Over 22% of Canadian children live in poverty.
Make a difference and spread hope by registering for the Santa Shuffle 5k Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk.

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Thank you for joining the fight against poverty. More than three million Canadians are living in poverty; these people may make daily sacrifices to make ends meet. No one should suffer in silence. Help The Salvation Army feed, clothe and empower those in need this holiday season.

How to Ask for Support:

1. Demonstrate the need:
Example: “One in 10 Canadians live in poverty. They may struggle to afford life’s most basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter.”

2. Share your passion:
Why is poverty important to you? Why is it important that everyone be able to afford life’s basic needs? Poverty isn’t always easy to see, but it’s everywhere.

3. Turn passion into action:
Explain to them why you’re doing the Santa Shuffle. “I’m taking part in the Santa Shuffle to put a spotlight on vulnerable Canadians, to help fight poverty and raise awareness.”

4. Ask for their support:
Put a number on it, “Will you make a $20 donation to support the three million Canadians living in poverty?"

Share your passion:
Inform people about why fighting poverty in your community is important to you. With one in 10 Canadians living in poverty, odds are they know someone who is affected by it. Some people are really good at maintaining a façade, but behind closed doors, they may be struggling to feed their children or pay their bills.

Make it personal:
Why care about poverty? Because it’s everywhere and can affect anyone; for some, the loss of a job, sudden illness, family breakup or rent increase can lead to homelessness. It’s right in your backyard and it’s not always easy to see. Every person deserves basic human dignity, no one should face hardship trying to feed their family or keep a roof over their head.

Ask for a specific amount:
Set a standard of asking your friends and family for the same amount, whether its $20, $15 or $10, every dollar contributes to helping The Salvation Army spread hope and dignity to vulnerable people, right in your community.

Download - How to Fundraise Guide


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Thank you for your interest in Santa Shuffle!

For all media inquiries, please contact:

Angela Rafuse - [email protected]


For all Quebec media inquiries, please contact:

Brigitte - [email protected]
Phone: (514) 288-2848 ext 2267


Check out the media links below to view/download the commercials, TV spot, and radio ad for this year's Santa Shuffle.

Santa Shuffle TV: Click Here

Santa Shuffle Radio: Click Here

Santa Shuffle YouTube Video: Click Here




How can my teammates fund raise online?

In order for individual team members to collect pledges online, they must have a member profile through the Athlete Dashboard. Once a profile is created, their email address will connect with the ‘pledge and athlete’ link. Please be sure to correctly enter your team mates email addresses.


I registered online, but people who are trying to sponsor me are unable to find me on the “search for an athlete” link.

You have asked that your name be ‘hidden’ from the public confirmation list. Please contact your local Run Director and they can ‘un-hide’ your name.


I registered at my local Running Room store, but I cannot see myself on the race confirmation list.

Walk-in registrations are collected by local Salvation Army staff on a weekly basis and entered manually online. The process can take up to two weeks before your registration appears online.


Are strollers allowed?

Yes, but for safety reasons, we ask that they stay towards the back of the group.


Can I bring my dog to this event?

While we don't actively encourage anyone to bring their dog to this event, and in some cases the park that hosts the event prohibits animals, any dogs that are running with their owners should be on a leash and are the full responsibility of the owner.


Is this race timed?

No, it is a fun run without any timing.


How do I get a Santa Shuffle T-shirt?

T-shirts are complimentary with a minimum of $50 in pledges. T-shirts can also be purchased for $15.


We have 12 people for our team, but I can only register 10.

10 is the maximum number for a team. You can split your group into two teams and compete against each other for fund-raising, or register the additional two people as individuals, but still run together.

Can some of our team participate in the 5K and some do the 1K?

Yes, just be sure to tell the folks at Race Package pick-up, so that you get the appropriate coloured race bib.

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