foundation

Our Foundation is focused on awareness, research and support for individuals with Aniridia, a rare genetic disease that effects eye development. Aniridics face a spectrum of vision impairing conditions and ocular degeneration resulting in blindness. Few treatment options are available and support systems are inadequate. Our hope is that advanced research will improve the quality of life for Aniridics helping them to successfully manage this complex disease, and eventually leading us to a cure.

Canadian Celiac Association - Calgary Chapter

The Calgary Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association is a volunteer based federally registered charitable organization that serves people with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and dermatitis herpetiformis.  The Calgary Chapter offers support, information, programs and events to its members; most of whom reside in Calgary and Southern Alberta.  With research incentives and programs powered by our donors, community networking, and mutual support, we are regaining power over our disease, our bodies, and our lives.

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 - Give'r for Liver

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 Pony Club

The Canadian Pony Club is committed to provide the opportunity for every person in Canada to have a positive experience with horses through providing opportunities: 1) For Education;  2) To learn responsibility, sportsmanship and good citizenship;  3) For enjoyment and/or competitive success with horses.  Canadian Pony Club is a member-based association, mandated to serve the needs of Canadian youth & adults, who are interested in riding, learning about and caring for horses or ponies.

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!

CanLearn Society

Unlocking potential so ALL can learn! CanLearn is a charity that helps children, youth and adults with learning, attention and literacy.  We believe that learning changes lives, offers hope and improves quality of life.  CanLearn is a leader in services for learning and attention difficulties and an innovator in literacy programs. CanLearn helps youth and adults understand how they learn and strategies to be successful.


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.

Cerebral Palsy Kids & Families

Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families delivers valuable supports, resources and opportunities to families and individuals living with cerebral palsy and similar neuromotor disabilities throughout their life journey.  Our vision is to ensure individuals living with cerebral palsy and similar disabilities experience an inclusive, abundant and happy life.

Children's Cottage Society

Since 1986 The Children’s Cottage Society has been dedicated to preventing harm and neglect to children and building strong families through support services, respite programs and crisis nurseries. We are a recognized leader in providing effective programs and services to help ensure Safe Children in Healthy Families. 

Children's Wish Foundation

The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest all Canadian Wish granting charity dedicated to granting Wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.  For more than 35 years, Children’s Wish has worked tirelessly to grant heartfelt Wishes to over 25,000 families from coast to coast.  Over 2.5 million Canadians have been impacted in some way by a child’s Wish. 

Closer to Home Community Services

Closer to Home envisions a future where every child will belong to a family and feel valued and secure.  Empowering Families to Stay Together is the focus of everything we do.  Our family-centered, strength-based services ensure that children have stable, healthy and safe living environments in which to grow. When families are separated, we provide a place for children and youth to call home while offering therapeutic support with the ultimate goal of family reunification.

Delta West Academy Foundation

The Delta West Academy Foundation (DWAF) is Funding the Future for all of our students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. We are a parent-run organization responsible for choosing the fundraising activities, organizing volunteers and distributing the funds based on a school wish list.  DWAF efforts support our school community with scholarships, special projects such as our recent investment in robotics, events such as skiing, rockclimbing and swimming lessons, and long-term building funds.  Go Dragons! 

Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society

Discovery House is a non-profit organization providing a continuum of care to women and their children fleeing domestic violence. We facilitate transitional housing, offering longer-term, safe places for women and children to call home while they begin rebuilding their lives. We provide mothers access to counselling, support and programs to ensure they never return to abusive partners. We work directly with children, to mitigate the effects of trauma and prevent the cycle from repeating.

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.  

Engineering Ministries International Canada

Engineering Ministries International Canada is a non-profit Christian development organization mobilizing volunteer architects, engineers, surveyors, and other design professionals who provide their skills to help children, families, and communities around the world step out of poverty and into a world of hope.

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.     


HIV Community Link helps people living with or at risk of HIV and educates communities about issues surrounding the illness. We work from a harm reduction perspective offering non-judgmental support, tools and information to reduce the risk of HIV and hepatitis C. We offer programs and services to key populations in Calgary and Southeastern Alberta affected by stigma, empowering choices, engaging communities, ending transmission.

Humanity's Promise Int'l

Humanity's Promise was formed to promote and advance agricultural production in South  Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya. Currently focused on South Sudan, HPI is working with the Obbo  Farmers’ Cooperative in Ayaci County of Greater Magwi, South Sudan to expand productive  acreage. Teaching modern methods of clearing land will double the amount each farmer can grow crops on. This provides an opportunity to move beyond their current poverty and will improve the lives of their children.

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.

International Justice Mission Canada

International Justice Mission Canada is part of a global organization that protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems. IJM combats everyday violence, including slavery, sex trafficking, sexual violence, police abuse of power, theft of land and citizenship rights abuse. 

Kerby Centre

Kerby Centre is a not-for-profit organization, committed to enhancing the lives of older adults. Since 1973, Kerby Centre has evolved into one of Canada’s flagship agencies; setting the standard for older adult services, information, & programming.  Serving more than 25,000 people in 2017, Kerby Centre strives to assist older adults to live as well as possible, for as long as possible, as residents in the community. To help you,  teach you & grow with you!

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. 

Lung Cancer Canada

You or someone close to you is fighting lung cancer. We are here to help and are dedicated to supporting patients and their families. Lung Cancer Canada is the only national charitable organization focused solely on lung cancer. We are Canada's leading resource for lung cancer education, patient support and advocacy. 

Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta

Transform lives, one wish at a time.  Together, we grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.  When a wish is granted, a child replaces: fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope.  We believe a single wish transforms lives and our vision is to grant the wish of every eligible child.

