Refer a Child

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Sunshine Foundation

Refer a Child

The Sunshine Foundation of Canada is a national charitable organization that makes dreams come true for children living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses. 
 
Many of these courageous kids never get a break from the medical challenges and physical obstacles they face every day. But they are still children first - with hopes of happy times and exciting adventures.  The Sunshine Foundation lets these children live their most cherished dreams.
 
Refer a Child • Age 7 to 17
You can refer a child by completeing and submitting a referral form. When Sunshine receives this form, our staff will contact you and send a full Sunshine Dream application to the child’s family.
 
Sunshine Dream Programs
  • Sunshine Dreams - A dream can be anything as unique as a room makeover, to meeting a hero or getting a customized sports wheelchair. We make it happen.
  • Sunshine DreamLifts - Picture an airplane full of 80 kids, heading on a one-day, whirlwind adventure to a Disney theme park: now that’s a dream come true!  Ask if one is coming soon to your area. 
Who can refer a child for a Sunshine Dream? 
Sunshine accepts referrals from the child, healthcare professionals working with the child, parent(s) or guardians, healthcare-related charities and foundations. 
 
Children who qualify
Canadian children ages seven to seventeen who have a severe physical disability or life-threatening illness and who can formulate their dreams with or without technical assistance are eligible.  
Autism, Down Syndrome, and developmental disabilities do not make a child eligible unless accompanied by another life-threatening illness or severe physical disability. 
 
Dream restrictions
A child cannot have received a dream or a wish from a similar organization. Sunshine does not grant dreams for medical equipment, to attend medical conferences, travel to dangerous locations, motorized vehicles, home renovations, shopping sprees, or pools and hot tubs.
 
For more information, contact us at 1-800-461-7935 | dreams [at] sunshine.ca (dreams [at] sunshine.ca )

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions section for answers to some common questions about Sunshine's Dream Programs.