This year’s Holiday Season Celebration once again welcomed foster children and families from across the Greater Toronto Area, in an afternoon of giving and fun. Sponsored by our Toy Partner, Spin Master, Celebration Partner, Rogers Communications, and Venue Partner, the Fairmont Royal York, hundreds of guests enjoyed a warm buffet lunch, gifting room, games, plus the opportunity to network with other youth in care and other families.

Check out some highlights from this year’s event:

  • 532 Guests Attended
  • 143 Volunteers Attended (corporate and individual)
  • Over $75,000 Gift-in-Kind secured (between gifting, buffet, family gift bag items, toy drives, etc.)

I spent a lot of time during the holidays in care, and attended many of the holiday celebrations hosted by the Children’s Aid Foundation. They were really positive experiences. These holiday gatherings are so important, as they allow kids to meet other youth in care and other foster parents. It’s a great chance to make connections.” – Jemal, former youth in care & former Holiday Season Celebration participant.

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Paw Patrol Arrives at the Holiday Season Celebration.

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Carlton the Bear makes an appearance.


On the midway.

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Investors Group volunteers!

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Buffet volunteers.

We had an incredible time at this year’s Holiday Season Celebration. Thanks to all the partners and volunteers for helping us deliver a truly festive occasion!

Click here to check out more photos from the event.

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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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