We are incredibly grateful for the heartfelt generosity of our community of donors, who make our life-changing work possible.


Children’s Aid Foundation wishes to express its thanks to the following benefactors who have made gifts to the National Campaign for Child Welfare. We are extremely grateful to all our donors for making a significant
commitment to vulnerable children and youth across Canada.

This list represents commitments of $25,000 or more made after the launch of our National Campaign for Child Welfare (May 1, 2014 – March 31, 2017). Bolded names represent recent Campaign commitments during our 2016-2017 fiscal year.

David and Debbi Arnold
Citi Canada*
Andrew W. and Christine Dunn*
Christian and Florence Exshaw
John R. Finlay
John A. Francis and Susan Caskey
Fluid Events & Consulting
Brian Gluckstein and Gary Sarantopoulos
Gryphon Investment Counsel Incorporated
Donald Guloien and Irene Boychuk*
Barry and Alison Hildred
Hoffmann-La Roche Limited (Roche Canada)
Fred and Donna Leslie*
Ovens Family
RBC Foundation*
Terry and Lila Walsh*

The B.O.L.T. Charitable Foundation
The Harold E. Ballard Foundation
Chum Charitable Foundation*
Anca Drexler and Saurabh Rastogi
Estate of Clarris Emma Wilson
Estate of Gertrude Helperin
Google Canada
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
Home Trust Company
The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation

Altus Group Limited
Arup Canada Inc.
Deborah Barrett and Jim Leech
The Bay Street Children’s Foundation*
Janet Beadle
Brent and Lynn Belzberg
Sheryl and Eric Berke
Larry M. Berman and Debrah Berman
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP*
Sheila R. Block*
Andrea Bolger and John Green
BOMA Toronto (Building Owners & Managers Association)*
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP*
Elizabeth and John Breen
The Canavan Family Foundation*
Daniels Capital Group
Ericsson Canada Inc.*
Estate of Audrey Massey
Estate of Edna Marguerite Redman
Genworth Financial Canada*
Andrew & Leslie Hoffman
KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation*
Laidlaw Foundation
Jonathan Lansky and Marifel Pantojan
The LeGresley Family Foundation
John and Roseanne Marsh
Shannon McGinnis
John J. and M. L. Meehan
David Morton and Doriana Zohil-Morton
P & L Odette Charitable Foundation
John R. and Maire Percy
Gordon and Cathryn Raman
John and Amanda Sherrington*
Sprott Asset Management*
Marc St-Onge and Kellie Saunders
The StarFish Foundation
Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund*
Donna E. Toth & Family
Zurich Canada*

Air Canada Foundation
AMJ Campbell
Bell Media Radio Sales
Groupe Dynamite Inc.
HSBC Bank Canada*
Sandbox Advertising Inc.
Slaight Communications Inc.
St. Joseph’s Communications*


Our annual supporter listing recognizes the generosity of donors who have made a philanthropic gift to Children’s Aid Foundation of $5,000 or more between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.

Estate of Ilan Levy

Element Fleet Management
In Honour of Ted and Loretta Rogers

BMO Financial Group
CIBC Children’s Foundation
Mark Daniels and Andrea
Weissman-Daniels Charitable
Fred and Donna Leslie Foundation
La fondation de la famille
J.W. McConnell
Pinball Clemons Foundation
Scotiabank Global Banking & Markets
Scotiabank Group
The Slaight Family Foundation
TD Bank Group
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

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Air Canada Foundation
The Harold E. Ballard Foundation
The Bay Street Children’s Foundation
Employees of Children’s Aid Society
and Children’s Aid Foundation
Chum Charitable Foundation
CI Financial
Citi Canada
The Corsage Project
Maureen & Victor Dodig and Family
Dottori-Attanasio Family
Christian and Florence Exshaw
Fluid Events & Consulting
John A. Francis and Susan Caskey
Linda and Robert J. Goldberger
Gryphon Investment Counsel
Hoffmann-La Roche Limited
(Roche Canada)
Holiday Season Celebration
Home Trust Company
David and Susan Howard
Estate of Polly Ireland –
R onald Ireland Trust
KBSH Spirit Foundation
Loblaw Inc.
Barbara and Dougal Macdonald
Shannon McGinnis
John J. and M.L. Meehan
The Ovens Family
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront
The StarFish Foundation
Surprise Movie Night
Tachane Foundation

