Children's Aid Foundation helps vulnerable kids across Canada overcome the obstacles in life that hold them back
“My journey to become a teacher has been nurtured and enriched by the foundation and its supporters. Thank you for helping me to reach my goals.”
Naomi - Former Young Person in Care
Meet our Donors
Our work would simply not be possible without the support of our generous donors. We are so proud of and grateful for our strong community of committed individuals, corporations, and foundations, whose dedication allows us to continue bringing positive change to the lives of Canada's most vulnerable children and youth. Thank you!

Read about donors who have had a special impact on the work of the Children’s Aid Foundation in our Donors in the Spotlight section.

To become a donor and join this wonderful community, please visit our Donate pages and give the gift of hope today. You have the power to make a difference.


National Campaign for Child Welfare  |  The Foundation is grateful for the generosity and vision of our donors who have made leadership gifts and commitments to the National Campaign for Child Welfare representing over $26 million as of March 31, 2016. 


Our Donors | This list represents gifts made between May 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list. If an error has been made please accept our sincerest apologies and contact us so that we can update your information. If you would like to update your recognition name, please contact Angie Docking, Development Officer, Stewardship at

To encourage and support the highest standard of professional fundraising practice, Children’s Aid Foundation adheres to the Donor Bill of Rights.

Celebrating our Campaign Donors

The Children’s Aid Foundation is extremely grateful to the following supporters of the National Campaign for Child Welfare for making a significant commitment to vulnerable children and youth across Canada. This list represents commitments of $25,000 or more made after the launch of our National Campaign for Child Welfare (May 1, 2014 – March 31, 2016).
*Foundation supporters 10+ years.

Illumination Circle

At the Children’s Aid Foundation, “illumination” is an exceptionally important concept. By “illuminating” our children and youth, we are shining a light on their challenges and experiences and celebrating their resilience, empowerment and potential. Launched in 2016, the Illumination Circle is a group of dedicated supporters who strongly believe in illuminating the potential of children living in the child welfare system across Canada through their investment in the Children’s Aid Foundation. This list represents donors who have made an annual gift between $5,000 and $25,000 during the period of May 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016.
Foundation supporters 10+ years.
Janet Beadle
BMW Group Financial Services Canada*
BOMA Toronto (Building Owners & Managers Association)*
The Canavan Family Foundation
CI Financial
CIT Canada
Paul M. and Susan Clark
Crowe Soberman LLP
Ian de Verteuil and Linda Glover
Richard and Darleen Falconer
Charyl and Patrick Galpin
Genworth Financial Canada*
Google Canada
Jays Care Foundation
Diane A. Kazarian and Ross Sinclair
KBSH Spirit Foundation
The M.E.H. Foundation
John and Roseanne Marsh
Shannon McGinnis
John J. and M. L. Meehan*
Sheila A. Murray
Kathleen O'Keefe and Mark Hilson
John R. and Maire Percy
Stephen L. and Cookie Sandler*
Karl and Kim Wildi

Gift-In-Kind and Media Partners

The Children's Aid Foundation is grateful to our donors who provide in-kind or media support for a variety of Foundation programs. This list represents donors who have made an in-kind gift or provided media support between May 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016.
Foundation supporters 10+ years.
Air Canada Foundation
Bell Media Radio Sales
Groupe Dynamite Inc.
Sandbox Advertising Inc.
Slaight Communications Inc.

Signature Event Supporters

The Children's Aid Foundation is very thankful to all of our 2015/2016 signature event sponsors. Our sponsors' commitment has helped to support many children and youth across Canada who have faced tremendous adversity in their young lives by making access to a variety of urgent supports possible. This list represents sponsors at Women's Golf Classic, Suitcase Party, Holiday Season Celebration, and Children's Aid Foundation Gala – Teddy Bear Affair, who made a gift of $5,000 or more between May 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016. *Foundation supporters 10+ years.
CIBC Children's Foundation*

Estate Donors

The Children's Aid Foundation wishes to honour the memory of those friends who remembered the Children’s Aid Foundation in their estate plans and whose bequests were realized during the 2015-2016 year.

Estate of Gertrude Helperin
Estate of Francesca Mastrella
Estate of George F. Siddorn

Giving Clubs

  • Guardians of Hope

    The Guardians of Hope giving club recognizes and honours donors who have thoughtfully made a provision for the Foundation through a future bequest or any other planned giving vehicle.

    Donna L. Brown
    Marilyn Croghan
    Kevin J. and Cheryl Drynan
    James D. and Judy Patterson
    Cathy and Surge Ramsamujh
    Stephen L. and Cookie Sandler
    Christopher and Geraldine Stringer

  • Cumulative Giving Club

    The Children’s Aid Foundation’s Cumulative Giving Club recognizes individuals whose philanthropic contributions since 1990 have reached a total of $100,000 or more. Membership in this club reflects all cumulative cash gifts including cash commitments and stock securities. Others will continue to be recognized as their giving reaches this significant threshold. We are very grateful to have so many long-standing and loyal donors who have given generously to the Foundation over the years.

    Sheila R. Block
    The Canavan Family Foundation
    Sara Creaghan
    Mark Daniels and Andrea Weissman-Daniels
    Ian de Verteuil and Linda Glover
    Dottori-Attanasio Family
    Ken Dryden
    Christian and Florence Exshaw
    The Sheldon Inwentash and Lynn Factor Charitable Foundation
    Richard and Darleen Falconer
    William F. Falk
    John R. Finlay

  • John A. Francis and Susan Caskey
    John and Rita Gagliano
    John G. and Diane C. Gibson
    Brian Gluckstein and Gary Sarantopoulos
    Donald A. Guloien and Irene Boychuk
    Barry and Alison Hildred
    Margaret Hincks
    Susanne Holland
    David and Susan Howard
    Jonathan Lansky and Marifel Pantojan
    David Leith and Jacqueline Spayne
    Fred and Donna Leslie
    Chris and Noella Milne
    Ovens Family
    Rose M. Patten and Thomas Di Giacomo
    Stephen L. and Cookie Sandler
    Howard and Judith Sandys
    John and Amanda Sherrington
    Gary and Donna Slaight
    Susan Storey and Michael Breen
    Christopher and Geraldine Stringer
    John N. Wallace
    Terry and Lila Walsh