Play it Forward Challenge

What is Play It Forward?

A 14-day virtual challenge that keeps kids, adults, families, corporate teams - really anyone! - connected, active, and having fun while helping millions of children around the world, including right here in Canada. All while practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

From June 18 - July 1, a new challenge will be issued every day that taps into our four types of play: games, sports, creative and free play. Have your friends and family sponsor you to complete each challenge and earn points along the way to win one of the top prizes. Register today and get a head start on your points for every donation you receive! Are you ready to take the Challenge?

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Why Should I Play It Forward?

COVID-19 has affected us all. But its impacts on us are not equal.

Here in Canada, COVID-19 will have disproportionate impacts on children and families in Indigenous communities who experience limited access to health services and mental health programs compared to their non-Indigenous peers. The social isolation caused by COVID-19 will only deepen mental health and well-being impacts to Indigenous children and youth.


For 10 years, Right To Play has partnered with Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada to support programs that focus on mental well-being, self-care, healthy coping strategies and life-skill development. During the pandemic, we continue to support over 85 partners with virtual trainings and activities that can be played by children, youth and families in their homes. Many of our Community Mentors have been designated essential workers because of the critical role they play in support of child and youth health and well-being. This means it is vital to continue supporting these local programs.

We need to support children now so they can help their communities recover and rebuild stronger than ever in the future. Right To Play has the expertise, the partnerships, and the teams to make that happen.

Your support will help us keep children safe and healthy, learning, and mentally resilient.

Why Should I Fundraise?

Now more than ever, Right To Play needs the help of fundraisers and donors to continue to fund critical programming during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect, educate, and empower 2.3 million children. Funds raised through the Play It Forward virtual challenge will benefit the mission of Right To Play and ensure that programs can continue here in Canada and around the world where we work in 14 other countries.

Help us continue to support children and their communities. The pandemic threatens to undo a lot of the work globally that Right To Play has done over the past 20 years. We can’t let that happen. Dollars are needed now more than ever - thank you!

Thank you for joining the #RTPPlayItForward movement. You are officially in training! 

To help keep you motivated, Right To Play has recruited some of Canada’s brightest talents to host each day of the Play It Forward virtual challenge. From Sam Effah and Sarah Wells (Right To Play Ambassadors, Olympians and Amazing Race Canada’s Season 7 Runner Ups) to Dwayne De Rosario (Toronto FC Ambassador, 4-time MLS Champion and Canadian soccer legend), our Celebrity Challenge hosts will help facilitate fun, engaging and socially-distant daily challenges that celebrate our four types of play: sports, games, creative and free play. Earn points, recruit friends, challenge co-workers, post on social and help raise much-needed funds for Right To Play's COVID-19 relief efforts in Canada and around the world.

Getting excited about taking the Challenge? So are we! 

Check back here every day after June 18th to see what the daily challenge is. Want to start earning points now so you can pull into an early lead among your fellow Challenge-takers? Click below to take the early bird seed challenge. Hurry, it closes on June 15th!

Play to Help Raise Awareness

Compete in daily challenges inspired by Right To Play's fundamental play-based learning methods

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Invite Friends
Earn additional points every time a friend registers
Raise Money
Earn additional points for every dollar that someone contributes in support of your challenge.
Share Lots
Earn points for sharing on Facebook and Twitter plus for retweets and favorites.