David and Debbi Arnold
Arup Canada Inc.
Deborah Barrett and Jim Leech
Greg Baylin and Christine Allan
Bell Canada
Eric and Olivia Blanchard
BMW Group Financial Services Canada
BOMA Toronto
Canada Post Community Foundation
The Canavan Family Foundation
CIBC Wood Gundy – Child’s Project
Steven J. and Jane Donald
Andrew W. and Christine Dunn
Richard and Darleen Falconer
Charyl and Patrick Galpin
La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso
Fabio Iannicca and Jasmin Jabri
Diane A. Kazarian and Ross Sinclair
KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation
LBC Capital
John and Roseanne Marsh
McKinsey & Company
Estate of Thomas S Medland
The MEH Foundation
Brian and Leanne Mergelas
Ralph and Michelle Montemurro
Pardons Canada
Dion R. Phaneuf
Gordon and Cathryn Raman
The WB Family Foundation
Karl and Kim Wildi
Zurich Canada

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Aquila Resources Inc.
Barrick Gold Corporation
Sylvia Baumann and Glenn Shyba
Dean and Sonia Baxendale
Janet Beadle
Eric Bélanger and Marie-Claude
Geoffrey S. and Nancy Belsher
Brent and Lynn Belzberg
The Bere Family
Sheryl and Eric Berke
Larry M. and Debrah Berman
Beutel Goodman Private Client Group
Birch Hill Equity Partners
Management Inc.
Andrea Bolger and John Green
Daniela Borissova
Elizabeth and John Breen
Brookfield Partners Foundation
Paul M. and Susan Clark
Scott Connolly and Sarah Pape
Edward and Daphne Dodig
Roman and Roma Dubczak
E-L Financial Corporation
The Economical Insurance Group
John Friedrichsen and Tracy Cooper
Steve and Marianne Geist
Jim and Jennifer Ginis
Greenwin Inc.
Frank and Steffi Guse
David and Kimberly Hanmer
Heathwood Homes
Andrew Hoffman and Leslie Giller
Employees of Hoffmann-La Roche
Jarislowsky Fraser Partners Foundation
James C. Johnson
Sheilagh and Peter Johnson
James Kemp
Employees of Kinross Gold Corporation
Greg Latremoille
David Leith and Jacqueline Spayne
Oskar and Olivia Lewnowski
Vineet and Trish Malhotra
Manulife Centre Gift Wrapping
The McCain Foundation
McLean Smits Family Foundation
Eric and Rita Métivier
Chris and Noella Milne
In Honour of Ursil Margaret Mitchell
Kevin Mol
David Morton and Doriana Zohil-Morton
Bruce and Marcia Murray
Michael O’Sullivan
Eric and Estelle Ohayon
David C. Pauli
Payless Group of Companies
Victoria and Dany Pelletier
John R. and Maire Percy
Jenny E. Poulos and Nick Lafazanis
S.I.C. Holdings Inc.
Jan L. Sampson
John and Amanda Sherrington
Shum Vourkoutiotis Fund at the Toronto Foundation
Marc St-Onge and Kellie Saunders
Christopher and Geraldine Stringer
Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund
Donna Toth and Ron Robinson
Unilock Group of Companies


Our signature event supporter listing recognizes sponsor and table purchasers from Holiday Season Celebration and Children’s Aid Foundation Gala – Teddy Bear Affair of $10,000 or more between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.

CIBC Children’s Foundation
TD Bank Group

BMO Financial Group
Gryphon Investment Counsel and Gryphon International Investment Corporation
Element Fleet Management
Scotiabank Group
The Slaight Family Foundation

Altus Group
Avison Young Real Estate Management Services
Aon Hewitt
Lynn and Brent Belzberg
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
BMO Nesbitt Burns
BMW Group Financial Services Canada
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Canadian Shield Capital
The Canavan Family Foundation
CI Financial
Citibank Canada
The Mark Daniels and Andrea Weissman-Daniels Charitable Foundation
Dream Unlimited
Dundee Corporation
Eagle Professional Resources
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Home Trust Company
HSBC Bank Canada
The Sheldon Inwentash and Lynn Factor Charitable Foundation
KingSett Capital
Longview Solutions
The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
McKinsey & Company
Morneau Shepell
National Bank of Canada
Norbord Inc.
The O’Connor Family
PearTree Financial
RBC Foundation
Rogers Communications Inc.
RSA Insurance
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Torys LLP
Wronski-Cann Group, Richardson GMP


Our gift in-kind and media partners listing recognizes donors who have made an in-kind gift or provided media support of $5,000 or more between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.

