Participant Tools and Resources

Welcome to Amici’s Canoe Heads for Kids! Now that you’re registered, you’re on your way to becoming a camp hero for a deserving child. Now’s the time to get familiar with your online fundraising page! Sign in to your fundraising page and be sure to personalize it:

Fundraising Tips

It only costs $1,088 to send a deserving kid to camp and change their life forever! 

There are so many ways to reach your fundraising goals and the team at Amici is here to help you every step of the way. Along the journey to Amici’s Canoe Heads for Kids 2016, you will receive emails with samples of fundraising letters, methods of utilizing social media to raise funds, and many other proven tips! Here are some to get you started:

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Training Tips

Amici’s Canoe Heads for Kids is the most fun you'll have this year, but it is also a work out! Starting with a 7.5 km portage along the waterfront and ending with 7.5km of paddling Lake Ontario, you and your team will transport your canoes for this journey, which means that while you’ll be able to swap out and share the load, a certain level of strength, endurance, and experience will be necessary. As we ask that you bring your own canoe for the event, you will be aware of the weight of your boat – tripping canoes can weigh in anywhere between 35lbs to 80lbs. That’s heavy! For your safety and the safety of other participants, we ask that you prepare your body for this undertaking. Here are a few tips and activities that you can try to help get yourself and your team ready for the big day!

Corporate Matching Gifts

Did you know that many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees? Awesome sauce, am I right?! Why not see if this can apply to your personal Canoe Heads fundraising? 

Effectively, this could double your support and double your impact, either sending kids to camp for twice as long or by sending twice as many kids to camp. Here is a list of matching gift companies (note: this is not a comprehensive list.) Please check with your employer to confirm participation and application procedure. 

Abbott Laboratories
Abbott Laboratories Ltd
Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.
Accenture Charitable Foundation
Accenture Inc
ADC Telecommunications
Addison Wesley Publishing Co
Addison-Welsley Publishers Limited
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Aetna Foundation Inc
Agrevo Canada Inc
Agrium Inc.
Air Liquide America Corp
Air Products & Chemicals Inc
Air Products Canada Ltd
Albany International Corp
Alberta Power Ltd
Alberta Energy Company Ltd
Albright & Wilson Americas Ltd
Alcan Aluminum Limited
Alcatel Canada Inc
Alco Standard Corporation
Alliance Forest Products Inc.
Allied Domecq Spirits & Wine
Allied Signal Foundation
Allstate Foundation of Canada
Ambac Assurance Corp
Amdahl Canada Ltd
American Airlines
American Cyanamid Company
American Express Canada Inc
American Home Products Corp
American International Group Inc
American National Bank & Trust Company
American Stock Exchange
Ameritech Foundation
Amoco Canada Petroleum Compnay Ltd
Amsco Canada
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Analog Devices Inc
Anderson Exploration Ltd.
ARCO Foundation
Arkwright Foundation Inc
Arkwright Mutual Insurance Co
Armstrong World Industries Inc
Arrow Electronics Inc
Arthur Andersen & Co Foundation
Asea Brown Boveri Inc
Aspect Global
Asten Canada Inc
Astral Communications Inc.
AT&T Foundation
Atlas Specialty Steels
Aurion Capital Management Inc
Avon Products Foundation Inc
Axel Johnson Inc

