Community Fundraising

Unleashing strength together!

You’re about to embark on an incredible journey with Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCIO), and we’re thrilled to have you on board. By choosing to host a Fundraising Event, you’re not just throwing a party or organizing an event; you’re playing a crucial role in empowering individuals impacted by spinal cord injuries.

At SCIO, our mission is to empower individuals impacted by spinal cord injuries, fostering thriving communities.

Since 1945, our founders’ spirit of resilience echoes in our commitment to provide peer experiences, education, advocacy, and ongoing services. Our vision is simple yet profound: individuals impacted by spinal cord injuries thriving.

By hosting a Fundraising Event, you join forces with a vibrant community dedicated to addressing the challenges people with disabilities face. Your initiative directly enhances the quality of life, health, and mobility for those living with spinal cord injuries, making a tangible difference in countless lives.

  • Who We Are/What We Do One-Pager: An overview of SCIO, outlining our mission, services, and the impact of our work. This document is ideal for informing event guests and potential sponsors about our organization.
  • Fundraising Ideas: A compilation of creative and effective fundraising ideas to inspire your event planning. These suggestions are designed to suit a variety of interests and settings, providing a foundation for successful fundraising efforts.
  • Hosting a fundraiser checklist: A checklist of proven strategies for planning and executing your event. These guidelines are intended to optimize your success and ensure a positive experience for all involved.
  • Sample Social Media Posts: Pre-crafted content for use on social media platforms to promote your event. SCIO is committed to supporting your efforts by sharing tagged posts, helping to amplify your message.
  • Sample Email Copy: Recommended verbiage for communicating with your network. This template will assist you in articulating the significance of your event and the impact of their support.
  • *Fillable Poster/Flyer Template: Customizable template to aid in the advertisement of your event.
    *In order to get access to the template, please complete the Fundraising Event Agreement.
  • *“In Support of” SCIO Logo: Permission to use the “In Support of” SCIO logo on your event materials, signifying your event’s official connection to our cause.
    *In order to use the SCIO ‘In Support’ logo, please complete the Fundraising Event Agreement.

Host a meaningful event that extends far beyond presents and parties!

Who we are

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCIO) is a community of experts in spinal cord injury, we serve people with all disabilities.

Grounded in shared life experience, we are Ontario’s primary source of services for individuals and families journeying from injury to achieving their personal life goals. We connect, support and empower our community to thrive.

Through our dedication to this work and with the power of our community, we are positioned as leaders in advocacy and education – bringing visibility and information about living with a mobility disability to the world.

Impact at a Glance



People received essential support and services from front line staff


Peer Mentor Connections.


Peer events connected people with knowledge and community

0 %
SCIO clients would recommend SCIO services.

People in need received essential mobility equipment

People were helped to improve their employment skills and prospects.

Kind volunteers helped deliver our mission

0 %
SCIO’s commitment to our community across Ontario.

Numbers are for Fiscal Year April 1 2023 – March 31 2024

Hosting your unique fundraising event

Third-Party Event Agreement Form

By signing this agreement, I acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agreed to the Terms and Conditions set forth by Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCIO) for hosting a third-party event. The full Terms and Conditions can be reviewed here.

This agreement grants me the right to use the “In Support of SCIO” logo, access to SCIO’s poster/flyer templates, a third-party event checklist, and a fact sheet about SCIO for the purpose of organizing my event.

Roles and Responsibilities

Host Responsibilities:

  • The host is solely responsible for all costs associated with the event.
  • The event is to be conducted in a manner that upholds SCIO’s reputation and mission.

SCIO Responsibilities:

  • SCIO will provide branding materials and informational content as specified.
  • SCIO does not assume any operational, financial, or legal responsibility for the event.

By signing below, I accept full responsibility for the event’s organization and conduct, freeing SCIO from any liability or costs incurred.

Community Fundraising Form

Third-Party Event Agreement Form

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We’re committed to ensuring your fundraising experience with us is seamless and enjoyable. This document outlines SCIO’s policies, guidelines, and frequently asked questions regarding third-party fundraising events.

Third Parties are required to:

  • Sign SCIO Third-Party Agreement prior to using any SCIO branded
    materials for fundraising purposes
  • Align with SCIO’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Maintain a positive image reflective of our organization.
  • Obtain necessary licenses and permits if applicable.

Getting started with your fundraising event is easy:

  • Complete the Third-Party Fundraising Agreement Form
  • Provide SCIO with notice of your event


To ensure the safety and standards of SCIO, its volunteers, and staff, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Branding & Marketing:
    Obtain approval before using SCIO’s name or logo *via completing the Third-Party
    Agreement form. Use positive marketing and public relations tactics.
  2. Donations and Sponsorships:
    Are the sole responsibility of the host and SCIO will not provide any sponsorship or donor information.
  3. Staffing and Volunteers:
    Organizers must provide necessary staffing and recruit volunteers for the event.
  4. Financing and Insurance:
    SCIO will not underwrite any third-party event.
    SCIO’s insurance does not cover third-party events. Organizers are responsible for any
    damages or accidents.
  5. Accountability:
    Provide one (1) weeks’ notice for event cancellation. This is especially important if SCIO has shared any third party event information via one of the public social media accounts. Inform SCIO if the event benefits any other charities. Be responsible for any financial losses.
  6. Lottery Licenses:
    Third-party events requiring special permits must comply with government regulations. Organizers are responsible for permits and fees.
  7. Liquor Permit:
    Obtain a Special Occasion Permit (SOP) from the LCBO if serving alcohol. All liquor permit regulations must be followed.
  8. Photographs:
    SCIO reserves the right to display event photos and comments on various platforms. By completing the Third-Party Fundraising Events Agreement Form, you agree to abide by these terms and conditions set forth by Spinal Cord Injury Ontario.
  9. Charitable Tax Receipts (CRA Requirement):
    A charitable tax receipt is given to individuals or groups who make a donation to a registered
    charity. The donations must be made directly to the Spinal Cord Injury Ontario and without
    personal return. One will not get a tax receipt for purchasing a ticket to an event, sponsoring
    an event, or buying an auction item or raffle ticket, etc.
    In compliance with CRA requirements, please add the following donor contact information:
    * donor’s name
    * donor’s address (including postal code)
    * donor’s telephone number (including area code)
    * amount of donation

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario will provide tax receipts for donations of $10.00 and above.


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