Stand Up for Kids is Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s national campaign for child welfare to change the futures of at-risk kids.

Through no fault of their own, hundreds of thousands of kids have experienced or live at risk of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. The future for kids involved with child welfare is bleak: 67,000 live in foster care without a permanent family, they have a less than 50 per cent chance of graduating high school, and a high risk of living in poverty, becoming homeless, and experiencing mental health issues and addiction. Four in five have special needs.

The average young person in care moves to five different foster homes during their time in the system. Most live without the unconditional love and support of a family and close group of friends that many of us take for granted growing up. Every day brings the possibility of a new trauma. For kids in care, normal shouldn’t mean living on the streets is safer than living at home. Normal shouldn’t mean watching a parent beat a sibling or having to quit school to take care of younger siblings. No kid should think of these situations as normal. Together, we need to take a stand.

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Show you care about the most vulnerable in our society.

Show you care about the most vulnerable in our society. Become an ally of kids in the child welfare system. By signing the pledge, you are saying that it’s not OK for kids in Canada to suffer from abuse, neglect, and abandonment – that no child should lack the basic things other children take for granted. By signing the pledge and sharing it with everyone you care about, you’ll be a part of creating a movement united in making change happen for kids in care.

We need to Stand Up for Kids.




Stand Up for Kids is our national campaign for child welfare. With a $60 million goal, every donation to Stand Up for Kids will allow Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada to help remove barriers that limit the potential of children who have experienced or are at risk of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Your support offers these children opportunities to build healthy relationships and become contributing members of society.

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We need everyone to know that there are hundreds of thousands of children right here in Canada who need our help.
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The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Stand Up for Kids National Award, recognizing extraordinary Canadians whose efforts have improved the lives of vulnerable kids. Presented September 2018. Learn more

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