Team Caring Clowns: Toronto Challenge

Join Team Caring Clowns in the Toronto Challenge! Show your support by walking, running, or making a donation.

What is the Toronto Challenge?

Ryerson University Caring Clowns The Toronto Challenge is an annual fundraising race organized by Toronto Long-Term Care Homes & Services. It is a family event that raises money for community agencies that improve the quality of life for older adults. This year’s race will take place on Sunday, June 11, 2017, starting at 9:30 a.m. at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West.

What are Caring Clowns?

Since 2009, Programs for 50+ at Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education has provided training and practice for Caring Clowns. In this unique hands-on program, older adult students learn clowning techniques to volunteer in long-term care facilities for older adults with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

How can I make a donation to support the Caring Clown program?

Donations of $20 or more are eligible for a tax receipt from Ryerson University. Please provide your complete contact information (name, address, phone number) when making your donation.


Make a secure donation online through Ryerson University.


Mail a cheque issued to “Ryerson University”, with “Caring Clown Program” in the memo line, to the following address:

Caring Clown Program
c/o Marie-Therese Boffice
The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON  M5B 2K3

Toronto Challenge logoHow can I register to walk or run in the race?

Join Team Caring Clowns by walking (1 km or 5 km) or running (5 km) in the Toronto Challenge.


Register for the race through the Toronto Challenge. Be sure to select “Caring Clowns (Ryerson University)” as your team.


Once you have registered, please let us know you will be part of Team Caring Clowns! Contact Marie-Therese Boffice ( or 416.979.5000, ext. 2757), who will be coordinating the collection of donations and pledge forms on behalf of the Caring Clown program.

Note: Team Caring Clowns walkers and runners are eligible to win Toronto Challenge race participant prizes, but they are NOT eligible to win any Toronto Challenge fundraising prizes.

What if I have further questions?

For more information, please contact Marie-Therese Boffice at or 416.979.5000, ext. 2757.