STAND UP FOR KIDS PROJECT

Kids who have experienced abuse and neglect need your help to build a brighter future.

The Stand Up for Kids Project is a simple way you can join other Canadians to help address the complex issues facing kids growing up in the child welfare system. Your gift of just $20 each month will help these children and youth overcome the barriers they face through no fault of their own. Because without support, their future is bleak: they have less than a 50 percent chance of graduating high school and a high risk of poverty, becoming homeless, experiencing mental health issues, and serious illness in adulthood.

But there’s hope. We need 475 monthly donors who believe all children deserve to become thriving adults. With your monthly donation, you will help remove the barriers that limit the potential of children who have experienced or are at risk of abuse and neglect.

You’ll help Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada reach 24,500 Canadian kids this year with the opportunities they need to thrive: support for families to prevent their children from entering the system, access to the basic opportunities most kids take for granted, or help during the tough transition to adulthood. You can choose to support an area that you care most about.

If you believe that Canada’s most vulnerable kids deserve the same opportunities as other children, join us with a monthly donation to the Stand Up for Kids Project today.

HOW THE STAND UP FOR KIDS PROJECT WORKS

When you make a $20 monthly donation to the Stand Up for Kids Project, you can choose to support one of these project areas:

We know that, most often, children do better when their families raise them, not the child welfare system. By supporting this area, you’ll be standing up for vulnerable families and connecting them with the programs and resources they need to improve their lives and stay together.

In this project area, Stand Up for Kids Project supporters will help provide:

  • 5,395 abused and neglected kids with enriching opportunities like sports and the arts
  • 1,820 at-risk families with access to supports to strengthen their family and keep their kids at home


Unlike children growing up in permanent families, those growing up in care lack many of the basics most kids take for granted, like a safe and stable home, and caring adults to help support their growth. By supporting this area, you can help kids in care access opportunities they deserve, participate in sports and the arts, build a strong identity, achieve an education, and overcome the challenges they face.

In this project area, Stand Up for Kids Project supporters will help provide:

  • 4,945 kids in care with educational and extracurricular opportunities so they are ready for a future of unstoppable successes
  • 3,955 kids in care with counselling and other supports to respond to their urgent health and well-being needs

When most kids turn 18, they’ve got the support of a caring parent, access to car keys, and a place to come home to. But when kids in care turn 18, they no longer receive support from the child welfare system and are completely on their own, at risk of homelessness and poverty. Your support of this area will help these youth beat the odds by providing them with the resources they need – housing supports, financial literacy and career counselling, and mentorship – so they can build a successful life for themselves.

In this project area, Stand Up for Kids Project supporters will help provide:

  • 4,500 youth transitioning into adulthood with opportunities to build stability and the foundation for successful, independent lives
  • 380 youth with supports to respond to their urgent physical and mental health needs

WHAT WE WILL ACHIEVE TOGETHER

Every donation counts. Join us and transform the lives of 24,500 vulnerable children and youth.

SUPPORTER BENEFITS

When you support the Stand Up for Kids Project, you’ll get so much more than you give.

TRACK YOUR IMPACT

As a Stand Up for Kids Project monthly donor, you’ll receive reports twice a year that will share how your contributions are making an impact on the lives of vulnerable young people in the project area you’ve selected. You’ll read compelling stories about how your gift is helping young people, hear more about the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada programs you are supporting, meet the people behind-the-scenes, and see the progress being made towards our goals.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU

You’ll feel great knowing that you’re making a difference together with other Canadians in the lives of vulnerable young people and being part of the solution to a complex challenge facing Canadian society. And we’ll send you a special Stand Up for Kids Project pin so you can show your support and inspire others to get involved.