Today marks the Children’s Aid Foundation’s 35th anniversary! Founded in 1979 under the name of “The Children’s Aid Society of Metropolitan Toronto Foundation”, we granted approximately $49,400 for six programs during our first year of operation. With the hard work and dedication of all of our staff, volunteers, and donors we have impacted so many young lives and continue to expand our reach. We simply cannot wait to see what the next 35 years have in store!

What else was happening in 1979?…

  • Hit board game Trivial Pursuit is invented by Canadians Chris Haney and Scott Abbott
  • Margaret Thatcher is elected as the first female prime minister of Great Britain
  • Hockey star Wayne Gretzky scores his first NHL goal
  • Mother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Patrick Swayze makes his film debut in Skatetown, U.S.A.

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The Children's Aid Foundation of Canada funds programs to help Canada's most vulnerable children and youth, those who have experienced or are at risk of abuse and neglect, overcome the obstacles in life that prevent them from reaching their full potential. We are committed to giving ongoing support to those who need it most.

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