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...

5 Facts about the Children’s Aid Foundation

The child welfare system can be a confusing place, and often the role of the Children's Aid Foundation is misunderstood. Here are 5 facts about the Foundation that you may or may not already know: 1. We ar...

When the Kids Aren’t Alright

Written by Arthur Gallant, @ArthurGallant27, CAF ambassador and former young person in care. We’ve all been there --- in line at the grocery store and witnessing a young child throwing what appears to be a tan...

Beverly Thomson Pays it Forward

"I see the kinds of stories that we cover every day and some of the children who fall through the cracks. I know that the programs exist out there, and if they just knew about them, or if these programs could b...

Camp Experiences Go Beyond the Bonfire

Camp is not only a meaningful experience for thousands of young people across Canada, but for many a rite of passage. Learning wilderness survival skills and how to steer a canoe is only one element of the jour...

Having “it all”

Written by Matthew Powell, an ambassador for the Foundation and former young person in care. I am an intellectual by nature and an existentially broken philosopher. These two attributes of my personality hav...

A Seed is Just a Seed

Written by Jessica Burke-Trebell, a Foundation ambassador and former young person in care. Initially a seed is just a seed, but with the right TLC it grows into a flower. Before a flower buds it goes through...

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...