Q: What is the Great Canadian Giving Challenge and how is VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation participating?
The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is a national public contest to benefit any registered Canadian charity. Every dollar donated during June to a registered charity on CanadaHelps is an entry to win a $10,000 donation. The donation is provided by The GIV3 Foundation. VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is raising funds for the Canine Scent Detection Program by participating through this opportunity.

Q: Who is The GIV3 Foundation?
GIV3 is a movement to encourage more Canadians to be more giving. For more information about the program and the Foundation, click here.

Q: I’d love to support Angus and the Canine Scent Detection Program for the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! How do I donate?
Donate here. Every dollar donated is one entry for the $10,000 prize draw.

Q: After my online donation, who issues my tax receipt?
Donors will receive a tax receipt issued by CanadaHelps.

Q: When does the contest take place?
The contest opens from 12 midnight Newfoundland Daylight Time (NDT) on June 1, 2017 and closes at 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on June 30, 2017. The grand prize draw is on Canada Day, July 1, 2017 at 11 am EST.

Q: How will the fundraising dollars to Angus and the Canine Scent Detection Program be spent?
Funds raised will go toward a three-year Canine Scent Detection Program that will include the training of a second scent-detection dog that will enable the program to expand to other hospital sites.

Q: I’d like to donate to the Canine Scent Detection Program after June. How do I give online to this specific program?
To donate online specifically to Angus and the Canine Scent Detection Program, please click here.

Q: I’m in love with Angus and this program! How can I raise funds for this cause in my community or at my workplace?
Thanks for your enthusiasm for Angus and his cause! For information on how you can help fundraise in your community for Angus on behalf of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, visit our Plan an Event section or contact Carmen Cheung, Events Coordinator.

Please make a donation today and help us win $10,000.