In communities across Canada, nonprofit and charitable groups make a powerful impact by providing vital services to people who are desperately in need. GetintheLoop is proud to give a digital voice to these community providers through our Community Connections program, which gives organizations space on the platform to post about their community events and initiatives.
By downloading the app, members can learn about all the worthwhile causes happening in their community. Here is a closer look at some of our remarkable partners involved in Community Connections. We’re always looking for new community-minded organizations to partner with.
MONCTON COLISEUM, MONCTON, NB
Monctoberfest is an authentic German-style Oktoberfest event held at the Moncton Coliseum on Oct. 5, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am. The event will be packed with Damen und Herren (ladies and gentlemen) enjoying a traditional Oktoberfest atmosphere featuring great beer, German food, live entertainment and fun fundraising activities where you can win some awesome prizes from the event’s generous sponsors.
With the support of volunteers from the Greater Moncton Men’s and Women’s Progress Clubs; proceeds from this year’s fundraising activities will benefit charity partners at Habitat for Humanity and The Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick.
RUN FOR VAUGHAN
CANADA’S WONDERLAND, VAUGHAN, ON
The Run for Vaughan is an exciting event in support of the development of the City of Vaughan’s first hospital and healthcare facility. The Run for Vaughan is an event that was created and organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMJ Canada) for the sole purpose of providing a grassroots program to raise funds for the hospital project.
The Run brings out serious and casual runners and walkers from all across Vaughan, the GTA and other parts of the province. Participants come with their families and enjoy the festivities of the day. The Run for Vaughan was first held in 2003 and has become an annual event. Over $600,000 has been raised to date.
CHAI LIFELINE CANADA
Since its inception in 2006, Chai Lifeline Canada has raised over $10 million dollars and provided support to thousands of children who are battling a pediatric illness and to families who are affected by illness. The charity relies on the support of donors to provide critical care, compassion, programs and services to society’s most vulnerable individuals.
Chai Lifeline Canada offers a myriad of support programs to our families and help ensure they are cared for and not alone during their difficult journey.
COUNTRYFEST COMMUNITY THEATRE
Countryfest Community Cinema is a community owned, non-profit business that was built by people in the Dauphin and Parkland area. The community fully supported the project with over $1 million raised by community residents, organizations and business.
The business model for Countryfest Community Cinema is to put profits back into other community projects so all donations will continue to help kick-start other initiatives in the community.
WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS OF SASKATCHEWAN
WESK is dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs of every age, stage and culture to achieve their business dreams. WSEK believes everyone deserves an equal shot at success, and believes in connecting women with the right people, skills and support to make it happen.
From six members in 1995 to nearly 800 today, all across Saskatchewan, in almost every industry imaginable, the women entrepreneurs of WESK are growing businesses, creating jobs and fueling the economy.
4TH ANNUAL COLOUR RUN, WALK OR SKIP
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, MOOSE JAW, SK
Habitat Moose Jaw – a chapter of the Regina-based organization – exists because of the need for affordable housing in the community. Habitat works to mobilize donors, volunteers, organizations and the community to support homeownership opportunities for low income families. The Habitat homeownership program provides families with the opportunity to purchase a home at fair-market value with an interest free, zero downpayment mortgage that is set at 25% of their gross annual income.
Habitat Moose Jaw recently held its 4th Annual Colour Run, Walk or Skip event, All funds raised at this event are supporting building Habitat Moose Jaw’s ninth home at 914 Ominica St W.
DENIM & DIAMONDS GALA 2019
LEDUC COMMUNITY HOSPITAL FOUNDATION, LEDUC, AB
The Leduc Community Hospital Foundation (LCHF) was established in 1993 as a registered charity, and forms an important link between the community and the health care services provided at the Leduc Community Hospital and public health centres of Beaumont, Leduc, and Thorsby. The raising and distribution of funds plays a major role in the operation of the Foundation. All donations received stay in the community, supporting major – and minor – projects that enhance patient and staff comfort and care.
The LCHF inaugural Denim & Diamonds Fundraising Gala takes places on Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m., at the Coast Nisku Inn & Conference Centre. The evening will include dinner, dancing, cash bar and auction with entertainment by My Dog Sam. The LCFH will also be announcing its newest campaign.
PAWSITIVE MATCH RESCUE FOUNDATION
Pawsitive Match saves dogs and cats facing life-threatening circumstances in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Thailand. The animals in the program come from shelters that have no choice but to euthanize due to over-crowding or because they are shutting down, as well as stray animals that have no home.
Pawsitive Match also helps save animals on local reserves and may assist with owner surrenders on a case by case basis. The charity exists to help all animals and does not discriminate by age, size, breed, location, etc.
LANGFORD LEGION NIGHT MARKET
The Langford Legion Night Market has over 30 vendors and is definitely the place to be on the third Wednesday of every month. People can stop by the legion to grab a bite to eat, listen to great music, shop and lots of fun.
Sellers at the market include local artists, home-based businesses, food vendors, clothing vendors, jewellery vendors and much more.
100 HEROES PRINCE GEORGE
PRINCE GEORGE, BC
100+ heroes are asked to give $100 directly to one of three nominated charities, four times per year. Each quarter members attend a one-hour meeting at which three charities present their causes for five minutes each. At the end of the brief presentations, members determine by majority vote, which charity will be the recipient of the $10,000+.
100 Heroes is not an organization: it’s not registered, has no directors, officers or treasurer. and has no bank account because it doesn’t collect, spend or donate anything. Members make the donations. The group and its events are run on a budget of zero by a core team of big-hearted volunteers and with the assistance of some very generous sponsors, who coincidentally also care about the community.