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, welcomed 150 individuals — from former youth in care, to politicians, child welfare advocates, agency partners, philanthropists, and donors — to think big about some of the most complex issues facing youth across Canada’s child welfare system.

Check out some highlights from the day:


Youth ambassadors: Alisha, Anna, Brittany, Riley, & Samidha.


five14 Moderator, Amanda Lang

five14 Talks Speaker, The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain


five14 Talks Speaker, Dylan Cohen, Founder of 25not21


five14 Talks Speaker, Dr. Christine Wekerle, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, McMaster University


five14 Talks Speaker, Anayah Phares, Founder of the CHEERS Program


five14 Talks Speaker, Eddy Robinson, Indigenous Artist & Speaker

Thanks so much to our generous sponsors and engaging guests! Check out more photos from the day here.

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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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