Annual Report 20172018-08-03T11:45:58+00:00

Annual Report 2016/2017

Wishes Matter Here

As Canada’s authority in wish granting charity, we see daily proof of the healing power of heartfelt wishes for children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses, or severe genetic or neurological conditions. The impact of a wish is both profound and lasting, and its positive effects are felt not only by our wish kids, but also by their families and the larger community around them.

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Our Donors and Partners

Thank You

We could not have granted over 1,000 wishes this past year without the support of our valued donors. The companies, community groups and individuals who support us year after year provide the much-needed funding that allows us to continue to fulfill the most heartfelt wish of every wish child.

Acadia Broadcasting
Acklands Grainger Inc.
Air Transat
Blue Cross
Cadillac Fairview
Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation
Canadian Krown Dealers Inc.
Clearwater Seafoods Limited Partnerships
Edmonton Civic Employees Charitable Assistance Fund
Estate of Arthur Raymond Taylor
Estate of Christine Audrey Kennedy
Estate of Karen Lynn Zarowny
Estate of Lois Betty Renner
Estate of Margaret Anna Downs
Estate of Mary Olive Maynard
Estate of Robert Oliver Armstrong Currie
Forbes Bros Ltd.
Groupe BMR Inc.
Grude, Jan
Holt Renfrew
Investors Group Financial Services Inc
Knickle, Roger
Labourer’s International Union of North America
Palooka’s Charitable Foundation
Pip Willis & Steve Munford
RBC Foundation
Shaw Communications Inc.
Slaight Family Foundation
Sofina Foods Inc.
Sovereign General Insurance Company
St. Hubert Foundation
The David & Faye Sobey Foundation
The Sobey Foundation
Thrift Magic Inc.
Tim Hortons
Uni-Select Inc
Universal Realty Group
VW Credit Canada Inc.

All Charities Campaign
Appleby, Kenneth
Arbor Memorial Foundation
Bank of Montreal
Canada Post Community Foundation
Cancilla, Adrian
Conter, Dr. Howard & Karen
CTV Atlantic
Deault, Suzanne
Estate of Constance Isobel Peters
Estate of Madeleine Boucher
Estate of Mary Katherine Smith
Estate of Mona Constance Bell
Fondation Aubainerie
Gray Family Foundation
Macquarie Group Foundation Ltd
Rotary Club of Calgary Sarcee
Seadrill Canada Ltd
Tarion Warranty Corporation
The Slater Endowment Fund
Vogue Optical

7-6 Ranch
Adria, Robert and Kim
Arlington Street Investments
Assiniboine Credit Union
Barrick Gold Corporation
Blue Falls Manufacturing
BN Steel & Metals (2002) Inc.
Brad Bardua & Susan Wareing
Brayley, Shirley
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association
Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail)
Cape Breton Harley Owners Group
Chartier, Francis
Claude, Jean-Philippe
Cloud B a division of Do-Gree Fashion Ltd.
Club Les Eperviers De Matane
CN Employees’ and Pensioners’ Community Fund
Cole International
Compass Group
Connect Marketing
Connor, Clark & Lunn Foundation
Crane Supply
Curran & Briggs Limited
Daal Family in Memory of Aidan MacAulay
Dartmouth Dodge
Doncaster Consolidated Ltd.
E.F. Walter
Edible Canada
Ellis, Tanya
Énergie Valero Inc
Estate of Betty Marie Barr
Estate of Carmen Bonita Wells
Estate of Joan Margaret Thomson
Estate of Kenneth Robert Hilderman
Estate of Linda Jewers
Estate of Ruth E. Atto
Estate of Shirley May Pick
Fairmont Royal York
Ferme G. Roberge et Fils Inc
Fletcher, Tim & Rochelle
Game Six Enterprises Inc.
Gauvreau, Ernie
Ghosn, Joe & Roula
Gregory, Randy
Greystone Managed Investments
Groupe de Courtage Omni Ltée
Hackshaw, Christian & Kristin
Hagel, Ernie
Hockey With Heart
Hoffman, Michael
Hughes, Jonathan
Hui, Mark
Humphrey, Dr. Shannon
IBM Canada Ltd.
IGA Convivio
Imperium Law Inc
Irving, Mr. James
Irving Oil Ltd.
iWave Information Systems (2005) Inc
Jack Carter Family Foundation
J.D. Irving Limited General Division
K9 Storm Incorporated
Kenwin Holding Inc
Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon
Kotsopoulos, Chris & Patricia
La Belle Excuse
Lackenbauer, Gordon
Lawtons Drugs
Lexus of Oakville
LM Wind Power Blades (Canada) Inc
LMS Reinforcing Steel Group
Loblaws Inc.
London Drugs
Loyalty One AIR MILES
Lutz Longstaff Parish
Maison Cousin
Manitoba Insurance Adjusters Association
Marshall Toner
Match Action Inc
Maura Family Fund
McMillan LLP
McNeil Consumer Healthcare
MRSB Chartered Accountants
Muehlenfeld Family Foundation
NAPA Auto Parts
Norm Meldrum Charitable Foundation
Nott, Jordan
Nova Scotia Community College
Now That’s Ugly Society
Pacific Cove Property Management Ltd.
Parkdale Sherwood Lions Club
Patricia Powers c/o the estate of Mildred Lilian Bailey
Peake’s Quay (1994) Ltd
Pilot House
Pisni-Ray, Morgan
Porsche Cars Canada Ltd
Porsche of Halifax
Power Corporation
Quinn, Douglas
Restaurant Topla
Risley, John
Rose Lootsma Memorial Fund
Safari Eatertainment Inc.
Shaun Usmar & Family
Sheridan Nurseries
Sherway Gardens
Sky Is The Minimum
Steele Jaguar
Ste-Foy Toyota
Stevenson, Matthew, Mondy, Angela & William
Stonegate Private Counsel
St.Onge, Marc – Bend Beauty
Talon Energy Services
Teresa Tang Wong-WFG Marketing Inc
The WB Family Foundation
Thibeault, Stéphane
Tootsies Shoe Market
Towill, Tammy and Doug
Triple 4 Advertising Ltd.
Tsakumis, Alex
Ulsifer, Alan
Unifor Local 79M
Vision Travel Foundation
VP Mortgage Services Inc.
Walker, Don
Webb, William
Welch, Joel
WFG Charitable Trust
Zest Adventures

