Choosing Between Family & Education

Written by Cheyanne Ratnam, @CheyRatnam, a member of our Young Person’s Advisory Council, former young person in care, CAFDN Ambassador, S.S.W., B.S.W., M.S.W. The following post was written in response to a b...

Bart Zych is Going the Distance

Bart Zych began his quest to help kids in the child welfare system by supporting the Children's Aid Foundation after encountering his own barriers. "In 2012 I had a very serious accident where I shattered my kn...

I am a Graduate

Written by Kristy Graves, a member of our Young Person’s Advisory Council and former young person in care. Kristy and her mom I have been labelled many things in my life, both good and bad. I am a daught...

Self-Care

Written by Cheyanne Ratnam, @CheyRatnam, a member of our Young Person’s Advisory Council, former young person in care, CaFdn Ambassador, S.S.W., B.S.W., M.S.W. Candidate. One of the most important things I've ...

The surprise of becoming wealthy (in wisdom)

Written by Yuan Barnes, a member of our Young Person's Advisory Council and former young person in care In just under a week I begin my summer job at an investment bank in downtown Toronto.  As an artsy ‘Mille...

Musically Speaking with Alan Cross

Written by Laura Eley An icon in Canadian radio and music journalism, Alan Cross is instantly recognized for his voice and for having hosted acclaimed radio series like The Ongoing History of New Music and...

I’m not the only kid who grew up this way

Written by Wendy Hayes, CAF ambassador and former young person in care. There’s a number that gets tossed around a lot, and it usually sits around 8,000. That’s about the number of youth permanently in care in...