Make-A-Wish Canada grants wishes to children who have life-threatening medical conditions.  To date, they have granted 7479 wishes.

Who is eligible for referral?
The organization has set the following criteria for eligibility:

  • The child is between the ages of 3 and 17
  • The child has a life-threatening medical condition that is currently in the life-threatening stage
  • The child has not received a prior wish from any wish-granting organization
  • The child’s treating physician and our Medical Advisor deem the child medically able to participate in the wish

Who can refer a child?
A child can be referred by a medical professional (doctor, nurse, social worker, or child life specialist), parents/guardians, or themselves.  Upon referral, the family of the child will be contacted to follow up and make arrangements.

How do I refer a child?
Referrals can be made on the Make a Wish Canada website.