Fundraising Events & Initiatives

Join us and show your support of golf in Canada!

The Golf Canada Foundation runs several initiatives throughout the year in order to fund programs that support: junior golf development, Canadian collegiate golf, high performance golf, women’s golf and golf heritage. These events range from small receptions, to online auctions, to large-scale Pro-Am events- and each provides a fresh and unique option to support great causes and contribute however you choose! So come join us at one of our fantastic events, enjoy a chat with Canada’s industry leaders, and help us raise funds for the advancement of golf in Canada!

Play like the Pros Charity Challenge

Here is your chance to play golf at some of the most desirable and exclusive private golf courses in Canada, all in support of junior golf programs! Some of the most prestigious clubs in Ontario, from Redtail Golf Glub to Öviinbyrd, will be hosting qualifying events open to anyone who registers! The winners of each qualifier will be joined by the top fundraisers at a final event at the venue of the RBC Canadian Open (on a Monday – the day after the RBC Canadian Open concludes) and experience what it’s like to play in PGA TOUR conditions – the unforgiving rough, Sunday pins, and lightning fast greens.

Go to for details and to register. If you’d like more information about how the event works, please contact Martin Barnard at


Golf Canada Foundation Pro-Am

In its 109-year history, the Canadian Open has helped to shape the face of professional golf in Canada. The Monday Pro-Am at the RBC Canadian Open is now hosted by the Golf Canada Foundation, with proceeds going towards Foundation initiatives! Participating teams will have the opportunity to play with top Canadian golfers and celebrities at the host course for the tournament. The 2017 Golf Canada Foundation Pro-Am will take place on Monday, July 24th, at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario.

For information about this year’s event or to secure a corporate hospitality option, please contact Martin Barnard at


RBC Canadian Open 5k Golf Run

Get a great workout in and support the growth of golf in Canada! Run 5k along the Glen Abbey Golf Club the Saturday before the RBC Canadian Open. Runners and walkers will travel approximately 5.2 kilometres from start to finish, experiencing a PGA TOUR Championship-ready golf course, before finishing alongside the iconic 18th green. The route is flat with no big uphills or downhills, and is run 100% along the cart paths. It is an equally great route for those trying to set their personal best, and for those that want to take a nice stroll in a nice setting. All the while you can raise money for the Golf Canada Foundation (by opting in to fundraise when you register)!

To sign up for the event, click here for the registration page.


Celebrating Women’s Golf

On August 13th, 2017, The Angus Glen Golf Club will again play host to the Summer Swing event benefitting the Golf Canada Foundation!

The event will feature four simple golf clinic stations, a mani-pedi station, cocktails, shopping and a silent auction! All skill levels invited- come learn a bit about the sport, enjoy some drinks and great food with the girls, and check out the merchandise from some fantastic vendors!

For more information or if you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, click here for the event website or contact Martin Barnard at



  • Joelle Efford
  • Director, Development & Events
  • Golf Canada Foundation
  • 1-800-263-0009 x265