Peer-to-Peer Fundraising:

So you want to host a peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising event but don’t know where to start!

P2P fundraising is any sort of fundraising initiative that depends on peers connecting with one another in support of a cause that they are passionate about.

This can be achieved through an online campaign, a DIY fundraiser, an event or through team fundraising.

P2P fundraising is cost effective, helps to grow cause awareness, expand relationship networks and maximize limited resources in a timely manner.

Learn more here about how you can start your own P2P fundraiser, with our good friends at CanadaHelps in support of WES for Youth Online!


A non-monetary gift is referred to as a “gift-in-kind”: a donation of goods, services, time and/or expertise. When you donate a gift-in-kind, you provide WES for Youth Online with accessibility to items that would otherwise be difficult to obtain, or allow for other resources to be spent on alternative areas of need.

Examples of donated goods that would be of benefit to silent/live auction fundraisers could include:

  • Restaurant gift certificates
  • Spa days
  • Local brewery tours
  • Signed memorabilia
  • Concert tickets
  • Food gift baskets
  • Golf outings

Additionally, examples of services, time and/or expertise may cover:

  • Legal services
  • Accounting
  • Social media influencing
  • Web design
  • Consulting
  • Videography/photography

Legacy Giving:

Legacy giving also known as “planned giving,” is a gift made by an individual through a Will or another formal designation such as art, insurance policies, estate gifts or endowments.

Generally, a legacy gift is arranged between a donor and their financial advisor, reflecting the donor’s values now, for their dreams of the future.

As WES for Youth Online hopes to grow our mental health service and programs over the years to come for future youth generations, a legacy gift will help to ensure that our impact is reached far beyond today.

If you have not consulted a lawyer or financial advisor about your long term gift planning, it is never too late to start. Thank you for considering WES for Youth Online!

Stocks & Securities:

There are many strategic benefits to donating securities and mutual funds such as reduced taxes and instant tax receipts!

Learn more about the benefits of donating, capital gains tax and charitable tax credits here from our good friends at CanadaHelps.

Become A Smile Club Member:

Join the WES for Youth Online Monthly Donor Smile Club and become a piece of the puzzle, as we pull together as a community for better youth mental health support.

As a Smile Club Member, you help to provide sustainable funding all year long to support our free online counselling service. Help us raise $175,000 in support of more free online counselling for Ontario youth ages 13-24.

As a monthly donor you too receive many benefits:

Access to Information: join our email subscriber list and receive our monthly impact newsletter to see how your donor dollars are making a difference in youth mental health

Active Participation: tell us how you think we can continue to improve our service by filling out our annual donor survey

Avid Conversation: share your Smile Club Member puzzle piece with your social network! Let your friends, family and colleagues know all about WES for Youth Online’s free online counselling service

With no minimum donation amount required, signing up is easy and efficient. To sign up today, click here.

Host A Third Party Event:

Why not pull a team of passionate individuals together and “do some good” for your favourite charity! A third-party fundraiser is entirely planned and executed by volunteers, businesses or community groups who all share in a common goal. With the right crowdfunding platform and some guidance from WES for Youth Online, we can surely set you up for fundraising success! Visit our Third Party Event Toolkit to learn more and get started by filling out an Application Form here.

Looking for Third Party fundraising ideas, click here.