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    Wishes make life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. This simple but powerful belief inspired the founding of Make-A-Wish and drives everything we do.


    Make-A-Wish® is pleased to work with media outlets across the country to help raise awareness for our wish-granting mission. 


    Facts about Make-A-Wish® Atlantic Provinces

    Make-A-Wish® Atlantic Provinces has been granting wishes since 2001. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, we cover a large geographical area comprising the four Atlantic Provinces of Canada.


    As volunteers, Jill & Bruce Sutherland founded our Chapter in 2000 and they ran the organization from their home for the first five years until a staff member was hired in 2006.


    In 2016, we granted our 200th wish and we continue to grow and build on success.


    We belong to the largest wish-granting organization in the world,  with eight chapters in Canada, and 51 international affiliates on five continents.


    Volunteers are the largest component of Make-A-Wish. Our wish granting volunteers assist the wish families with the wish-granting process and act as our liaisons with the families.  Other volunteers include our Board of Directors, special event volunteers, and wish granters.


    Our Chapter Board of Directors has 15 dedicated and committed members, with one medical advisor and a number of sub-committees.

    Fully registered Canadian charity, business number 881291918RR0001.


    Yearly audited Financial Statements are prepared by Lyle, Tilley & Davidson and are available upon request.


    If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, please contact Tracy Durkee-Jones at (902) 466-9474 ext 1 or tracy.durkeejones@makeawish.ca

    Additional Resources

    Fact Sheets

    The mission of Make-A-Wish® Atlantic Provinces is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

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    Fact Sheets


    Make-A-Wish® Atlantic Provinces PSAs (Public Service Announcements) contain a powerful message – that helps viewers understand how we strive to create hope, strength and joy in the lives of children living with life-threatening medical conditions.

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    Wish Impact Study

    Learn more about the impact wishes have for wish kids, families, and everyone else involved in a wish experience.

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