This holiday season,
Believe in the Power of a Wish.

Welcome to our larger-than-life Calendar of Wishes, a celebration of hope, and the belief that through community, anything is possible!

The Calendar of Wishes is a Make-A-Wish® initiative. This larger than life, wish-granting advent calendar is making the wishes for some very deserving children come true again this year. Thank you to our community, corporate sponsors and partners who came together to make the Calendar of Wishes a reality.

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Our 2023 Calendar

2023 Calendar

Doors open each day at noon!

Tap on the doors to reveal the Wish Kid, and tap again to read their story.

Hover over the doors to reveal the Wish Kid, and click to read their story.

  • 1

    Amelia, 5

  • 2

    Amy, 18

  • 3

    Ayva, 18

  • 4

    Bailen, 10

  • 5

    Benjamin, 18

  • 6

    Catherine, 15

  • 7

    Christina, 9

  • 8

    Donovan, 16

  • 9

    Ellie, 8

  • 10

    Emmett, 6

  • 11

    Harpreet, 12

  • 12

    Katelyn, 9

  • 13

    Katrina, 17

  • 14

    Kylee, 13

  • 15

    Lincoln, 6

  • 16

    Maximus, 14

  • 17

    Nicole, 18

  • 18

    Owen, 15

  • 19

    Quinn, 12

  • 20

    River, 8

  • 21

    Samantha, 7

  • 22

    Tessa-Lynn, 8

  • 23

    Theo, 13

  • 24

    Zackery, 17


The Calendar of Wishes will open to reveal a wish that has been granted. Whimsical and inspiring, the advent calendar has been developed to increase awareness of the stories that fuel the passion of Make-A-Wish® and demonstrate that each wish is as unique and special as the child who wished it.

The seventh annual Calendar of Wishes will launch December 1st and will actively run until December 24th in the CTV Building in Byward Market 87 George St.

Help Make Wishes Come True

The Calendar of Wishes highlights just a few examples of the wishes that we grant to kids in need of hope, but we can’t do it without you. Support Make-A-Wish® this holiday season and bring wishes to life!

Help grant a child’s wish by becoming a sponsor of the 2023 Calendar of Wishes. When you help to make wishes come true, Make-A-Wish® will highlight your investment in the community and provide your organization with unique exposure and recognition. To receive more information, please contact:

Sharon Forbes

Thank you for granting wishes with us, Ottawa!