1832 Asset Management L.P.
6th Gear Events
ACI Brands Inc.
Andrew Peller Limited
Anixter Canada
APP Group (Canada) Inc
Atco Electric
Austin, Richard
Avanti Software Inc
Avjet Holding Inc.
Bancor Inc.
Banque Nationale du Canada
Bayer Inc.
Bereskin & Parr Llp
Bernard, Rita
Bessette, Gabriel
Bloom Lanys Professional Corporation
Boss Dodgeball League
Boucher, Keith
Caisse populaire de Rivière-du-Loup
Calen, Larry
Canadian Oilfield Riders
Canadian Tire
Cardinal Capital Management, Inc.
Carruthers , Dr. Jean & Dr. Alastair
Catherine’s Dance Studio Inc
Cenovus Energy Inc.
Chapman, Susan
Chase Auto Body Supplies Ltd
Clark Wilson LLP
Clément ltée
Clow, Donald & Shelley
Conam Charitable Foundation
Construction Labour Relations Association of Newfoundland
Continental Paper Grading of Canada Inc.
Contrast Engineering Ltd
Conversio Marketing Inc
Cottam Solar
CountDown Events
CPS (Canada) Inc.
Curtis, Jean
Dakota Dunes Community Development Corp.
David Yurman Enterprises LLC
Dilawri, Tony
Distribution CPM Inc.
DMCL Chartered Accountants
Doi, Gary
Dola Livestock
Dollar Warehouse Atlantic Inc
Dura Construction Ltd.
Environmental Renovations and Abatement (ERA Inc.)
Estate of Agnes Patricia Cecilia Burchett
Estate of Donald Wayne Carter
Estate Of Isabel Margaret Graydon
Estate of Joan Ruth Delong
Estate of June Bristow
Estate of Kenneth French
Estate of Robert De Leeuw
Estate of Rose Rudko
Exchange Income Corp
Fabtech Mfg. Inc.
Fairytale Friends
Festivent Ville De Lévis
FGL Sports
Freedom International Brokerage Company
Friendly City Optimist Club of Moose Jaw Inc.
Garg, Randy & Monika
Gervais, Yanick
Ghodsiye, Soheila
Giftfunds Canada
Gill, Rajei
Goway Travel
Hansen, Doris
Harbour Isle Halifax Incorporated
Harry W. Ryder Foundation
Haselden, Stuart & Caroline
Heddle Marine Service (NL) Inc
Hockey Helps the Homeless
Hoffman, Jane
Home Hardware Stores Limited
Horrelt, John
Hotel Engineering Association of Toronto
Houghton, Matt
Hung, William & Patty Tarbet
Hydro One – Employee’s & Pensioner’s Charity Trust Fund
Imperial Sovereign Court of the Chinook Arch
Industrial Alliance, Assurance et services financiers inc
Irving, Mrs. Jean
Ivivva Athletica Canada Inc.
Jaffer, Ray & Farah
Joseph D’Angelo Greeting Cards
Kerry Québec
Kinsmen Club of Sydney
Konnert, Andrew & Michele
Kucharski, Chris
Labatt Brewing Company Limited
Leon’s Furniture Limited
Linde Canada Ltd
Lindsay Construction
Link Charity Canada Inc.
Little, Jim
Loney-Tindall, Carla & Joe Tindall
Long & McQuade
MacQueen, James
Marco Pololand Inc
Martel, Grace
McCarthy Tetrault LLP
McLean, Todd & Patty
MEG Energy Corp
Midland Transport Limited
Mira Road Volunteer Fire Department
Moore Wealth Group
MTD Products Ltd
Nelson Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd.
Nespresso Canada
Nienkamper Furniture & Accessories Inc.
North American Vanlines- Guardian Transfer
North Atlantic Refining Limited
Northeastern Protection Services Inc
Northpoint Properties
Offshore Technical Services
OPG Employees & Pensioners’s Charity Trust
Order of the Eastern Star
Orleen Wheatley Charitable Trust
OSE Coaching Immobilier Inc.
Oshawa Generals Hockey Club
PAL Airlines Ltd.
Parfumerie Germain-des-Prés
Pharmacie Fabienne Gravel Inc
Pine, Tracey
Pollard Family Foundation
Promutuel – Lac Saint-Pierre – Les Forges
Rassekh, Dr. Rod & Kate
Repper, Richard
Richberry Group of Companies
Rob’s Drywall Services Ltd
Rochon, Stephane
Rosies Restaurant
Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 8
Sampson McPhee
Sarrazin, Yves
Sask Central Credit Union
Searcy, Barry
Sensormatic Canada Incorporated
Shojaian, Nima
Slater, Jeffrey
South MacLeod Country Beavers
South Rock Ltd. Employee’s Charitable Foundation
Steele Subaru
Stelia North America
Sun Life Financial
Technip Canada Limited
Teekay Shipping (Canada) Ltd.
The Darci Instance Foundation
The Lazy Gourmet
The Molson Companies Donations Fund
Tpl Lighting
Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company
United Commercial Travellers of America Jack Kidd Council
Vaziri, Farid
Vector Aerospace
Virtue, Jim
Vision Air
Wedgwood Insurance Limited
Whispering Wolf Holdings Inc.
Wickstead, Arthur & Rose
Wilkins, Vera
Wood, Chris & Sarah
Yuzu Sushi

