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Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope: 2019 Events to Launch this Week

May 2019

Top fundraisers will have chance to win trip to Costa Rica

May 21, 2019 TORONTO Make-A-Wish®Rope for Hope, the national signature fundraising event for Make-A-Wish® Canada, is back for another thrilling and adrenaline-fuelled summer, in support of children with critical illnesses.


Make-A-Wish® Announces Global Celebration of Wish Alumni with World Wish Day Campaign

April 2019

Make-A-Wish affiliates and chapters worldwide celebrate making the impossible possible for children with critical illnesses


Wish Child Joins The 5K Foam Fest as Make-A-Wish Ambassador

April 2019

Sometimes in life, we are faced with obstacles. Some harder than others, and some scarier than the next. But it’s how we face those obstacles that is often the greatest challenge. For wish kid and Foam Fest ambassador, Oliver, obstacles present themselves far too often.


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.


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.

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.


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.”