• 34 246 Wishes Granted
  • Our Team

On October 1, 2019, Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada and Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Canada joined forces, with the goal of granting the wish of every eligible child across the country. United as Make-A-Wish® Canada, our mission is to provide children with life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish, giving them the strength to endure their treatments and build resilience.

Staff Directory

Lynne Hudson

Chris Pon
VP, National Corporate Alliances

Julie Fiorini
VP, Brand Marketing & Communications

Marla Ingles
Director, Operations

Cheryl Woods
VP, Integration

Sheila Rees
VP, Chapter Advancement

Alyson Geary
Director, National Corporate Alliances

Gemma Cowan
Director, National Events

Dave Maharaj
Manager, National Corporate Alliances

Anne Choi
Senior Coordinator, National Corporate Alliances

Denise Fogel
Associate Manager, Mission Alliances

Maria Selvaggio
Associate Director, Finance & Administration

Caley Ash
Manager, National Wish Program

Karen Kwapien (on leave)
Manager, Volunteer Program

Leighann Baird (on leave)
Manager, National Events

Deborah Waines-Bauer (on leave) 
Manager, Marketing & Communications

Megan Van Woezik (on leave)
Officer, Digital & Brand Communications

Paige Goldenberg
Development Officer, Individual Giving

Aiman Ghori
Coordinator, Marketing & Communications

Peggy Lau
Database & Donor Relations Coordinator


Board of Directors

Make-A-Wish is proud to have a strong group of leaders dedicated to fulfilling the wishes of courageous children with critical illnesses across Canada.





Michele Augert
Winnipeg, MB
CEO, Dakota Community Centre Inc./
Jonathan Toews Sportsplex



Peter Noonan
Toronto, ON
Managing Director
NPZ Consulting Inc.



Cheryl Hogg
Vancouver, BC
Owner/Senior Partner
Infocus Management Consulting



Carley Parish
Hampton, NB
Lutz Longstaff Parish


Dan Markou
Toronto, ON
Executive VP & Chief People & Culture Officer
Shaw Communications


Jennifer Klotz-Ritter
Co-CEO, Make-A-Wish Canada

Chris Kotsopoulos
Co-CEO, Make-A-Wish Canada





Lynne Douglas
Calgary, AB
Regional Business Development Manager
Sprung Structures

Phil Hunt
London, ON
Growth Strategy Advisors

Jacques Perreault
Montreal, QC
Senior Partner
Brightspark Ventures

Shaun Usmar
Toronto, ON
Founder & CEO
Triple Flag Precious Metals Corp.

Carl Viel
Québec City, QC
President & CEO
Québec International

Shawn White
Dartmouth, NS
External Affairs Manager


Council of Chairs' Delegates


To come


Our Story

All his life, Christopher James Greicius dreamed of becoming a police officer. In his eyes, the police represented strength, power, and the goodness in life. Chris' dream meant more than anything to him, but even he couldn't have known that his wish would serve as the inspiration for the largest wish-granting organization in the world.

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Chris Grecius inspired the birth of Make-A-Wish


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Annual Reports

Read our annual reports to learn more about our wish granting efforts, our corporate partnerships and our mission, and for up-to-date financial information about how we use your donations to grant life-changing wishes.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions about volunteering, our organization, programs, donations, partnerships, or for more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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If you’re looking for a job that will change your life and the lives of so many others, then we welcome you to consider applying to Make-A-Wish.

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Our Team

At Make-A-Wish, we aspire to fulfill our mission – to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We combine our professionalism with our passion and put them into action to transform the lives of children and families across Canada.

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