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. The Arthritis Society uses the monies raised from the Walk for Arthritis to invest in cutting-edge research, proactive advocacy, and innovative solutions that will deliver better health outcomes for people affected by arthritis.
A. You can use Visa, MasterCard, American Express. We are currently unable to process debit card transactions.
A. Yes, we love dogs! For safety reasons dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.
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. 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. Family Registration allows a family of up to two adults and four children/students to register with one unique email address for the Walk for Arthritis. This process will create one participant centre for the whole family that will enable them to consolidate their fundraising efforts. The family member that creates the registration must be 18 years of age or older. All communication about the Walk for Arthritis will be directed to the one email address for the family.
If each member of the family would prefer to have their own participant centre and fundraise on their own, each member will need to register for the Walk for Arthritis as an individual with an unique email.
A. The cost of the Family registration is a single $25 registration fee, or free if the Family pledges to raise $100 or more. This registration fee includes two adults and four children/students.
A. If you have more than six members in your family, please use two family registrations to complete the registration process. A different adult (18 years of age or older) must create the two family registrations with a unique email address.
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. Yes, for the safety of all participants, everyone must register as a participant.
A. This is the page where 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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. 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. 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, 2018 and February 28, 2019.
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 email@example.com.
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, 2018, but no later than February 28, 2019.
A. The Arthritis Society is not able to issue a tax receipt or refund the registration fee according to CRA (Canadian Revenue Agency) guidelines.