PROGRAMS WE FUND

With your help, we have the strength to change the lives of these children

Over

233,000

children are at risk of

abuse and neglect in Canada

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada raises and grants funds and delivers a wide range of high-impact programs and services, transforming the lives of over 24,000 children and youth each year.

Children come into care for complex reasons – but often, it’s as the result of a family struggling with issues like poverty, the legacy of a parent’s childhood trauma, mental health issues, or addiction. When families in crisis receive the support they need, they have vastly improved chances of keeping their family together.

Nearly every young person involved in the child welfare system has experienced trauma at a young age. Early childhood trauma has profound, complicated effects on kids that can linger throughout their entire lives. These issues need to be addressed so they can go on to live healthier lives.

Most of us take swimming lessons, sports, and music lessons for granted as part of growing up – but too often, kids in care are sidelined. And yet, these activities are critical for kids in the child welfare system to help build confidence, self-esteem, an identity outside of being a “foster kid,” and a healthier body and mind.

Kids in care face incredible odds to finish high school – less than half will make it to graduation day. And yet, achieving an education can completely transform their life, meaning better jobs and a chance to break the cycle of abuse, neglect, and abandonment for themselves and future generations.

FLAGSHIP PROGRAMS

National programs that change lives

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CIBC Miracle

Fund

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Element

Fleet

Management

Youth Capital

Program

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HSBC

National

Transformation

Project

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Scotiabank

Stay in School

Program

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Ted and Loretta

Rogers

Foster Care

Transition

Program

Slaight Family Foundation Right at Home Program

Slaight Family

Foundation

Right at Home

Program

Post-secondary education programs

Post-Secondary

Education

Program

Riley