Ways to Volunteer

Welcome to the 2016 Heart&Stroke Canvass! We invite you to join our team of 100,000 volunteers as we raise funds for research and deliver lifesaving information to homes and inboxes across Canada.

There are three volunteer roles for the Heart&Stroke Canvass:

three volunteer roles for the Heart&Stroke Canvass
  1. Zone Leader: A volunteer who leads and supports a team of Captains and may also choose to be a Canvasser.
  2. Captain: A volunteer who leads and supports a team of Canvassers and may also choose to be a Canvasser (see Resources for more information).
  3. Canvasser: A volunteer who collects donations and delivers life-saving information to neighbours, friends, family and colleagues. (see Resources for more information).


A Gold Heart Canvasser is any canvasser that raises $500 or more. Fundraising can be done through door-to-door, online or a combination of the two.

As a Gold Heart Canvasser, you will receive a gold, heart-shaped lapel pin engraved with ‘2016’ as a memento of your significant accomplishment.

When you set your goal as $500 or more on your online canvassing headquarters, a Gold Heart virtual Canvasser badge will appear on your personal fundraising page for your donors to see.


If you are interested in other volunteer opportunities with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, for example running your own fundraising event or helping at your local office, please Contact Us. We are always grateful for the support of our valued volunteers!

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