Thank you for choosing to raise money to support Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre. Do you have an event idea? Are you looking for inspiration? The possibilities are endless. Be creative and have fun!
Frequently Asked Questions about hosting your own event
If you have any questions that are not covered below, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Do I need to fill out an Event Application? Can’t I just donate the proceeds after the event?
While we graciously accept proceeds from events that take place without our knowledge, we do recommend you let us know about your activity or event by registering it. If we know about it ahead of time we can provide you with resources, promotional materials and benefits such as an event listing in our bi-monthly newsletter “from the hearth”.
Where does the money I raise go?
The money you raise will help fund the programming that Hearth Place offers. You can see more information about the programming offered. Together we can provide Hope, Encouragement, Acceptance, Reassurance, Trust and Help to the members of Hearth Place.
Does Hearth Place provide insurance for my event?
Hearth Place does not provide insurance for third party events. We suggest you speak with someone from your own personal insurance company to see what coverage they could provide.
Can Hearth Place help me to solicit sponsorship and donors for my event?
When you have completed an event registration form, we are happy to create a general letter on our letterhead that you can take to potential sponsors and donors that shows them our knowledge of the event.
Can Hearth Place provide me with volunteers at my event?
Please provide specific details of the day, time and responsibility of your volunteer needs well ahead of the event and we will try to provide some volunteers. We are unable to guarantee volunteers for your event but would assist as best we can.
I would like to have a representative speak or attend my event. Is this possible?
We will make every effort to attend your event if you would like us there. Depending on the size, scale and timing of your event, a representative from Hearth Place may attend as a speaker, volunteer or guest. Please note that Hearth Place is a charity that is not publicly funded and we would prefer our representative not be required to purchase a ticket to your event. If you would like to have a representative at your event, please consider budgeting for this within your event expenses. We will, however, publicize your event to our membership where possible and appropriate.
Can I use the Hearth Place logo when promoting my event?
Once your event is approved, please contact us with information on how you would like to use the logo. All promotional materials with the Hearth Place logo must be approved by us before going to print.
When do I need to submit the net profits from the event?
Event guests and volunteers will likely want to know how successful the event was. Hearth Place strives to recognize its supporters in a timely manner and therefore, we ask that net proceeds be submitted within 30 days of the event.
Can Hearth Place issue tax receipts for my event?
Hearth Place issues tax receipts in accordance with the Canada Revenue Agency guidelines. In general, Hearth Place does not issue tax receipts for third party events unless pledges or individual donations are made. In which case, full contact information of the donor must be received. If you have questions about whether your event qualifies for tax receipts please contact us.