• 2 250 Wishes Granted
  • Vancouver Island

Our mission is to transform the lives of children living with critical illnesses, one wish at a time!




We're incredibly grateful for all those people and businesses who help us grant wishes!  Click here to meet our Community Ambassadors who went above and beyond to support Make-A-Wish! 







Our 4th annual UnWined Victoria, presented by Rite Storage, returned to the University of Victoria's University Club on Thursday, September 26th 2019 for another evening of delicious food and drink pairings, silent auction, and inspiring stories. We set a fundraising record thanks to you! Read all about it, here!




Combine a sweet treat with a great cause! Pencil the summer of 2020 into your calendar, and help support Make-A-Wish through your lemonade stand; we will provide you with some resources, and you can help us grant wishes to kids with critical illnesses! More details will be posted here next spring! 



Hosted by Summers Coming' Landscaping & Irrigation, this golf tournament featured a Shotgun start, best ball format, hole in one challenge, longest drive and KP buy-ins, silent auction, 50/50 and much more! Price included: range balls at the practice facility, power card, green fees, followed by a banquet dinner, silent auction and awards, mc'ed by the one and only, Jack Knox from the Times Colonist. Best of all, this first-time tournament raised $10,000!





Rope For Hope 2019: Rope For Hope--Make-A-Wish Canada's signature national fundraising event returned to Victoria on May 24, 2019. We raised more than $65,000, and we are still accepting donations through October 1st, 2019 at  victoria.ropeforhope.ca




Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon was once again supported by the Naramata Bench Wineries Association (NBWA), as they revealed their exclusive Spring Release Wine portfolio! Samples of the NWBA's latest wines were on hand, as well as small plates sponsored by some of Victoria's best restaurants and food providers, all to help grant life-changing wishes to children living with critical illnesses! You can find pictures from the evening here! 


Festival of Trees:  In partnership with The Ocean 98.5 radio on Vancouver Island, Make-A-Wish is pleased to have a decorated tree in the 27th annual Festival of Trees at the Bay centre in downtown Victoria. The event is a fundraiser for BC Children's Hospital, where atendees can vote for their favourite tree (ours, of course! Text TREE007 to 45678), and in doing so, make a donation to BC Children's Hospital. On average, 22 kids from Vancouver Island are treated at BC Children’s Hospital every day – that is almost one every hour, and our wish kids are among them! The display is on now, through Jan. 7th, 2019.








Meet Simone Conner!

               Simone is a Wish mom, who became a volunteer for Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon. and then she started to work for us, too!

 Simone is your Director  - Vancouver Island, and she'd be happy to talk to you about Make-A-Wish activities on the island, about volunteering, donating and Wish granting on the island!


You can call or email her:
(250) 701-1508



We have established a leadership Council to help guide the activities of Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon on Vancouver Island! To read more about the council, and meet the members, click here. 


Did you know? Over the past five years, one in every five wishes in the BC & Yukon region has been granted to a child on Vancouver Island. 

You can make donations that will directly affect our ability to grant wishes to kids on Vancouver Island. 



Getting to know our Islanders

In this section, we'll feature profiles on the people helping to make a difference to Make-A-Wish on Vancouver Island!


Meet Ashton, a 15-year old wish kid alumni who decided to start giving back to Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon!

Read more... 





Meet Jenna, a 10-year-old helping to spread hope, strength and joy on Vancouver Island!





For the very first time, Rope For Hope--Make-A-Wish Canada's signature national fundraising event--came to Victoria! on May 24th, 2018 at the CIBC building on Douglas Street, 40 rappellers braved the hights to raise money for Make-A-Wish! thanks to them and all those who donated, more than $75,000 was raised from this event! Check out this fast-paced wrap-up video