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"The best prescription I've ever given is a wish."

-Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Associate Paediatrician-in-Chief, SickKids Hospital & Medical Advisor for Make-A-Wish® Canada


Is it to be part of an organization that is child-focused, values employee experience and is an inspiring workplace? If so, Make-A-Wish is for you!

Make-A-Wish® Canada creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness.

?It's been wonderful to have this wish to look forward to... It's wonderful to see [Rowan] with something that brings him pure joy after all he's been through and missed out on!?

-Melissa, mom to wish kid Rowan (age 5, leukemia), who wished for an indoor jungle gym.


Our mission is, together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illness. Supported by our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.

Our values are Child-Focused, Integrity, Impact, Innovation, and Community.


  • Meaningful opportunities to make an impact and change the lives of children with critical illnesses within your community and across Canada
  • A collaborative team environment where you feel valued and inspired
  • An attractive compensation package that includes group health and dental premiums which are fully covered by the Foundation, RRSP, & Wish paid hours
  • Annual vacation starting at three weeks & additional paid leaves
  • Work/life balance and flexibility
  • Hybrid working environment
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Corporate discounts
  • Continuous learning, development and internal training opportunities
  • Fun employee activities, contests, and more!

Make-A-Wish® Canada is committed to fostering a culture that aims to change lives while offering a rewarding employment experience where your contributions make a true difference every day!


We are looking for a Marketing Coordinator, Fundraising to join our team at Make-A-Wish Canada. Reporting to the Marketing and Development Officer, the Marketing Coordinator, Fundraising will support the Signature Fundraising Programs portfolio. This position requires collaborating with internal departments to develop fundraising materials and coordinating special projects. Additionally, they will support the team with the daily management of the P2P platform (Donor Drive), including page builds, maintenance, reporting, tracking, and creative support.

This role can be based out of Toronto or Pickering and is a full-time, 14-month contract, hybrid position.


Signature Fundraising Programs:

  • Collaborate with internal departments to assist with the development and/or coordination of signature fundraising program materials (toolkits, training documents, communication plans, creative materials, etc.).
  • Provide support/assistance for special projects, including email marketing, data analysis, event audits, and new program research and development.

P2P/Data Management:

  • Support in building custom and standard event fundraising pages within the Donor Drive platform.
  • Assist with internal training, participant support, requests, and tracking.
  • Prepare reports for departments on fundraising initiatives, as requested.
  • Manage the internal Peer-to-Peer mailbox, tracking all requests/workload.
  • Enter and track all Peer-to-Peer requests for transparency of workload and SLA commitment.

Administrative Support:

  • Provide general administrative support, including meeting coordination, copy editing, meeting minutes, tracking follow-ups, updating critical paths, etc.
  • Develop strong working relationship with internal and external stakeholders (National Office, Regional Offices, Integrated Marketing Department, partners/sponsors/donors, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Post-secondary education in fundraising/event management/marketing, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • 1-2 years work experience in the fundraising and/or event management area, preferably in a multi-level organization within diverse communities.
  • Experience working with the fundraising database Donor Drive considered an asset.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in problem solving and good judgement.
  • Demonstrated time-management and organizational skills. Flexibility with changing
  • priorities and ability to remain focused to meet targeted timelines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and related
  • search engines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships within the office and across the organization, ensuring a teamwork approach.
  • Positive attitude and the ability to adapt to change in the workplace and be innovative.


  • Hybrid work environment (2 days in-office, 3 days remote per week) with occasional requirements to work outside of regular office hours during peak season to attend fundraising events.

Physical/Mental Effort

  • Works under pressure with multiple tight deadlines, demands, high volume workload, and dynamic/overlapping priorities.

Our Commitment to IDEA

Make-A-Wish Canada provides equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Reasonable accommodations due to disability are available on request at any stage of the hiring process.

Recruitment process

Our recruitment process is swift in pace. Once applications are reviewed, we will contact our shortlisted candidates. Our typical process includes a phone screen, one or two interviews, and reference checking, followed by an offer and a criminal background check for the successful candidate.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in working with us!


Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Canada has granted over 38,500 wishes across the country, over 1000 last year alone. As an independently operating affiliate of Make-A-Wish International, Make-A-Wish Canada is part of the network of the world's leading children's wish-granting organization. We serve children in every community in Canada, and in more than 50 countries worldwide.


For more information on how you can support Make-A-Wish® Canada or get involved please visit our website at


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