Faces of March of Dimes Canada

PARTICIPANT RESOURCES

If you are an Online Participant 

Man on laptopFirst Steps – How to Get Started
  • REGISTER as a canvasser/participant by following the instructions provided on the site.

  • PERSONALIZE the Participant page and the Email appeal by adding a personal message in the text or use the generic message. It is however more powerful to tell a personal story (although email templates are provided within the site which can be used as well), and tell how these funds will help support March of Dimes’ programs and services locally. A photo can be inserted as well, to help personalize the ask for support either of the Participant of a local activity or event. 

  • IMPORT email contacts into the Address Book using the Email Centre, or alternatively add Contacts individually.

  • SEND the email to people on your contacts list.

  • FOLLOW UP with contacts who haven’t donated yet, and send a THANK YOU to those who have.
     
  • TELL people about the local campaign. Get others involved on the Team as canvassers. The more people involved, the more money raised. Use Facebook or Twitter account to help spread the message.

  • At any step of the way, there is help available. Help is available right on this site, on every page, but if personalized assistance is available too, please call or email:
              Laurie Irwin
              Program Manager, Community Campaign
              (905)751-1961
              laur.irwin@gmail.com
Online Canvassing
It's never been easier to email friends, family members and colleagues – to either ask for a donation or even suggesting they become an online canvasser too.
PDF documentOnline Canvassing Tips


If you are a Door-to-Door Canvasser


Canvasser Thank you for joining our movement and becoming a door-to-door canvasser. When you canvass, not only are you raising funds but you are creating change in your community by spreading the word about all the life changing programs that March of Dimes Canada provides, including Stroke recovery, mobility programs, and Attendant Care Services.

Canvassers can canvass by:
  • Going door-to-door in your neighbourhood
  • Spreading the word online to friends, family and colleagues
PDF documentWhat you do as a MODC Community Canvasser

We simply can not do this without your help!


Campaign Tips Before you Start:
  • If you are canvassing in the colder months, remember to bundle up.
  • Please avoid slippery walkways or conditions that appear unsafe. Your safety is paramount!
  • If you can, try to canvass when people are more likely to be home – ideally early evenings or weekends.
  • If possible, have small bills and change available for those making cash donations.
  • If you would prefer, you can canvass your place of work, worship or in your groups and clubs.
  • Please take a moment to review the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act tip sheet
Before the Campaign

PDF document2019 Canvasser Guide
PDF documentTips for Canvassing Success