Frequently Asked Questions
Dry Feb is a fundraiser that challenges you to go alcohol-free in February and raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. It helps you get healthy while also raising funds to make a difference for Canadians affected by cancer.
Signing up to the Dry Feb challenge is easy (and free)! Sign up, and follow the simple steps to create your personalized profile page where you can receive donations, post updates, and find links to share your profile page to social media.
Thanks to fundraising programs like Dry Feb, last year CCS:
- Provided a space for community and connection to more than 273,000 people affected by cancer through our online community, CancerConnection.ca and parlonscancer.ca.
- Helped more than 6,800 people get to and from cancer-related medical appointments through our Wheels of Hope transportation program.
- Funded $50 million in cancer research and innovation including:
- $35.8M to enhance treatment and quality of life.
- $3M to advance cancer prevention research.
- $5.9M to improve early diagnosis.
- $13.6M to enable over 131 clinical trials to test new strategies to treat and prevent cancer.
At this time, the Dry Feb campaign is not available in French. We are currently working with our third-party vendor Ezy Raise to develop a French Dry Feb program that will be available in the near future.
After you've logged in to your Dry Feb account, you will be directed to your profile page. Log in
All Dry Feb fundraising must be conducted through the Dry Feb website (dryfeb.ca) to ensure your donors receive their tax receipts from the Canadian Cancer Society. By signing up on dryfeb.ca, you are eligible to enter our fundraising competitions for a chance to win prizes, and receive health tips, fundraising tools and motivation to get you through your dry month.
When you signed up you will have created your own Dry Feb profile page. This profile page has a unique URL / link that you can share with family, friends and colleagues to encourage donations. We also have a number of fundraising ideas to help you raise money.
On your profile page, people can make a donation through our secure payment form using a valid credit card or PayPal.
While we encourage all donations to be made online, we realize this isn't always possible. To make a donation with cash or cheque, please download and fill in our offline Donation Form.
Once you've filled in the form, please send the form and donation to:
Dry Feb C/O Canadian Cancer Society
55 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M4V 2Y7
*Please make cheques payable to Canadian Cancer Society and mail along with your Donation Form.
- Offline donations can take up to 3 weeks to appear on your online profile page once they have been received by the Canadian Cancer Society.
- Donor names or messages that are received with your offline donations are not published on your Dry Feb profile.
- Offline donations will appear as one total on your profile page, so we recommend sending in all offline donations towards the end of the month.
Once we have received and processed your donations, we will update your profile page to reflect the submitted offline donations. You will also receive an email letting you know that your offline donations have been added.
If you've forgotten your password, please click here.
Once you have entered your registered email address, you will be emailed a link to reset your password. Make sure you enter your password accurately, as all passwords are case sensitive.
Your username is the email address you used during registration. Please email [email protected] if you cannot remember the email you registered with.
First, you will need to be signed up as an individual. Please sign up.
Once you have signed up, you can create or join a team from your profile page. On the left hand column of the page, scroll down to “Join a Team” and you can select “Create a Team” or “Find a Team” to join.
For a step-by-step process, please visit this page.
A Golden Ticket gives a Dry Feb participant a night off their challenge.
For a minimum donation of $25, their night off can still make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.
To donate a Golden Ticket, search the participant you wish to donate to, click 'Donate' on their profile page, and select 'Golden Ticket' on the donation form.
Absolutely! When signing up, check the box, “I don't live in Canada.”
Dry Feb is open to those who have reached the legal age of majority in their province/territory of residence at the time of entry.
The ‘number of years taken part’ in your profile picture badge will show all of the years you have taken part regardless of whether you’ve raised funds those years. However, the ‘funds raised over the years’ section on your profile page will only show the years that you’ve raised funds.
If the ‘number of years taken part’ badge in your profile picture doesn’t accurately show how many years you have taken part, this is likely because you have used a different email address when signing up to participate in one or more of those years. If you don’t believe that is the case, please contact us at [email protected]
For donations over CAD $20, you will be issued an official donation receipt by the Canadian Cancer Society before April 30, 2024.
Receipts can be emailed to donors if email addresses are provided*. Otherwise, your tax receipt will be mailed. Please ensure you enter your correct email and/or mailing address when donating.
*Where CCS has a registered charitable # for the US, CCS can provide tax receipts to donors from North America only (Canada and the USA).
Donations will remain open until the end of April.
Please ensure all online and offline donations have been made by April 30, 2024.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal, Apple Pay, and Google Pay for online donations.
For offline donations, we accept cash and cheques.
Yes. For credit card verification you must enter your billing address exactly as it appears on your credit card statement.
No, there is not an option to designate funds to a specific program at CCS. The funds raised through Dry Feb support all areas of CCS’s work based on greatest need, including:
- Funding life-saving cancer research.
- Providing trusted information and compassionate support to everyone affected by cancer.
- Leading change in the most pressing areas of healthy public policy.
To create a team, you need to be signed up to Dry Feb as an individual participant first.
Once you’ve created your own profile, click the button on your profile page that says ‘Create a team and invite friends’ under the JOIN A TEAM box.
If this is a team for your workplace, select ‘Yes’ to ‘Is this a team for your workplace?’ Include your organisation name then click, Create Team.
If your team is for friends and family, check ‘No’ when asked ‘Is this team for your workplace?’ then click, Create Team.
You will be prompted to invite team members once you’ve created your team profile. Note that you must be signed up as an individual participant to be able to create a team.
After checking on the ‘Invite team members’ button, you will see a link to your team page to share under the ‘JOIN MY TEAM’ tab. Copy this link and share this with your friends, family or workmates.
When your friends, family or workmates click on the link, they will need to sign themselves up as an individual participant first. They will then be automatically added to your team.If they are already signed up, they will need to log in and then they will be automatically added to your team.
The easiest way to join a team is via the unique team URL, which is located on the team profile page.
You can also search for the team under ‘JOIN A TEAM’. Once you have found your team, then select ‘Join Team’.
You can search for a team by name under ‘JOIN A TEAM’ on your individual profile page. You can also search for a team by name on the home page using the search function on the top right ‘Find a fundraiser or team’.
Some teams are set to private which means the team leader needs to accept your request before being able to join a team. Email us at [email protected] and we’ll send a friendly reminder to your team leader.
Organisation level is created by the Dry Feb team when you have two or more workplace teams. Please get in touch with us at [email protected] and we can set this up.
To become a workplace team, you need to select ‘Yes’ when asked ‘Is this a team for your workplace?’ when creating a team. If you need help, contact us via email at [email protected].