Welcome event organizers! Thank you for considering hosting an event to benefit the lifesaving work of the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. Community events are pivotal in supporting animals across the province through our programs and services. You can make a difference for animals in need!

From BBQs to garage sales, golf tournaments to paint nights, no event is too big or too small. Once you are ready, submit your event proposal form and a representative from the Ontario SPCA will get back to you.

Need some help planning your event? We are here to help!

Plan Your Event In 7 Easy Steps
1. Choose Your Event

Below is a list of types of events you can plan, but feel free to get creative and come up with something new! When picking your event, be conscious of how much time and resources you have to help you execute your event.

Event Ideas:
– Sporting event (hockey/baseball/basketball/volleyball/soccer/golf tournament)
– Barbeque
– Bake Sale
– Concert
– Run/Walk
– Auction
– Theatrical event
– Dinner/Dance
– Garage sale
– Games night
– Paint night
– Pancake breakfast
– Fashion show

2. Start Planning

Planning an event is a lot of work, so make sure you have people to help out along the way. It’s a great idea to form an event planning committee that includes people who can focus on the following areas:

  • Budget & logistics
  • Marketing
  • Sponsorship & donations
  • Volunteers

Ensure you meet with your event committee regularly to support each other to ensure the event is a success!

3. Fundraising Goals & Budget
Identify how much money you hope to raise at your event and create a budget to help you achieve this goal. Remember to keep costs low by sourcing donated items. Try to only spend 10% of your fundraising goal on expenses. For example, if you plan on doing a bake sale and raising $500, try to keep expenses around $50.
4. Determine the Logistics
Pick a date, time and location for your event. Always be mindful of holidays and what other events are happening when you are planning your event. Think about your target audience and how you can cater this event to the desired demographic.
5. Promote Your Event
Promote your event through word of mouth, social media, free community calendars, posters, emails, handwritten invites, etc. to ensure people know your event is taking place.
6. Event Day
Alas, your event is finally here! All your hard work is ready to be showcased! Enjoy the day while raising funds for a great cause!
7. Reconciliation

After your event, reconcile your funds and arrange for the proceeds to be given to the Ontario SPCA.  Please include a tax receipt list for anyone who donated over $10. And finally, don’t forget to say THANK YOU to everyone who attended, volunteered or donated towards your event.

Once you have decided on an event, please register by submitting an event proposal form. If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-888-668-7722 x332.