OUR PARTNERS AND GRANTEES

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada works with 74 child- and youth-serving agencies in nearly every province and territory across the country.

ESSENTIAL RELATIONSHIPS FOR THE WORK OF CHILDREN’S AID FOUNDATION OF CANADA

Our partners and grantees help us to make a positive impact in the lives of children, youth, and their families involved in the child welfare system.

  • Our relationship with our founding partner, the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, enables us to operate as a Foundation.
  • We rely on partners and grantees to use our granted funds to benefit children and youth.
  • Our partners and grantees within the child welfare sector connect us to the cause and help us to learn about the needs of children and youth.
  • By putting donor dollars to work and reporting on impact, partners and grantees are instrumental in helping the Foundation secure additional funds to increase our reach to help more children and youth.
  • Partners and grantees ensure that we reach children and youth across the country.
  • We work with partners to co-design impactful programs to benefit children, youth, and families.

Every relationship is unique and we look forward to exploring opportunities to collaborate with organizations that align with our work.

Le français suit…

We have created the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada COVID-19 Response Program to help vulnerable children and families being served by child welfare organizations and youth who have transitioned out of the child welfare system to address financial and other needs they are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are inviting Expressions of Interest for two funds within the CAFC COVID-19 Response Program:

 

COVID-19 Child & Family Support Fund

  • We have created the COVID-19 Family Support Fund to help vulnerable children and families being served by child welfare organizations during the pandemic and are inviting Expressions of Interest from organizations interested in receiving funding to assist the children and families they serve to reduce stress or crisis created by COVID-19.
  • Grant amounts will be in the range of $25,000 to $100,000 (to be spent by 31 March 2021)
  • Funds can support:
    • Emergency needs faced by children and families during the pandemic
    • Funding to help organizations adapt or realign existing service delivery and programs to a COVID-19 reality to support children and families at risk
    • Deliver new services or programs as a result of new needs or losses arising as a result of COVID-19
  • We have a particular interest in supporting Indigenous-led organizations and also organizations serving other overrepresented groups within the child welfare system.
  • The deadline for applications is 24 July 2020.
  • Questions about this funding opportunity can be directed to Rebecca Green, Director, Grants & Programs at rgreen@cafdn.org
  • Complete Expressions of Interest will include the online form, a budget template and the other documents listed in the form

COVID-19 Support Fund for Former Youth in Care

  • We have created the COVID-19 Support Fund for Former Youth in Care to support youth who have transitioned out of the child welfare system to address financial and other needs they are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and are inviting Expressions of Interest from organizations interested in receiving funding to help former youth in care.
  • Youth eligible for support:
    • Are aged 18-29 (inclusive)
    • Transitioned out of permanent care (or a youth agreement) when they reached the age of majority in their province (See our website for list of eligibility by province); AND
    • Are experiencing financial strain as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Grant amounts will be in the range of $10,000 to $100,000 and must be spent in full by 31 March 2021.
  • Funds can support:
    • Emergency needs faced by youth (up to $1,000)
    • Funding to help organizations adapt or realign existing service delivery and programs to a COVID-19 reality to support youth in transition
    • Deliver new services or programs as a result of new needs or losses arising as a result of COVID-19
  • We have a particular interest in supporting Indigenous-led organizations and also organizations serving other overrepresented groups within the child welfare system.
  • The deadline for applications is 24 July 2020.
  • Questions about this funding opportunity can be directed to Wendy Chan, Senior Programs Manager at wchan@cafdn.org
  • Complete Expressions of Interest will include the online form, a budget template and the other documents listed in the form

We look forward to reviewing the Expressions of Interest and to working together with organizations to support children, youth and families at this critical time.


Nous avons créé le programme d’intervention COVID-19 de la CAFC pour aider les enfants et les familles vulnérables desservis par les organismes de protection de l’enfance, ainsi que les jeunes qui ont quitté le système de protection de l’enfance, à répondre aux besoins financiers et autres qu’ils éprouvent en raison de la pandémie de la COVID-19.

Nous sollicitons des manifestations d’intérêt pour deux fonds dans le cadre du programme d’intervention COVID-19 de la CAFC:

 

Fonds COVID-19 d’aide à l’enfance et à la famille

  • Nous avons créé le Fonds de soutien aux familles COVID-19 pour aider les enfants et les familles vulnérables desservis par les organisations de protection de l’enfance pendant la pandémie, et nous invitons les organisations intéressées à exprimer leur intérêt à recevoir des fonds pour aider les enfants et les familles qu’elles desservent à réduire le stress ou la situation de crise engendrée par la COVID-19.
  • Le montant des subventions sera de 25 000 $ à 100 000 $ (à dépenser d’ici le 31 mars 2021)
  • Les fonds peuvent soutenir :
    • Les besoins d’urgence auxquels sont confrontés les enfants et les familles pendant la pandémie
    • des fonds pour aider les organisations à adapter ou à réaligner les services et les programmes existants sur la réalité de la COVID-19 afin de soutenir les enfants et les familles à risque.
    • Fournir de nouveaux services ou programmes en raison de nouveaux besoins ou de pertes résultant de la COVID-19.
  • Nous avons un intérêt particulier à soutenir les organisations dirigées par des autochtones ainsi que les organisations desservant d’autres groupes qui sont surreprésentés dans le système de protection de l’enfance.
  • La date limite de dépôt des candidatures est fixée au 24 juillet 2020.
  • Les questions concernant cette opportunité de financement peuvent être adressées à Rebecca Green, directrice des subventions et des programmes, à l’adresse suivante : rgreen@cafdn.org
  • Les manifestations d’intérêt complètes comprendront le formulaire en ligne, un modèle de budget ainsi que les autres documents énumérés dans le formulaire

