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Canadians Connected Through Wishes
576 Communities Unite for Children’s Wellness Across Canada: More Than 377,000 Canadians Connected Through Wishes in 2023, Reports Make-A-Wish Canada 

MAY 8, 2024 – Make-A-Wish® Canada’s 2023 Annual Impact Report reveals a country unified in support of the wellness of children with critical illness. Last year, the non-profit charitable organization ...Read More

Scarlett
Scarlett’s Story

Scarlett is a bubbly five-year-old with an infectious smile and charming personality. But she has faced more challenges than most children her age.    Scarlett was born with her liver, stomach, ...Read More

lightup blue
43 Canadian Landmarks Light Up Blue for World Wish Day on April 29th

APRIL 22, 2024: 43 landmarks across Canada will be illuminated in blue on April 29th to commemorate World Wish Day®, a day that celebrates the wish that inspired the creation ...Read More

Volunteer of the Year Awards
Volunteers of the Year Recognized by Make-A-Wish® | Rêves d’enfants Canada

Three new regional awards added April 16, 2024 – In celebration of National Volunteer Week, four exceptional individuals across Canada have been selected as Volunteers of the Year for Make-A-Wish ...Read More

Daniellia Clunis
Daniella’s story

Daniellia is a fan of the Golden State Warriors, the San Francisco-based NBA team. In addition to basketball, she plays volleyball and ultimate frisbee. Her favourite genre of music is ...Read More

Esraa Altassi
Esraa’s story

Born with a heart condition, Esraa, 12, underwent a heart transplant that transformed her life. Following her surgery, she was diagnosed with lymphoma. It was her wish to experience the ...Read More

wesley
Wesley’s Story

Meet Wesley: at 7 years young, he’s a beacon of joy, laughter, and resilience. Whether he’s belting out musical hits, diving into the world of Pokémon, or sharing his love ...Read More

Carter Hipkin
Carter’s story

Carter starts his day by tuning into TSN SportsCentre and catching up on the day’s sports news and events. The 17- year-old hopes to pursue sports management when he finishes ...Read More

katrina
Katrina’s story

Katrina is an inspiring, energetic 17 year-old, who doesn’t let her diagnosis get in the way of living her life to the fullest. When she was faced with a cancer ...Read More

Zackery’s
Zackery’s story 

Zack was diagnosed with B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. This type of cancer occurs when healthy B-cells change into fast-growing cancer cells. The cancer cells can duplicate and overwhelm healthy cells before ...Read More

Make-A-Wish Canada Partnering With Autism Canada
Make-A-Wish Canada Partnering With Autism Canada To Strengthen Communication With Non-speaking Wish Kids

Make-A-Wish® Canada has partnered with Autism Canada to provide specialized training to Make-A-Wish staff so that they can effectively communicate with wish children who are non-speaking due to their critical ...Read More

summer pierson
Summer’s Story

16 year-old Summer was diagnosed with lymphoma in December of 2021. While going through treatments, Summer found out she was getting a wish granted. Dreaming of her wish helped to ...Read More

harpreet
Harpreet’s story

Harpreet is 12 years old and living with a severe nervous system disorder. His diagnosis comes with many challenges, which he faces daily. These challenges don’t stop him from loving ...Read More

Janani Thiruneelakandan
Janani’s Story

Six-year-old Janani was just four-years-old when she was diagnosed with cancer. She had to undergo surgery to try to remove her tumour, radiation, six rounds of immunotherapy, and five rounds ...Read More

Aurélia Poirier
Aurélia’s Story

6-year-old Aurélia loves ballet, animals, chocolate, and especially princesses! One of her favourite things to do is dress up as a princess with her sister Annabelle. Just before her third ...Read More

matthew
Matty’s story

Matthew, or Matty as he’s known, is a typical 14-year-old who bobs his head to hip-hop music, plays videogames and prefers his plate heaping with pizza, sushi, or a chocolate ...Read More

eyyanna
Elyanna’s story

Elyanna is a radiant young girl with a big heart who likes to be surrounded by the love of her family. Unfortunately, Elyanna not only had to struggle with kidney ...Read More

emmett
Emmett’s story

Born prematurely with chronic kidney disease, Emmett experienced frequent infections until his kidneys finally failed him and he required nightly dialysis at home for four years. Knowing that he could ...Read More

