Registered Charity No.: 42652489RR0001

To be a centre of excellence promoting the greater emotional strength and mental health of children, youth and their families through programs that provide a direct and holistic experience of our interconnectedness with all life.

Wishing Well Sanctuary is a charitable organization, therefore your donations will assist in feeding and caring for the animals at the Sanctuary and also assist in providing programs to youth and their families who otherwise could not afford to attend.

Copyright 2014 Wishing Well Sanctuary. All Rights Reserved.

Visit our Upcoming Events Page for Information about:

  • Vegan Holiday meal preparation with Vegan Chef Doug McNish
  • November 16, 2014 Yoga
  • Animal Hero Kids November 22,2014

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Wishing Well Sanctuary partners with Animal Hero Kids

Founded in the United States by Humane Educator, Susan Hargreaves, Animal Hero Kids describes their mission as: Fostering empathy and kindness in children and youth by encouraging and recognizing compassionate and courageous acts that help all species of animals; and offering complimentary, interactive, humane education programs highlighting stories of the rescue and aid of animals

Wishing Well Sanctuary is pleased to align ourselves with Animal Hero Kids as they expand into Canada.   Animal Hero Kids Canada had its first ever meeting at Wishing Well on Saturday October 18, 2014.   There were many in attendance,adults and their children, with everyone wanting to assist the youth in becoming more empowered to make a positive difference in the lives of animals.

The youth came up with some wonderful ideas of how to deal with a number of issues, the first being cosmetic and product testing.We have scheduled the next meeting for November 22nd at the Sanctuary, with discussion of finalizing details and art to be created so that they can carry signs asking people to buy cruelty free ! Anyone who wanted to attend yesterday but could not, are more than welcome to join us next month! The enthusiasm and commitment were palpable and we have high hopes for Animal Hero Kids Canada. We know that there are thousands of animal hero kids 'out there' right now  Join us so that we can help each other make a BIG difference in this precious world!  For more information about Animal Hero Kids, please visit their website at


Chokeules films music video starring Wishing Well Sanctuary's very own animal family.  Check it out! Yo!

Sanctuary Tours

Next Tour:  October 25, 2014  @ 12:30 p.m.

Sanctuary Tours Sanctuary tours are held on the last Saturday of every month from March through November and offer a great opportunity to interact with the Wishing Well family.

You'll learn more about each animal, hear how they came to live at Wishing Well and be able to enjoy the peaceful, picturesque Sanctuary surroundings. Tours begin at 12:30pm. The cost is $10 per person or $35 per family (cash only). Please email us or call ahead (905-775-9179) to let us know how many people are coming.

We look forward to meeting you. Visitors frequently tell us that they find the time spent with the Sanctuary's furry sages to be a healing, relaxing experience and the Wishing Well family loves interacting with their fans!

Please do not bring companion animals to the Sanctuary.

Holiday Cooking with

Doug Mc Nish

(November 8, 2014)

1pm to 3:30

Wishing Well Sanctuary is thrilled to host this special culinary opportunity. Please joing us as Doug Mc Nish guides us in making scrumptious vegan meals just in time for the holidays. Spots are limited so please hurry and reserve yours today by sending us an email at

Wishing Well Sanctuary is always looking for volunteers.  If interested, please complete and submit a volunteer application.

For more information or to confirm your attendance, please email us at

"Animal Hero Kids Rock! It doesn't matter how young or old you are the good news is we can all help animals in need" - Sir Paul McCartney

Yoga at Wishing Well Sanctuary

NOVEMBER 16th: 11-3; A nationally,highly respected and admired teacher, Lana Sugarman, will be here to guide us with yoga, meditation & Kirtan.  There will be a vegan potluck lunch and a tour of our deeply loved Sanctuary. A suggested donation of $30 is requested.  More .details to come very soon! Mark your calendars !