Global Day of Giving Takes Place on November 27

(Ottawa, ON – November 21, 2018) – The True Sport Foundation is an official partner of GivingTuesday on November 27, 2018. GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been driven by individuals, charities, business and communities across Canada and in countries around the world. Just as Black Friday and Cyber Monday kick off the holiday shopping season, GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season. Since 2013, GivingTuesday has united millions of Canadians to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

The True Sport Foundation is dedicated to the notion that good sport can make a great difference. Canadians who share this belief are encouraged to make a donation to the True Sport Foundation general fund or to a specific initiative of their choice. Donations will support programs and initiatives designed to give people, communities and organizations the means by which to leverage the many benefits of sport from a platform of shared values and principles. Donors will receive a charitable tax receipt from the True Sport Foundation (minimum $20).

“The message and intent behind GivingTuesday is very consistent with the work of True Sport and our desire to have Canadians rally around and encourage a positive sport environment that will instill character in our children and strengthen our communities,” said Karri Dawson, Executive Director, True Sport Foundation. “True sport promotes “give back” as one of its seven principles and believe that giving back will help instill character in our children and strengthen our communities.”

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About True Sport Foundation

The True Sport Foundation is a national charitable organization that is dedicated to advancing and supporting values-based and principle-driven sport in communities throughout Canada.   The Foundation embraces and promotes the seven True Sport Principles.
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About GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate giving of all kinds, celebrated on the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday; this year it falls on November 27, 2018. The movement was launched in Canada in 2013 by GIV3 and, and founded in the US in 2012 by 92nd Street Y in partnership with the UN Foundation.

To learn more about how to get involved or view a full list of GivingTuesday partners and great campaigns, please visit



For further information, please contact:

Megan Cumming
Manager, Corporate Communications
+1 613-526-6043 x 3233