B F Goodrich Canada Inc
Bailey Foundation (The)
Ball Packaging Products Canada, Inc
Bank of Boston Charitable Foundation
Bank of California NA
Bank of Montreal
Bank of Nova Scotia
Banker's Trust Foundation
Barclays Global Investors
Barnes Group Inc
Barrett Design Inc
Barton Gillette Company
BASF Canada Inc
BASF Corporation
Battle Mountain Gold
Baybanks Inc
Bayer Inc (Rubber Division)
BC Telecom Inc.
BCT TELUS Communications Inc
Beamscope Canda Inc
Beaver Lumber Company Ltd
Beavers Dental Products Limited
Bechtel Foundation of Canada
Becton Dickinson Foundation
Bell Canada
Best Foods Canada (1991) Inc
BFC Construction Corporation
Bimcor Inc
Biogen Inc
Black & Decker Canada Inc
Blake Cassels & Graydon
Block Inc/H & R
Blount Foundation
BM Canada Ltd.
BMO Nesbitt Burns
BMW Canada Inc
BOC Group/The
Boeing Company
Bonar Inc.
Bonneville International
Borden Foundation Inc
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Boreal Insurance Inc
Bowater Inc
BP America Inc
BP Canada Energy Company
Brakelely John Price Jones
Brenda Mines Ltd
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Inc
Brooklyn Union Gas
Brunswick Foundation
Budd Canada Inc
Bunting Warburg Inc

Cadbury Beverages Canada Inc
Cadence Design Systems
Campbell Soup Company Ltd
Canadian Accident Group Ltd
Canadian Hunter Exploration Ltd
Canadian Marconi Company
Canadian National Railway Company
Canadian Occidental Petroleum Ltd
Canadian Tire Corporation Limited
Canadian Ultramar Ltd.
Canadian Western Natural Gas Company Limited
CanUtilities Holdings Ltd
Cargill Limited
Carrier Canada Limited
Carrier Corporation
Carter-Wallace Inc
Celanese Canada Inc
Celestica International Inc
Century Companies of America
CGC Charitable Foundation
Champion Road Machinery Limited
Charities Aid Foundation America
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Chase Manhattan Bank NA
Chevron Canada Resources Ltd
Chevron U.S.A. Inc
Chrysler Canada Ltd
Chubb Insurance Company of Canada
CIBA Corning Diagnostics Corporation
CIBA-Geigy Canada Ltd
Circuit City Stores Inc
Cisco Systems
Clarica Life Insurance Co
Claridge Investments Limited
Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation
Clopay Corporation
Clorox Company
Clorox Company Foundation
Coca-Cola Company
Coleman Charitable Trust Inc
Comcheq Services Ltd
Comerica Inc
Commercial Intertech Corporation
Compaq Computer Corporation
Computer Associates International Inc
Congoleum Corporation
Conoco Canada Limited
Consolidated Rail Corporation
Consumer Programs Inc
Continental Corporation Foundation
Co-op Atlantic Marketing Communications
Coopers & Lybrand Foundation
Corby Distilleries Ltd
Corning Incorporated Foundation
Corporate Foods Limited
Cosmair Canada Inc
Covington & Burling
Credit Union Central of Ontario
Credit Suisse Canada
Crestbrook Forest Industries Ltd
Crowm Life Insurance Company
CSL Group Inc
CSX Corporation
Cuna Mutual Insurance Group
CYRO Canada Inc

DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc
Dekalb Genetics Corporation
Delta Hotels Ltd.
Deutsche Bank of Canada
Digital Equipment of Canada Ltd
DLJ Foundation
Dole Food Company Inc
Domtar Inc
Donner Canadian Foundation
Dow Chemical Canada Inc
Dow Chemical USA
Dow Jones & Company Inc
Dresser Foundation Inc
Dresser-Rand Company
DSF Group Ltd
Duke Power Company Foundation
DuPont Canada Inc
Dun & Bradstreet Corporation

Eaton Corporation
Economical Mutual Insurance Company
Ecodyne Limited
EIMCO Process Equipment
Eli Lilly Cana Inc
Elizabethtown Water Company
Emerson Electric Company
Enerflex Systems Ltd
Entrust Technologies Ltd
Equilon Enterprises LLC
Equitable Companies Inc
Equiva Services LLC
Equiva Trading Company
Ethyl Canada Inc
Ethyl Corporation
Extendicare Inc
ExxonMobil Resources Ltd

