A. Yes. The Arthritis Society's charitable number is 10807 1671 RR0003. When you donate to the Arthritis Society and the Walk for Arthritis you will receive a tax receipt. The Arthritis Society is also accredited by Imagine Canada.
A. To date we have raised over $11M dollars which has allowed us to invest in cutting-edge research and valuable information and support to improve everyday quality of life.
Money raised through the Walk for Arthritis gives the Arthritis Society the power to raise the profile of this devastating disease by funding best in class researchers, challenging the status quo through more advocacy and making sure our information and support programs are current and evidence-based.
A. You can use Visa, MasterCard or American Express. We are currently unable to process debit card transactions.
A. Participants who fundraise $100 or more are eligible to receive fundraising incentives as outlined at www.walkforarthritis.ca. There is one incentive per participant and all funds must be submitted on Walk day or within three weeks of your Walk event day. Participants are encouraged to bring all monies on Walk day to reduce shipping costs.
A. Fundraising incentives such as t-shirts, mini-tote bags and premium baseball caps will be received/handed out on Walk event day. While we make every effort to ensure that these items are received on event day, there may be situations where these items may have to be delivered post event. Due to changes in the fundraising incentive program this year, the 3 prize levels including t-shirts are only available through the fundraising incentive program. Some flexibility may be given on event day.
A. Yes, we know dogs can suffer from arthritis too, so it’s great to get them out walking too! For safety reasons dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, and please remember to clean up after your pet.
A. A full description of the Arthritis Society's Walk for Arthritis Email Campaign Contest rules and regulations can be found on our website here: Rules and Regulations
A. The registration fee for the Walk for Arthritis is $25.00 for adults and $10.00 for students (13 to 18 years of age) and seniors (65+). If you commit to raising $100.00 (for adults) or $60.00 (for students and seniors) the registration fee will be waived. Please note that some sites also have Run events that have additional registration fees and are location specific.
A. The Walk for Arthritis is a fundraising event. Funds raised fund cutting-edge research, proactive advocacy and innovative solutions that will deliver better health outcomes for people affected by arthritis. We charge a registration fee to offset costs associated with the event.
A. Your registration fee helps offset event costs, including snacks and beverages, route marshals for safety, and other event-day costs and pre-event support. The funds you raise for the Walk for Arthritis will support the Arthritis Society. Please note that your registration fee does not count towards the $100 fundraising minimum to receive a t-shirt on event day.
A. You have two payment options.
*Registration fees cannot be refunded after payment.
A. You may register via regular mail by downloading the registration form or you can register at your local Walk for Arthritis on event day.
A. Yes your username and password from last year can be used. Having trouble logging in? Please contact us at 1.855.825.9255
A. You may register multiple people under one email address, however please be aware that when registering a new account using an email address already associated with an existing account, the owner of that existing account may have access to data associated with the new account you registering, and/or may receive tax receipts associated with donations made to the new account you are registering. To ensure account data and tax receipts are kept confidential, we recommend registering new accounts (including if you are registering your friends or family) with a unique email address not already in use by another account.
A. Unfortunately donations cannot be converted to registration fees because they are considered a charitable donation and a tax receipt has been issued for them. According to CRA regulations, registration fees are not eligible for a tax receipt.
A. Any donations received after the registration fee has been paid are gratefully accepted; however registration fees are non-refundable.
A. You can join a team from your participant centre. Please login and select change team membership on the right-hand side of the page, from there you can search for a team to join. If you would like to create a new team after registering, or if you require assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.855.825.9255.
A. Yes, for the safety of all participants, everyone must register as a participant.
A. This is the page that all of your supporters can visit to make donations. We encourage you to personalize this page - edit the content, tell everyone why this cause is important to you, add a photo or video and don’t forget to set your fundraising goal!
A. This is your personal online fundraising hub that allows you to send emails to friends and family, recruit team members, set your fundraising goal, track your progress and share your story.
