About Starlight
Making children smile. Helping families cope.

Starlight Children’s Foundation® Canada does what no medicine can do: create priceless smiles and memories for seriously ill children and their families. For over 30 years, Starlight Canada has been spreading joy to sick kids across the country through a unique blend of hospital to home programs designed for the whole family. With your help, together we can create more magic in-hospital, grant more wishes out-of-hospital, and spread more sparkles across Canada!
Play From Home Packs

In these desperate times of COVID-19 and our children’s isolation, Play From Home Packs is an emergency program designed to bring happiness home to seriously ill children.

For many of us this reality is temporary, but for some families, time isn’t on their side. There are children who may not make it to the next Starlight Canada event. During this time of social distancing, seriously ill children can’t go outside to play and be distracted like healthy children can. People like our Starlight children are the ones highlighted in the news. They have pre-existing conditions and are exponentially at risk as they are strongly immunocompromised.

While these new realities and anxieties weigh on Starlight families, our Play From Home Packs remind them that they are certainly not alone, and far from forgotten.

Happiness delivered right to their doorstep, these packages contain board games, crafts, and tons of other interactive activities. Many of these will involve a national group activity, where children across the country will tune into a virtual Facebook Live stream event with tons of special guests, including our very own Captain Starlight to join in on the fun!