Wish Youth Network Society

Igniting Hope


About Us

Who We Are

WYNS is a student-led non-profit-organization that aims to support local hospitals through collective student effort. Currently, we partner with hospitals across the Lower Mainland to cater to their required needs. Our mission is to rekindle and sustain hope for families who are affected by helping hospitals have enough funds to provide the best care.

What We Do

Whether it is research, therapy programs, hospital expansion, or patient resources, we donate our funds to strengthen the function of our hospitals. In doing so, our hospitals can put emphasis on improved patient care.

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Hold events such as galas and medical conferences to involve more youth in caring about their local hospital.

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Engage youth in planning fundraising, toy drives, leading events, and community volunteering.

The
Wish Youth
External Executives

Bella Chan

President

Bella Chan is a second-year International Baccalaureate student at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary. She is honoured to be serving as the President of WYNS for the 2021-22 school year. Our President has been a School Head for 2 years and this is her first year on the External Executive Team. When Bella joined WYNS in 2018, she didn’t realize how much she would grow to resonate with the organization’s mission. She initially joined WYNS because she wanted to fundraise for the hospital in which she was born and make a local impact. Now, she hopes to share this mission with other Canadian youth and see more passionate youth bring WYNS’ mission to their local communities. Her favourite part about WYNS is the WYNS community: an overwhelmingly passionate, kind, and supportive group of young individuals. Bella believes that she’ll make it big as a stand-up comedian one day — though her friends aren’t exactly convinced. When she has some downtime, you’ll probably find her snacking or completing Instagram scroll-athons… or both.

Chris Oh

Vice President

Currently attending Burnaby Mountain Secondary School in his senior year, Chris is delighted to be serving as the Vice-President of WYNS for the 2021-22 term. Having first joined WYNS to alleviate the hardships faced by many local hospitals, Chris has become deeply passionate about the organization’s mission. He has been part of WYNS for two years, one as an Internal Executive and another as an External Executive. He hopes to make his third year with WYNS the most impactful one yet. During the precious years our Vice-President has had with WYNS, our organization has deepened his understanding of the circumstances of many hospitals and the communities WYNS has partnered with. Chris’s favourite part about WYNS is getting to work with other supportive and passionate students. In his spare time, Chris likes to play the violin and play tennis with his younger twin brother.

Taila Briggs

Chief of Staff

Taila Briggs is a grade 12 student attending Moscrop Secondary School. She’s serving as the Chief of Staff this 2021-22 year but her journey with WYNS began back in September of 2020 when she joined her school’s WYNS club. Taila joined WYNS because she saw an opportunity like none other: an opportunity to make an impactful difference in her local community by raising funds for local hospitals. She shares with us, “My favourite part of WYNS is the experience. Not only have I learned so much in my position so far, but I also have the pleasure to be a part of an amazing team”. Some of her hobbies include swimming, painting, baking, and being outdoors.

Makayla Fang

Secretary

Makayla Fang is currently a grade 12 student at Port Moody Secondary and is excited to be serving as Secretary for the 2021-22 term. Originally drawn to WYNS for the purpose of supporting local hospitals and helping people in need, Makayla was deeply inspired by her experience as a Regional Manager during the 2020-21 year, which is why she decided to continue with WYNS for another exciting year. Not only has she gained leadership experience, but Makayla has also formed invaluable friendships with her team of passionate individuals over the past year. Our Secretary understands the importance of giving back to her community and wishes to continue making a local impact by continuing to aid volunteers in hosting fundraisers to raise funds for local health facilities this year. The lessons she has learnt and the inspiration she has gained from WYNS are valuable assets she will always reflect on as she ventures into future endeavors. In her spare time, Makayla likes playing the violin, dancing, and drawing.

Eugenie Ho

Marketing Director

Eugenie Ho is currently a grade 10 student at Lord Byng Secondary School and is delighted to be serving as the Marketing Director for the 2021-2022 school year. Eugenie was fascinated by WYNS’ mission and joined so she could partake in strengthening the functions of hospitals through fundraisers. Her favourite part about WYNS is being able to contribute towards her local community whilst working with a group of diverse but like-minded people. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, snacking, swimming, watching Netflix, and mindlessly scrolling on TikTok.

