As an Employee

There are many ways to support CNIB right from within your workplace, and the CNIB team is always here to help.  

Group of business people standing togetherFundraise at work 

Fundraising for a cause you care about at work is not only a great way to make a difference in the lives of others, but it’s also a great way to bring your team together and make 9-to-5 a lot more fun! 

Holding a fundraiser in your workplace can be as simple as collecting a toonie from each of your colleagues, or as elaborate as holding a crazy-dress workplace fashion show for CNIB. 

Here are a few ideas for great workplace fundraisers:

  • ​Personal services auction – Ask your colleagues to donate their time and skills for a personal services auction to raise money for CNIB. They could offer to babysit, mow the lawn, fix a leaky tap, paint a room, help in the garden or any number of other services.

  • ‘Spot the baby’ wall – Ask your colleagues to bring in a baby picture, then put them up on a wall and have your colleagues make a small donation to guess who’s who.

  • Dare the boss – See if your boss is up for having a little fun for a great cause. Are they willing to wear a silly outfit to work? To shave their head? To sing a goofy song in front of the whole staff? Ask your colleagues to fundraise for CNIB and have your boss carry out a crazy dare if they reach the target amount – all in good fun of course!

  • Inter-department sports match – Let your colleagues let out their competitive sides by setting up an inter-department sports match – whether it’s hockey, football, basketball or any sport you choose. Have spectators make a donation to watch the big game or charge a fee to enter. 

  • Late-for-meetings box – Set up a box and have your colleagues donate a small amount (like a loonie or toonie) every time they’re late for a meeting. 

Even more ideas:

  • ​Raffle or 50/50 draw 

  • Car wash 

  • Lunchtime bingo game

  • Toonie drive

  • Dunk tank 

  • Baked good sale

  • Used book sale

  • Speaker lunch

  • Coffee morning 

Getting started 

Get all the tips, resources and information you need to make your fundraising activities a big success.​​