- Organize a fundraising event
Organize a benefit-event
Follow these steps
1. Make a plan
Whether it’s a corporate event, a spaghetti supper night, an exhibition, a bike-a-thon… your event must be well defined. Set a financial goal, create a committee of people dedicated to the cause, identify your target audience.
2. Send the form
Once your fundraiser is established (date, time, location, etc.), You must complete the form and return it to the Mental Illness Foundation as soon as possible so that the committee can be informed.
Click here to download the form.
3. Project approval
If your project is accepted, the Mental Illness Foundation will notify you as soon as possible so you can implement your fundraiser.
It is important to promote your event. The Foundation will remain available throughout the organization of your event. If you need a spokesperson, a logo, banner or simply documentation to provide your guests, the Foundation will try to give you the best support for achieving your goals.
4. Disbursing funds
When your activity is completed, it is important to send the funds raised to the Mental Illness Foundation within 45 days. Also, be aware that depending on provincial and federal laws, the funds must be must be provided within four weeks to receive tax receipts.
5. Say thank you!
Lastly, it is important to recognize volunteers, sponsors and participants after the event. In your letter of thanks, do not forget to mention the amount raised and highlight the success of the event thanks to their participation.
For questions, please contact:
Mélanie Boucher, Assistant Executive Manager
514 529.1000, ext. 257