“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 adocking@cafdn.org.

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.

David and Debbi Arnold
Citi Canada*
Andrew W. and Christine Dunn*
Christian and Florence Exshaw
John R. Finlay
John A. Francis and Susan Caskey
Fluid Events & Consulting
Brian Gluckstein and Gary Sarantopoulos
Gryphon Investment Counsel Incorporated
Donald Guloien and Irene Boychuk*
Barry and Alison Hildred
Hoffmann-La Roche Limited (Roche Canada)
Fred and Donna Leslie*
Ovens Family
RBC Foundation*
Terry and Lila Walsh*

The B.O.L.T. Charitable Foundation
The Harold E. Ballard Foundation
Chum Charitable Foundation*
Anca Drexler and Saurabh Rastogi
Estate of Clarris Emma Wilson
Estate of Gertrude Helperin
Google Canada
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
Home Trust Company
The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation
TELUS

Anonymous*
Altus Group Limited
Arup Canada Inc.
Deborah Barrett and Jim Leech
The Bay Street Children’s Foundation*
Janet Beadle
Brent and Lynn Belzberg
Sheryl and Eric Berke
Larry M. Berman and Debrah Berman
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP*
Sheila R. Block*
Andrea Bolger and John Green
BOMA Toronto (Building Owners & Managers Association)*
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP*
Elizabeth and John Breen
The Canavan Family Foundation*
Daniels Capital Group
Ericsson Canada Inc.*
Estate of Audrey Massey
Estate of Edna Marguerite Redman
EY
Genworth Financial Canada*
Andrew & Leslie Hoffman
KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation*
Laidlaw Foundation
Jonathan Lansky and Marifel Pantojan
The LeGresley Family Foundation
Manulife*
John and Roseanne Marsh
Shannon McGinnis
John J. and M. L. Meehan
David Morton and Doriana Zohil-Morton
P & L Odette Charitable Foundation
John R. and Maire Percy
Gordon and Cathryn Raman
John and Amanda Sherrington*
Sprott Asset Management*
Marc St-Onge and Kellie Saunders
The StarFish Foundation
Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund*
Donna E. Toth & Family
Anonymous
Zurich Canada*

Air Canada Foundation
AMJ Campbell
Anonymous
Bell Media Radio Sales
Groupe Dynamite Inc.
HSBC Bank Canada*
Sandbox Advertising Inc.
Slaight Communications Inc.
St. Joseph’s Communications*

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*
TELUS*
Karl and Kim Wildi

Anonymous
Altus Group Limited
Sylvia Baumann and Glenn Shyba
Geoffrey S. Belsher
Sam Bennett
Beutel Goodman Private Client Group*
David and Molly Bloom
Daniela Borissova
Elizabeth Breen
Bevis and Susan Bullock
Bill Butt and Susan Quigley
The Corsage Project*
Edward and Daphne Dodig
Maureen and Victor Dodig and Family
Roman and Roma Dubczak
The Economical Insurance Group
Amoryn Engel and Kevin Schindel
EY
John Friedrichsen and Tracy Cooper
La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso
Steve and Marianne Geist*
Greenwin Inc.
David and Kimberly Hanmer*
John and Eva Henderson
Jarden Consumer Solutions Community Fund Canada, Inc.
James C. Johnson
Sheilagh and Peter Johnson*
Steve Keilhauer*
The Kemp Family
Kinross Gold Corporation and its Employees
Greg Latremoille
David Leith and Jacqueline Spayne*
Barbara and Dougal Macdonald
The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain
Eric and Rita Métivier
Chris and Noella Milne*
Greg Mills and Lynn Richardson
Richard Nesbitt and Lucy Lawlor
Office Coffee Solutions
Eric and Estelle Ohayon
Jenny E. Poulos and Nick Lafazanis
Satish Rai
Jan and Stephen Sampson
Shum Vourkoutiotis Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation
Soroc Technology Canada Inc.
Wayne Squibb
Sunwing Canada Inc.
James A. and Brenda Sutherland
Unilock Group of Companies*
The Geoffrey H. Wood Foundation

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.

Fairmont Royal York*
Anonymous
Charles Pachter
St. Joseph Communications*
Tiffany & Co

Air Canada
AMJ Campbell
Classic Creations Jewellers
Anonymous
Loblaw Inc.
Madeline’s Boutique
Patricia Scott
Winberg Foundation

Bluenotes*
Ron Bolt
The Carlu
Burt’s Bees® Canada
East York Rotary Club
Elite Island Resorts
Fraas The Scarf Company
Giftagram
The Gown Bridal Shop
Loch Gallery
Sylvain Louis-Seize*
The Printing House
Queen Charlotte Lodge
Malcolm Rains
Schulz Beauty
Smashbox Cosmetics
Toronto Life Magazine
Weavers Art*

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*

CGI*
The Mark Daniels and Andrea Weissman-Daniels Charitable Foundation
Gryphon Investment Counsel Incorporated*
TD Bank Group*

BMO Financial Group*
Citi Canada*
Element Fleet Management
Scotiabank Group*
The Slaight Family Foundation

Altus Group Limited
Aon Hewitt
Avison Young Real Estate Management Services*
Bell Canada*
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP*
BMW Group Financial Services Canada*
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP*
Canadian Shield Capital
CI Financial
Daniels Capital Group
Davis & Henderson, Limited Partnership
Dundee Corporation
David and Shelagh Durno
Eagle Professional Resources Inc.*
EY
Hatch Ltd.
Heathwood Homes
Home Trust Company
The Sheldon Inwentash and Lynn Factor Charitable Foundation*
Manulife*
BLG
National Bank of Canada*
NATIONAL Equicom
Norbord Inc.
Richardson GMP Wronski Cann Group
Robert O’Connor*
SunGard Financial Systems
TELUS*
Torys LLP*

Alloway Trust
Larry M. Berman and Debrah Berman
The Canavan Family Foundation*
Deloitte & Touche Foundation Canada
DLK on Avenue Inc.
Dome Productions*
Dream Unlimited Corp.
First Asset Funds Inc.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Barry and Alison Hildred
Investors Group
KingSett Capital
Barbara and Dougal Macdonald
McKinsey & Company
Brian and Leanne Mergelas
Monte Design Group Inc.
Morneau Shepell Ltd.*
PriceWaterhouseCoopers*
Royal and Sun Alliance Canada
Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Sunwing Canada Inc.

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
Anonymous
Anonymous
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
Anonymous
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