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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.


Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope Raises $1.3 Million to Grant Wishes for Children with Critical Illnesses

October 2018

Thanks to 575 participants across the country and generous supporters, Make-A-Wish® Canada is pleased to announce that its national signature fundraising event, Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope, raised $1.3 million in 2018.

Wendy's Journey From Pediatric Nurse To Wish Parent

September 2018

Wendy has been a nurse practitioner in pediatric neurosurgery for 15 years and has spent 19 years working at Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. She has referred hundreds of children to Make-A-Wish, but Wendy’s connection to the wish-granting organization is especially personal. Her daughter, Olivia, has hydrocephalus, a condition in which there is a buildup of fluid in her brain. She was born 16 weeks premature and had bleeding in her brain. Olivia has now had 30 operations on her brain, 19 operations on her spine, and has spent 416 days of her life in hospital.


Audi Midtown to Make Wishes Come True

August 2018

Make-A-Wish® Toronto & Central Ontario is thrilled to partner with Audi Midtown Toronto to create life-changing wishes for local children living with critical illnesses.

“We here at Audi Midtown Toronto can’t imagine a better way to give back to our community than through Make-A-Wish,” says Stephanie Daniels, director, marketing & communications, Audi Midtown Toronto. “This is a great partnership that we’re excited to be part of for years to come!”

Nutemp raises funds for Make-A-Wish at its annual golf tournament

August 2018

Nutemp Mechanical Systems Ltd. will raise funds for Make-A-Wish® Toronto & Central Ontario at its second annual golf tournament.

“Nutemp is leading to inspire,” says Matt Soyka, project manager, Nutemp Mechanical Systems Ltd. “We value opportunities to give back in our community and are excited to be able to make a real difference in the lives of children living with critical illnesses.” 

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

July 2018

Nine years of fan and partner generosity exceeds $690,000


Make-A-Wish recipient has participated in 2018 Canadian 5K Foam Fest fun run

July 2018

Wish recipient, Saskia, navigated through a series of obstacles to help raise money in support of Make-A-Wish® Canada
Toronto Wolfpack to host Make-A-Wish Game Day on July 7

June 2018

June 26, 2018 TORONTO — Listen up, rugby fans! The Toronto Wolfpack will proudly host Make-A-Wish® Game Day on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Lamport Stadium in support of Make-A-Wish® Canada.