Door-to-Door online fundraising

March of Dimes Canada is one of Canada's longest-standing charities and thanks to donors like you, we are thrilled to be celebrating March of Dimes Canada's 65th Anniversary in 2016. You are the ones that make a difference and make us strong!
Door-to-Door Canvasser Wayne and daughter KateWhy I Canvass!
Wayne Eastabrook

Peterborough resident Wayne Eastabrook has been canvassing his neighbourhood in support of March of Dimes Canada’s Door-to-Door Campaign for over a decade. He became a canvasser after March of Dimes Canada provided financial assistance to help his daughter Kate move into her own supported apartment.

“I don’t believe that Kate would be able to be as independent and live on her own without the support of March of Dimes Canada,” says Wayne.

Each year he raises $300-$400 in his community. His neighbours know he’s coming, and are prepared with a small donation when Wayne comes to their door.

“I like to canvass in January, because how can anybody turn away a man in the cold,” jokes Wayne. “But really, I like to remind my neighbours that this a good cause, helping people in their community, and that every bit counts” he says.

Wayne believes in paying it forward, in addition to supporting March of Dimes Canada, he is also the Board President of Community Living Peterborough.

“I know that there are needs in the community, and somehow, we have to help,” says Wayne.

Join March of Dimes Canada to help children and adults like Kate with physical disabilities living in your community increase their community participation and independence - donate today or sign up to be a canvasser in your neighbourhood for next year. Thank you! 

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Learn more about March of Dimes Canada's programs and services at

Opening Door News - July 2016Read about the 2015/2016 Door-to-Door campaign in MODC's July edition of Opening Doors News

About March of Dimes Canada

March of Dimes Canada is a multi-service charity offering a range of programs and services such as Attendant Care, Employment Services, Assistive Devices, Independent Living Supportive Housing, Transitional Skills programs and more.

MODC Donations Graph August 2015
Each year, March of Dimes Canada spends more than $75 million on programs and services that help people with physical disabilities gain independence, and reach their full potential.

For over sixty years March of Dimes has depended on the kindness and generosity of Canadians who open their doors, heart and wallets during our annual Door-to-Door Campaign. This tradition started in 1949 when "Marching Mothers" went door to door to raise money for a polio cure. Thanks to their efforts, a vaccine was found and Canada was the first country to be declared polio-free.

Today’s March of Dimes Canada provides programs and services that open doors for people with physical disabilities to jobs, recreation, mobility and independence – but we couldn’t do it without our dedicated volunteers!

The 2016 campaign will see over 4,000 volunteer canvassers going door-to-door as well as online to help raise money for children and adults living with physical disabilities. Our goal for this year’s campaign is to raise $400,000!

With the aging of our population, more Canadians than ever need our help. Please give today to help people with disabilities live fulfilled and independent lives.


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William Shatner MODC Ambassador

MODC 65th Anniversary 

Event Goal
$20,000.00 CAD
$13,995.00 CAD

"I really believe in the work
of March of Dimes and am
impressed with how much
money goes directly to
programs for people
with disabilities."

Maida de Stein,
Door-to-Door Canvasser
and March of Dimes Donor