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Face to Face Program

Since 2010, Sunnybrook Foundation has been conducting face-to-face campaigns in communities across southern Ontario to gain new monthly supporters.

Recurring monthly donations are a powerful way to make your support go further and save more lives by providing a steady and predictable source of income to Sunnybrook. Monthly support allows Sunnybrook to provide life-saving care at the most critical times.

As a monthly donor your benefits include:

  • Receive one annual tax receipt to make things convenient at income tax time.
  • A complimentary subscription to Sunnybrook Magazine, issued twice a year.
  • Special communications, from time to time, with news about Sunnybrook and the impact of your monthly donations.

When you choose to become a Sunnybrook monthly donor you join an important group of individuals who have made the commitment to change outcomes and heal the future.

Door-to-Door Canvassing Program

Sunnybrook Canvasser

December 2021 Update: Due to ongoing health and safety concerns associated with COVID-19, Sunnybrook fundraising teams are not currently canvassing. Please check back again for updates.

Sunnybrook Foundation partners with Canadian leaders in door to door fundraising, to help us reach out to communities all across Southern Ontario who would like to support life-saving research and patient care.

Our canvassers are compensated through an hourly wage with no commission. They receive training, which allows them to speak on behalf of Sunnybrook about our mission and fundraising program.

Numerous changes have been made to the program to ensure the safety of members of the community and fundraising staff through the practice of safe social distancing. All fundraisers will maintain a two-metre minimum distance during interactions and will be equipped with personal protective equipment including masks. Fundraising staff will not make any physical contact, including device sharing, with members of the community and will sanitize all materials after each interaction. During the process, you may receive a phone call from 1-833-675-1484 to complete your donation.  

Zoom in to see if canvassers may be in your community. Map includes anticipated locations and is updated every two weeks.

Our Canvassers

For security and recognition purposes, all Sunnybrook Foundation fundraisers wear identification badges, name tags, and carry brochures with details about our life-saving programs and facilities. They are also equipped with tablets in order to track and process your donation, and their locations, electronically.


Here are some common questions about Sunnybrook’s face-to-face.

How do I know if a fundraiser at the door is from the Sunnybrook Foundation?
For security and recognition purposes, all Sunnybrook Foundation fundraisers wear identification badges (similar to below), name tags, and carry Sunnybrook pitch cards and brochures with details about our life-saving programs and facilities. They are also equipped with tablets in order to track and process your donation, and their locations, electronically.
door to door
Do you accept cash gifts at the door?
Our canvassers will invite you to take part in the Foundation's monthly donation program and WILL NOT accept, nor ask for cash or one-time gifts. We believe this helps to protect both the donor and fundraiser. If you wish to make a monthly gift please note that we will accept void cheques for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and credit card payments.
Is it safe to give personal and financial information to the fundraisers?
Yes, we use tablets with encrypted software to collect payment information in a secure way. All the data we collect is immediately uploaded to our remote servers, processed and then completely removed from the tablet. Your financial data is further encrypted according the Payment Compliance Industry (PCI) Standards before being submitted to us at the Foundation to process your gift.
Is my privacy protected?
Yes. Sunnybrook Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information and adheres to legislated privacy requirements. Any personal information we collect is used for donor-related and tax-receipting purposes, or to keep you informed about our activities and other mission-related communications. We do not sell, trade or rent out any names or personal information.
I live in a high-rise, do fundraisers have permission to be in our building?
Yes.  Sunnybrook Foundation has a strict policy that requires fundraisers to secure written permission before entering a multi-dwelling unit with building management or superintendents. This is a mandatory requirement that must be submitted upon or prior to entry.
I have signed up, but how do I know I am a monthly donor?
Thank you for joining us as a monthly donor! You will receive an email confirmation immediately after registering. If you choose to donate by credit card, your first gift will be processed at the door. If you prefer to give by debit, your first gift will be processed by the Foundation within 7 business days. New monthly donors will also receive either a mailed or electronic version of our monthly welcome package depending if an email address was submitted at time of signing up. You should receive this within one month of your sign up date. If you haven’t received any of the above please call us at 1-866-696-2008.
What if I want to cancel or change my monthly giving details?
You can cancel, upgrade or decrease your monthly gifts at any time by calling our toll free number 1-866-696-2008 or email Any cancellations or changes made to a monthly donation will receive an email or phone call confirmation.
When and how will I receive my tax receipt?
An annual consolidated tax receipt will be issued in the New Year (usually February) for all gifts made in the previous calendar year. This will be sent to the mailing address that you provided.
I’ve moved since I signed up for my monthly donation – how do I let you know?
Please contact us by phone or email with your new mailing address information at your earliest convenience.
Additional inquiries can be directed to the Sunnybrook Foundation at 1-866-696-2008 or 416-480-4483.

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