Making Changes Association

Making Changes Association is a vibrant organization that provides relevant programs, services and resources to empower women and girls in transition. Our goal is to help women build confidence and skills so that they can participate more fully in the community. Making Changes Association assists over 2,500 women and girls each year to build a better future for themselves and their families.   

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.


Energy is essential to life. Mitochondria provide our cells with energy.  When the power supply in our cells fails, it's called mitochondrial disease.  It can happen to anyone at any time and the consequences are devastating.  The MitoCanada Foundation is Canada's only not-for-profit organization focused on mitochondrial disease.  We envision a future where all Canadians impacted by this disease feel empowered and supported.  We do this by raising awareness, offering support and funding transformational research.

MS Society of Canada

The MS Society of Canada strives to fund innovative and ground-breaking research that will discover the cause and cure for this disease, while providing accessible and trusted support to people affected by MS.

There have been incredible breakthroughs made and we still have more to achieve.

Nature Conservancy of Canada

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is Canada's leading national land conservation organization. We partner with individuals, corporations, other non-profit organizations and governments at all levels to protect our most important natural treasures — the natural areas that sustain Canada’s plants and wildlife. We secure properties and manage them for the long term.  Since 1962, NCC and our partners have helped to conserve 2.8 million acres of ecologically significant land from coast to coast.

Obesity Canada

We are Canada's only charity dedicated to improving the lives of individuals living with obesity through education, training and anti-discrimination advocacy. We support evidence-based treatment, management and prevention efforts through support for research and training of Canadian health care professionals.

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. 

PALS Pet Access League Society

The Pet Access League Society (PALS) is a non-profit organization providing regular pet therapy visits to senior citizens, children, teenagers and adults at over 60 facilities in Calgary including hospitals, emergency and domestic violence shelters, libraries, schools and the airport.   Through pet therapy, PALS is helping to improve the mental, physical, social and emotional health of the over 31,000 Calgarians it visits every year free of charge through utilizing at network of over 400 volunteers. 

Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation

Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation is a not-for-profit animal rescue based in Calgary. We are run independently and made up entirely of a dedicated group of volunteers. We work very hard to save dogs and cats in life-threatening situations and give them a second chance at life. We then focus on placing these amazing animals in the right family and creating what we call a “pawsitive match”.

Queen Esther Education Foundation

Our mission: Queen Esther Education Foundation seeks to improve the lives of those in our community through the transforming power of education. 

Safe Haven Foundation

Safe Haven Foundation’s mission is to Help Give Calgary’s Homeless and At-Risk Girls Their Future Back.  Our Haven’s Way™ long-term homes program opened in 2000 and was the first program of its kind in Canada.   Haven’s Way™ serves homeless and at-risk teenage girls between the ages of 14-24 that do not have child welfare involvement.  It is designed to duplicate a healthy caring family environment keeping these girls safe, off the streets, and in school.   

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.

SouthWest Communities Resource Centre

The SouthWest Communities Resource Centre (SWCRC) provides resources, information, referrals, counselling, education and prevention programs to support vulnerable families living in south Calgary.  We provide supports that  help our neighbours deal with daily stressors, develop a sense of belonging, learn new skills and build on individual strengths enabling parents to deal with future adversity.  We are a warm and welcoming space in S.W. Calgary that celebrates individual strengths, diversity and community engagement. 

Stanley Jones School

The Stanley Jones School and Alice Jamieson Academy aim to provide the supports necessary to enhance the learning environment for all students. We provide the foundation to allow each student to thrive academically, physically and socially. Our school motto is Learn – Lead – Achieve.  All the funds raised through the marathon will go to school programs. This is one of a limited number of fundraising activities initiated by the parent association.



Strongest Oak Foundation

Join The Strongest Oak Foundation as we run or walk in the Calgary Marathon.  Help us reach our goal of $6,000!  Funds raised aid delivery of clean, reliable and affordable solar power access to empower rural West African women and youth.  Since 2015, The Strongest Oak Foundation has successful completed six solar installations (one Power Hub; five schools) in the region. Currently 97% of rural residents in Burkina Faso have no access to modern energy.  

The Alex Community Health Centre

We know that good health is the complete state of physical, mental, emotional and economic well-being. We cannot enjoy whole health when we are hungry, when we are in chronic pain, when we don’t have a roof over our head, when we feel disconnected from our community, when we are living in poverty. And fixing one of these issues while ignoring the rest is just a band-aid solution.

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 Sandbox Project

The Sandbox Project is about one thing: making Canada the healthiest place in the world for children to grow up by supporting their health, safety, and well-being. Canada is currently ranked 25th out of the 41 wealthy nations for children's wellbeing. The Sandbox Project brings leading individuals and organizations together to ensure that  children in Canada get all the support and care they need to become healthy, active, well-adjusted and contributing adults in our society.

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.

The University of Calgary - David Stather Memorial Fund

Dr. David Stather Memorial Award was created to honour the memory of a great physician and a friend. David was widely recognized as a colleague who practiced medicine to the highest clinical and academic standards. He cared deeply about the wellbeing of his patients, and made a difference with commitment, expertise and compassion. Donations to this award are supporting The Canadian Outcomes Registry for Chest Procedure. This is a national database created in collaboration with all the specialists in Interventional Pulmonary Medicine across Canada to collect information on procedures with the goal of improving care to patients with lung diseases

Wellspring Calgary

Wellspring Calgary is a warm and welcoming community that provides a comprehensive range of support, resources and programs to those living with cancer and their caregivers.  Wellspring helps those affected by cancer address the fear, isolation, and practical problems cancer brings to their lives.  

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.