Thisha Ravindran

External Affairs

Thisha Ravindran is a grade 11 International Baccalaureate student at Milliken Mill High School. This 2021-2022 year, Thisha is excited to be serving as the External Affairs Director and looks forward to making this year the best! She joined WYNS because she is passionate about helping local healthcare facilities and she wants to ensure that everyone, no matter their financial status, is able to receive the medical aid they need. Using her strengths in communication and problem-solving, she aspires to reach a large audience of passionate youth who want to join in contributing to WYNS’ mission. Her favourite part about WYNS is getting to work with her hard-working and dedicated team, as they motivate her to perform well. In her spare time, she enjoys playing classical guitar and listening to music. She also loves to read and goes on runs whenever she can.
The
Wish Youth
Internal Executives
British Columbia

Burnaby

Sarah Sui

Regional Manager

Talyna Szymanski

Human Resources

Chilliwack

Selina Park

Regional Manager

Karen Zhao

Human Resources

Richmond

Ethan Ma

Regional Manager

Ylanna Hillyer

Human Resources

Tri-Cities

Joonseo Park

Regional Manager

Elizabeth Lee

Human Resources

Vancouver

Sarah Wang

Regional Manager

Lily Lou

Human Resources
Alberta

Calgary

TBD

Regional Manager

TBD

Human Resources
Manitoba

Winnipeg

Caleb Pereira

Regional Manager

Reyna Torres

Human Resources
Ontario

Peel

Isha Solanki

Regional Manager

Peruthekka Jayaratnam

Human Resources

York

Michael Wang

Regional Manager

Julia Pan

Human Resources
The
Wish Youth
School Executives
Burnaby - British Columbia

Burnaby North

Jenny Zhang

School Head

Sahanah Gill

Human Resources

Camille Ng

Finance Director

Community Branch

Mila Dejanov

School Head

Tamara Bratic

Human Resources

Shu Yue

Finance Director

Moscrop

Sonya Tsou

School Head

Evelyn Chen

Human Resources

Kevin Seo

Finance Director
Chilliwack - British Columbia

Community Branch

Alice Qiao

School Head

Madison White

Human Resources

Charles Macsabejon

Finance Director
Richmond - British Columbia

Richmond

Rowah Gheriani

School Head

Inshal Kabeer

Human Resources

Nooran Chellabi

Finance Director

Steveston London

Qirat Khurram

School Head

Puneet Bhatti

Human Resources

Tanya Joshy

Finance Director
Tri-Cities - British Columbia

Heritage Woods

James Kim

School Head

Ashley Cheung

Human Resources

Jessica Xin

Finance Director

Pinetree

Grace Lu

School Head

Amy Ryu

Human Resources

Yoon You

Finance Director

Port Moody

Jane Huang

School Head

Elaine Han

Human Resources

Nathanael Ip

Finance Director
Vancouver - British Columbia

Lord Byng

Emily Kim

School Head

Jemma Felts

Human Resources

Vanessa Wang

Finance Director
Winnipeg - Manitoba

Elmwood

Ibukunoluwa Omoseh

School Head

Sanela Suljanovic

Human Resources

Ajijolaoluwa Orogun

Finance Director

Grant Park

Weldon Scott

School Head

Miranda Mayor

Human Resources

Graydon Strachan

Finance Director

Kelvin

Mary Lozano

School Head

TBD

Human Resources

TBD

Finance Director

Miles Mac

Sofiyyah Oladipupo

School Head

Kate Kang

Human Resources

TBD

Finance Director

St. Paul's

Bara Bashir

School Head

Oscar Lavitt

Human Resources

Ilia Mehr Bakhsh

Finance Director
Peel - Ontario

Central Peel

Yalda Nikookar

School Head

Harmit Saini

Human Resources

Asis Tung

Finance Director

John Fraser

Sissi Zhou

School Head

Eddy Zhang

Human Resources

Sarah Zhou

Finance Director

Nile Academy

Sarah Syed

School Head

TBD

Human Resources

TBD

Finance Director
York - Ontario

Richmond Hill

TBD

School Head

TBD

Human Resources

TBD

Finance Director

Our Partners

Lions Gate
Eagle Ridge
Richmond Hospital
Canuck Place Hospice
Peace Arch Hospital
Burnaby Hospital Foundation

Our Impact

25k+

Funds raised in recent years

18

High Schools

72

Executives making a change

12

Hospitals reached

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Sponsorships

We are constantly striving to expand, and gain more social media presence as ways to raise awareness for our cause and to reach out to those in need of hope and support. We plan on developing partnerships and buddy systems with hospitals as well as other non-profit organizations to create an effective network. With the establishments of partnerships and buddy systems with hospitals, we hope to establish active engagements between patients and their families, and volunteers. Sponsorship Package

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