• 34,246 Wishes Granted

Impacting Communities, Changing Lives



I wish to go to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

Chloe, 8


Year in Review

A Milestone Year

Together, we accomplished something truly incredible in 2018. Not only was it a milestone year for us as we celebrated and reflected on 35 years of wish granting in Canada, but with the help of our dedicated volunteers, generous supporters and enthusiastic staff, more than $19 million was raised to help create life-changing wishes for 655 children.

Wish Impact

When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope – a powerful combination that may lead to better health outcomes. Such transformative moments are shared by wish families, Make-A-Wish staff, volunteers, and everyone involved.


A Community of Support

The support that Make-A-Wish receives from individual donors, the community, corporate partners, businesses and organziations helps elevate our mission to new heights and allows us to collectively make a difference for children and their families at a very difficult and turbulent time in their lives.

rope for hope

National signature event, Make-A-Wish®  Rope for Hope, raised $1.3 million in 2018 to help grant wishes in communities across Canada.

More than $90,000 was raised for Make-A-Wish through the 5K Foam Fest Canadian tour in 2018.

A Bright Future

Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness.

With the growing support of strong communities across the country, our goals for the future continue to expand as we move closer to our big bold vision of granting the wish of every eligible child in Canada.

Thank you for your support.


Barb HamblyBarb Hambly - Executive Chair

Jennifer Klotz-RitterJennifer Klotz-Ritter - President & CEO