Making every step count


About Steptember

Put your foot down for a great cause!

Looking for a way to increase your fitness levels, develop new healthy habits, have a great time with friends, and raise incredibly important funds to support people with cerebral palsy (CP) and other disabilities right across Canada – all at the same time?

Then look no further, because here it is - Steptember 2017.

Run by the Cerebral Palsy Associations Canada wide, the Steptember charity event challenges people to take 10,000 steps (or the equivalent) a day for 28 days straight in, yes you guessed it, the month of September.

Unlike many other charity challenges, Steptember is done in your own time. Just take 10,000 steps a day whenever you like, wherever you like, and log your activity online. And keeping track of those steps is just as easy if you have your own fitness tracker or we can also provide you with a Steptember pedometer.  Sign up Now!

Sounds easy, right? Well, perhaps not. But certainly rewarding, inspiring – and enormously appreciated!

Help people with disabilities

Let’s face it. Taking 10,000 steps a day for 28 days straight is one heck of a commitment! But every step will be made easier because you’ll know that it’s all for a very worthy cause.

Thanks to the sponsorship of friends, family and colleagues, you’ll raise vital funds to help pay for equipment, therapy, and research into ground breaking treatments for cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

Every dollar you raise during Steptember allows us to provide much-needed services, support, and care for so many kids and adults with disabilities and their families. 

But these things are only possible with your support. So go on, sign up today. The steps that you’ll take this Steptember will help more kids to take theirs, and that’s a beautiful thing!

How it works

1. Get a team of 4 together and register online to begin your journey.

2. From September 4th you can track your daily step count and any other activities you do and record them via the website.

3. The aim is for each team member to take the equivalent of 10,000 steps every day for 28 days during the month of September. That’s about as many steps as climbing the highest peak on every continent! Not bad for a month’s legwork.

4. 10,000 steps per day is no easy feat, so make every step count by asking your friends, colleagues and family members to sponsor you by making an online donation or you could even hold your own mini fundraiser.

Walking isn’t the only way to reach your daily step count. You can run, cycle, swim or even dance your way to glory. There are over 40 different activities you can convert to steps including activities for people with disabilities.

Just by reading this you’re on your way to taking your first step.  

Register your team now


New for 2017 - Registration is just $15 for all!  

When you register we'll email you a Steptember Handbook and you'll get exclusive access to the Steptember website.  If you require a pedometer ($10), please click here.  Once you've indicated that you need a pedometer we ask that you simply make a $10 kick-start donation to your fundraising page and we'll send one to you! 

Reasons to step up to the challenge

  • You’ll have a great motivation to exercise more. You’ll get off the bus one stop early. 
  • You’ll take the stairs instead of the elevator. You’ll dance in the supermarket (well, maybe). 
  • You’ll have more energy. You’ll sleep better.  
  • You’ll set up some friendly competition in the office and challenge coworkers (or as we call them: ‘arch enemies’) you know you can beat! 
  • Best of all you’ll feel great knowing that the money you raise is going to a fantastic cause! You’ll be helping kids get the specialized equipment and therapy needed.

Just by reading this you’re on your way to taking your first step. 

Step up to the challenge beginning Monday, September 4