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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

benjamin
Benjamin’s Story 

Like most eight-year-olds, Benjamin enjoys a warm bowl of macaroni and cheese. His many interests range from sports to video games to adventures. He’s an avid Edmonton Oilers hockey fan ...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

Claire Willier
CLAIRE’S STORY

Claire, or “Claire Bear” as she’s affectionately known, loves to swim in warm water either at a pool or in a tub. When she’s not in the water, she enjoys ...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

VIDDAY LAUNCH
Make-A-Wish® Canada And Vidday Launch Partnership That Celebrates Community

At Make-A-Wish® Canada, we know the powerful impact a heartfelt message can have in the lives of loved ones, good friends, even colleagues or teammates. Today, we are pleased to ...Read More

Pita Pit
Pita Pit Continues to Support Life-changing Wishes

Pita Pit is partnering with Make-A-Wish® Canada for the 5th year to help create hope for children with critical illnesses. The campaign will run from April 11 to April 29, ...Read More

365 sports
365 sports keeping the FUN in fundraising for Make-A-Wish Canada in 2022

With the virtual Captain Canada run and in-person Foam Fest events on the horizon,there’s something for everyone this summer. Since 2016, 365 sports and entertainment has partnered with Make-A-Wish® Canada ...Read More

Connor's Wish
Connor’s Story

At 14-years-old, Connor’s demeanor changed to the point of concern; Connor’s mom didn’t recognize her son and could sense he needed help. To find answers, Connor and his family began ...Read More

Allie's Story
Allie’s Story

Allie is a bright and gregarious six-year-old who loves to spread ‘sunshine’ throughout her neighbourhood as she rides around in her battery-operated SUV, greeting everyone with a big smile and ...Read More

Largest Donation
QUEBEC ENTREPRENEURS MAKE LARGEST ONE-TIME DONATION IN MAKE-A-WISH® | RÊVES D’ENFANTSMD CANADA HISTORY

Make-A-Wish® | Rêves d’enfantsMD Canada is able to fulfill its mission of creating life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses thanks to the strong support and passion from our generous ...Read More

Meaghan Stovel McKnight
Make-A-Wish®Canada Welcomes Meaghan Stovel McKnight as Chief Executive Officer

February 1, 2022 TORONTO — Make-A-Wish® Canada’s Board of Directors announce the appointment of Meaghan Stovel McKnight as Chief Executive Officer, effective February 14, 2022. Ms. McKnight brings over two ...Read More

weldcor
Welding supply company sparking joy this holiday season

Welders are used to creating physical sparks in their work, but this year, WeldCor Supplies Inc. is aIso helping to spark joy and create hope through their fundraising efforts for ...Read More

warehouse one
Support Warehouse One’s annual holiday campaign today!

This holiday season, Warehouse One is once again running their annual holiday campaign in support of Make-A-Wish® Canada. From November 1st until December 24th, Warehouse One will be selling holiday ...Read More