For Charities:

For Supporters:

  1. Which Canadian Charities qualify to be nominated?
  2. How can our organization participate in the contest?
  3. Can a charity at any time, for any reason, request to be removed from the contest and www.winavote.com?
  4. What is the duration of the program?
  5. Who do I contact if I have more questions?
  6. Can a nominated Charity be disqualified and removed from this program?
  7. Winner Selection and Notification
  8. Prizes


  1. Why vote?
  2. Who can vote?
  3. What is the timing on the program?
  4. How often can I vote?
  5. What information do you retain?
  6. Is my information shared with any other parties?
  7. Do you track or maintain cookies?
  8. Who do I contact if I have more questions?
  9. Can a nominated Charity be disqualified and removed from this program?
  10. Winner Selection and Notification
  11. Prizes

For Charities


1. Which Canadian Charities qualify to be nominated?
All charities registered with CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) with a current charitable registration number.

Those who operate in any jurisdiction within Canada except WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW .

Political organization, organizations affiliated with a political organization or organizations that fund political activities are ineligible.

Apply in writing to participate in the contest.
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2. How can our organization participate in the contest?
Send the following on your organization’s letterhead to info@winavote.com.

Your Canada Revenue Agency Charitable Number.

Your statement of purpose as it appears on your CRA application.

Your agreement to being posted on www.winavote.com web site.
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3. Can a charity at any time, for any reason, request to be removed from the contest and www.winavote.com?
Yes. Send a written request to be removed from the contest and www.winavote.com at any time, without obligation, on your charity’s letterhead to info@winavote.com. Your charity will be removed within a week of receipt of your request.
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4. What is the duration of the program?
Nominations and voting commence June 10th, 2010 and close December 31st, 2010.
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5. Who do I contact if I have more questions?
Please email us at info@winavote.com with your questions and we will be happy to assist you.
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6. Can a nominated Charity be disqualified and removed from this program?
Yes. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, at any time to disqualify any participating charity that does not comply with the requirements set forth in these Program Rules or the Participation Agreement, or if we reasonably determine that it would be necessary or appropriate to disqualify any charity to avoid potential liability to Sponsors, to maintain the integrity of the Program, or to protect the welfare of Sponsors.
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7. Winner Selection and Notification
We will contact the winners of the contest on or about January 16th, 2011 by e-mail. The winning charities will be publicly announced on www.winavote.com on or about June 1st ,2011.
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8. Prizes
The winning charity with the most number of votes, as of the closing time of the contest (1:00 a.m. December 31st 2010), will receive $20,000.00 (CDN) in the form of a certified check.

The 2nd and 3rd runners up will each receive $10,000.00 and $5,000.00 (CDN), respectively, in the form of a certified check.

The monetary prizes will be sent by mail within 6-8 weeks after the winners announcement.

The winning charities ("winners") are solely responsible for any and all applicable federal, provincial or local taxes or fees associated with the prizes.
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For Supporters


1. Why vote?
Many charitable events and organizations are grassroots efforts, motivated by small groups of people with big hearts and small budgets.

All too often, local, not-for-profit organizations are under-staffed and under-funded, and not as visible in our communities as many of the better known, well-established charities. The purpose of this contest is to help boost the visibility of lesser known charities, in addition to helping increase the resources of three, deserving charities, at a time when many charities are competing for the same donor dollars.

The sponsors of this initiative invite you to bring to our attention the charities that have touched your heart and that you believe are worthy of our help. In doing so, you help spread the word of their efforts, as well as giving them the opportunity to win well-deserved and needed funding. By simply visiting the web site as often as you can and casting your vote, you can make a difference to your favorite charity—be it large or small, local or national, recognized or lesser known.
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2. Who can vote?
All legal residents of Canada (except residents of Quebec and any jurisdiction where the contest is prohibited by law), at least 18 years of age, and with a valid email address can register and vote for the “win a vote” Award.
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3. What is the timing on the program?
Nominations and voting commence June 10th, 2010 and will close December 31st, 2010.
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4. How often can I vote?
Every voter can visit www.winavote.com and cast a vote every 24 hours.
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5. What information do you retain?
To maintain a degree of integrity, we will archive first and last names, including e-mail addresses. After each vote, a confirmation e-mail will be sent. All data collected before June 1st 2011 will be purged.
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6. Is my information shared with any other parties?
No personal information will be shared with any third parties nor will any personal information that is provided by voters be utilized for any other purposes other than this contest.
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7. Do you track or maintain cookies?
We do not track nor maintain any cookies.
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8. Who do I contact if I have more questions?
Please email us at info@winavote.com with your questions and we will be happy to assist you.
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9. Can a nominated Charity be disqualified and removed from this program?
Yes. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, at any time to disqualify any participating charity that does not comply with the requirements set forth in our Program Rules or the Participation Agreement, or if we reasonably determine that it would be necessary or appropriate to disqualify any charity to avoid potential liability to Sponsors, to maintain the integrity of the Program, or to protect the welfare of Sponsors.
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10. Winner Selection and Notification
We will contact the winners of the contest on or about January 16th, 2011 by e-mail. The winning charities will be publicly announced on www.winavote.com on or about June 1st 2011.
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11. Prizes
The winning charity (Charity with the most number of votes at the closing time of the contest (1:00 a.m. December 31st, 2010), will receive $20,000.00 (CDN) in the form of a certified check.

The 2nd and 3rd runners up charity will each receive $10,000.00 and $5,000.00 (CDN), respectively, in the form of a certified check.

The monetary prizes will be sent by mail within 6-8 weeks after the winners announcement.

The winning charities ("winners") are solely responsible for any and all applicable federal, provincial or local taxes or fees associated with the prizes.
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