Wishing Wall
What Canadians are Wishing for this Holiday Season: Share Your Wish for a Chance to Win

As the holiday season approaches, Canadians are eagerly making their wish lists and dreaming of the perfect gifts. To celebrate this festive time of year, Make-A-Wish® Canada is excited to ...Read More

Wish Gifts
MAKE-A-WISH® CANADA LAUNCHES NEW WISHGIFTS TO MAKE MORE CHILDREN’S WISHES COME TRUE

Make-A-Wish® Canada is thrilled to announce the launch of its new charity gift program called WishGifts offering Canadians a new way to make wishes come true for children with critical ...Read More

48 hour ride
Record year for Make-A-Wish 48 HOUR RIDE with more than $3M raised

Montreal, Quebec – The 15th annual 48 HOUR RIDE in support of Make-A-Wish® Canada took place September 22-24, at Mirabel International Airport. The event smashed all expectations by raising over ...Read More

woman for wishes
Inaugural Women For Wishes Campaign raises over $1,000,000 for Make-A-Wish® Canada

October 2023 – Make-A-Wish Canada is thrilled to announce the successful completion of our first annual Women for Wishes campaign, exceeding our $1 million campaign goal. Women for Wishes is ...Read More

WISH FAMILIES ON HISTORIC GROUP TRIP 
WISHES REALLY DO COME TRUE FOR 40 CANADIAN WISH FAMILIES ON HISTORIC GROUP TRIP 

July 28, 2023 – TORONTO, ON – “I can’t believe it’s over!”, remarked 7-year-old Aisha from Ontario who was one of 40 wish kids on a historic group wish trip ...Read More

ANNIVERSARY WISH TRIP JULY 18-25
40 CANADIAN FAMILIES WITH CRITICAL ILLNESS OFF TO FLORIDA IN SPECIAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY WISH TRIP JULY 18-25

June 27, 2023 – TORONTO, ON – In celebration of Make-A-Wish® Canada’s 40th anniversary, 40 wish families from across Canada will have their wishes to Walt Disney World® Resort granted ...Read More

bluecross
BLUE CROSS® PROVIDES A 5-YEAR TRANSFORMATIONAL PARTNERSHIP WITH MAKE-A-WISH® CANADA

Historic pledge allows return to international travel duringMake-A-Wish Canada’s 40th anniversary year TORONTO, ON. APR 27, 2023 –In a first-of-its kind agreement with Make-A-Wish Canada, Blue Cross — a long-time ...Read More

David Marenger
David’s Story 

At just 6, David, a joyful and generous boy, was quickly torn from his carefree childhood following a medical diagnosis: he had brain cancer. His condition was critical, and the ...Read More

jasper campbell
Jasper’s Story

Nine-year-old Jasper was diagnosed with a brain tumour before he turned two. Jasper spent many dark and trying days in the hospital, after he relapsed twice. As a result of ...Read More

hunter bernicky
Hunter’s Story

Hunter’s health journey began before he was born. At only two-years-old, he was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder. Today, six-year-old Hunter relies on specific medication to deal with daily ...Read More

ty
Ty’s Story

Ty was born with a heart condition, neuromuscular syndrome and scoliosis. Despite numerous hospital trips and surgeries, including a 12-hour surgery in 2022, Ty remains resilient.  Through it all, his natural ...Read More

ela
ELA’S STORY

Four-year-old Ela is living with a nervous system disorder. Ela’s diagnosis makes her muscles stiff with spastic movements, and speech can be difficult. Ela relies on physical and occupational therapy ...Read More

brandon
Brandon’s Story

Brandon loves watching hockey and cheering on his favourite team, the Boston Bruins. He has a great sense of humour and enjoys watching comedy and action movies and gaming on ...Read More

aubrey
Aubrey’s Story

Just 18 months old when she was diagnosed with leukemia, Aubrey’s medical journey was not easy. Her cancer was chemotherapy resistant, so she required more intensive chemotherapy and a bone ...Read More

emma
Emma’s Story

Twenty-three years ago, when she was just 3 years old, Emma was receiving treatment for stage 4 cancer in her kidneys. It was a scary and stressful time for Emma ...Read More

