Reaching for the stars

Written by Tamia Kerem, a member of our Young Person's Advisory Council and former young person in care. Can you believe that I will be commencing graduate school in September? This is an amazing opportunity f...

Sharing my past

Written by Cheyanne Ratnam, 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 Recently, as I was walking I was stopped by an eld...

Monsters and Angels

Written by Kristy Graves, a member of the Foundation's Young Person's Advisory Council and former young person in care I close my eyes and I can remember it clear as day: the smell of the old musty chair I h...

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...

My Real Lifebook

Written by Wendy Hayes, a member of the Foundation's Young Person's Advisory Council and former young person in care On May 14th 2012 a report entitled “My REAL Lifebook” was released. It was a report unlike...

Who loses their children?

Written by a former child in care. This April will be the nine-year anniversary of when I came into care. It’s not exactly a month associated with the melting of snow and the approaching warmth of summer, bu...

Meet Hero of Hope, Kenny Lord

Not every child is born into a family that can provide them with the support they need to thrive. As a former child in care, Kenny Lord -- a monthly donor and Hero of Hope at the Foundation -- understands this ...

Thank you volunteers!

In honour of National Volunteer Week , we hosted an evening in celebration of our incredible event volunteers to thank them for their hard work and commitment to the Foundation. "This celebration was such a ...

Encouraging others to give back

In celebration of volunteers, Jessica Burke-Trebell, a former young person in care, shares a video and blog that detail her experiences travelling, volunteering, and working abroad as a teacher in rural Uganda....