Refer a Child
Every child deserves to have a one-of-a-kind, life-changing experience. When a wish is granted, it marks a major turning point in a child's fight to recovery from their critical illness.
Because each child is unique, all wishes are customized to ensure every eligible child receives a memorable and unforgettable wish experience. To ensure the best quality of wishes, there’s a standard process that Make-A-Wish® follows.
Who can refer a child to Make-A-Wish?
Every wish experience begins with a referral. Whether you're a parent or guardian, a former wish child, a medical professional* or a member of an organization that works with sick children, you can refer a child to Make-A-Wish® / Fais-Un-Voeu MD Quebec. Additionally, potential wish children can also refer themselves. The family will always be contacted once the referral is made before taking the wish to the next step.
*Medical professionals could include a doctor, nurse, social worker or child-life specialist with detailed knowledge of the child’s current medical condition.
- Every from 3 to 17 years of age, living with a critical illness is eligible for a wish
- The child has not received a prior wish from any wish-granting organization
- The child’s treating physician and our Medical Advisor deem the child medically able to participate in the wish
There is no waiting list and the wish granting process begins once the physician's confirmation has been received.
Make-A-Wish® / Fais-Un-Voeu MD Quebec respects the privacy of our wish children and their families. All medical and personal information is kept confidential and is not communicated with outside parties unless consent is provided by the child’s parents or guardians.
Questions about referrals? Contact either us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org