FAQ's

About the Hike

Q: What is Hike for Hospice?

A: Hike for Hospice Palliative Care is a unique national fundraising event across Canada that brings together organizations working together in hospice palliative care to raise funds and awareness in their community!

Q: How do I find participating hike sites?

A: All participating Hike Sites are added to the CHPCA’s directory of Hike Sites, which can be found here. Once you have located a Hike Site in your community, you can return to the Hike Fundraising Page and search for that site in the registration process.

Q: What happens if it rains on hike day?

A: Our hikes go forward rain or shine, please show up as scheduled and dress for the weather. A refund cannot be issued for weather related cancellations and we thank you for your understanding.

Registering / Signing Up

Q: How Do I Register

A: Visit here and choose your local event. Once you have found your local event, follow the onscreen steps to guide you through the registration process.

Q: When I try to register online, I get an error message that I am “already registered.”

A: If you have logged in to our site before, you may already be registered. If logging in doesn’t work, please contact your local hike coordinator.

Q: I don’t have an email address or Internet access. How do I register?

A: Please contact the local hike site where you wish to participate. They will be able to assist you in registering offline.

Fundraising / Donating

Q: Where does the money go?

A: Funds raised through Hike for Hospice Palliative Care stay in the community in which they are raised allowing for a direct impact to local service. Most residential hospice palliative care programs are still funded at least 50% by charitable donations. Money raised through Hike for Hospice Palliative Care helps to ensure that these programs can continue to deliver good quality care to local patients and their families.

Q: What are Hike Pages?

A: Hike Pages are personal fundraising pages that are built in to our website. Hike Pages make fundraising simple for you. You can customize your Hike Page and email your friends and family to ask for their support. After you register you will be prompted to set up a Hike Page. Make sure to customize your page so that your supporters know why you’re supporting such a valuable cause. You can even link videos from YouTube and add a picture to your page!

Q: How do I direct people to my Hike Page?

A: When your page is set up, you will be assigned a URL (web address) this URL will be the same every year that you participate in Hike for Hospice Palliative Care. You can send your URL to friends and family, add it to your email signature, and post it to social media sites.

 

Q: How long does my Hike Page stay open?

A: Your page will be open for as long as your participating hike site has deemed so. Please contact your local hike coordinator to find out the exact date of closure.

Q: Do I have to start a new Hike Page every year?

A: No! You can reactivate and update your page year after year. Once registration opens for your local event you will be able to log in and update your information. You will retain the same URL (web address) as previous years.

Q: If I form a team and I am the captain, do I have a personal Hike Page, as well as a team page? If so, which one should I use to fundraise?

A: When you register as a team captain, or join a team, you will have both a personal Hike Page and the Team Page. Which one you use depends entirely on you. If you want to collect donations from your personal page these donations will be attributed to you and will accumulate towards your team’s goal. If you want to raise funds just for the team, you should use the team page. Using the team page does not attribute donations to the hiker who solicited the donation, but does allow you to share donations amongst team mates.

Q: If someone sends me money, how do I add it to my Hike Page?

A: You can enter these funds as offline donations from within your Participant Centre. These funds will count towards achieving your goal amount.

Q: Is my credit card information secure?

A: Yes. Our system uses the latest encryption and security./

 

Q: Is my donation tax deductible?

A: Yes, all, or a portion of your donation is tax deductible. Check with your participating hike site to see if there is a minimum donation amount require for tax deduction.

 

Who We Are

Hike for Hospice Palliative Care is a unique national fundraising event across Canada that brings together organizations working together in hospice palliative care to raise funds and awareness in their community!

Who Benefits from Hike for Hospice Palliative Care?

Hike for Hospice Palliative Care works towards raising much needed funds for hospice palliative care in Canada. Funds raised through the Hike help to ensure that more Canadians receive the end-of-life care they wish for. On average, 252,000 Canadians die each year. Hospice palliative care programs allow patients to gain more control over their lives, manage pain and symptoms more effectively, and provides support to family caregivers.

Hike for Hospice Palliative Care also helps to raise awareness for the many challenges faced by hospice palliative care programs and services and to promote and celebrate the phenomenal work that all volunteers and professionals in the field perform daily.

Funds raised through Hike for Hospice Palliative Care stay in the community in which they are raised allowing for a direct impact to local service. Most residential hospice palliative care programs are still funded at least 50% by charitable donations. Money raised through Hike for Hospice Palliative Care helps to ensure that these programs can continue to deliver good quality care to local patients and their families.

The money raised through the Hike is used in many ways, including: providing expert medical care for pain and symptom management, providing information about financial and legal services, planning with loved ones for a team approach to care, telephone counseling in crisis situations, respite care for caregivers and ongoing bereavement support.

Hike for Hospice Palliative Care is coordinated nationally by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Each participating Hike site organizes and hosts their unique local event. Thanks to our national sponsors, 100% of the funds raised in each community remain in that community.

 

What Is Hike for Hospice Palliative Care

Hike for Hospice Palliative Care is a unique national fundraising event across Canada that brings together organizations working together in hospice palliative care to raise funds and awareness in their community!

Who Benefits from Hike for Hospice Palliative Care?

Hike for Hospice Palliative Care works towards raising much needed funds for hospice palliative care in Canada. Funds raised through the Hike help to ensure that more Canadians receive the end-of-life care they wish for. On average, 252,000 Canadians die each year. Hospice palliative care programs allow patients to gain more control over their lives, manage pain and symptoms more effectively, and provides support to family caregivers.

Hike for Hospice Palliative Care also helps to raise awareness for the many challenges faced by hospice palliative care programs and services and to promote and celebrate the phenomenal work that all volunteers and professionals in the field perform daily.

Funds raised through Hike for Hospice Palliative Care stay in the community in which they are raised allowing for a direct impact to local service. Most residential hospice palliative care programs are still funded at least 50% by charitable donations. Money raised through Hike for Hospice Palliative Care helps to ensure that these programs can continue to deliver good quality care to local patients and their families.

The money raised through the Hike is used in many ways, including: providing expert medical care for pain and symptom management, providing information about financial and legal services, planning with loved ones for a team approach to care, telephone counseling in crisis situations, respite care for caregivers and ongoing bereavement support.

Hike for Hospice Palliative Care is coordinated nationally by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Each participating Hike site organizes and hosts their unique local event. Thanks to our national sponsors, 100% of the funds raised in each community remain in that community.