Capitalize for Kids Student ChallengeCapitalize for Kids Student Challenge

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Compete against students across Canada in the ultimate charity portfolio management competition. Build your portfolio on the most advanced trading simulator available. Enter for free and fundraise for kids’ mental health. Top performers win big prizes and exclusive professional opportunities.

COMPETE AND WIN

If your portfolio has the greatest return at the end of the competition, you could be eligible for our biggest prize ever.

GRAND PRIZE

$10,000

Cash credit applied to a CIBC Investor’s Edge Account.

Video/In Person meeting with CIBC Executive.

RUNNER-UP

$2,500 Cash credit applied to a CIBC Investor’s Edge Account.

Video/In Person meeting with CIBC Executive.

FUNDRAISING PERKS

PERK ONE

When you raise $250 you will receive a $10 Tim Hortons Gift Card.

PERK TWO

When you raise $500 you will receive an additional $25 Tim Hortons Gift Card.

PERK THREE

When you raise over $500 you will also be entered into a random draw for our fundraising prize: $1,000 Cash credit applied to a CIBC Investor’s Edge Account.

To be eligible for the grand prize and runner-up prize, you must meet the minimum fundraising requirement of $250.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS

REGISTER

Winter Deadline: January 18th, 2019
Sign up for free and set up your fundraising page.

FUNDRAISE

Fundraising Deadline: February 28th, 2019
To be eligible for any prizes, you must fundraise a minimum of $250 for kids’ mental health. You will also receive awesome perks when you hit key fundraising levels.

All funds go to the Capitalize for Kids Foundation and support capacity building projects at youth mental health service providers. Donors will receive a Canadian charitable tax receipt for their gift.

TRADE

October 1st, 2018 – March 29th, 2019 (Winter Term begins January 21st, 2019)
Use $1 million in virtual currency to build the ultimate portfolio. Buy and sell stocks on our virtual trading platform powered by IRESS.

 

Trading Rules:
All trades must be placed during market hours (9:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT).
No trading on margin, short selling or buying options.
Any new portfolio position must have a total value between $100,000 – $300,000.
Only Equities, ETFs and REITs listed on the TSX, NYSE and NASDAQ with a $500 million market cap minimum are eligible for trading.
Eligible securities that fall within these restrictions will be updated on a weekly basis.
Dividend yields will be paid out on a monthly basis.
No commission fees are charged.

LEADERBOARD

Top Portfolios


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Top Fundraisers

Raised: $847
Goal: $250
339%
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Goal: $250
323%
Raised: $561
Goal: $500
112%
Raised: $552
Goal: $450
123%
Raised: $462
Goal: $1,000
46%
Raised: $450
Goal: $500
90%
Raised: $430
Goal: $500
86%
Raised: $408
Goal: $250
163%
Raised: $406
Goal: $500
81%
Raised: $405
Goal: $250
162%

COMPETE ON A PROFESSIONAL TRADING PLATFORM

We have partnered with IRESS, a leading provider of technology to major financial institutions, to offer an unparalleled virtual trading environment. You will be trading on the same platform that powers real online brokerages like CIBC Investor’s Edge, a proud sponsor of the Student Challenge.

Our Cause

Kids are reaching out and asking for help like never before. Mental health service providers are struggling to keep up with demand and wait lists are getting longer. That’s why we’re helping them make the most of their resources. We provide pro-bono consulting and fund improvements that make these great organizations even better.

To date, we have raised over $5 million to solve the toughest challenges in children’s brain and mental health.

CURRENT BENEFICIARIES

“For students who have a passion for investing, this is a great way to both get involved in the industry and give back.”

QUESTIONS?

FAQ

Everything you need to know about the Capitalize for Kids Student Challenge.

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INVESTING HELP

Check out our financial literacy materials to help get you started in the competition.

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CONTACT

Still confused, contact us and we will be happy to help.

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