Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find the answers to frequently asked questions that may help when applying for a wish.

What is We Are Young?2023-01-24T19:58:04+00:00

We Are Young (WAY) is a registered charity who grants experience-based wishes to seniors where doing so facilitates a movement designed to shift societies perception on aging and inspire communities to positively view, value, and support seniors.

Who is eligible to have their wish submitted?2023-09-24T19:26:41+00:00
Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to have their wish submitted:
  • 70 years of age or older
  • lives within the Atlantic provinces and Ontario
  • has an experience-based wish they would like to see fulfilled
  • can not fulfill their wish on their own
What types of wishes do you grant?2023-01-24T19:58:55+00:00

We Are Young is a charity that grants experience-based wishes which include fulfilling a lifelong dream, reliving a passion, or reconnecting with loved ones.


What types of wishes will NOT be granted?2023-01-24T20:00:54+00:00

What types of wishes will NOT be granted?

  • material-based/physical items (car, computer, watch etc.)
  • service-based (legal, medical, home renovation, automotive repair etc.)
  • financial assistance outside of the wish itself (bill payments)
  • continuous wishes (subscriptions, season tickets etc.)
What does the application process look like?2023-03-31T17:37:07+00:00
Step 1: A senior, or someone on their behalf, submits a wish through our online application here
Step 2: We Are Young’s volunteer wish committee evaluates each wish to ensure the wish meets the mandatory criteria. If the individual does not meet the mandatory criteria, you will be notified by our team.
Step 3: If the wish meets mandatory criteria, a We Are Young representative will connect with you to schedule a brief interview. This phone/video call will allow us to gather more information about the nominated senior and provide us with more details of their wish request.
Please note that the nominated senior must be present on the call and can confirm the wish they have been nominated for. *This call does not confirm your wish has been accepted. 
Step 4: Following the interview, We Are Young will then determine whether or not the wish can be fulfilled.
Step 5: You will be notified if We Are Young can or can not support your wish request. If We Are Young can support your wish request, the planning stages of your wish will begin.
Although we are encouraged by the increasing number of wish applications that are submitted, we are unable to support every request we receive and therefore coordinate wishes the best we can based on feasibility, urgency, and wish logistics.


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