The SickKids philanthropy program exists because SickKids Foundation and our donors are committed to more than our own cause. Our vision is to broaden the culture of giving in our community by providing youth with the knowledge required to become the next generation of philanthropists.

Our two educational programs, Giving 101 and Giving 201, are designed for passionate youth between the ages of 12 — 18. Students will learn from the very best, including our inspiring SickKids staff — the team that's built the #1 charity brand in Canada.

You could call it 'Philanthropy School', but the youth won't. They will be learning and having fun. Giving 101 and 201 gives kids the power to help kids, and the knowledge to become giving adults.


Giving 101

Designed for youth who are new to fundraising. Youth will learn to think critically about how, why, and where to give. This inspiring experience will allow them to make an impact on SickKids by donating their program fee to an underfunded area of the hospital.

They will also feel the impact of philanthropy when they vote on an underfunded area of the hospital to which to donate. To see how last year's vote has helped SickKids click here.

To view the curriculum for Giving 101 and to register, click here.

Enrollment Fee: $250*

*100% of this fee will be donated back to SickKids.


Giving 201

Designed for youth who are experienced fundraisers. Youth will use their expertise to plan and execute a fundraiser in support of SickKids GetLoud. At the end of this interactive program, youth will form a Giving 201 team at the GetLoud 2022 event where they will collectively celebrate their fundraising achievements.

To view the curriculum for Giving 201 and to register, click here.