The National Campaign for Child Welfare

Children and youth involved with child welfare lack almost everything that most of us take for granted: a stable home, someone to nurture and support them and opportunities for growth and self-fulfillment.

The Children’s Aid Foundation helps transform the lives of thousands of Canada’s most vulnerable children, helping more young people realize their potential.

But we need to do more.

Last year, with the help of our donor community, we improved the lives of 20,352 young people. However, it is estimated that in Canada, more than 67,000 children are living in care, with many more are at risk of coming into care.

We urgently need to reach more children and youth.

That’s the ultimate goal of the Children’s Aid Foundation’s $60 million National Campaign for Child Welfare. Take a look at how you can help us achieve that goal.

The National Campaign for Child Welfare Video

Helping kids heal, thrive and move forward through…

• Enrichment activities such as arts, sports, and recreational programs
• Mental health, Dental care, assistive devices and equipment such as eyeglasses, braces and wheelchairs
• Nutritional counselling and other wellness essentials

Improving educational outcomes through…

• Tutoring, nursery programs, stay-in-school awards, technology, educational assessments and counselling, skills training, scholarships, bursaries, graduation awards and more to help kids stay in school and prepare for a successful life after care

Ensuring stable, strong, lifelong relationships through…

• Programs that promote adoption placements or kinship arrangements
• Counselling and crisis support to develop healthy families and communities

Funding programs to remove barriers that may restrict access to opportunity.

• Specialized educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for young Aboriginal, Black and LGBTTQ kids as well as those new to Canada, to help them understand and celebrate their heritage and unique identities.

Helping more youth during one of the most challenging life junctures – leaving the care system.

• As young as 18 or 19, youth must leave the care system. We provide assistance and support in many ways: help finding safe, sustainable housing, access to life skills training, help finding mentorships, internships and employment opportunities to ease the integration into their communities as healthy, independent adults.

Join us and help some of the most vulnerable kids in Canada build stability, self-worth and a sense of life’s possibilities.

To find out more about how you, your company or your foundation can help illuminate the potential in more of Canada’s most vulnerable kids, download our campaign brochure or contact Diana Parsons, Director, Campaign and Major Gifts at 416 923 0924 ext. 276 or campaign@cafdn.org