When: October 1 – 31, 2020
There’s something for everybody:
Full Marathon run/walk (42 KM)
Half Marathon run/walk (21 KM)
We’re very happy to announce that the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon will be happening in October and that Silent Voice is once again an official charity. Due to Covid-19, the race will be entirely virtual this year, meaning participants can pick any time between October 1st-October 31st to run or walk.
You can do it all in one day or split it into several days. The location you choose is up to you. Your neighborhood, a park, whatever is convenient. You can run or walk the marathon, half marathon, 10K or 5K.
This year more than ever, the fundraising event is crucial to Silent Voice. 100% of the money you raise goes towards Silent Voice programs and services. With the flexibility of a virtual race, we hope that you’ll participate, recruit friends and family and raise much needed funds for Silent Voice. We will even reimburse your registration cost if you raise $300 or more.
You can create your own fundraising page to send to friends and family.
100% of all fundraising proceeds go to Silent Voice
Have questions? Need help to register?
Contact Ken at the Silent Voice office:
Call: (416) 463-1104 ext. 201
Support our Team!
It’s hard for me to express how important Silent Voice is to Deaf infants, children, youth and adults and their families so I asked my mom for help. My Mom then asked the Kelly MacKenzie, the Executive Director of Silent Voice for help and this is our message:
Silent Voice is a Deaf organization with a vast majority of Deaf staff making decisions and running programs for members of the Deaf community. Silent Voice thrives on meeting the needs to those it serves; identifying and filling gaps; making connections to make sure no Deaf child falls through the cracks; providing education to connect people. Silent Voice is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We are intolerant of oppression. BLACK LIVES MATTER; INDIGENOUS LIVES MATTER!
During Covid, Silent Voice connected me with my some of my Deaf friends from camp and the Saturday Program and our Deaf counsellors several times a week on Zoom to help us stay connected with each other so we weren’t so isolated at home with our hearing families. They explained COVID to us so that we could understand what was happening and why we all had to stay home. Silent Voice also interpreted all the government updates on their website (while also advocating for ASL interpreters for government updates as they happened) so that Deaf people have the same access to information that hearing people do. Silent Voice also offered me a Virtual Summer Camp experience so that I could stay connected to other Deaf children and youth despite not having an in-person connection to another Deaf person since before March Break. Volunteers from Silent Voice also helped my Mom create the most amazing birthday video for my 13th birthday with messages from my friends, family, teachers and counsellors. I LOVED it!
Please help support an agency rooted in its community, operated by passionate, compassionate and committed people who are themselves stakeholders.
Thank you!Support Caitlin
Silent Voice has been a great agency to work with. I have been a member of Silent Voice for the past 4 years. The Staff that works there are Passionate about their work and goes above and beyond to provide communication access through ASL for our Deaf Children and Deaf Adults and families. Please help me raise this awareness so we can continue to make accessibility in communication all aboard.Support Rosaria
Silent Voice is an organization that provides important services to the Deaf community in the GTA and around the province. I believe so much in the work that they do, and would love if you would help support them. Funds raised through the Scotiabank Marathon will support their programming.Support Katie
I am discovering that people are not aware of ALL that Silent Voice does. Some people think it’s a hearing organization serving the Deaf community – it’s not that; or a summer camp – we’re more than that; or just in Toronto – we’ve grown. Silent Voice provides services to Deaf adults; Deaf newcomers to Canada; Deaf parents; Deaf youth, children and infants; their families. Silent Voice is a Deaf organization with vast majority Deaf staff making decisions and running programs for members of the Deaf community. Silent Voice thrives on meeting the needs to those it serves; identifying and filling gaps; making connections to make sure no Deaf child falls through the cracks; providing education to connect people. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We are intolerant of oppression. BLACK LIVES MATTER; INDIGENOUS LIVES MATTER! Please help support an agency rooted in its community, operated by passionate committed people who are themselves stakeholders. Thank you!Support Kelly
Silent Voice continues to make a difference in the life of Deaf children and their families by providing family-centred services and hosting ASL events/programs. I want Silent Voice to continue bringing families together and for Deaf children to feel happy when making new friends and using ASL with each other. Hence, I’m going to run/walk to fundraise for Silent Voice!Support Michelle