The 32nd edition of Pedal for Kids will be supporting The Children's and its young patients!

Pedal for Kids is one of The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation’s most important fundraising activities and also one of the most exciting! Imagine a 30-seat Mighty Bike powered by proud participants making its way through the city’s downtown streets to rousing music!


A little story

In 1992, Michael Conway and Sylvie Lalumière started Pedal for Kids in memory of their daughter Meagan who had been cared for at The Montreal Children’s Hospital. Today, after thirty years, Michael continues to lead this initiative to help The Children's in its mission to provide cutting-edge care for sick children and their families. 

Past editions

2022 Edition

2021 Edition

2020 Edition

2019 Edition


What is Pedal for Kids?

A fundraising challenge for corporate and community teams whose efforts are rewarded with a fun-filled ride on the Mighty Bike.

What is the Mighty Bike?

A custom-made bicycle built for 30 people.

What do I need to do to participate?

Raise a minimum of $500 in donations, and you will earn your seat on the Mighty Bike! 

How long is the ride on the Mighty Bike?

The ride lasts approximately 30 minutes. You should arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of your ride and stay for 10 minutes after your ride for pictures. You should expect the activity to last approximately 1 hour total.

What happens if it’s raining on the day of the event?

Rides take place RAIN or SHINE! Waterproof ponchos that fit over your clothing will be provided in case of inclement weather.

What kind of visibility does my team receive?

Teams of 15 or 30 riders have the option of displaying a large banner on the Mighty Bike during their ride. Teams will also receive visibility on the website, on-site at the event, and on Facebook.

Who can participate in Pedal for Kids?

Anyone who wants to help improve the care provided to sick children.

How do I register a new team?

Contact Laurence at or 514-934-4846 ext : 29272 to register your team.

How do I join an existing team?

Go on your team’s page, and click on “Join this team”. Follow the steps to create your fundraising page.

How can I participate if I do not have a team?

You have two choices: you can create a new team, or you can join our spokeschild ride as a solo rider. In order to do so, contact Laurence at or 514-934-4846 ext : 29272 .

When is the deadline to register?

More details to come.

What do I do if I miss the registration deadline?

Contact Laurence at or 514-934-4846 ext : 29272 to know if places are still available.

Can I register more than one team?

Yes, as long as the objective for each team remains a minimum of $500 per person.

Do I have to raise funds to participate in Pedal for Kids?

Yes, if you want to deserve your place on the giant bike!

Is there a minimum fundraising objective for each participant?

The minimum objective is $500 per person. Check out our tips section to get started!

Is there a minimum fundraising objective for a team?

The minimum objective is $15,000 for a full team (30 riders) and $7,500 for a half team (15 riders). Returning teams are encouraged to beat their previous total – we believe you can do it!

How will the foundation help me to raise funds?

We provide you with an arsenal of solicitation tools: your own personal fundraising page, email templates, patient stories, pledge forms, and ideas for organizing your own fundraising activity. Check out our tips section to get started now!

What happens if I don’t complete my fundraising objective before my ride?

We encourage everyone to complete their fundraising on or before the day of their ride. 

How do I create a personalized fundraising page?

Go on your team’s page, and click on “Join this team”. Follow the steps to create your fundraising page.

How do I share my fundraising page with my contacts?

Once your page is active, you can copy the link into an email or share the page with your Facebook friends and LinkedIn contacts.

How do I support a participant or a team?

At the bottom of this page, select the team of your choice. You’ll find the team members list on the right. Click on the rider you want to support and you’ll be able to make a donation on his page using the options on the right.

If you don’t know the rider’s team name, you can use the search bar at the top right of the website to look for the person of your choice. Select his page within the search results, and you’ll be able to make a donation on his page using the options on the right.

Do donors receive a full tax receipt for their donations?

Yes! 100% of donations over $15 are eligible for official tax receipts. If they make their donation online by credit card, they will receive an email with their tax receipt attached within 24 hours. If they send their donation by cheque, it will take between 6-8 weeks to receive their tax receipt by mail.

Can I make a donation online?

Yes! In fact, it is our preferred method since the processing time is much faster than for cash or cheque donations.

What do I do if someone wants to donate by cheque?

Encourage them to make their pledge on your personal fundraising page, where they can write a personal message of encouragement on your wall. The online donation payment page includes the option of donating by cheque. The cheque can be mailed directly to the foundation along with the name, address, and team name; alternatively, the cheque can be given to your team captain.

What do I do if someone wants to donate cash?

The best way to handle cash is to put it in a sealed donation envelope (provided to all participants) along with the name and address of the donor, and give it to your team captain. You can also drop it off directly at the Foundation to the attention of Laurence Poitras. Make sure that you indicate the name of your team on the envelope so we know to whom to attribute the donations!

How can I get involved in Pedal for Kids without fundraising?

Become a volunteer! Over 30 individuals help out every day on the Pedal for Kids site. Contact Laurence at or 514-934-4846 ext : 29272 for more information and to sign up as a volunteer.

