Door-to-Door and Street Fundraising Programs

Our Door-to-Door and Street Fundraising program is a vital part of the Foundation’s efforts to support St. Michael’s Hospital this year. Through this program, we’re reaching out to you and your neighbours to find people to join the St. Michael's Caring Angels Monthly Giving Program. Caring Angels support the areas of greatest need at St. Michael’s, making it possible for us to provide the best possible care for patients.

St. Michael’s has partnered with the company Public Outreach to find new Caring Angels. Public Outreach canvassers receive comprehensive training about the mission and work of St. Michael’s so that they can speak to you on our behalf. These canvassers are not on commission. They receive an hourly wage for the time they spend fundraising on behalf of St. Michael’s.

For more information, please read our Door-to-Door and Street Fundraising FAQs below. If you have any questions, please contact us at 416.864.5000 or send us a message through our Contact Us page.


Q: How do I know a fundraiser is legitimate?

A: Fundraisers for St. Michael's will have:

  • Identification badges and branded attire
  • A video message, brochures and flash cards with the St. Michael’s Foundation logo (as shown above), phone number and website address 

Q: Why fundraise door-to-door and on the street?

A: Door-to-door and street fundraising is one of the most effective and personal ways we can reach out to donors. 

Q: Are St. Michael’s canvassers volunteers?

A: St. Michael’s canvassers are compensated with an hourly wage and do not receive commissions. Fundraisers are paid through Public Outreach. St. Michael’s Foundation and Public Outreach adhere to Imagine Canada’s Standards Program for charitable and nonprofit organizations. To learn more about Imagine Canada and its standards, please visit

Q: Why can’t I make a cash donation?

A: For safety reasons, we do not allow our canvassers to accept or carry cash donations. If you are interested in making a donation, please do so using our online donation form or contact the Foundation at 416.864.5000.

Q: How do I know my donation is going to St. Michael’s?

A: You will know your donation is going to St. Michael’s because:

  • You’ll receive a welcome package from St. Michael's Foundation within days of agreeing to make your donation