Factory Mutual Global Foundation
Falconbridge Limited
Falconbridge-Kidd Creek Division
Fannie Mae
Farm Credit Corporation
Federal-Mogul Corporation
Fednav Ltd
Fidelity Foundation
Fiduciary Trust Company
Finning Ltd
Fishery Products International Ltd
FleetBoston Financial
Fluor Daniel Canada Inc
FM Global
FMC Corporation
Follett Corporation
Ford Electronics Manufacturing Corp
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
Four Seasons Hotels Inc
FPL Group Inc
Frank Russell Company
Freddie Mac Foundation
Fredrick W Cook & Company Inc
Freedom Forum
Fuji Bank Ltd
Flucrum Technologies Inc
Funderburke & Associates
Future Shop Ltd

G E Fund Matching Gift Center
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Foundation
Gary-Williams Company
Gaz Metropolitain Company, Limited Partnership
General Accident Assurance Co of Canada
General Electric Canada Inc
General Mills Canada Inc
General Reinsurance Corporation
Gentra Inc
Gilbey Canada Inc
Gillette Canada Inc
Gilman Paper Company
Glaxo Wellcome Foundation
Glaxo Wellcome Inc
Glen Falls Cement Co Inc
Glenmede Corporation
Glentel Inc
Globe And Mail
Goldman Sachs & Co
Goldome Foundation
Grace Foundation Inc
Griffin Canada Inc
Grumman Corporation
Guarantee Company of North America
Guardian Insurance Company of Canada
Gulf Canada Resources Limited
H J Heinz Company of Canda Ltd
Hampton & Harper Inc
Harper Collins Publishers Inc
Harris Foundation
Harris Trust & Savings Bank
Hercules Canada Inc
Hercules Inc
Hershey Canada Inc
Hershey Foods Corporation Fund
Hewitt Associates
Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd
Higher Education Publications Inc
Hoechst Canada (1996) Inc
Home Depot
Homestake Mining Company of California
Honeywell Ltd
Houghton Mifflin Co
Hughes Electronics
Hughes Network Systems Inc
Husky Oil Ltd
Hyal Pharmaceutical Corp
Hyundai Auto Canada Inc

I T P Nelson
IBM Canada Inc
IBM Corporation
ICI Canada Inc
ICI Explosives USA Inc
IES Industries Inc
IKON Office Solutions
Imax Corp
IMC Global Operations Inc
IMO Industries Inc
Imperial Oil Limited
Imperial Metals Corp
Inco Limited
Industrial Risk Insurers
Ingersoll-Rand Canada Inc
International Paper
Investors Group
ISK Biosciences Corporation
Itek Optical Systems
ITT Corporation
ITT Flygt
ITT Hartford Insurance Group Foundation
Ivest Corporation

J M Huber Corporation
J P Morgan & Co Inc
Janssen-Ortho Inc
James River Corporation
John A Hartford Foundation Inc
John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co
Johnson & Higgins Ltd
Johnson & Higgins Willis Faber Ltd
Johnson & Johnson Inc
Johnson Controls Ltd
Joseph E Seagram & Sons Ltd
Jostens Canada Ltd
JTI Macdonald Corp

Kearney-National Inc
Kellogg Canada Inc
Kellogg Co
Kemper National Insurance Companies
Kennecott Corporation
Kerr-McGee Corporation
Kidd Creek Mines Ltd
Kimberly-Clark Foundation
Kingsbury Corporation
Kmart Canada Limited
KN Energy Foundation
Kodak Canada Inc
KPMG Canada
KPMG Charitable Foundation
Kraft Canada Inc

Labatt Breweries of Canada
Lafarge Canada Inc
Lanier Worldwide
Lasalle National Bank
Leo Burnett Company Inc
Levi Strauss & Company
Loctite Corporation
Lotus Development Corporation
Lubrizol Foundation
LVMH - Selective Distribution Group