Fonds COVID-19 pour le soutien aux anciens jeunes pris en charge

  • Nous avons créé le Fonds COVID-19 pour le soutien aux anciens jeunes pris en charge afin de soutenir les jeunes qui ont quitté le système de protection de l’enfance, afin de répondre aux besoins financiers et autres qu’ils pourraient éprouver en raison de la pandémie COVID-19 et nous invitons les organisations intéressées à exprimer leur intérêt à recevoir des fonds pour aider les anciens jeunes pris en charge.
  • Les jeunes admissibles au soutien :
    • sont âgés de 18 à 29 ans (inclusivement)
    • ont cessé d’être pris en charge de façon permanente (ou en vertu d’une entente avec les jeunes) lorsqu’ils ont atteint l’âge de la majorité dans leur province (voir le site Web de la CAFC pour la liste des critères d’admissibilité par province) ; ET
    • subissent des pressions financières à la suite de la crise de la COVID-19.
  • Le montant des subventions sera compris entre 10 000 $ et 100 000 $ et devra être intégralement dépensé d’ici le 31 mars 2021.
  • Les fonds peuvent soutenir :
    • Les besoins urgents des jeunes (jusqu’à 1 000 $).
    • Financement pour aider les organisations à adapter ou à réaligner les prestations de services et les programmes existants sur la réalité de COVID-19 afin de soutenir les jeunes en transition.
    • Fournir de nouveaux services ou programmes en raison de nouveaux besoins ou de pertes résultant de la COVID-19.
  • Nous avons un intérêt particulier à soutenir les organisations dirigées par des autochtones ainsi que les organisations servant d’autres groupes surreprésentés dans le système de protection de l’enfance.
  • La date limite de dépôt des candidatures est fixée au 24 juillet 2020.
  • Les questions relatives à cette opportunité de financement peuvent être adressées à Wendy Chan, responsable des programmes, à l’adresse suivante : wchan@cafdn.org
  • Les manifestations d’intérêt complètes comprendront le formulaire en ligne, un modèle de budget ainsi que les autres documents énumérés dans le formulaire.

Nous sommes impatients de recevoir les manifestations d’intérêt et de travailler avec les organisations pour soutenir les enfants, les jeunes et les familles en cette période difficile.


Partners are organizations that the Foundation is working with or funding through a CAFC Flagship Initiative or on a Co-Design initiative.

Grantees are organizations receiving funds from the Foundation outside of Flagship Initiatives to help children, youth and families.

If you are interested in receiving Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada funds to benefit children, youth and families, please fill out the following request for funding consideration form so that we can learn about your organization and the children and youth you serve and explore potential opportunities.

How can my organization work with Children's Aid Foundation of Canada?

If you are interested in becoming a working with us, please fill out a request for funding consideration form so that we can learn about your organization and the children and youth you serve who are involved in the child welfare system, and explore potential partnership opportunities.

How can I know if my initiative would be of interest to Children's Aid Foundation of Canada?

Will the initiative benefit children, youth, or families involved with child welfare in Canada? Is your initiative evidence-based, evidence-informed or looking to build evidence? Does the initiative fit within one of Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s intended impact areas (strengthening families and reducing the number of children in care for families at risk, improving educational outcomes for children and youth in care or improving educational and employment outcomes for youth in transition)? If you answered YES to these questions, then we’d be interested in learning more about your work. Please fill out a request for funding consideration form.

How can I apply for funding?

The Foundation may post applications for funding or seek funding partners periodically as funding allows and as opportunities arise. To be considered for funding or to be included in communication about funding opportunities, please fill out a request for funding consideration form so that CAFC can know more about your organization, who you serve, and the types of funding in which your organization is interested.

Do you fund outside of Canada?

No. Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada only supports organizations working in Canada.

Are funds available nationally?

As a national organization, we are interested in supporting organizations in all provinces and territories. As there are few organizations working at a national level to serve children, youth, and families involved in the child welfare system, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada distributes national program funds to organizations with a local, regional or provincial focus.

What ages of children do you support?

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is interested in helping children and youth aged 0-29. Funding available for organizations to use to help children and youth may be restricted to certain age groups.

WHO WE WORK WITH ACROSS CANADA

We work with local, regional, and national organizations that serve children, youth, and families involved in Canada’s child welfare system, or that are connected to this population in other ways, and that have innovative, evidence-based program outcomes. Our funding relationships with partners and grantees must advance at least one of our intended impacts for the population groups we serve.

To receive funds as a partner, an organization must be a qualified donee or connected with an organization that is a qualified donee that could act as a trustee.

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