A. Gmail and Yahoo contacts can be directly uploaded to your participate centre. Hotmail, Apple, Outlook and other providers can be uploaded too. You must go to your email, select contacts and export a .CSV file. Save the .CSV file on your computer, go to your participant centre and upload. All of your contacts will appear and you can then select who you would like to send an email to. We know that this can be problematic and if you need any assistance please contact us email@example.com or 1.855.825.9255.
A. Your privacy is important to us. Staff or volunteers cannot view or access information within your participant centre. Your information is confidential and is only accessible by entering your personal username and password.
A. You can register a team by selecting 'Create a Team' during the registration process.
A. You can join a team online by selecting 'Join a Team' in the registration process. Note: The Team Captain must register the team first before team members can join.
A. Yes! Teams can register on event day at their local Walk for Arthritis event.
A. Yes, you will receive a tax receipt.
A. Yes you can! You can donate to an individual team member by searching for them after clicking on the donate button.
A. While we encourage each participant to fundraise a minimum suggested amount of $100, we recognize that some teams will choose to fundraise as a team. Please note, new this year, individuals must raise $100 to receive a t-shirt on event day. This allows the Arthritis Society to direct more funds toward cutting-edge research. Fundraising incentives are awarded based on pledged revenue raised by individual participants only (not team fundraising or matched revenues).
A. Fundraising incentives are awarded based on individual fundraising achievement. For example, if your team raised $500 and you as an individual raised $100 you would be entitled to receive a t-shirt. New this year, t-shirts are only available through the fundraising incentive program.
A. Offline donations will be formally counted as part of your fundraising when they are received by the Arthritis Society. Cash and cheque donations can be entered in your participant centre as offline donations. If you bring any cash or cheque donations with you on event day, please ensure you also complete the offline donation form. The offline donation form can be found here.
A. All offline credit card donations are processed centrally after the event. Please include them on the offline donation form.
A. If you are helping a friend or family member by inputting their online donation for them, ensure you are logged out of your own account first. If you do not log out of your own account first, the user information on your account may be revised based on the new donor information. Once you are logged out, you can enter another person’s information to complete their donation for them.
A. Card Verification Value Code (CVV) is an anti-fraud security feature to help verify that you are in possession of your credit card. For Visa/MasterCard, the three-digit CVV number is printed on the signature panel on the back of the card immediately after the last four digits of your card's account number.
A. Each year, thousands of people across Canada participate in the Walk for Arthritis because they have one goal: to improve the lives of people living with arthritis. The funds raised through the Walk for Arthritis help us invest in research, advocacy, and solutions to deliver better outcomes for people affected by arthritis. While incentives are important to our fundraising efforts, we know that our donors also understand the importance of us managing our costs so we can ensure the highest possible amount of funds are directed towards our mission. That is why this year, one way we are managing costs and encouraging fundraising is by introducing a $100 fundraising minimum to receive a t-shirt on event day. We are so grateful that you are giving your time and passion to raising funds for the Arthritis Society.
A. Absolutely. You can donate here.
A. Yes, the corporate matching form can be found here.
A. Tax receipts are automatically issued for online donations of $5.00 or more. Tax receipts are issued for offline donations of $20 or more, however donors can request a tax receipt for a donation of any amount.
A. If the donation is made online you will get an electronic tax receipt the same day by email. The Arthritis Society will issue tax receipts for all offline donations between September 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020.
A. Electronic tax receipts are sent in PDF format. If you currently do not have Adobe Reader on your computer, you will not be able to open the attachment. Download Adobe Reader: http://www.adobe.com/downloads/. For a replacement tax receipt, requests for reprints, and/or corrections please contact us at 1.855.825.9255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A. Offline forms are manually processed by the Arthritis Society. As a result, tax receipts are issued after the Walk for Arthritis. The Arthritis Society will begin to issue tax receipts for all offline donations September 1, 2019, but no later than February 29, 2020.
A. The Arthritis Society is not able to issue a tax receipt or refund the registration fee according to CRA (Canadian Revenue Agency) guidelines.