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YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: JADA

JADA first entered the care system at the age of five, due to her parents' struggle with substance abuse and mental illness. Moving between foster homes and a kinship placement with her aunt, she returned to li...
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An Industry of Opportunity

At the age of 19, Daniel, a former youth in care, was struggling to find stability. Having recently transitioned to a group home, he was dependent on the government’s extended care and maintenance funding to ma...
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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...