Air Canada Foundation
Bell Media Radio Sales
Groupe Dynamite Inc.

AMJ Campbell
Fairmont Royal York
National Post
Pearl Bridal House
Tiffany & Co.
St. Joseph Communications
Lionel Waldman

Joel Amit
Children’s Aid Society of the Region of Peel
Elite Island Resorts
Anne Hung Boutique
Spin Master Ltd.
Winberg Foundation

Ron Bolt
Brita Canada, Burt’s Bees Canada,
Clorox Canada and Glad Canada
The Carlu
Roberto Dutesco
Factory Shoe
HBC Foundation
Tanya Jakusconek
Kids Up Front Toronto
Mattel Canada Inc.
Queen Charlotte Lodge
Malcolm Rains
Rogers Communications
Saje Holdings Limited
Weavers Art


Our endowment fund listing recognizes donors who have chosen to build a lasting and generous legacy by establishing an endowment fund at Children’s Aid Foundation.

The Block Family Scholarship
Joe Carter Family Support Fund
Joe Carter Scholarship Fund
Jack Darville Scholarship
de Verteuil-Glover Family
Scholarship Fund
Maureen and Victor Dodig and Family
T eddy Bear Legacy Fund
Drynan Family Scholarship
Element Fleet Management Scholarship
Evans Family Fund
Exshaw Family Scholarship Fund
Factor – Inwentash Family
Scholarship Fund
Factor – Inwentash Family
T eddy Bear Legacy Fund


Our estate donor listing recognizes donors whose gifts were made through realized bequests between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.

Estate of Gertrude Helperin
Estate of Polly Ireland – Ronald Ireland Trust
Estate of Ilan Levy
Estate of Thomas S Medland
Estate of George F. Siddorn


The Guardians of Hope giving club recognizes and honours donors who have thoughtfully made a provision for the Foundation through a future bequest or any other planned giving vehicle.

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Joan and Richard Berndt
Donna L. Brown
Marilyn Croghan
Kevin J. and Cheryl Drynan
Hugh R. Hanson
Mary Henry
Marilyn Medjuck
James D. and Judy Patterson
Catharine and Surge Ramsamujh
Cookie and Stephen Sandler
Christopher and Geraldine Stringer

Harold E. Ballard Foundation
“As Toronto community supporters, we know how important it is to invest in projects that help marginalized youth. We are pleased to partner with the Children’s Aid Foundation’s education program and build a demonstration kitchen to teach students about healthy food choices, nutrition and cooking – critical life skills to help them transition into independent living.”

Tachane Foundation
“We know that young people in care who identify as indigenous face additional barriers to a successful future. Although many of these young people have a tremendous desire to reconnect with their language, culture and traditions, resources to do so are often difficult to access. The Tachane Foundation is proud to provide valuable support and resources to these children and youth through our support of the Children’s Aid Foundation “Back to the Land” Program, which has provided them with the opportunity to learn about their culture, develop traditional skills, make friends, and build confidence in a safe environment.”

HBC Foundation
“Childhood trauma is nearly universal amongst children and youth in the child welfare system and the challenges are endless for those who need support with mental health. HBC Foundation is committed to supporting the Children’s Aid Foundation’s mental health fund, ultimately improving the lives of our children and youth in care by creating access to mental health supports. We want to provide them with the chance to build the healthiest possible future.”

Joan & Richard Berndt
“For over 40 years, I have seen how critical this cause is through my volunteer involvement with the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto. What better legacy could my husband and I leave than a bequest that will give vulnerable kids confidence and help them succeed? We are delighted to support sports and enrichment activities for kids by remembering Children’s Aid Foundation in our will.”

Investors Group
“We take great pride at Investors Group in supporting Children’s Aid Foundation during the holidays, a particularly difficult time for so many children in foster care separated from their families. When our volunteer team arrives at the Holiday Season Celebration every year, they see first-hand the important impact we are having on kids in our community. We are so proud to sponsor the Holiday Season Celebration, giving our city’s foster children special holiday memories they can cherish forever.”

David Bradbeer
“Showing my support for Children’s Aid Foundation is very important to me – whether it’s fundraising for this worthy cause through the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon charity challenge or volunteering my time on the Holiday Season Celebration committee. I am so happy to be part of the community at Children’s Aid Foundation – a community that makes it known to our children and youth in care that we are there for them, no matter what.”