Not all children have access to the love, care and opportunities they need to thrive. Together, we can change that.

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s national $75 million Stand Up for Kids: Futures Transformed Campaign is uniting Canadians in a shared mission to change the lives of our country’s most at-risk kids – those who have experienced abuse and neglect.

Take a stand for kids experiencing vulnerable situations and join the movement today.

Your gift to the Futures Transformed Campaign will support programs and resources for children and youth involved with the child welfare system, helping them gain strength and resilience to create a lifetime of their own unstoppable success.


children & youth served*


families reached*


percent to our goal

*in the first two years of the campaign

Donate today to help us get to 100%!

To learn more or discuss how you can make a gift to the Futures Transformed campaign, contact Diana Parsons at or 416-923-0924 ext. 276.

The need for resources and supports for children, youth, and families involved in the child welfare system is great. The impacts made by your donations are life-changing.


“I believe there are four words more powerful than ‘I love you,’ and those are ‘I’m here for you.’ I’m not just a client or a number; I’m a human and I need to be cared about.” – CHLOE, former youth in care

Youth benefits from programs


Futures Transformed Campaign



Every donation to the Stand Up for Kids: Futures Transformed Campaign directly supports improved outcomes for our priority populations: children and families at risk, children and youth living in government care and youth transitioning out of care. Read more about each population and the intended outcomes of the supports provided thanks to your donations below.

Children and Families living at riskx

The issue: Nationwide, 235,000 children and youth living with their families are considered at risk of abuse, neglect or abandonment. If these children are placed in government care, they will be significantly more likely than their peers to experience poor academic, social, employment and health outcomes.

The goal: Build stronger, more resilient families and a nation in which fewer children and youth enter into or grow up in government care.

Learn more about children and families at risk and how your support will help to transform their futures.

Children and Youth living in government care


The issue: 63,000 young people across Canada are living in government care as a result of abuse, neglect or abandonment. They are significantly less likely than their peers to graduate from high school – and significantly more likely to experience a lifetime of lost potential.

The goal: Help more children and youth living in government care graduate from high school and have the confidence to move forward in pursuit of their goals.

Learn more about children and youth living in government care and how your support will help to transform their futures.

Youth Transitioning out of carex

The issue: Every year, approximately 2,300 young people “age out” of the child welfare system the moment they turn 18 – suddenly confronted with navigating life on their own with little to no support.

The goal: Empower youth “aging out” of government care with opportunities to overcome the barriers they face to education and employment, develop meaningful community connections and achieve independence.

Learn more about youth transitioning out of care and how your support will help to transform their futures.

To learn more about our commitments to our priority populations and the change we can create together, read our Strategic Plan.


Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is deeply grateful for the leadership and support of our Campaign Cabinet and Campaign Advisory Council, led by co-chairs Bill Butt, Laura Dottori-Attanasio and Dougal Macdonald.


William (Bill) Butt
Campaign Cabinet Co-Chair

Corporate Director

Laura Dottori-Attanasio
Campaign Cabinet Co-Chair
Group Head of Personal & Business Banking

Dougal Macdonald
Campaign Cabinet Co-Chair
President & Managing Director
Morgan Stanley Canada Limited

Daniel Barclay
Chief Executive Officer
BMO Capital Markets

Eric Belanger
Managing Director & Head, Global Distribution and Global Markets International

Jeff Bowman
Partner, National Ecosystems & Alliances Leader
Deloitte Canada

Michel Fortier
NDB Group Syndications Inc.

Pierre Frappier
President & Chief Operating Officer
AMJ Campbell

John Gossling
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Corus Entertainment

Rahim Hirji
Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer

Nicolas Marcoux
Chief Executive Officer
PwC Canada

Adam Sinclair
Co-Head, Global Investment Banking & Canadian Corporate Banking

Jeremy M.C. Walker
Deputy Chair & Global Head, Communications, Media and Technology Group – Investment Banking
TD Securities

Aaron Zifkin
Managing Director
Lyft Canada


Richard (Dick) Falconer
Senior Advisor
Lazard Canada Inc.

Sheila Murray
Corporate Director

Stephen Sandler

Damien Steel
Managing Partner and Head of Ventures

Jaime Watt
Executive Chairman
Navigator Ltd.

There is much more to be done to ensure vulnerable children and youth across Canada have the support they need to heal, grow and thrive. To find out more about how you, your company or your foundation can take a stand and invest in the future of our kids, please contact:

Diana Parsons, Director, Campaign and Major Gifts at (416) 923-0924 ext. 276 or

Read our Futures Transformed Campaign newsletter to stay up to date on our progress and your impact.

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