Face-to-Face Fundraising


The safety of our personnel, donors and all Canadians is our top priority and we share the public’s concern about preventing any exposure to or spread of COVID-19. The Canadian Red Cross has extensive expertise and rigid standards for infection prevention and control including for COVID-19. Our canvassers are trained and are equipped to meet all applicable COVID-19 public health protocols including wearing masks, using hand sanitizer, maintaining safe distances and avoiding direct contact. We monitor local conditions and any time it is deemed necessary, we suspend this type of fundraising for appropriate periods of time.
It is also important to note that the pandemic has forced the cancellation of many other fundraising activities, especially those that normally take place indoors or involve large numbers of people, whether conducted directly by the Red Cross or by other organizations on our behalf. A safely managed, door-to-door campaign conducted outdoors only partially makes up for the cancellation of these many other sources of revenue that are vital to continuing the humanitarian work of the Red Cross across Canada and around the world.

Since 2004, the Canadian Red Cross has been conducting face-to-face campaigns to gain new monthly supporters to the society.

Face-to-face canvassing, whether it is on the street, in shopping malls,  business to business or door-to-door, is a cost-effective way for the Red Cross to reach a demographic we have not reached through other campaigns. Face-to-face canvassers are able to have personal conversations about our programs and about the benefits of monthly giving with thousands of people in all parts of the country.

: Canadian Red Cross Street Fundraisers

Face-to-Face Campaigns

Our door-to-door fundraisers knock on doors all across Canada. Each fundraiser talks daily to hundreds of people about the work of the Canadian Red Cross and invites them to support our work with a monthly gift.

Canadian Red Cross Door to Door fundraiser

How Do I Know if a Fundraiser is Legitimate?

Red Cross fundraisers wear a prominently displayed name tag and have a good knowledge about the Canadian Red Cross programs. Fundraisers often wear a vest, a coat or a golf shirt identified with the Red Cross logo and will also carry material on our programs. In some parts of the country, canvassers carry electronic tablets to collect information electronically.

Our canvassers are committed to recruiting supporters who wish to support the Canadian Red Cross through a monthly donation. However, door-to-door canvassers can in some occasions accept single donations. Canvassers are not allowed to accept bills or coins.

During the sign-up process for monthly donations, you will receive a phone call from the Canadian Red Cross Face to Face team's contact centre to verify your details. Please note those numbers below.