By supporting VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation through your fundraising efforts, you are transforming health care for all British Columbians.

Now more than ever we need to come up with creative ideas for fundraisers as most communities are limited in their ability to gather due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Get creative with fundraising! Your fundraiser doesn’t just have to be an event, instead you can create a unique page and drive your friends/co-workers/sports teammates to it for donations with an email blast. Want to make donating exciting? Check out our suggestions below for fun ways to fundraise.

We have created two funds supporting COVID-19 response and research efforts. You can create your own fundraising team/pages to support these funds by hosting a virtual event or starting a campaign! Get started today!

COVID-19 Response Fund

COVID-19 Research Fund

Create your fundraising page

Personalize your fundraising page with a photo and story about your cause. Share your fundraising page with friends, family and colleagues and invite them to make a donation.

Need help getting started with wording for your event? Contact Ciara Ginty, Fundraising Events Coordinator.

Register your event 

Tips to Get Started

How we can help
Download the Event Application Form

Check out some fun ways to fundraise below:

Virtual Events

  • Virtual Book Club: Pick an ebook and host a weekly video chat while raising funds for a good cause!
  • Virtual Workshop: Host a video workshop and ask your friends/following to join in the fun all from the safety of your home!
  • Virtual Dance Party: Pick an upbeat playlist, host a video room and invite friends to shake it out!
  • Virtual Games Night: Looking for some fun without leaving your house? Download the app ‘Houseparty’ and play heads up, trivia and much more!

In-person Events

*Due to COVID-19 it’s best to plan virtual events, but consider these ideas for future!
  • Get active! Run, hike, walk or dance your way to donations.
  • Create friendly competition! Host a sports tournament, cookoff, or karaoke night.
  • Party with purpose! Collect donations by organizing a cocktail reception, fashion show, or dance party, quiz night, pub fundraiser.
  • Run a community workshop or seminar.

Featured Fundraisers

COVID-19 Research Fund
COVID-19 Response Fund
Nick Kanaan’s Family Fundraiser
Hoffar Solid Organ Transplant Event


For more information, please contact:

Ciara Ginty
Fundraising Events Coordinator
C. 236 992 2674