Giving Back

One of the best things to come from launching has been the opportunity to engage the community in giving back through various fundraisers. I’ve developed a partnership with CARE Canada, who has been the primary beneficiary of the Kickass fundraisers to date. Below, you’ll find details on the events (plus some other initiatives).

I’ll look for opportunities to organize more fundraisers when I can. In the meantime, I invite you to consider donating to CARE Canada—or any other charity that’s important to you. To borrow from Kickass Canadian Sean Michaels, “go forth and do good.”

10th Anniversary, reflecting on a decade

To mark 10 years since this website launched, Kickass Canadians share updates and insights about themselves and the world.

Canada 150, looking back, looking forward

In advance of our country's milestone anniversary, Kickass Canadians reflect on what Canada means to them and what they hope it will mean in the future.

Walk In Her Shoes, CARE Canada challenge

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017,’s founder walked for CARE Canada.

Now That I’m Here, children’s book on illness and loss

This loving, uplifting story offers families and educators an entry point to helping children understand illness. All profits go to CHEO.

Jumping Off, community workshop and CARE Canada fundraiser

On Monday, September 28, 2015, the Westboro Brainery hosted a fundraiser workshop, with proceeds going to CARE Canada.

High Five, marking the fifth year of kicking ass launched in January 2011. In honour of the site’s fifth year, here are a few reflections and tributes.

SNAPS for CARE, winterscape photo fundraiser

Throughout July 2014, Petit Bill’s Bistro displayed photos taken by’s founder, with proceeds going to CARE Canada.

WIDE OPEN, Kickass Canadian Photographs for CARE

On Sunday, February 10, 2013, Ottawa community members gathered to celebrate Canada’s spirit of giving—with glowing hearts Wide Open.

Kickass Talks for CARE, inspiring and delicious

On Sunday, October 2, 2011, dozens of Ottawa’s finest came out to kick off the Thanksgiving season in style at Kickass Talks for CARE.