Here to Be is a community-based social impact program that makes the healing benefits of yoga and meditation accessible through best-in-class nonprofit partnerships. We believe that everyone has the right to be happy and experience the joy that comes from living into our highest, truest selves. Yoga and meditation are universal tools that allow us to get quiet and tap into that potential that exists within.


New Leaf Foundation has been an innovator for the last decade, supporting the mental, emotional and physical well-being of youth in underserved and marginalized communities. Our initiatives are built around unique trauma-informed methodology that utilizes yoga- and mindfulness-based practices to foster emotional regulation and resilience. New Leaf specializes in supporting young people who are facing challenges in areas such as school attendance, learning, behaviour, conflict, involvement with the law, and chronic & traumatic stress.

Charitable tax receipts will be issued after the event for donation amounts $30 and over.

Fundraising will remain open until July 2 at midnight.

Fundraise Your Way To Amazing Prizes

Top Team – Private team yoga class and lululemon yoga mat, bag, and water bottle (for up to 10 people).

Top Individual – lululemon yoga mat, bag, and water bottle, and a Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon race entry.

Please note — fundraising totals will be calculated on Friday, June 16 at 5 p.m. based on online fundraising pages.

Prizes are subject to change, are not transferable, and can be won by a runner who pre-registers and attends the race, regardless of finish place or time.

Make a Top-Up Donation

You can donate directly to New Leaf during registration.

Make a General Donation

Click here to make a direct donation to New Leaf Foundation.

Personalize your Pledge Page

And send it around to family and friends!

Sign in to your account, select Menu, edit your page, then share it via email, Facebook, and Twitter. Click here for assistance in setting up your page.

Note – In order to customize and share your pledge page, you will need to “claim” your Race Roster account. If you haven’t already done so, please email and we’ll be happy to get you set up!

Pledge a Participant or Team

Looking to sponsor an individual or team participating in the event?

Questions? Contact


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