The Canadian Red Cross has been conducting telefundraising campaigns across the country since 2004. Telefundraising is a cost-effective way for the Red Cross to raise vital funds for our ongoing work and to share news of our programs with thousands of people in all parts of the country. We appreciate the feedback from our donors and are thankful when our donors take the time to speak to us.

Our telephone fundraisers

Our telefundraising campaigns are carried out by professional telefundraising agencies. To help make sure that our fundraisers are knowledgeable ambassadors for the Red Cross, we hold training workshops to teach them about our history, ideals and programs.  We take pride in the knowledge, enthusiasm and quality of our fundraisers.

How do I know if a fundraising call is legitimate?

Telephone fundraisers working on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross primarily contact people who have interacted or supported the Canadian Red Cross in the past, although cold calling campaigns are also conducted occasionally. Telefundraisers will able to respond to questions about the work of the Canadian Red Cross and will be able to provide details to past supporters about their gift history upon request.

Telefundraising phone calls and text messages are primarily initiated from the telephone numbers listed below:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our fundraising programs, please contact or call 1-800-418-1111.