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The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

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Jon MacDougall
Development Coordinator
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

1800 Bank Street, Suite 206
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1V 0W3

TEL: 613-221-9474

E-mail: jon.macdougall@childrenswish.ca

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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years)

The Children’s Wish Foundation is a uniquely Canadian charity that helps Canadian children, families and communities by granting the favourite wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. With every wish that we grant, we create moments of joy that ease the pain of a child, give respite to the child’s family, and connect healthcare professionals and communities in that burning wish of hope.

We’ve been granting wishes since 1984. We have granted over 25,000 wishes to children diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Every wish is as unique as the child making it, from finally getting to cuddle with grandparents who live far away to hitting a puck with a favourite hockey player. In the often painful life of a seriously ill child, these wishes have made a tremendous difference.

www.childrenswish.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada (National Capital Region) is preparing to host its 3rd annual food and drinks tasting event, Savour the Moment.
This year's event will take place at the Horticulture Building in Ottawa on May 3rd 2019.
Location: Horticulture Building - 1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5J3
Deadline: Apr 25, 2019
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada (National Capital Region) is preparing to host its 3rd annual food and drinks tasting event, Savour the Moment.
This year's event will take place at the Horticulture Building in Ottawa on May 3rd 2019.
Location: Horticulture Building - 1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5J3
Deadline: Apr 25, 2019
Children’s Wish Heroes Challenge (formerly known as Exile Island) is a team challenge that brings together two types of Children’s Wish heroes: our supporters and our wish children!
Each team is tasked with raising $10,000, the average cost of a wish. Celebrate your team success with your wish child on challenge day, where teams compete in creative challenges designed to test team spirit, mental agility, and physical ability. Challenges are inclusive of all team members and participating wish children. Event Date June 15, 2018

The Volunteer Coordinator Committee Member is responsible for:
• Recruiting volunteers for day of event
• Assigning and training roles for each task at event
• Scheduling volunteers shifts
• Being available all event to answer questions and relieve them for breaks
• Main contact for all volunteers
• Assist with the Venue and Logistics Committee Member in writing and creating event day challenges
• Must like the Children’s Wish Facebook Page and share posts related to Heroes Challenge.
Location: Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
1800 Bank St. Unit 206
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019
Children’s Wish Heroes Challenge (formerly known as Exile Island) is a team challenge that brings together two types of Children’s Wish heroes: our supporters and our wish children!
Each team is tasked with raising $10,000, the average cost of a wish. Celebrate your team success with your wish child on challenge day, where teams compete in creative challenges designed to test team spirit, mental agility, and physical ability. Challenges are inclusive of all team members and participating wish children. Event Date June 15, 2018

The Team Recruitment Committee Member is critically important to the success of the event and is responsible for the following:
• Developing and executing a strategy to recruit individual corporate companies, local businesses, foundations, etc.
• Trying to secure a minimum of 4 new teams to participate in the event
• Recruiting teams and disbursing team forms and event information to them
• Marketing: Responsible for distributing brochures, buckslips, posters, and other promotional material throughout the city
• Community relations: Responsible for engaging community groups in Heroes Challenge (Lansdowne, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment, Pubs, City)
• Web postings: Responsible for posting information on relevant websites in the city
• Must like the Children’s Wish Facebook Page and share posts related to Heroes Challenge.
Location: Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
1800 Bank St. Unit 206
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019
Children’s Wish Heroes Challenge (formerly known as Exile Island) is a team challenge that brings together two types of Children’s Wish heroes: our supporters and our wish children!
Each team is tasked with raising $10,000, the average cost of a wish. Celebrate your team success with your wish child on challenge day, where teams compete in creative challenges designed to test team spirit, mental agility, and physical ability. Challenges are inclusive of all team members and participating wish children. Event Date June 15, 2018

The Sponsorship Coordinator Committee Member is responsible for:
• Developing and executing a strategy to recruit individual corporate companies, local businesses, foundations, etc.
• Securing a minimum of two paid event sponsors
• Recruiting donors and disbursing sponsor packages and event information to them
• Must like the Children’s Wish Facebook Page and share posts related to Heroes Challenge.
Location: Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
1800 Bank St. Unit 206
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019
Children’s Wish Heroes Challenge (formerly known as Exile Island) is a team challenge that brings together two types of Children’s Wish heroes: our supporters and our wish children!
Each team is tasked with raising $10,000, the average cost of a wish. Celebrate your team success with your wish child on challenge day, where teams compete in creative challenges designed to test team spirit, mental agility, and physical ability. Challenges are inclusive of all team members and participating wish children. Event Date June 15, 2018

The Venue and Logistics/Vendor Recruitment Committee Member is responsible for:
• Handling all arrangements associated with the Heroes Challenge location.
• Securing event day equipment including appropriate audio/visual equipment, tables, chairs, and any other equipment required for event day
• Coordinating an event timeline and day schedule including event start time, lunch time, speeches, challenge times, awards, prize giveaways, set up and teardown
• Working on a zero dollar budget to secure the following types of vendors (challenge vendors, attendee lunch vendor, volunteers lunch vendor, VIP Tent Vendor, etc).
• Securing a photographer to take team and attendees photos throughout the event
• Writing and creating event day challenges
• Must like the Children’s Wish Facebook Page and share posts related to Heroes Challenge.

Location: Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
1800 Bank St. Unit 206
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019
Children’s Wish Heroes Challenge (formerly known as Exile Island) is a team challenge that brings together two types of Children’s Wish heroes: our supporters and our wish children!
Each team is tasked with raising $10,000, the average cost of a wish. Celebrate your team success with your wish child on challenge day, where teams compete in creative challenges designed to test team spirit, mental agility, and physical ability. Challenges are inclusive of all team members and participating wish children. Event Date June 15, 2015

The Chair of Heroes Challenge will provide direction and leadership to the Organizing Committee and will work closely with Children’s Wish to ensure that Heroes Challenge is a high success.

Responsibilities include:
• Managing an Organizing Committee
• Acting as the liaison between the Organizing Committee and the Children’s Wish office
• Scheduling and chairing committee meetings and delegating tasks to members as they arise
• Overall planning of the event and ensuring timelines are met according to the critical path
• Ensuring the event runs smoothly
• Managing donations and ticket sales the day of event
• Over seeing volunteers who assist with revenue collection
• Must like the Children’s Wish Facebook Page and share posts related to Heroes Challenge.
Location: Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
1800 Bank St. Unit 206
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019