Wish Month 2018-03-14T12:55:47+00:00

For over 30 years, the Canadian Association of Blue Cross Plans have provided the insurance for every child (and their family) whose wish is to travel, waiving pre-existing conditions and making it possible for kids to travel who would not otherwise be able to. To date, they have provided travel insurance to grant more than 14,000 travel wishes!

To celebrate Wish Month, Blue Cross is offering you the chance to WIN your dream vacation and help Children’s Wish grant a child’s most heartfelt wish.

Click Here for Contest Details and to Enter

What’s Your Wish?

Fill in the blank and tell us!

Purchase an “I Wish…” cloud for $2 at a participating retailer.
All proceeds support Children’s Wish.

Participating retailers include:

Wilson’s Gas Stops and Go
All stores in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick.

Talize
All stores in BC and Ontario.

Alberta
Participating McDonald’s locations include Redcliffe, Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat WM Relo, and Medicine Hat Box Springs.

Ontario
Anytime Fitness, 457 Hazeldean Road, Unit 2, Kanata
Mario Uomo, 1346 Bank Street, Ottawa
Ottawa Grill, 41 100 Elgin St., Ottawa
Raon Kitchen, 6-65 Bentley Ave., Nepean
Raon Kitchen, 141 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa
MacEwan L’Orignal, 1065 King St., L’Orignal
KS on the Keys, 1029 Daze St., Ottawa

New Brunswick
New Brunswick Legislature Building

Newfoundland
The Gov’nor Pub, located at 389 Elizabeth Ave., in St. John’s.
Sobey’s (Town of Paradise location).

Nova Scotia
Participating Compass Pharmacies include Moffatt’s, Mackay’s , Westphal, Cobequid, Kyte’s, and The Passage

Wish Month Events & Activities

Cities and provinces all across the country have officially proclaimed March to be Children’s Wish Month. Thank you to Alberta, Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Red Deer, Drayton Valley, Yellowknife, Whitby, Pickering, Ajax, and the provinces of Manitoba and New Brunswick!

During the month of March, major landmarks across the country will light up blue in honour of Children’s Wish Month. Participating landmarks include Telus World of Science (BC), Rogers Arena (BC), CN Tower (ON), the Toronto Sign at City Hall (ON), Montreal City Hall (QC), and Hotel Concorde (QC). Additional landmarks include London City Hall, Hamilton Town Hall, Vancouver Lookout (Harbour Centre), Vancouver City Hall, Fitzsimmons Creek Bridge (Whistler), Olympic Cauldron LED lights, City of Coquitlam, BC Place, and Canada Place Sails.

Help support Children’s Wish Month by participating in a fun-filled local event!
Activities and events are taking place all across the country.

See Our Events Calendar

Celebrating 25,000 Wishes…and Counting

This month, we are celebrating all wishes, including one very special milestone – the granting of our 25,000th wish to Jayden from Edmonton, Alberta.

Growing up as an avid athlete, 18-year-old Jayden had a love for team sports – particularly basketball. In 2014, Jayden was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the muscle tissue. Jayden’s wish was to design his own pair of sneakers, a wish made even more unique with his idea of “melting” his favourite sneakers into one ultimate pair.  After days of being in a hospital bed, Jayden rose to walk the corridors in his new sneakers. Having bravely fought his illness with determination and hope for over two years, Jayden passed away shortly after receiving his wish.

Inspired by the fire in Jayden’s fight, the King Jay line of clothing was created. It honours Jayden’s legacy and helps kids like him fight with the most powerful fuel of all – hope. Each piece is emblazoned with a graphic shoelace that unites us in the belief that, for kids battling life-threatening illnesses, wishes really do matter. They create priceless magical memories that live forever in the hearts of wish children and their families.

Visit kingjay.org to read all about Jayden’s wish and to purchase your King Jay gear.

More Wishes, More Wonders

At the urging of the medical community, Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada expanded our mission to include children with serious genetic and neurological diagnoses like severe cerebral palsy. These boys and girls face incredible challenges because they require constant and complex care, struggle with disabilities are often hospitalized, and face drastically shortened lifespans.

To support our expanded reach, the More Wishes, More Wonders Major Giving Campaign launched in 2015 with the goal of raising $10M by 2021. The campaign is funding the heartfelt wishes of children like Mady, pictured above, who has cerebral palsy.

To date, we have reached our first $5M in donations and pledges.

You Can Help Us Grant the Next Wish by Donating Today