The Mission of the Children’s Aid Foundation
Strength to change lives.
The Children’s Aid Foundation is Canada’s leading charity dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth involved with the child welfare system. We support and deliver a broad range of high-impact programs and services that directly serve vulnerable young people across Canada. Our programs address the many complex needs faced by our kids in the four key needs areas of education, healing and recovery, enrichment, and prevention. In addition to programs that we deliver, such as our Post-Secondary Scholarships Program, we work in partnership with over 50 child welfare agencies and youth-serving partners Canada-wide to impact our target population.
Together with our donors, the Children’s Aid Foundation serves children and youth at all stages of their involvement with the system, from infancy to adulthood. It is our mandate to support the evolving needs of these young people, like a nurturing guardian would, throughout the course of their development until they are able to achieve stability and independence.
We rely completely on the generosity of our corporate, individual, and foundation donors. We do not receive government funding, and are the only charity in Canada with the reach and capacity to strategically raise and grant funds to deliver local, regional, and national programs for this uniquely vulnerable population of kids.