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The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

Vanessa Wilson
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: vanessa.wilson@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.


Volunteer Opportunities

The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, National Capital Region is looking for event-day volunteers for TIMBER MART Heroes Challenge 2019!

TIMBER MART Heroes Challenge 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. On the day of 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. This year’s TIMBER MART Heroes Challenge will be taking place on September 27th, 2019 at Vincent Massey Park.

Responsibilities on the event day may include (but are not limited to):
• Helping with set-up & tear-down
• Staffing the registration table
• Setting up the challenges/activities and facilitating them
• Offering a safe, pleasant and memorable experience for team members and wish children alike

The event day volunteer shifts will run from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm with an option to sign-up for the shift(s) you’d like.

Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada works with communities across the country to provide children with life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish. By creating unique, meaningful experiences, Children’s Wish enhances the quality of life for these courageous children and their families.

Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest and only all-Canadian wish-granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For more than 30 years, Children’s Wish has worked tirelessly to grant heartfelt wishes to more than 27,000 children and their families.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please contact laurie-anne.palin@childrenswish.ca or at 613-656-0491 and we will be glad to review your application. We look forward to working with you!
Location: Brewer Park - Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Sep 18, 2019