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The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Ontario Chapter

The Bras Family Foundation is proud to support the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, a remarkable program dedicated to granting a ‘wish’ to children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

The Children’s Wish grants approximately three wishes a day, each of which are created and tailored specifically to each child’s wishes!


Children’s Wish – The Bras Family Foundation   2019

“This is the second year that Children’s Wish and our amazing partners at the Fairmont Royal York have created the magic of the “Wishing Wall”.

March is “Children’s Wish Month”, and Fairmont Royal York’s Wish Windows along the front of their hotel were on display for 30 days, allowing hundreds of thousands of people to see that “Joy is a Wonder Drug!”

“It was such a beautiful night, and the excitement of the kids seeing their images on a window was priceless.  The photos of the Wish Kids strength and courage is impactful, and the quotes from the kids or family members in answering the question: “What does a wish mean to you?” are as powerful.”

Tiffany MacDonald
Regional Director, Ontario


In addition to this, each year the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada partners with Air Transat to fly 100 children or more and their families to the North Pole in search of Santa Claus!   Three of The Bras Family Foundation’s board members, Maggie Bras, Leah Lambrakis Bras and Paul Ivany were honoured to be invited on this journey along with many other supporters.

The day was magical. It began with check in at Pearson International Airport, where the children and families were entertained by clowns, which was followed by a live brass band at the airline gate; Christmas carolers; a story telling booth; and cookie bar and a visit by a cute little monkey!

Finally, we all boarded the plane and took off to the North Pole in search of Santa Claus. Excitement filled the plane in anticipation of seeing Santa and when he appeared the screams of delight of the children was heartwarming and overwhelming.

This day will stay in our hearts forever.

Children's Wish of Canada - Bras Family Foundation

Santa Claus flight to the North Pole – December 6, 2017

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