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YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: JESSICA

JESSICA, 19 JESSICA was just four years old when she became a Crown ward. Moving between 10 different foster placements, she struggled with behavioural challenges and to develop her own identity. Eventually, s...
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Recognition Night 2017

Congratulations to all the 2016-2017 graduates and funding recipients! THANK YOU to our donors for your ongoing support! Click here for the evening's photo gallery. For another year, the Children's Aid Foundat...
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YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: KATE

KATE, 18 KATE spent the majority of her childhood in foster care. Entering the child welfare system at just 10-months due to severe neglect and malnourishment, she returned to live with her biological family b...
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YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: CHEYANNE

CHEYANNE, 29 CHEYANNE entered foster care at the age of 14, following years of verbal and physical abuse at home. After entering care, she was able to find the stability needed to begin her healing journey. A ...
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Youth Mentorship is Changing Lives

For many young people in and from care, having access to a peer mentor, particularly a mentor with care experience, allows young people to achieve stability. Whether it’s an individual who can offer support sur...
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YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: NATASHA

NATASHA, 22 For NATASHA, her early years were a true challenge. Entering care at the age of 14, she struggled with mental illness and building her confidence. Now 22, she is an advocate with the Children’s Aid...
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Dreaming Big: Anayah, Founder of the CHEERS Program

Anayah knows what it’s like to be on her own as a teenager – an experience common to youth transitioning out of the child welfare system. Born in Angola – which her family fled during the country’s civil war – ...
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One Night, a Lifetime of Memories

*Photos courtesy of Mark Beauchamp. Prom is more than just a fun night with friends – it is a rite of passage marking the end of high school. Every young person deserves the chance at an unforgettable evening ...