M Arthur Gensler Jr and Associates
M Canada Inc
MacMillan Bloedel Limited
Madison Mutual Insurance Co
Magellan Aerospace Corporation
Manville Corporation
Maritime Life Assurance Co
Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company Ltd
Mark's Work Wearhouse Ltd
Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc
MasterCard International
Mattel Foundation
Maxus Energy Corporation
McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd
McDonnell Douglas Canada Ltd
McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited
McKesson Foundation
Medis Health and Pharmaceutical Services
Medtronic Inc
Mellon Bank
Mercer Management Consulting
Merrill Lynch & Co Foundation Inc
Merrill Lynch Canada Inc
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Microsoft Corporation
Mid American Energy Co.
Middlesex Mutual Assurance Co
Midwest Resources Inc
Millipore (Canada) Ltd
Millipore Foundation
Mitel Corporation
Mitsui & Co
Mitsui Precious Metals Foundation
Mobil Foundation Inc
Mohasco Foundation Inc
Molson Companies Donations Fund
Monsanto Canada Inc
Moody's Corporation
Morgan Bank of Canada
Morgan Stanley & Co Incorporated
Morrison-Knudsen Corporation
Motiva Enterprises LLC
Motorola Canada Limited
Motorola Foundation
MRM Steel Ltd
MTS Systems Corporation
Murphy Oil Co Ltd
Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Mutual of New York
Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co

Nabisco Ltd
Nacan Products Limited
National Bank of Canada
National Gypsum Company
National Medical Enterprises Inc
NCR Canada Ltd
Neles-Jamesbury Inc
Nelson Thomson Learning
Nepera Inc
Newcout Credit Group Inc
New England Business Service
New England Education Loan Marketing Cor
New York State Electric & Gas Co
New York Times Company Foundation
Newsweek Inc
Nexen Inc
Nike Inc
Noble Foundation Inc
Noranda Inc
Norcen Energy Resources Limited
Northern Telecom Ltd
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
Northwestern Utilities Ltd
Norwest Corporation
NOVA Chemicals Canada Ltd
NOVA Corporation of Alberta
Novartis Canada Ltd
Numac Energy Inc
NYNEX Family of Companies

Occidental Petroleum Corp
Olin Corporation
Ondeo Nalco
Orix USA Corporation
Otis Canada Inc
Owens-Corning Canada Inc

Paul Revere Life Insurance Company
PCL Construction Group Inc
Pearson Education
Pechiney World Trade (USA) Inc
Penn West Petroleum Ltd
Pepsico Inc
Perkin Elmer Corporation
Peterson and Company Consulting
Petrolite Corporation
Pfizer Canada Ltd
Pharmacia & Upjohn
Philip Morris Companies Inc
Pioneer Group Inc
Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc
Pioneer Hi-Bred Ltd
Plymouth Rock Assurance Group
Polaroid Canada Inc
Pope & Talbot Inc
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc
PPG Canada Inc
Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc
Price & Pierce International Inc
Primex Forest Products Ltd
Principal Financial Group
Procor Limited
Procter & Gamble Canada
Protection Mutual Insurance Co
Provident Life & Accident Ins Co
Prudential Foundation
Prudential Steel Ltd

Qit-Fer et Titane Inc
Quaker Chemical Corporation
Quaker Oats Company
Quest Diagnostics

Ralston Purina Canada Inc
Ranger Oil Ltd
Raytheon Company
Reader's Digest Assc (Canada) Ltd
Reckitt & Colman Canada Inc
Redpath Industries Ltd
Renaissance Energy Ltd
Republic National Bank of New York
Research-Cottrell Inc
Reuters Canada Division
Reynolds Aluminum Company of Canada
Richardson-Vicks Limited
Rigel Oil & Gas Ltd
Rio Algom Limited
Robin Hood Multifoods Inc
Rockefeller Group
Rockwell International Corporation
Rohm and Haas Company
Rolls-Royce Canada Ltd
Rospatch Corporation
Rothmans Benson & Hedges Inc
Royal and Sun Alliance
Royal Insurance Company of Canada
Royal Bank of Canada
Rubbermaid Canada Inc
Ryder System Inc

