SPONSOR THE CHALLENGE

CORPORATE AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

The Challenge

In 2017, Canada will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The coming sesquicentennial is an opportunity to profile what is unique and good about our country.  Volunteerism is at the heart of healthy and vibrant communities – Canada’s 150th Anniversary is an opportunity to focus on the importance of volunteering and giving back to this great country.

The Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge is a nation-wide movement led by Volunteer Ottawa in partnership with Volunteer Centres across the country.  The goal is to have Canadians give 150 hours of volunteer time in 2017 in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The Challenge will also include a special focus on diversity, seniors and youth.

Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community. Volunteers canvass for funds; provide advice, counselling or mentoring; visit seniors; prepare and deliver food; serve as volunteer drivers; advocate for social causes; coach children and youth; serve on boards and committees. They shape their communities and enable non-profit organizations to deliver programs and services to hundreds of thousands. Canadians volunteer an average of 154 hours per year –59% of the population have volunteered at some point in their lives. The Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge will build on these numbers significantly, engaging tens of thousands in making a difference in the lives of Canadians.

The Challenge will receive widespread publicity, web traffic and social media engagement with unique branding across Canada. City mayors are being asked to support the challenge, build city rivalry and encourage citizens to take part. Prominent Canadians are being approached to become champions. An Awards Ceremony will be held to recognize those who contributed the most volunteer hours in each province and region.

Canadian corporations and businesses who want to make a demonstrable impact in their community and in the country, and highlight their commitment to social responsibility are invited to become a Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge Corporate or Business Patron.

Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge Corporate Patrons – $15,000

Corporate Challenge Patrons receive:

–    National recognition and exposure in all promotional material, marketing and media across the country including:

  • Marketing material distributed by volunteer centres across the country
  • Media releases and announcements – national, regional and local
  • City challenges
  • Social media (#vounteer150challenge)
  • Logo on 10,000 t-shirts distributed to those who meet the Challenge
  • Corporate acknowledgment through Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer platform and mobile application used by volunteers to track their volunteer hours

Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge local Business Patrons – $5,000

Business Patrons receive:

–   Recognition in all local promotional material, marketing and media including:

  • Marketing material distributed by local volunteer centres in their region
  • Local media releases and announcements
  • City challenge
  • Social media (#volunteer150challenge)
  • Corporate acknowledgment through Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer platform and mobile application used by volunteers to track their volunteer hours

Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge Awards Ceremony Sponsor – $30,000

The Challenge will culminate in an Awards Ceremony held in Ottawa in early 2018 to recognize those individuals who volunteered the most volunteer hours in each province/region, including special categories for New Canadians, Aboriginals, Seniors and Youth.

Exclusive sponsorship of the Challenge Awards Ceremony is available to a Canadian corporation that wants to contribute to the Challenge in a unique and memorable way with added exposure.

The Awards Ceremony Sponsor will receive:

  • All benefits of Corporate Business Patrons above
  • Exclusive sponsor recognition in all Awards communications collateral and signage
  • Opportunity to:
    • have a representative speak to attendees in an opening address
    • announce winners
    • send personal messages to Award recipients
    • provide promotional item or corporate information