Healthcare professionals, healthcare-related organizations, charity foundations, parents or guardians, or the child himself/herself can send referrals to Charity Focus for the Dream Program. Please feel free to contact our team for information and inquiries.

The Dream Program has a simple premise but requires an elaborately detailed plan. This means that there should be careful coordination between the Dream Team and the family to ensure the Dreamer’s comfort and enjoyment.

The execution aims to have little to almost zero delays and complications, and this includes taking necessary precautions for the child’s medical condition.

Once the application has been reviewed and approved, the planning can commence. There are cases wherein a child’s dream request is classified under “urgent”, and urgent dream requests are attended to as priorities. This means that the dream may be executed within hours of preparation.

Charity Focus defines such illnesses that will eventually lead to death, especially during childhood or adolescence, and severe physical impairments that include, but are not limited to, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, and cerebral palsy. This definition, however, does not cover primary global development delays.

For a child to be given a Dream, he/she must:

  • be between the biological age of seven (7) and eighteen (18) with the mental cognitive skill of a 7-year old at the least.
  • have a life-threatening or debilitating physical illness
  • live in Canada
  • be able to formulate and communicate the particulars of his/ her dream without the need for facilitation
  • have not already been part of a similar organization’s dream or wish program

Note: Charity Focus reserves the right to deny the fulfillment of a dream request under the grounds that it’s unsafe for the child, detrimental to his/her condition, exceeds the budget allocation, and is in conflict with the values of the foundation.

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