About Starlight

When you support Starlight Canada, you're helping provide smiles, laughter 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! With more restrictions on hospital protocols during the pandemic, our newest Play From Hospital Program gives each child their own entertainment pack to assist with infection control. While out-of-hospital, we’re granting wishes of all sizes with our Day Brightener Wishes, Great Escapes® Wishes, Once In A Lifetime Wishes, and most recently, our Play From Home Programs and COVID-19 Family Relief Packs, to make sure Starlight families always have a reason to believe in magic.


To learn more, visit www.starlightcanada.org