You can make every step count for your community.

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge unites the spirit of runners with a unique fundraising program to help create a stronger future for young people and build vibrant communities.

In 2016, participants raised $3.24 million for 182 community charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Your hard work and commitment to fundraising made a significant impact in our communities.

Help one of our official charities reach their goals while you are achieving yours! As Scotiabank covers all the fees associated with online fundraising, 100%* of the funds you raise will go directly to your chosen charity.

We all run for different reasons. We encourage you to run for what moves you!

Register for a 5k, Half Marathon or Marathon at this years’ Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. During the process of registration, you’ll be given the option to sign up for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge to fundraise for a participating community charity.

Congratulations on helping surpass $50 million!

In 2016 alone, you and other runners helped raise over $7.7 million dollars for over 550 charities across Canada. In fact, since the Scotiabank Charity Challenge began in 2003 you’ve helped raise over $53 million – which went directly to charities across Canada to create a stronger future for young people and build vibrant communities.

*Scotiabank pays for online transaction fees when fundraisers use the Frontstream (Artez) fundraising platform.

Become an Official Charity

Charities must be a registered Canadian charity in good standing with the CRA.  Participating Charities must register before Wednesday, March 1st, 2017.

A summary of the benefits of participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge:

  • Participation in a large-scale community event without running any financial risk, allowing donations to take precedence over logistics.
  • Scotiabank assumes most of the costs associated with fundraising, so every dollar received goes directly to the cause.
  • Charities and fundraisers are given free access to Artez (by FrontStream), a platform that allows runners to automate their fundraising.

Please download our 2017 Scotiabank Charity Challenge Information Package  for more details on the Charity Challenge and for the Official Charity Application.

Do you represent a charity and would like more information on becoming an official charity in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge?

Contact us and we will be pleased to provide you with all of the details you need to participate.

Contact Us

If you have a question or comments about the STWM Scotiabank Charity Challenge, contact us by email at We will be happy to answer you as soon as possible.