Our Mission

The Sunshine Foundation of Canada is a national charitable organization that makes dreams come true for children living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.

Our vision is that every Sunshine Child shall live their dream.

Sunshine was established in 1987 by a London, Ontario police officer and loving father as a legacy to his son who passed away from muscular dystrophy. He wanted children like his son to be able to live their dreams.

Almost 30 years later, The Sunshine Foundation of Canada continues to spread hope and optimism for kids, encouraging them to dream big and dream bold.


Sunshine gives children living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to experience freedom from their daily medical regimens and life challenges by having their dreams transformed into reality.

Our Sunshine Dream Programs are once-in-a-lifetime experiences for kids that ignite a sense of newfound independence, build confidence, and create joyful memories that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Right now, an estimated 63,000 children across Canada qualify for a Sunshine Dream Program.
Sunshine Dreams

A Sunshine Dream is an individual experience, dreamed by a child and brought to life by our dedicated team of dream makers. These experiences are as unique as the kids who dream them and can include family members in the customized adventure. From meeting a hero to petting a penguin, we encourage kids to dream big and dream bold.

Since 1987, Sunshine has fulfilled more than 8,000 dreams for children across Canada.


Read some of our sunshine dream stories
Sunshine DreamLift

A Sunshine DreamLift is a day of “Yes!” and a whirlwind adventure that transports a plane full of Sunshine Children to a Disney theme park and back home all in one day! Sunshine DreamLift is an unforgettable experience with new friends, a first plane ride, and a taste of independence away from parents.

The 62nd Sunshine DreamLift will take off from Brantford, ON on May 2nd, 2017.


READ ABOUT OUR MOST RECENT SUNSHINE DREAMLIFTS