believe

Believing in Myself

Written by Arthur Gallant, @ArthurGallant27, CAF ambassador and former young person in care. For most of my life I feel like I have not been told what I am capable of doing; instead I’ve been told what I’m inc...
Jessie

Finding Myself

Written by Jessica Burke-Trebell, a Foundation ambassador and former young person in care. I am so grateful to say that at 26 I truly know myself. I don’t think I am perfect or that I won’t continue to grow, b...
sunflowers

The Seed

Written by Maya, CAF ambassador and former young person in care. Last week while I was giving a friend a ride home in Toronto, I experienced something powerful. I grew up in Toronto and my first two foster ...
back-to-school

Investing in my future

Written by Maya Ramchandani, CAF ambassador and former young person in care. I've been counting down the days and I can see summer slowly slipping away; it's bittersweet. Bitter because I've been liberated ...
Mental Health

When the Kids Aren’t Alright

Written by Arthur Gallant, @ArthurGallant27, CAF ambassador and former young person in care. We’ve all been there --- in line at the grocery store and witnessing a young child throwing what appears to be a tan...
Girl-overlooking-cliff

Life…

Written by Jessica Burke-Trebell, a Foundation ambassador and former young person in care. Life... To me, life is entirely about the choices you make in conjunction with events and circumstances. Life ha...
addiction

Who loses their children?

Written by a former child in care. This April will be the nine-year anniversary of when I came into care. It’s not exactly a month associated with the melting of snow and the approaching warmth of summer, bu...
nottheonlykid

I’m not the only kid who grew up this way

Written by Wendy Hayes, CAF ambassador and former young person in care. There’s a number that gets tossed around a lot, and it usually sits around 8,000. That’s about the number of youth permanently in care in...
Cheyanne, Family blog

Family (v.)

Written by: Cheyanne Ratnam, former child in care, CaFdn Ambassador, S.S.W., B.S.W., M.S.W. Candidate If one were to look in the dictionary or google the term ‘family’, the definition would be categorized un...