WestJet Cares for Kids helps Make-A-Wish® Canada grant its travel wishes by providing the gift of flight. Additionally, WestJet has customized a unique guest experience, creating the ultimate wish experience for all Make-A-Wish® children and their families travelling via WestJet!
Make-A-Wish Canada grants wishes to children between the ages of three and 17 with life-threatening medical conditions. Each wish granted allows children and their families time for togetherness, time to dream, and time to realize that miracles can and do happen. WestJet's goal through partnering with Make-A-Wish in Canada is to provide this small act of kindness to help transform the lives of children and the world.
Make-A-Wish Canada is part of the largest wish granting organization in the world, serving nearly 50 countries with international affiliates on five continents. Since inception in 1980, Make-A-Wish has helped more than 324,000 wishes come true for children around the world.
2013 marked Make-A-Wish Canada's 30th anniversary. WestJet has been a part of many travel wishes, but we wanted to do something special to mark the 30th anniversary, so we adopted our first wish. This meant going beyond the gift-of-flight voucher and helping to grant a wish from start to finish.
WestJet had the privilege of welcoming McKenzie into our family. In partnership with Make-A-Wish Canada and with the support of WestJet Vacations, we were able to grant her special wish to visit Hawaii to swim with the dolphins.
To learn more please visit makeawish.ca - and help share the power of a wish®!