Frequently Asked Questions
No, there is no registration fee to participate in the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO. However, we do encourage you to raise donations, which help to keep Kids Help Phone’s counselling service available to kids day and night.
You may only receive team and individual rewards if you are counting team money separately from the funds that you raise as an individual.
Example: If you as Team Captain have accounted for $500 that your team raised from a bake sale, and you have separately accounted for $250 that you raised from friends and family as an individual, you may claim both the reward for your team and your own individual reward.
Any funds donated to your fundraising page count towards your individual reward. Funds donated to the Team’s fundraising page count towards team rewards. But funds donated to the team page directly do not count towards your individual reward, and individual funds do not count toward the team prize.
On Walk day, your Team Captain will hand in the funds that your team collected in person by cash/cheque, along with the team’s pledge forms and the online fundraising summary for the entire team, and from there you will be eligible to claim a team reward.
Not necessarily. In accordance with Canada Revenue Agency requirements, if you make a personal donation to your own Walk goal, you cannot receive an official tax receipt if you are receiving a fundraising reward in return.
TIP: If you would like a tax receipt, pair up! You can support someone else and have them donate to your Walk goal.Y ou may receive an official tax receipt for the value of your reward if you raise $250 or more and decide to donate your fundraising reward back to Kids Help Phone. Please let us know on event day if you would like to do this.
All of the money you raise goes toward ensuring Kids Help Phone can continue to provide its counselling service to young people in communities across Canada. The Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO is Kids Help Phone’s largest fundraising event of the year and raises a significant portion of the revenue needed to keep our service available 24/7/365. For more information about Kids Help Phone, see the About Us page.
People who support a walker online will receive an official tax receipt by email within 24 hours. For those who support your Walk goal in person (by cash, cheque, or credit card, as indicated on your paper pledge form), an official tax receipt will be issued by Kids Help Phone after the Walk according to the information provided on that form.
There are many ways to raise funds successfully and have fun in the process. One idea is to start a team – fundraising as a group can be exciting, motivating, and a great way to achieve a significant fundraising goal. Another tip is to check out our Fundraising Tools page for helpful information, advice, and ideas. Have a great fundraising idea you want to share? Tell us about it: 1-800-268-3062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.