Frequently Asked Questions

Registration & Participation

Is registration FREE?

 

Yes, registration is free. We welcome all age groups to register and participate in Carefirst Charity Walk for Health. Encourage and share with your family and friends to join together!

 

Go to Register/Login to fill in the form and register as a participant. Here you can setup your personal or team fundraising page and view your profile. 

 

Thank you for participating! Remember to send us photos and video clips of you participating. Share them with us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) using the hashtag #CarefirstStayFit.

 

 

I forgot my login username and/or password, how do I recover this information?

 

To recover this information please go to Register/Login. Click ‘Forgot password’, enter your account email address and then click ‘Forgot password’. You will receive an email to reset your password.

 

 

How do I send or share with you photos and videos of me participating?

 

Post a photo or video of you participating on your social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and add the hashtag #CarefirstStayFit before posting. 

 

You can search #CarefirstStayFit on social media to view other shared photos and videos.

 

Thank you for participating and spreading the word!

 

 

Can I participate virtually?

 

Yes. While it is unfortunate to miss out on the in-person experience, you can still participate by registering as a participant and staying fit in any way you can from anywhere at any time. You can also enjoy the event by joining our Virtual Program on July 31, 2022. Remember to send us photos and video clips of you participating! Share them with us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) using the hashtag #CarefirstStayFit.

 

We also appreciate any support we can get. Help us SPREAD THE WORD and/or donate to Carefirst's services. Alternatively, you can donate to friends directly taking part in the event.

 

To register please visit here

If you would like to make a donation click here.

If you would like to donate to a participant click here

 

 

Can I still attend the event if I did not register as a walker?

 

Absolutely! Join our Virtual Program on July 31, 2022.

We also appreciate any support we can get. Help us SPREAD THE WORD and/or donate to Carefirst's services. Alternatively, you can donate to friends directly taking part in the event.

 
For more event details, please click here.

 

 

My elderly parents are not able to walk, but they would still like to participate in some way. How can they be involved? 

 

We encourage everyone to stay fit in any way they can, from cardio-intensive workouts to light breathing exercises. Remember to send us photos and video clips of you participating! Share them with us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) using the hashtag #CarefirstStayFit.

 

We also appreciate any support we can get. Help us SPREAD THE WORD and/or donate to Carefirst's services. Alternatively, you can donate to friends directly taking part in the event.

 

If you would like to make a donation click here.

If you would like to donate to a participant click here

 

 

How do I register a team?

 

Go to Register/Login. Fill in the form to register as a participant and to setup your team fundraising page. If you are already registered, click ‘Log in’ to manage your profile and team fundraising page. When you are logged in, on your Dashboard go to ‘Profile’ and select ‘Start a team’. Here you can fill in the form to register your team.

 

After creating your team, share your team fundraising webpage to your teammates so they can click ‘Join this team’ to fill out the form to become a team member.

 

Be sure to also manage your own page, as people with your team link will be redirected to the personal pages of the members when deciding to donate to them.

 

Thank you for participating! Remember to send us photos and video clips of you participating. Share them with us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) using the hashtag #CarefirstStayFit.

 

 

 

How do I join a team?

 

Contact your team captain to provide you with the team’s fundraising webpage. There you can select ‘Join this team’. Please register or if you’re already registered, please log in. Once you are logged in, under the ‘Profile’ tab, make sure that ‘Join a team’ is selected and then fill in the form.

 

Thank you for participating! Remember to send us photos and video clips of you participating. Share them with us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) using the hashtag #CarefirstStayFit.

 

 

 

Is there a minimum number of members required to form a team?

 

No. But of course, the more the merrier! Invite people to join your team!

 

 

 

What is my personal goal?

 

Choose how you would like to be ‘active’ (e.g. walking, running, dancing, yoga, etc.) and then set a duration, for example, commit 120 minutes of activity per week, 10 minutes of walking per day, or 1000 steps each day, etc.

 

Enjoy being active from anywhere at any time!

 

 

How much moderate physical activity does a person need?

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults need 150 minutes each week of moderate-intensity physical activity and 2 days of muscle strengthening activity.

 

 

What is my fundraising goal?

 

There is no minimum fundraising requirement. Thank you for your donation and supporting Carefirst.

 

 

How do I fundraise?

 

Share your fundraising webpage with family and friends by email or social media using the Share button on your Dashboard, or use the broadcast email tool under the Promote tab on your Dashboard. You can see your fundraising webpage URL in your Profile tab. We recommend you to send out several follow up reminder emails to maximize results. Your donors can access your fundraising webpage to click 'Donate now' to donate. 

Alternatively, donors can go to carefirstwalkathon.com, under the Donate tab and go to 'Donate to a participant' to make a donation to a participant or team. 

 

You can also fundraise with our Pledge Form.

 

Thank your donors. Make sure your donors know they are appreciated.

 

 

Can I fundraise by going door-to-door?

 

For the safety of our participants, we do not encourage door-to-door donation solicitation.

 

 

Is there any age restriction on who can participate or donate?

 

No there is no age restriction. We welcome everyone of all ages to participate in this good cause and have fun while staying active and healthy.

 

 

Donations

Is there a minimum donation amount required?

 

There is no minimum donation amount requirement. Thank you for your donation and supporting Carefirst. 

 

 

When will donations be counted for prizes?

 

To be eligible for the prizes, the pledge amount, age, number, and time must be received by Carefirst on or before September 9, 2022. Prize presentation will be announced at a later date.

 

 

Are donations refundable?
 
Sorry, all donations are non-refundable.  
 
 

Do I get a donation receipt?

 

Official tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.

 

 

Safety and COVID-19 Protocols 

How do you keep my information (i.e. credit card number) safe?

 

Only your goal, name and amount raised (if enabled) will appear on your personal fundraising page and the Leader Board. Your physical address, email, phone number and other personal information will not be displayed on the website or shared with others.

 

 

Are all volunteers and workers vaccinated?

 

Yes. All volunteers and workers at the event are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless it is medically contraindicated or there is a valid human rights exception where accommodation is made. Fully vaccinated means having received one of the below where the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was received at least 14 days ago:

  • The full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines (e.g. two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single dose vaccine series) OR
  • One or two doses on a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Heath Canada OR
  • Three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada

 

 

Are masks mandatory to attend in-person event?

 

Yes. Effective June 11, 2022 until further notice, mandatory masking continues at Carefirst Seniors & Carefirst Family Health Team.

 

 

Sponsor

How can I become a sponsor?

 

To become a sponsor, please contact:

Edith Lam

416-847-6007

Edith.Lam@carefirstontario.ca

 

 

Others

Have more questions?

 

Please contact us at donation@carefirstontario.ca or (416) 502-2323.

 

Visit our Contact page for ways to reach us.