S C Johnson & Son Inc
Safeco Insurance Companies
Saskatchewan Wheat Pool
SBC Foundation
SBC Warburg Inc
Schering Canada Inc
Scotiabank (Bank of Nova Scotia)
Scott Paper Ltd
Sears Canada Inc
Sedgwick James Inc
Shaklee Canada Inc
Shearson Lehman Brothers Inc
Sheldahl Inc
Shell Canada Ltd
Shin-Etsu Silicones of America Inc
Signet Banking Corporation
SmithKline Beecham Consumer Healthcare
Sony of Canada Ltd
Southland Canada Inc
Spar Aerospace Limited
SPX Corporation
St Paul Companies Inc
Standard Insurance Company
Stanley Works Foundation
State Farm Group
State Street Boston Corp
Steel Heddle Maufacturing Co
Stelco Inc
Stop & Shop Companies Inc
Sullivan & Cromwell
Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
Sun Microsystems Inc
Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc
Suncor Energy
Suncor Energy Foundation
Sunoco Inc
Surrey Metro Savings Credit Union
Susquehanna International Group
Svedala Process Technology
Syntex Inc

3M Canada Inc
3M Foundation
T Rowe Price Associates Inc
Talisman Energy Inc
Teagle Foundation Inc
Technimetrics Inc
Teck Corporation
Teledyne Inc
Teleflex Foundation
Telus Corporation
Tembec Inc
Tenet Healthcare
Tennant Company
Texaco Inc
Textron Canada Ltd
Textron Inc
The Baxter Allegiance Foundation
The Body Shop
The Boston Consulting Group Inc
The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company
The Empire Life Insurance Company
The Enerplus Group
The Goldfarb Corp
The Great-West Life Assurance Company
The Henry Luce Foundation
The Home Depot
The Jean Coutu Group Inc
The Maritime Life Assurance Company
The Molson Companies Limited
The Mutual Group
The Nutrasweet Company
The Quaker Oats Company of Canada Limited
The Seagram Company Ltd
The Standard Life Assurance Company
The Toronto Star
Thomas & Betts Corporation
Thomas H Lee Co
Toronto Dominion Bank
Torstar Corporation
Torrington Company
Total Petroleum Inc
Towers Perrin Inc
Transamerica Life Insurance Company of Canada
TransCanada PipeLines Limited
Transtar Inc
Travelers Insurance Co
Treadway Companies Inc
Tredegar Industries Inc
Tremco (Canada) Ltd
Trimark Investment Management Inc
Trinova Corporation
Triskelion Ltd
Trojan Technologies Inc
Trust Company Bank
Turner Corporation

UBS Bank
UBS Bunting Warburg Inc
UBS Group
UGI Corporation
Ultramar Canada Inc
Unilever Canada Limited
Unilever United States Inc
Union Bank of Switzerland
Union Camp Corporation
Union Pacific Corporation
United States Fidelity & Guaranty Corp
United Technologies
Unitrin Inc
Unocal Canada Limited
Unocal Corporation
Unum Foundation
Upjohn Company - Animal Health Division
UPS Foundation
US West Inc
USA Group
USG Corporation
USL Capital
USLife Corporation
USX Corporation

Valley Bancorporation
Van Waters & Rogers Ltd
Varian Canada Inc
Verizon Foundation
Victaulic Company of America

W R Grace & Co of Canada Ltd
W W Norton & Co Inc
Wallace & Wallace Ltd
Wal-Mart Canada Inc
Warner-Lambert Canada Inc
Wascana Energy Inc
Watkins-Johnson Company
Wausau Insurance Companies
Weldwood of Canada Limited
Wells Fargo
West Penetone Inc
Westcast Industries Inc
Western Cooperative Fertilizers Ltd
Western Star Trucks Inc
Westinghouse Canada Ltd
Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd
Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
Wheelabrator Technologies Inc
Whirlpool Foundation
White & Case
Whitehall-Robins Inc
Whitman Corporation
William M Mercer Limited
Wiremold Company
WMX Technologies Inc
Wyeth-Ayerst Canada Inc

Xerox Canada Inc

Ziff Brothers Investments
Zurich Canada