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...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: RILEY

Although December is a month of festive charity, it can also be a month of extreme loneliness for many youth from care. Each year, nearly 2,300 kids across Canada age out of care at the age of 18 or 19. For man...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: RAQUEL

There are currently 30,000 children and youth in care eligible for adoption in Canada, yet of this number, only 2,000 are adopted each year. Many of these young people have been abused, neglected, and/or ...

BLOG: Heart Growth

Written by Jessica, a former youth in care and Children's Aid Foundation ambassador.  Recently, I’ve started a new role working with youth in care. Working with children in care has allowed me to love bigger t...
Team Hope Leonie The Buzz

#TeamHOPE Spotlight: Leonie Tomlinson

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) is less than two weeks away, and members of the Foundation's #TeamHOPE can't wait to tie-up their runners and hit the pavement in support of vulnerable kids acr...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: JEMAL

For many youth from care, prevention support is critical to strengthening community resources for families and youth. Services such as family support, attachment parenting, family counselling, and community p...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: BREANNA

For many youth from care, education is often a key to breaking cycles of past abuse and neglect, and building a foundation for future employment and financial independence. Unfortunately, with the added stresso...

YOUNG PERSON IN PROFILE: CRYSTAL

Access to affordable housing is a major obstacle that faces young people who are transitioning out of care. Often just 18 or 19-years-old when they move to independence, many of these youth are also struggling ...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: CHANA

Self-care and well-being are critical to the mental and physical health of youth in and from care. For many young people, experiencing abuse and neglect can create lifelong challenges that often include low sel...