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Help transform a child’s life with Make-A-Wish this holiday season

November 2017

Nov. 29, 2017, TORONTO – As we come together at this time of year and celebrate with friends and family, Make-A-Wish® asks Canadians to consider giving the gift of a wish to a child living with a critical illness in their communities.


Give the Gift of a Wish by Donating Stocks & Securities

November 2017

In honour of her 70th birthday in 2015, Jan participated in our national signature fundraising event, Rope for Hope, in Toronto.

Jan has been a longtime volunteer and supporter of Make-A-Wish. In 2017, she gave a gift of stock to Make-A-Wish and she hopes her story will inspire others to donate to help grant life-changing wishes to more children with critical illnesses.


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Study of North American Charities Reveals That Kids Are Important Fundraisers

November 2017

On National Philanthropy Day, ECHOage, the better way to celebrate, congratulates ECHOage kids for stepping up to raise $10 million in 10 years


TORONTO, November 15, 2017 – ECHOage.com, the better way to celebrate, today announces findings of a study of North American charities revealing that kids are important fundraisers for charities – and in many cases are influential when it comes to their parents’ and grandparents’ decisions on charitable giving.


Disney Parks and Make-A-Wish® Invite Fans to “Share Your Ears” and Help Share the Joy This Holiday Season

November 2017

Disney Parks to donate up to $1 million US to Make-A-Wish to help make wishes come true for children with critical illnesses in Canada and around the world 

TORONTO, November 30, 2017 – Building on the success of 2016’s global campaign, Disney fans and Make-A-Wish® supporters looking to share the joy this holiday season can once again join Disney Parks and Make-A-Wish and Share Your Ears to help make wishes come true for children with critical illnesses.

Make-A-Wish Canada national board member, Lana Paton, named 2017 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner

November 2017

TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - PwC Canada is pleased to announce that Lana Paton, National Tax Leader, has been named a Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2017 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.

Lana joined PwC Canada nearly 25 years ago and has led a range of challenging leadership portfolios, including Energy, Utilities, Mining, and Industrial Products, and was most recently appointed to lead our National Tax practice. She is the first woman to hold the tax leadership role at PwC Canada.

Make-A-Wish recipient to participate in 2017 OCR World Championships Open Course

October 2017

Born with spina bifida, Misty Diaz plans to conquer the seven-kilometre run,

in support of Make-A-Wish® Canada


Oct. 10, 2017, TORONTO At age 33, Misty Diaz has overcome her fair share of obstacles, and then some.

Misty was born with spina bifida, a congenital skeletal disorder which has impacted her life significantly since day one.

The lasting impact of giving

September 2017

Karen chose to donate to Make-A-Wish in honour of her former student, Nikolas, who had his wish granted when he was nine years old. In 2004, without warning, Nik suffered two strokes which severely impacted his health. When his family found out he was eligible for a wish, they were excited that Nik would have a special experience after a very difficult time. Nik wished to stay in a castle with a bowling alley and swimming pool (his two favourite activities). Make-A-Wish granted his wish in 2005 and gave him a family vacation at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. 

Alex and Ani launching true wish charm bangle with Make-A-Wish Canada

August 2017

On August 17, ALEX AND ANI is launching its partnership with Make-A-Wish® Canada through its CHARITY BY DESIGN platform. As part of the Make-A-Wish Canada partnership, ALEX AND ANI has created the True Wish Charm Bangle, which will retail for $41.00. ALEX AND ANI will donate 20% of the purchase price from each True Wish Charm Bangle sold with a minimum donation of $25,000, through December 2018, to Make-A-Wish®. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.


OCRWC Partners with Strongbars Nutrition for Pure Strength Race Director & CEO Challenge to Benefit Make-A-Wish®

August 2017

Obstacle Course Racing World Championships Partners With StrongBars Nutrition for Pure Strength Race Director & CEO Challenge to Benefit Make-A-Wish®

With the highly anticipated 2017 Obstacle Course Racing World Championships (OCRWC) returning to Canada’s Blue Mountains this October, Race Directors and company executives from around the world will have a chance to compete in a challenge that will forever transform the lives of children with critical illnesses.

Make-A-Wish Canada Appoints New Chair and Vice-Chair to National Board of Directors

July 2017














Make-A-Wish Canada is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Barb Hambly as chair of the wish-granting organization’s National Board of Directors. Ms. Hambly succeeds past chair, Kenrick Sproul, in this new role. Current board member, Peter Noonan, was appointed to the position of vice-chair, succeeding Eileen Uyede.


About Barb Hambly