The Toonie Challenge is an ongoing initiative of The Friends of the MUHC that began in 2012 while the new MUHC hospital at The Glen was under construction.
The original vision was to collect enough Toonies to literally circle the new site of the hospital. Kind of like a great big Toonie hug!
Today, the goal of the Toonie Challenge is for students in Montreal schools to collect Toonies to raise awareness of the needs of the new hospital, and to engage students and their schools in an active relationship with all of their MUHC hospitals.
The Toonie Challenge was launched in 2012 with 10 schools from the Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS). Each school is encouraged to come up with its own initiative to raise Toonies. And the best part is, the students are given the opportunity to vote on how they would like their Toonies to be spent at the MUHC.
All funds raised go through The Friends of the MUHC to meet the hospitals’ greatest needs. Upon participating in The Toonie Challenge, students, teachers and families are invited to join us and become one of The Friends.
It’s a full “All Hands on Deck” initiative with participation and involvement from beginning to end.