YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: CHLOE

CHLOE, 26, is a dedicated mother of three children. She is pursuing a Bachelor's degree through Humber College, with her sights set on a Master's in Social Work so she can support youth who are struggling. As a...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: JADA

JADA first entered the care system at the age of five, due to her parents' struggle with substance abuse and mental illness. Moving between foster homes and a kinship placement with her aunt, she returned to li...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: JESSICA

JESSICA, 19 JESSICA was just four years old when she became a Crown ward. Moving between 10 different foster placements, she struggled with behavioural challenges and to develop her own identity. Eventually, s...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: KATE

KATE, 18 KATE spent the majority of her childhood in foster care. Entering the child welfare system at just 10-months due to severe neglect and malnourishment, she returned to live with her biological family b...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: CHEYANNE

CHEYANNE, 29 CHEYANNE entered foster care at the age of 14, following years of verbal and physical abuse at home. After entering care, she was able to find the stability needed to begin her healing journey. A ...

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...

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...

Corsage Project: Helping Fairytales Come True

Each year, The Corsage Project's Boutique Ball, in support of the Children's Aid Foundation, provides an opportunity for at-risk girls across Toronto and the GTA to feel beautiful, inside and out. Supplying bra...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: ALISHA

ALISHA, February's Young Person in Profile, entered foster care following her mother’s challenges with substance abuse. Moving between foster, kinship (in the care of relatives), and group home placements, she ...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: BRITTANY

BRITTANY, January's Young Person in Profile, entered foster care at the age of 12 following her mother's mental health challenges. Moving between foster and kinship placements, she struggled to establish and ma...