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Supporter Spotlight: Lana Paton & Family

March 2019

Lana Paton is an adventurous Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope veteran and mom of two, with a “soft spot for children’s charities.” She currently sits on the National Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish® Canada, and has since 2015.

Six Questions with Sicard RV

March 2019

Sicard RV has been a Make-A-Wish® Toronto & Central Ontario partner since 2017, helping to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illness. The company is engaged in our Adopt-A-Wish® program and grants wishes for local children it is matched with. In two years, Sicard RV has raised an incredible $22,000.

We had the opportunity to speak with Nicole Serwatuk and Ashley Rego from Sicard RV about their involvement with Make-A-Wish®.

 

1. Tell us about Sicard RV and your roles within the organization.

WestJet and Make-A-Wish team up to share happiness

March 2019

CALGARY, Alberta. March 20, 2019. In celebration of International Day of Happiness, WestJet and WestJet Cares for Kids charity partner, Make-A-Wish® Canada, share a new video that is bound to bring a smile. Watch WestJet Connections: Share happiness here

 

Oshawa Centre’s Gift Card Exchange Grants Life-Changing Wishes

March 2019

Make-A-Wish® Toronto & Central Ontario is pleased to be a beneficiary of Oshawa Centre’s Gift Card Exchange initiative. In January, the program gave shoppers an opportunity to trade unused gift cards for an Oshawa Centre gift card, which is valid at any store in the Oshawa Centre mall. The unused gift cards were then donated to Make-A-Wish Toronto & Central Ontario, which will help our wish granting team grant wishes for children with critical illnesses.

 

Ultimate Software Puts People First—Including Our Wish Children!

January 2019

Ultimate Software, based in Weston, Florida, is a global developer of cloud human capital management (HCM) solutions. Since its founding in 1990, Ultimate has focused on creating a “People First” culture, which has led to some amazing fundraising initiatives over the years. 

 

365 Sports and The 5K Foam Fest Continue Partnership with Make-A-Wish Canada in 2019

January 2019

365 Sports is gearing up for its 2019 Canadian 5K Foam Fest tour, and for the second consecutive year, will support Make-A-Wish® Canada as its official charitable partner.

 

Coffee Culture Café & Eatery Supports Make-A-Wish Canada This Holiday Season

November 2018

On Nov. 5, Coffee Culture Café & Eatery will launch its annual holiday campaign in support of Make-A-Wish Canada. The All I Want campaign asks customers to write their wishes on  Coffee Culture cups and post photos to FacebookInstagram or Twitter using the hashtag #CCWishList. For every wish shared on social media from Nov.

Volunteer Spotlight: Susan

November 2018

From a very young age, Susan Lott Bernava has been deeply committed to charitable work in her community. It was in 2003 that she first heard of Make-A-Wish and began her journey as a volunteer wish granter in the Niagara region.

 

“I’m very much a people person,” Susan says. “Volunteering with Make-A-Wish is the perfect fit for me because I love working directly with families. Many of these children have been through traumatic events and it feels great to be able to help them find the happiness they deserve.”

 

5K Foam Fest Partnership Raises More Than $90,000 for Make-A-Wish® Canada

October 2018

With more than 65,000 participants across 15 events nationwide, Make-A-Wish Canada and 365 Sports are happy to announce that the Canadian 5K Foam Fest exceeded its fundraising goal for 2018. Through gear check, participant fundraising and donations, the 5K Foam Fest raised more than $90,000 for children living with critical illnesses across Canada. 

 

Make-A-Wish Partners with Land We Love

October 2018

Make-A-Wish® Toronto & Central Ontario, together with Land We Love, proudly announce their official partnership to help create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

 

Land We Love is a non-profit organization with a mission to improve the health and welfare of children around the world, focusing on environmentally-sustainable development in underserved areas of Jamaica.

 

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