Make-A-Wish®Canada Launches Online Gift Book in Time for Holiday Giving 

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December, 2022

Make-A-Wish Canada has launched an online gift book where donors can purchase a virtual gift for their friends and family this holiday season. Choose from twenty symbolic gift items, with each gift representing the impact of a granted wish. Gifts range from $10 – $2,500. All purchases are eligible for a tax receipt and include an option to send a digital card to the recipient.  

“Giving a virtual gift through our new gift book is a great way to show you care, not only to your friends and family, but to wish kids who are coping with a critical illness” said Meaghan Stovel McKnight, Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish Canada. “With 4,000 wishes across the country still waiting for their wish due to the pandemic, we’re working hard to reduce the backlog and are thankful to everyone for their support this holiday season.” 

Funds raised from the gift book grant life-changing wishes for kids like Janine, who received a puppy named Max in 2022. Having a wish to look forward to greatly helped Janine focus on positive thoughts during treatment for leukemia and continues to be an important part of her life. Janine’s mom Laura commented, “Having Max has gotten Janine to be more active, going outside for walks and taking the puppy out to play.” 

Visit to purchase a virtual gift, make a donation, find holiday events in your area to support and more. 



Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child’s wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. As an independently operating affiliate of Make-A-Wish International, Make-A-Wish Canada is part of the network of the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization. We serve children in every community in Canada, and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Canada has granted over 36,000 wishes across the country, nearly 1,000 last year alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish Canada, visit