GET INVOLVED

People with lived experience of the child welfare system (former youth in care) play a vital role in guiding our work and mobilizing community support.

We believe that young people are naturally innovative experts on children and youth’s needs and should be at the table guiding decisions that affect their lives. If you are a former youth in care and are passionate about child welfare, philanthropy and the work of Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, read on to learn more about how you can get involved. We’d love to hear from you!

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Ambassadors

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Ambassadors are important members of our team, helping raise awareness, advocate for change, and mobilize the public to take a stand and support young people in and from care. If you would like to share your lived experiences and expertise as a speaker at our events or meetings with potential donors, or in our communications, please fill out the Ambassador, Advisor and Volunteer Mailing List Intake Form below to receive all postings and apply to those that interest you.

Advisors + Young People’s Advisory Council

Members of our Young People’s Advisory Council (YPAC), and other advisors who have spent time in care, draw upon their lived and often professional child welfare expertise to provide vital insight and advice that helps us best support young people in and from care across Canada through our fundraising, granting and thought leadership activities. We typically seek new YPAC members once a year, and offer additional advisor opportunities as they pop up. If you are interested in advising opportunities, including joining YPAC, please fill out the Ambassador, Advisor and Volunteer Mailing List Intake Form below to receive all postings and apply to those that interest you. We typically open postings for YPAC every summer.

Meet our Current Young People’s Advisory Council members HERE.

Volunteers (Toronto Only)

Event and office volunteers are vital to our work. We simply could not do what we do without them. All members of the community are welcome to join our team of volunteers, and having lived child welfare experience is always an asset. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the Ambassador, Advisor and Volunteer Mailing List Intake Form below to receive all postings and apply to those that interest you.

*If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, please fill out the Ambassador, Advisor and Volunteer Mailing List Intake Form below to receive all postings and apply to those that interest you.

If you have feedback or ideas about how we can improve our work and the organization, we would love to hear from you! Your feedback can be kept confidential. Please contact Lisa Mickleborough: lmickleborough@cafdn.org or (416) 923-0924 X215

Fundraise or donate! Would you like to support young people in and from care across Canada? Click here to donate or start your own fundraiser.

Learn about or volunteer for our events.

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Shyanne