A Message From Our President & CEO

Since 1979, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada has been making a difference in the lives of Canada’s most vulnerable children and youth by raising funds and supporting initiatives committed to giving them skills and hope for a promising future.

Every year, thanks to generosity of our corporate, family and individual donors, we partner with child welfare agencies across Canada to deliver programming that can have a transformational impact on children in care, or formerly in care of the child welfare system.

We focus our efforts on programming and supports which help the prevention of neglect and abuse, promote the education of children and youth, and provide enrichment opportunities these kids would otherwise not be exposed to.

Whether it’s in tutoring and scholarships, sports fees and lessons in the arts, or adoption counselling and establishing a first independent home – Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada programming helps every child to be a child, and encourages youth to pursue their interests and dreams.

As Canada’s leader in child welfare philanthropy, we work to build bridges from hopelessness to hope, from surviving to thriving, so these young people can enjoy a rich life of education, family, health, and success.

We would welcome your support.

Valerie McMurtry

Valerie McMurtry, CFRE
President & CEO

Christina, Former youth in care

CHRISTINA, Former youth in care

“When I was living on
the streets 
and in shelters,
I knew I needed help. The
Foundation has been there
for me in all the ways that
I need; for things like working
and getting a career and
education. I’ve used that, and
I’m on my feet. If it wasn’t for
the Foundation, it would be the
same repeating cycle over
and over.”

Teddy Bear Fund