Being active is good for your body and it can be good for your soul too! Turn your next 5K run, Grouse Grind hike or volleyball tournament into a fundraiser that will help transform health care for individuals across the province.

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Turn on the spotlight! Your next stand-up comedy show or piano performance can support the rock star doctors, nurses and health care professionals at VGH, UBC Hospital and GF Strong Rehab Centre.

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Thinking outside the box? Perfect! Turn your hobby or something you love into a meaningful fundraiser. Nothing is too out-of-the-ordinary for raising funds for the extraordinary care that our health care professionals provide.

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FAQ Frequently asked questions

  • Do we need a charitable registration number to hold an event?

    You do not need your own registered charity number to hold an event. However, if tax receipts need to be issued on behalf of your event, please ensure the Foundation’s charitable registration number (132173063RR0001) is displayed on all promotional materials, as required by Canada Revenue Agency. Please contact us regarding tax receipts and we will provide additional information if required.

  • Will the Foundation help cover expenses incurred?

    The Foundation is not able to accept any financial responsibility or liability for your event, nor are we able to provide any insurance. Event expenses, event insurance and any permits or licenses are the responsibility of the event organizer. Donations collected at fundraising events may not be used to offset event expenses, according to CRA regulations.

  • How are tax receipts issued?

    Any donation over $25 is eligible for an official income tax receipt. Ticket purchases, raffle tickets, silent auction purchases, and merchandise purchases are not eligible for a tax receipt. Be sure to submit donation forms along with the donation to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. The Foundation will process and mail all tax receipts.

  • Can I designate the area I would like the funds to go to?

    Yes. You can decide on a specific area of the hospital or a specific fund that you would like the money to go towards. Please note that 8% of all donations will be contributed to the Foundation’s Most Urgent Needs Fund, which helps support high-priority equipment acquisitions, high-impact research projects, innovations in patient care, as well as the work of our Foundation.

  • Where do I send my donations?

    Donations can be sent to the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation office or submitted in person during regular business hours Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. If you choose to mail your donation, please ensure that you do not mail cash. Cheques can be made to:

    Attn: Ciara Ginty, Events Coordinator
    VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
    190 - 855 West 12th Ave
    Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

  • Who can I contact if I have questions?

    Our Events Coordinator, Ciara Ginty! You can reach her at 604-875-4676 ext 68520 or at ciara.ginty@vghfoundation.ca

Why Fundraise?

  • VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is Vancouver Coastal Health's primary philanthropic partner
  • Our hospitals and health care teams provides the best, most specialized care for all British Columbians
  • We train the health care specialists of tomorrow to ensure that future generations have access to the best adult health care
  • Donors help our hospitals and health care teams deliver care and perform research that transform health care and save lives every day


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