New record set by Walmart Canada’s Spark a Miracle campaign in support of the Children’s Miracle Network


This 3rd annual holiday fundraising campaign, which began on Giving Tuesday and ran until the 31st of Decemberproduced a record $5.4 million for from Canada children, families and local children’s hospitals.

“Walmart Canada and its associates and customers are amazing partners of the Children’s Miracle Network in Canada. Thanks to their incredible generosity and unwavering commitment to children and families through Canadachildren’s hospitals receive vital support to treat from Canada children and help them live the happiest, healthiest and most fulfilling lives possible,” says Marc HierlihyPresident and CEO of from Canada Children’s Hospital Foundations. “On behalf of our entire network of children’s hospitals, we say thank you to Walmart Canada for their outstanding leadership and support, and for the important difference they are making.

Walmart Canada’s Beloved teddy*returned for the 2021 holiday season. For each Walmart Teddy purchased between November 1 and December 31Walmart donated $2 to the Children’s Miracle Network to help children treated in children’s hospitals through Canada. Customers were also encouraged to support their local children’s hospital by donating at checkout at over 400 Walmart Canada stores or online at

Walmart Canada has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network for over 27 years and has raised and donated over $185 million to date in support of 13 children’s hospitals across Canadamaking Walmart the largest private sector contributor to children’s hospital foundations in Canada.

Walmart Canada is also the Children’s Miracle Network Canadian 2021 Business Partner of the Year for its strategic partnership and commitment.

“We are thrilled with the success of our Spark a Miracle 2021 campaign and our customers’ generous and unwavering support of local children’s hospitals,” said Nabeela Ixtabalan, Executive Vice President, People and Corporate Affairs at Walmart Canada. “We know Teddy has brought joy to thousands of children this holiday season and encouraged Canadians to give generously in support of the Children’s Miracle Network and Canadian families.”

Dollars raised in-store fund local essential treatments and health services, with each hospital directing the dollars where they need them most:

  • Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation – over $375,000
  • BC Children’s Hospital Foundation – over $775,000
  • CHEO Foundation – over $300,000
  • Children’s Health Foundation – over $350,000
  • Manitoba Children’s Hospital Foundation – over $270,000
  • IWK Foundation – over $375,000
  • Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation – over $125,000
  • Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation – over $125,000
  • McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation – over $250,000
  • Operation Child Sun – more … than $750,000
  • SickKids – over $1 million
  • Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation – over $500,000

About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a chain of more than 400 stores nationwide serving 1.5 million customers daily. Walmart Canada’s flagship online store,, is visited by more than 1.5 million customers every day. With more than 100,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of from Canada largest employers and is ranked among the top 10 most influential brands in the country. Walmart Canada was recently recognized as one of LinkedIn’s Top Companies of 2021 and was also named one of from Canada the most popular brands (based on Google searches). Walmart Canada is committed to regeneration – focusing on equitable opportunity, sustainability, community, ethics and integrity. Since 1994, Walmart Canada has raised over $500 million to support communities through Canada. Additional information can be found at and on Walmart Canada’s social media pages – Facebook, Twitter and instagram.

About the Miracle Children Network
Children’s Miracle Network® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals, 13 of which are in Canada. Donations stay local to fund essential healthcare treatments and services, purchase pediatric medical equipment and support research. Its various fundraising partners and programs support its mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Visit the Children’s Miracle Networkwebsiteto learn more about his cause. In CanadaChildren’s Miracle Network is owned and operated by from Canada Children’s Hospital Foundations®.

SOURCE Children’s Miracle Network

For further information: Felicia Fefer, Corporate Affairs, Walmart Canada, [email protected]; Angel Massey-Singh, Director of Marketing and Communications, Children’s Miracle Network, [email protected]


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