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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. 

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.

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.


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

Honda Indy Toronto raises nearly $90,000 for Make-A-Wish Canada

July 2017

Eight years of fan and partner generosity exceeds $600,000

Epilepsy Journal: An App to Monitor and Track Seizures
Epilepsy Journal: An App to Monitor and Track Seizures

July 2017

When wish parents Donny and Christina Cosic learned that their daughter, Olivia, had epilepsy, it changed their world. “After Olivia turned one, we started having concerns about her development,” Christina says. “Something didn’t seem right and at first we thought it was cerebral palsy.”

Make-A-Wish Recipient Hopes to Grant 150 Wishes with New Fundraising Campaign in Honour of Canada’s Birthday

May 2017

May 1, 2017, OTTAWA – Just in time for World Wish Day® on April 29 and Canada’s 150th celebration, Thursday, April 27 marked the launch of 150wishes.ca, an engaging campaign which aims to raise $1.5 million so 150 wishes can be granted. The campaign is inspired by the kind heart and selfless spirit of former wish child, Dominique.

ASUS Canada and Best Buy Canada help Vancouver Island wish kid get his game on

May 2017

Victoria B.C., May 15, 2017— In a perfect example of a ‘player vs. environment’ gaming move, where players team up against enemies rather than each other, Make-A-Wish® British Columbia & Yukon, ASUS Canada and Best Buy Canada Ltd. have come together to grant the computer gaming wish of nine-year-old Kenny. The common enemy everyone is trying to defeat?

Make-A-Wish Canada Joins Global Efforts to Thank Those Who Make Wishes Possible on World Wish Day

April 2017

Make-A-Wish® offices worldwide thank “wish granters” of all kinds on April 29