Our events change lives

five14 Talks


In response to the need for young people in and from care to have a greater voice in shaping public perceptions, the Children’s Aid Foundation created five14 Talks to celebrate Children and Youth in Care Day and inspire change. Five speakers presenting 14-minute talks encourage Canadians to think big about making positive change within the child welfare system. Learn more

Joe Carter Classic

Joe Carter Classic

The annual Joe Carter Classic charity golf tournament pairs avid golfers with top name celebrities from the worlds of sport and entertainment. Since 2010, The Children’s Aid Foundation has been a grateful beneficiary of the annual event. Over the past seven years, with the generous contribution of the Joe Carter Golf Classic, over $1 million has been raised and invested in order to fund 8 scholarships through the Joe Carter Scholarship Fund and support 40 children and youth through the Joe Carter Family Support Fund. Learn more

Women's Golf Classic

Women’s Golf Classic

Monday, May 28, 2018 at Glen Abbey Golf Club, Oakville
9:00 am breakfast with a 10:30 am shotgun start
Host: Far Samji, Entrepreneur, Athlete, Community Leader

To attend or sponsor Women’s Golf Classic, please contact

Illumination Circle

Illumination Circle

The Children’s Aid Foundation’s Illumination Circle celebrates our donors and volunteers whose invaluable support continues to illuminate the potential of children living across Canada’s child welfare system. We heard directly from the young people who have received Foundation funding. We also learned how the generosity of donors has transformed the lives of young people by breaking down the many barriers that exist on their way to building a brighter future. Learn more

Recognition Night

Stand Up for Kids Night, formerly Recognition Night

An evening honouring the incredible resiliency and achievements of the bright and deserving young people we support, while celebrating the commitment of our generous donors and volunteers. Learn more

Fun Crowd

The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Gala – Teddy Bear Affair

The Children’s Aid Foundation Annual Gala is widely recognized as one of Toronto’s most highly anticipated black-tie galas. Revenue generated from the event is used to support the most pressing needs of vulnerable children in our community. Learn more

Holiday Season Celebration

Holiday Season Celebration

The annual Holiday Season Celebration has provided hope and happy memories to tens of thousands of Toronto’s most vulnerable children and youth for over 30 years. Kids in care and their foster families gather for a day of celebration. Learn more

Sponsoring one of our events is a mutually beneficial partnership. It is an excellent way to contribute to the work and mission of Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada while showcasing your company’s support for Canada’s most deserving, but disadvantaged, children and youth.

Special events account for 40% of our annual fundraising toward the programs we fund in the areas of healing and recovery, prevention, education and enrichment. We offer tailored sponsorship opportunities for all of our events, and can work with you to maximize your impact. You can choose from title sponsorship opportunities or highly visible event vehicles such as a cocktail reception sponsor, dinner sponsor, silent auction sponsor, and many more.

To learn more about events or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephanie Beakbane at 416-923-0924 x 275 or