For kids battling life-threatening illnesses, the real world can be scary - but their dreams can carry them away to a place where kids can just be kids.

Meet Ryder

Ryder had his dream of a brand new fire hall playhouse come true this past summer. Hear from his mom Christine about Ryder’s story, their experience, and how Ryder’s dream came to be:

Dear Friend of The Dream Factory,

Today, I would like to share the story of our son Ryder.

Ryder was born in June of 2012. Like most parents, my husband Chris and I had no idea what parenthood was really all about but would soon find out that the unexpected could happen at any moment.

We didn’t learn what a warrior Ryder would become until 8 months later, when we were told something no parent ever expects: Ryder had Infant Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Click here to read more of Ryder’s story.


Dream Maker Auction - Over $625,000 raised!

To all of our supporters, in every capacity, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for making The Dream Factory’s 2018 Dream Maker Auction one of the most successful and unforgettable events yet!

Thanks to your generosity, many brave Manitoba kids living with a life-threatening illness will get to experience the magic of a once-in-a lifetime dream come true!

The DRAGONS Are HERE! - Sept 7th and 8th

The Dream Factory is the NEW home for dragon boating in Manitoba! Our next festival is the famous SEPTEMBER DRAGON BOAT CHALLENGE,  a unique event that is a favourite amongst paddlers from the most novice to the expert! It not only features smaller 10 paddler dragon boats, but also incorporates an innovative, fun and safe oval race course.

The festival is on September 7th and 8th and registration includes 2 practice sessions with an experienced coach, plus all equipment Previous dragon boat experience is NOT required, so grab 20 friends, relatives and/or co-workers and register your team today

Have a great time paddling and help us to raise funds to make more Dreams come true for a Manitoba kids fighting life-threatening illnesses!

Learn more and sign up today at!


Upcoming Events

Dream Streets!

In the month of September, beginning on September 8th during Manyfest, we will unveil a number of installations inspired by the dreams of real Dream Factory kids. Each installation with have a corresponding Dream Team of volunteers who will be joining forces to raise funds for this incredible organization. Fundraising will take place straight until the end of September concluding on Nuit Blanche on September 29, 2018.

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  • Date: Sat Sep 8 2018 - Sat, Sep 29, 2018
  • Location: Manyfest - Downtown Winnipeg / Nuit Blanche Winnipeg

Contact The Dream Factory

303 - 1 Wesley Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 4C6

Phone (204) 989-4010
Toll-Free (866) 989-4010
Fax (204) 944-9549

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