GivingTuesday – Show us how you give…and win!

Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday…now GivingTuesday is coming to Canada on November 29, 2016!

This Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, takes place each year after Cyber Monday. As the “opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.

The Victoria Foundation supports GivingTuesday in the Capital Region and is encouraging everyone to become involved. One easy way to do so is to share an ‘UNselfie’ photograph showing how you give back to your community. Do so and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of two (2) prizes of $500 each to donate to the charity of your choice. Time, talent or treasure – we want to see how you give back. It could be anything from reading to a child or raking a neighbour’s leaves to organizing a community event. Share your photos and inspire even more great things to happen in our community.


Two winners will receive $500 each to donate to the charity of their choice.

How to enter:

On Facebook Like our Facebook page and post a selfie on our wall with a caption (or have it on a card in the picture) explaining how or why you and/or your friends are “giving” this year. Tag it with #UNselfie and #GivingTuesdayCa and you’ll be automatically entered to win. Check back on November 30th when we announce the winners.

Via email – If you aren’t on Facebook, email your photo to us at with “GivingTuesday” in the subject line. Include your name and a short description of what you’re doing in the photo. We’ll post it for you on our Facebook page to help share your inspiration with the community.

Click here for full contest rules.

Entry deadline:

Enter any time up until midnight on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. We’ll announce the winners on Wednesday,November 30, 2016.

*Please be aware that the Victoria Foundation may use your photos on our website, social media or in printed materials.

Looking for inspiration?

Read about Amanda Evans, one of last year’s winners, on our blog.

Get more involved!

Whether you’re a charity, a business or an individual, learn how you can feel great giving by visiting