Alberta Wish Trail Ride
Algonquin College Event Management – Creating Magic
Auction For Wishes
Aviation Community Golf Tournament
Bathurst Shoot for the Stars
BC Gaming Facilities Charity Golf Tournament
Bob’s Billiards/ Dooly’s 50/50
Bradford Greenhouses Annual Golf Tournament
Calgary Dragon Boat Fundraiser
Canada Cycles for Kids
Convenience Store Days
Cops for Kids Bike Ride
Corey Ford Golf Tournament
Craig Senyk’s Jamboree for Charity
Debbie Breuls Car Rally
Diamond Rally Team Ferrari
DMT Development Systems Group
Donate a Car Canada Inc
FMG Dragon Boat Festival
Grain Challenge Hockey Tournament
Heavy Civil Association Annual Auction
Howard Wheatley Memorial Golf Tournament
Les Vergers Lafrance
Lethbridge Pumpkin Festival
Macquarie’s Annual Shuck Off and Seafood Boil
Magic of Metals
Maritime Forces Atlantic
Medicine Hat Pumpkin Festival
Moncton Fire Department Road Dawgs
NL Christmas Carol Services
Nustar Golf Tournament
Patrick Morin des Gens Constructifs
PEI Rum Runners Golf Tournament
Point Wish Softball Tournament
Richard John Evans Memorial Golf Tournament
Road Builders Association of New Brunswick
Roulons pour des rêves
Shaw Charity Classic Birdies 4 Kids
Soirée Innovation Rinox
St George Golf Tournament
Stoneworks Technologies Inc. Golf Tournament
The Kimmett Cup
Tournée Gourmande La Fernandière
Tournoi de golf Bernard MNJ
Tournoi de Golf Couche Tard
Traffic Club of Montreal
TRH Group Golf Tournament
Twist Your Wrist Motorcycle Ride
Warehouse One
Wear it for Wishes
Wilson’s Go Stores
Yellowknife RCMP Chris Worden Memorial Golf Tournament
You’ve got a Friend Golf Tournament
ZOE Greek Night