Answers to commonly asked questions to help make your event a success
I have never organized an event. Can I organize an event?
We are thrilled that you are interested in supporting Sinai Health Foundation by holding a fundraising event. The proceeds from your event will directly impact Sinai Health System, helping it provide the best care in hospital, community and home, focusing on the health conditions with the greatest impact on the overall health of the population.
Can Sinai Health Foundation provide me with letters?
Yes, there are several letters that we can provide, including a letter to validate the legitimacy of your event to sample solicitation letters and thank you letters.
Can I use the Sinai Health Foundation name and logo to promote my event?
Yes. Once you have submitted your event and it is approved, we can provide our logo. You can use the logo and our name to promote your event. However, it is required that all materials with our logo or name are submitted to the Foundation for review and approval. Please allow 5 business days for approval.
How can the Sinai Health Foundation help promote my event?
Can Sinai Health Foundation provide me with a list of supporters?
Unfortunately, we cannot provide mailing lists of our supporters or solicit corporate sponsors for your event. However, the events team will be happy to review your list of potential sponsors and help you with your sponsorship strategies.
Can you issue tax receipts for my event?
Sinai Health Foundation follows all Canada Revenue Agency rules and regulations regarding tax receipting. If you intend to offer tax receipts, please indicate this in your Event Proposal Form.
Can I have a raffle and/or an auction at my event?
Raffles and auctions are a great way to raise money at your event. There are guidelines governing raffles and other gaming activities carried out for charitable purposes (see Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario website). If your event requires a license, please follow the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario guidelines and allow six weeks for processing of applications. There are also regulations for auctions, so please contact the Events Team to make sure that you are conducting your onsite activities according to government guidelines.
Can I designate the proceeds from my event to a specific department at Sinai Health System?
Yes, please indicate the fund designation on the Event Proposal Form or let the Foundation’s Events Team know where you would like to direct your funds. You can direct funds to Sinai Health Foundation, or to any of the four partners in Sinai Health System (Mount Sinai Hospital, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Circle of Care, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute).
Will Sinai Health Foundation pay my event expenses?
As the event organizer, you are responsible for all expenses for your event. Your event costs should be deducted from the funds raised before submitting the net proceeds to Sinai Health Foundation.
Who can I contact if I have more questions?
The Foundation Events Team is available to offer their expertise and answer any other questions you have!
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