Kayte
Kayte’s Story

While Kayte’s been cancer free for over 15 years now, her medical journey wasn’t easy. In March 2007, Kayte was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at just 16 years old. She ...Read More

Jacob
Jacob’s Wish Story

Jacob is a typical 11-year-old boy who loves to hang out with his friends and twin brother and play video games. He especially loves sports like basketball and football and ...Read More

Chloe
Chloe’s Wish Story

Born prematurely, Chloe has been dealing with congenital heart disease throughout her young life in addition to other medical challenges like chronic lung disease and impaired hearing.    A dog lover ...Read More

Sophia
Sophia’s Wish Story

At six months old, Sophia was diagnosed with a brain tumour in her optic nerve. As a result of the tumour, Sophia is blind in her left eye and has ...Read More

Morgan S. Kearney
MORGAN’S STORY

Like any 10-year-old, Morgan is a busy adventurous child. She wasn’t always like this when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at a young age. The treatment made her ...Read More

oakley
Oakley’s Story

Oakley was diagnosed with a rare liver disease when she was 11 months old. One of the many symptoms that comes along with her diagnosis is an extreme itch. For ...Read More

rebecca
Rebecca’s Story

Rebecca was diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma in June 2020. She started chemotherapy shortly after receiving her diagnosis, lasting for three months. Then in October, Rebecca started radiotherapy for two ...Read More

kallie
Kallie’s Story

Kallie is quick on her toes. The athlete is passionate about basketball, but also excels at volleyball, badminton, skiing, hiking, and rock climbing. The 16-year-old’s favourite ice cream flavour is ...Read More

Noah
Noah’s Story

Noah was diagnosed with a brain tumour when he was eight years old. He underwent a nine-hour brain surgery and learned that he had a very rare and aggressive central ...Read More

Ava
Ava’s Story

Ava was diagnosed with leukemia in 2017 when she was ten years old.   She underwent four rounds of intensive chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. Throughout her treatment, Ava had ...Read More

Aeriyle's
Aeriyle’s Story

Aeriyle was just five years old when her and her family received the news that she had leukemia. She started an intense chemotherapy treatment protocol and with the support of ...Read More

Kenlea
Kenlea’s Story

Kenlea is a kind-hearted six-year-old who loves dancing, singing and fishing. She is obsessed with Fancy Nancy and is in French Immersion. She enjoys cooking – using her big imagination ...Read More

Charlotte's
Charlotte’s Story

“Charlotte’s medical journey has been quite something for our family, and for herself” said Charlotte’s mom, Alicia.   Growing up with a chronic lung disease has landed Charlotte in the hospital ...Read More

cerise
Cerise’s Story

Cerise was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in January 2020. She endured nine months of chemotherapy and an 18-hour surgery where they took out her right elbow joint and humerus ...Read More

48-HOUR RIDE
48-HOUR RIDE raises more than $2M for Make-A-Wish

Over the course of 48 hours in mid-September, more than 1,700 cyclists, 300 volunteers and dozens of sponsors came together to support the largest in-person event that Make-A-Wish Canada has ...Read More

K+S Potash Canada
K+S Potash Canada Pledges $150K To Make-A-Wish Canada

Make-A-Wish® Canada is excited to be the recipient of $50,000 each year for the next three years, from K+S Potash Canada, to help grant wishes to kids across Canada. The ...Read More

National convenience week
National convenience week JUST AROUND THE CORNER

Toronto, ON. | Make-A-Wish® Canada is excited to once again partner with the Convenience Industry Council of Canada (CICC) and thousands of convenience stores across Canada to raise funds during National ...Read More