I want to become a sponsor of the event. How do I proceed?

There are many sponsorship opportunities available for both big and small companies. Contact Angela, Director of Corporate Giving at 514-934-4846 ext. 29210.

Where your donations goes?

The funds collected will be directed to the Healthy Kids Fund, where they are used for the hospital's most urgent needs. Most notably, the funds are used for purchasing medical and surgical equipment, as well as financing innovative projects.

By supporting the Healthy Kids Fund, you are giving The Children's the necessary resources and tools when they are most needed. Your donation could be directed to:

  • The acquisition of life-saving medical equipment.
  • Financing important research on pediatric diseases such as diabetes and cancer.
  • Training the next generation of doctors and medical specialists.
  • Helping families with financial difficulty get the medical attention that their sick child needs.
  • Other hospital priorities.

Your contribution is essential to maintaining the status of world-class pediatric care that The Montreal Children's Hospital has become known for. When you support our most urgent needs, you offer the best possible care to countless sick children and their families.

Thank you to our longstanding partners who have raised impressive amounts for The Children’s by rallying their networks to support Pedal for Kids.

Members of our Hall of Fame:

1M $ and up

  • Banque HSBC
  • Borden Ladner Gervais
  • RBC

Between $500,000 and $749,000

  • Community Ride : Women on Wheels
  • Scotia Bank

Need help setting up your team's fundraising page?

Download the how-to guide

This year marks the 32nd edition of Pedal for Kids, a unique team building
event. Our goal is to raise $400,000 to help fund the Interhospital Pediatric
Transport Project and support the Child Life team. Whether in teams of 15
or 30 enthusiastic participants, fun is guaranteed for all!

Four pediatric hospitals in Quebec, including The Children's, are launching a specialized Interhospital Pediatric Transport Project in June 2023. The initiative aims to transport critically ill children to specialized pediatric hospitals with dedicated professionals and equipment. This is expected to benefit over 400 children annually, and will cover up to 200 km from Montreal. In order to ensure a fully equipped and functional transport unit at all times, funding is needed for a backup defibrillator to restart the hearts of kids in need after cardiac arrest.

The Children's Child Life team aims to improve patients' and families'
quality of life and normalize their hospital stay. Thanks to donor support, the only dedicated Child Life team in Quebec provides vital care for long-term patients and pre-surgery support for children. The team has introduced valuable complimentary therapies over its 80+ year history. Your donation will contribute directly to transforming care for thousands of young patients and their families.

Pedal for our kids! Participate in this year's event so that the young
patients at The Children's can get the most out of their childhood.


Emma was born with a spinal deformity caused by vertebrae that are not properly formed. She also had a posterior cleft palate, which affects her hearing. When her mom Cari left the hospital where she gave birth, the pediatrician said you are going to become very good friends with The Children’s.

At the time, she didn’t understand the statement, but today, after being in and out of the hospital for surgeries, infections, appointments and tests, the hospital is the family’s second home.


Emma’s birth was uneventful. She was a beautiful little baby. For the first 24 hours, mom and dad were in 7th heaven as they bonded with their newborn. It was only the next day when the pediatrician signaled that something was seriously wrong with the little girl and the parents needed to be seen at The Children’s.

The Children's is there for many kids like Emma who use its services regularly. Your support really makes a difference. You are funding pediatric care. You are funding Child Life services who help put smiles on kids’ faces helping them forget for a moment that they are sick. Even if your children are healthy and well, you never know. Your family might need to rely on The Children’s tomorrow. If we all give a little, we can help a lot.

Our Teams

  1. MTY Food Group - 2023

    $72,440 / $65,000

  2. Morgan Stanley - 2023

    $63,100 / $40,000

  3. Team TD - 2023

    $42,395 / $15,000

  4. Wellness Warriors - 2023

    $24,271 / $15,000

  5. Emma's Ride - 2023

    $22,552 / $7,500

  6. Team Air Canada Vacations- 2023

    $22,235 / $15,000

  7. Osler - 2023

    $21,400 / $15,000

  8. Team Life Savers - 2023

    $21,088 / $15,000

  9. Scotia Bank - 2023

    $20,247 / $15,000

  10. CN - 2023

    $19,590 / $15,000

  11. Paysafe - 2023

    $17,581 / $15,000

  12. Team Tecsys - 2023

    $17,475 / $15,000

  13. Theta Sigma - 2023

    $16,755 / $15,500

  14. Deloitte - 2023

    $16,533 / $15,000

  15. BMO - 2023

    $15,000 / $15,000

  16. Team Ariana - 2023

    $9,815 / $7,500

  17. Colliers & Friends - 2023

    $8,630 / $7,500

  18. Team Lukca 2023

    $7,730 / $7,500

  19. Research in Action - 2023

    $5,785 / $7,500

  20. Aviron Montreal - 2023

    $5,166 / $7,500

  21. Harrison's Ride - 2023

    $5,100 / $7,500

  22. Jarislowsky Fraser - 2023

    $4,340 / $7,500