Neighbouring events this Saturday July 11, 2015: Check out the York Raw/Vegan Festival with Yoga

We look forward to seeing you at our next tour on Saturday July 25, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.

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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 Federally registered charitable organization.  We need your donations to assist us in feeding and caring for the animals at the Sanctuary.  Your funds will help us provide programs to youth and their families who otherwise could not afford to attend.

Registered Charity No.: 42652489RR0001


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

The invites are ready to be sent out!  Please email us with your mailing address ASAP so that we can mail you out an invitation with the information you need to order your tickets.

Meet Meadow

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

"Build a Wish"

Another way to help the Sanctuary is to make a one time donation for a specific project or to donate supplies.

We currently need the following:

"Buy a bale" of Hay : $80 per bale

"Fund a fence" : $25 per metre; for a $50 donation we would be delighted to post a plaque honouring you or a loved one.

"Share the shavings" : $10 per bag for pine shavings for Daisy and the ducklings

Good quality fresh fruit and vegetables

Cat litter, cat food (dry and wet pate)

Rags and towels

Gift cards from Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Home Hardware, etc.

Bursaries ($100 min.) which will enable us to invite students who might not otherwise be able to attend our humane education programs

Transport trailer (e.g. horse trailer)


Material for new shelters

We have so many great ideas and projects on the go, we need YOU!

Check out this video on "Wishing Well Sanctuary" in Bradford, Ontario. Prepared for Marketing and PR class at Georgian College by Raney Jansma. 

Wishing Well Sanctuary welcomes home our newest family member, Meadow. Six month old Meadow was moments from the kill floor. But was generously spared by Newmarket Meat Packers. Now he is at his forever home and will be loved by all.

We are absolutely thrilled to be able to provide Meadow with the life he so richly deserves.  Please see more of his story by following these links:


Now Toronto - Meadow

Toronto Star - Meadow

Watch Meadow's Media Appearance

Breakfast Television at Wishing Well Sanctuary

Now accepting applications for SUMMER CAMP!!!

We are looking for 10 energetic walkers to join our team and help raise funds for Wishing Well Sanctuary at this year's wonderful Holly's Hope Walk for Ontario Farm Sanctuaries!  If interested, please email us as

To donate, please select the button, and don't forget to type "Holly's Hope" in the paypal comments sections.

Sanctuary Tours

Next Tour:  Saturday July 25, 2015  @ 12:30 p.m.

Sanctuary Tours Sanctuary tours are held on the last Saturday of every month and the second Sunday of each 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.

Summer Camp - Registration Open

Registration for Wishing Well Summer Day Camps for kids, ages 7 to 12, is now open.   Camp dates are as follows:

July 13 to 17, 2015

August 17 to 21 2015

Please download a camp package, complete, and submit by mail to the Sanctuary.


$300 per child, $250 for second child in same family

A $100 deposit is required at time of registration.  Please make  payment by cheque when submitting the camp package.

Limited space is available so please reserve early.  We look forward to sharing our Sanctuary with your children. If you have any questions, please email us at