YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: NATASHA

NATASHA, 22 For NATASHA, her early years were a true challenge. Entering care at the age of 14, she struggled with mental illness and building her confidence. Now 22, she is an advocate with the Children’s Aid...

Dreaming Big: Anayah, Founder of the CHEERS Program

Anayah knows what it’s like to be on her own as a teenager – an experience common to youth transitioning out of the child welfare system. Born in Angola – which her family fled during the country’s civil war – ...

One Night, a Lifetime of Memories

*Photos courtesy of Mark Beauchamp. Prom is more than just a fun night with friends – it is a rite of passage marking the end of high school. Every young person deserves the chance at an unforgettable evening ...

five14 Talks in Review!

On Thursday, May 11th the Children's Aid Foundation celebrated its third five14 Talks to inspire change! Hosting five innovative speakers, each with a unique message, the event, generously sponsored by RBC, wel...

BLOG: Children & Youth in Care Day

*Pictured above, Young People's Advisory Council at the CAF Gala, Teddy Bear Affair. (Tolu, Riley, Shyanne, Brittany, Jemal, Alisha, & Crystal) Written by Brittany Herbold and Shyanne Nichols, two member...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: TROY

TROY, 23 Entering care at the age of nine, TROY struggled to find his identity and come to terms with his past experiences. Now 23, he is a youth advocate with the Children's Aid Foundation and has performed h...

five14 Speaker: Dylan Cohen

Did you know May 14th is Children and Youth in Care Day in Ontario? It’s a day to stand together with young people with experience in the child welfare system and to commit to making their futures brighter. ...

Supporting LGBTQ Youth

Adolescent youth who have been rejected by their families for being LGBTQ are over 8 times more likely to attempt suicide than their peers. The Children's Aid Foundation is a proud supporter and ally of L...