This past June, the Children’s Aid Foundation hosted its very first Illumination Circle in celebration of the academic achievements of young people involved with the Ambassador School, along with some of our incredible donors and volunteers who are helping to illuminate the potential of Canada’s most vulnerable kids. Including presentations from an inspiring group of graduates and speakers — including foster parent, Stacey P., and Josh, an Ambassador School graduate — it was a truly wonderful afternoon.

The intimate event honoured Lorraine Langlois, a dedicated Foundation volunteer who has donated her time for over 12 years as part of our Teddy Bear Affair Committee, and KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation, an organization that has given over 19 years of support for our education programs — most notably, the Foundation’s Post-Secondary Education Program. In total, three Ambassador School graduates were also celebrated for their determination and commitment to education, along with other students who were honoured for earning various credits.

A special thank you to the Michael “Pinball” Clemons Foundation, and the Clemons family, for their continued support!


Paul Martin, President and Chief Operating Officer, KRG Insurance Brokers Inc., accepting KRG’s award from Valerie McMurtry, CEO & President, Children’s Aid Foundation.


Jean Marie Heimrath & Lorraine Langlois, Teddy Bear Affair Committee former Chair.


Diane Clemons, Josh (Graduate), Geoffrey Newland, & Jules Shaw.

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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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