“I learned a lot about fundraising and really enjoyed the special guests and activities. It was also cool that we got to vote on where to send money to the hospital” – Parker D, past participant

Giving back runs in families. At SickKids Foundation, we know that giving is something that's practiced, modelled, and taught: that the philanthropic spirit is passed down from one generation to the next. Our Giving 101 program exists to facilitate every family's conversation with their kids about the importance of giving back – and to inspire kids to be the next generation of philanthropists.

Interactive and educational, Giving 101 is designed for passionate youth, aged 11-14. Budding philanthropists will learn from the very best – the SickKids Foundation team that's built the #1 charity brand in Canada.

How Giving 101 works

  • Program starts Tuesday, April 4th, 2023 and concludes Tuesday, May 30th
  • Time: 4:30pm – 5:45pm
  • Sessions will be held weekly and in-person at SickKids Foundation offices, (525 University Ave) in Toronto
  • To view the Giving 101 curriculum, click here
  • To join Giving 101, donate $250*

*100% of your gift will be donated back to the hospital

Learn about impact. Then make your own.

Giving 101 participants will learn to think critically about how, why, and where to give. Topics covered will include financial literacy, storytelling, and the power of making an impact. Then kids will make one of their own – by choosing an underfunded area of the hospital to which they will direct their collective donations.

The program's finale is using the expertise they have gained to plan and execute their own fundraiser and participate in Million Reasons Run in support of the highest priority needs at SickKids Hospital.

If you have any questions, please reach out to giving101@sickkidsfoundation.com