You may see Calgary Health Foundation canvassers going door-to-door to inspire people to become monthly donors in support of health care initiatives. You may hear them by phone, too!

These monthly donors provide critical, unrestricted funding to create impact where it’s most needed now and where it’s needed next. Whether it is funding cutting-edge equipment for Calgary’s acute care hospitals or improving quality of life for patients, this is the best way for individuals to donate dependable funds to help purchase vital equipment and plan for long-term projects.

Door-to-Door & Telemarketing Fundraising Measures:
This donor campaign is one of many fundraising campaigns held by the Calgary Health Foundation and the roll-out plans are in alignment with the province’s phase two relaunch requirements.

Canvassers will be dressed in Calgary Health Foundation branded clothing and will wear an ID badge identifying themselves. In compliance with provincial requirements, canvassers have taken necessary precautions to ensure the safety of themselves and the public. This includes the use of personal protective equipment, appropriate social distancing measures and no physical marketing materials will be used.

Telemarketing canvassers will be reaching out from the following phone number: 587-943-3377 and can securely take your donation information over the phone.

These campaigns are part of our wider fundraising efforts, and donations can be made safely and securely with the canvasser. Of course, donations can still be made through our website or by reaching out to fundraising@calgaryhealthfoundation.ca.

Are we in your area?

This week, our canvassers are going to be in:

• Westbrook Mall
• Mount Pleasant
• North Mount Pleasant

Frequently Asked Questions


Why does Calgary Health Foundation go door-to-door?

Door-to-door is a cost-effective way for the Calgary Health Foundation to reach a new demographic of donors that we would not reach otherwise. By coming face to face with our prospective donors, our fundraisers are able to engage in rich dialogue about the impact philanthropy has in transforming health care for our community. Our hope is that more Calgarians become aware of how they can help us grow and sustain our mission to save lives and make world class health care possible.

How can I be sure this fundraiser is legitimate?

Calgary Health Foundation fundraisers should have a prominently displayed identification tag and have a good knowledge about the main priorities funded by the Calgary Health Foundation.  Our fundraisers also carry a tablet to securely capture donor data. They do not ask for nor accept cash donations.

Are your fundraisers paid or volunteers?

Calgary Health Foundation fundraisers are compensated hourly for their efforts. Calgary Health Foundation adheres to the guidelines set out by Imagine Canada. To learn more about Imagine Canada please visit: http://www.imaginecanada.ca 

Why does my donation have to be verified by phone?

This allows Calgary Health Foundation to ensure greater accuracy and also verify the donor’s intentions. 

Your verification call will be coming from the phone numbers 647-495-9772 and 604-343-1013.

Why can I not make a cash gift to the fundraiser?

For safety reasons we do not allow our fundraisers to accept or carry cash donations.  If you want to make a gift you can do so by visiting our online donation page here.

Is my banking and credit card information safe?

Yes. All data that is captured is encrypted in real time and processed in a compliant environment according to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.  No data is stored on the tablet nor is it shared with anyone. This is a safe and accurate way to acquire credit card payment and reduce administrative costs, human error and eliminate data loss.

How do I increase, decrease or cancel my monthly donation?

You can change your gift amount or cancel your monthly giving altogether at any time by calling 403-943-0615 or emailing give@calgaryhealthfoundation.ca.

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