When you support Starlight Canada, you’re helping provide smiles
and joy at a time when children need it most.


Starlight Children's Foundation Canada has been dedicated to brightening the lives of seriously ill children and their families for over 30 years. In these times of COVID-19, we have quickly adapted and launched emergency response programs to continue to offer support during our children;s isolation. Focusing on the family as a whole, our mission is to bring joy, laughter, relief and a whole lot of smiles. Our large variety of in-hospital and outpatient programs help bring back some strength, hope and lost childhood by being that reliable and shining star in a dark and stormy sky.
What makes Starlight Canada unique is that we are there for the entire journey — from hospital to home.
While in-hospital, Starlight Canada gives kids a much-needed distraction from the stress and boredom of hospitalization. From toys to the latest technology to full-blown parties, we replace that fear and loneliness with fun and excitement! While out-of-hospital, we’re granting wishes of all sizes with our Day Brightener Wishes, Great Escapes® Wishes and Once In A Lifetime Wishes, and most recently, our Play From Home Programs and COVID-19 Family Reglief Packs, to make sure Starlight families always have a reason to believe in magic.





Starlight focuses on improving quality of life today and over the long-term by supporting families with programs and activities designed for both seriously ill children and their families because illness affects the entire family.


Starlight has been helping seriously ill children and their families for over 30 years.


Starlight has a network of more than 150 healthcare facilities across the country so we can provide both a national and regional presence on any partnership.


We have experience working with national partners like Air Canada, Toys”R”Us Canada, Babies "R"Us Canada and Ardene on multi-location cause-related marketing programs.


Starlight’s programs are used over 400,000 times in Canada each year.


We work hard to ensure that our administrative costs are only $0.05 of each dollar.