Great Canadian Giving Challenge
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Great Canadian Giving Challenge

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is an initiative of CanadaHelps.

Every $1 donated in June is a chance for ESWO to win $20,000 in a draw.

What is the Great Canadian Giving Challenge?

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is a national contest hosted annually by CanadaHelps. In the month of June, every $1 donated (minimum $3 donation required) from June 1st through June 30th on acts as a ballot to enter your charity of choice to win a $20,000 donation. All registered Canadian charities listed on are eligible to win the $20,000 prize.

What would $20,000 mean for ESWO?

$20,000 would provide epilepsy education to 400 classrooms across Southwestern Ontario, creating a safe and supportive school environment for children living with epilepsy!

Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario relies heavily on our fundraising efforts, donations, and support from the community to operate. Your donation will help to ensure we can provide services and support to individuals and families affected by epilepsy in your community.

While the pandemic has put a pause on many of our favourite activities, ESWO has continued to enhance the lives of people who are affected by epilepsy. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the finances of ESWO. We need the help of our community to ensure support and educational services remain accessible to people living with epilepsy, their families and their communities. Consider making a one time donation or a monthly contribution. Monthly donations that are processed through CanadaHelps in June will be included as contest entries. Yay!

Here’s what your generosity can do…


will send a child living with epilepsy to summer camp, where seizures and helmets are no big deal!


will educate an entire school about epilepsy and seizure first aid. Imagine the peace of mind this would bring to students with epilepsy.


will provide individualized education and support sessions for twelve newly diagnosed families.


We’re so excited that TRY Recycling is our Matching Gift Partner for the Great Canadian Giving Challenge 2021!

*TRY Recycling will match all donations made in the month of June up to $1,500. So donate today and we’ll receive twice the funds. This means your donation can make a bigger impact on those living with epilepsy.

Note: Donations must be made via Minimum $3 donation required. Contest runs from June 1, 2021 at midnight Newfoundland Daylight Time (NDT) to June 30, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). See full rules at:

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