Wish Referral Process

Step 1

Please complete and submit the Wish Referral form. You may refer a child on a family’s behalf, provided the family is aware you’re doing so. You will receive an email confirmation within 3 days of submitting the referral.

Step 2

The Rainbow Society of Alberta will contact the child’s family to confirm specific information relating to the child.  After speaking with the child’s parents or legal guardians, The Rainbow Society will complete our Determination of Eligibility procedures in consultation with the child’s primary care physician.

Step 3

If it is determined the child is eligible for a wish, the Application procedures are fully explained to the child’s parents or legal guardians, and the child will be encouraged to begin thinking of three wish choices. In the event the child is unable to verbalize their own wishes, the parents or legal guardians will be asked to assist.

Step 4

Once the child (and/or family) has three wishes in mind, we will conduct the child’s formal Application interview. At that time, all necessary and supplemental information will be gathered to support the final application.

Step 5

The child’s completed Application will be reviewed by the The Rainbow Society’s Board of Directors who will select one of the shared wish choices as the wish to be granted to the child. The approved wish choice is shared with the family and The Rainbow Society will work towards making the wish come true.