“The Foundation has helped me in the past, and has helped open doors for my future.”

Keisha – Young Person in Care


The Children`s Aid Foundation is a charitable organization registered under the laws of Ontario. Our charitable registration number is 108076480RR001.

We subscribe to the Ethical Code of Fund Raising Practices of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals and Imagine Canada, and we are committed to ethical practices in every aspect of our work.

For more information on our Privacy Policy, please contact
Enza DiBenedetto at 416-923-0924 ext. 225

The Children’s Aid Foundation operates in accordance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation. We safeguard our donor information and do not trade, share, rent or sell the information. Personal information collected is transferred into our donor database for tax receipting, stewardship and donor solicitation purposes.

Further information on privacy and your rights in regard to your personal information may also be found on the website of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors to the Children’s Aid Foundation have these rights:

  • To be informed of the Foundation’s mission, of the way the Foundation intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the Foundation’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to the Foundation’s most recent financial statements.
  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • To expect that all relationships with the donor will be professional in nature.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that the Foundation may intend to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

The affairs of the Children’s Aid Foundation are managed by a Board of Directors composed of a maximum of 18 directors elected and retired in rotation such that at each annual election of directors, the class of directors then retiring shall be replaced by an equivalent number of directors for a term of three years or until their successors are elected or appointed. A director shall be eligible for re-election for a second term if otherwise qualified. Those directors who serve on the Executive Committee may remain for an additional term if otherwise qualified.

If you would like to update your personal information or change the way you would like us to communicate with you, please contact Nicole Lehoczky at nlehoczky@cafdn.org or 416.923.0924 ext 221

Our 2015-2016 Annual Review (Click image below to open)

To view the Children’s Aid Foundation’s audited financial statements click here.


Children's Aid Foundation helps kids like Gerald overcome the obstacles in life that hold them back