TOGETHER, WE HAVE IMPROVED LIVES
$12.4 million raised, $9.9 million granted
STAND UP FOR KIDS
Our national public movement
Uniting Canadians against abuse and neglect
Stand Up for Kids is our national public movement uniting caring Canadians in changing the futures of our nation’s most vulnerable kids – those who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing abuse and neglect. We know that by helping these young people to overcome their trauma and break the cycle for future generations, they gain the strength and resilience to create a lifetime of their own unstoppable successes.
More and more Canadians are getting involved in taking a stand for kids in and from child welfare in all sorts of ways, big and small and we invite you to do the same by signing our pledge at standupforkids.ca to demonstrate that you’re an ally to our country’s most vulnerable children and youth. We’re thankful for our allies helping to build momentum and create positive change for vulnerable children, youth, and families in our communities.
Learn more about the impact we are making together
YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE
Meet a few of our beneficiaries
SUZIE, 22, has received Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada scholarships to pursue a degree of a double major in English and history. She is a recipient of the TELUS Mobility for Good™ Program, which helps her manage financial stress and allows her to focus on school. She is an active Youth Ambassador with the Foundation and hopes to one day teach English abroad and write a book to tell her own story and help others tell theirs. Read her story.
Entering foster care at the age of 14 due to abuse at home, IAN, 27 avoided a life of crime, worked hard to build his education and career, and is a youth ambassador with Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada. He is a recipient of scholarship and grant funding, the HSBC Bank Canada National Transformation Program, and the Friends and Loved Ones Fund, participated in the RBC Career Launch Program, and now works full-time as a subcontractor for CAA. IAN looks forward to a future using his knowledge and experience to do what makes him happiest: helping others. Read his story.
KAHLEEN, 23, is a recipient of Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada scholarship and grant funding, which has allowed her to pursue her post-secondary goals. She has also attended camp, the Corsage Project, and various programs that have allowed her to connect to her culture, including cooking classes and a Soul Journey trip. She is currently enrolled at McMaster University studying Health and Society and Aging and Society. She wants to work in long-term care, helping elderly individuals and making a difference in her community. Read her story.