There are many personal and meaningful ways to get involved in the Stand Up for Kids movement and to be an ally to Canada’s most vulnerable children and youth – those who have experienced abuse and neglect. From volunteering at one of the Foundation’s signature events, to hosting a fundraising event of your own, we can help you find the way that’s right for you.

This fall, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is proud to be an official charity partner for both the EXACT Yorkville Run and the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Participants of each are given the opportunity to choose a charity to fundraise for as they take part in the run.

We are very excited to have TROY, former youth in care, youth ambassador, program funding recipient, and former member of our Young Person’s Advisory Council, joining us as our run ambassador this year! He will be participating in both runs and is standing up for kids and supporting vulnerable young people by raising essential funds to help them overcome the barriers they face to a brighter future.



“This year, I am proud to participate alongside Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada in both the EXACT Yorkville Run and the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon to not only challenge myself physically but also to raise funds for young people like me!” – TROY




When you sign up to walk or run in either of these events and choose to fundraise for the Foundation’s Stand Up for Kids campaign, you are helping to support the delivery of high-impact programs that directly serve Canadian young people and families who are at risk of or have experienced the child welfare system. These programs aim to strengthen at-risk families so they can stay together, support kids in care, and empower youth as they transition out of care, and are run in collaboration with our 74 child- and youth-serving agency partners across Canada.

We hope you’ll Stand Up for Kids with us at one (or both!) of these great events this fall. For more information about either of these events or for assistance in signing yourself or your team up, contact Emily Evans at | (416) 923-0924 ext 265

“I can’t wait to join all of you who are passionately running for a good cause!” – TROY

The EXACT Yorkville Run is a premium boutique 5K run or walk in Toronto that brings together local runners and businesses to raise important dollars for charity. The run provides a luxurious experience to its 1,400 participants from its high-end race kit to its customized finishers medals and catered post-race reception. This event is perfect for workplaces and supporters located in the Yorkville area, and is a great opportunity for team building or family bonding, all in support of an important cause!

Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon’s Charity Challenge is an opportunity for charities to collaborate with community partners to raise funds that can help vulnerable children and youth to overcome the barriers they face to a brighter future. Participants of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge have the option of running or walking 5K, the half marathon, or the full marathon. The start and finish are located in downtown Toronto, meaning this is a great opportunity for individuals, families, or teams that want to explore their city and reach their fitness goals in a meaningful, philanthropic way.

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

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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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