YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: CHEYANNE

CHEYANNE, 29 CHEYANNE entered foster care at the age of 14, following years of verbal and physical abuse at home. After entering care, she was able to find the stability needed to begin her healing journey. A ...

Youth Mentorship is Changing Lives

For many young people in and from care, having access to a peer mentor, particularly a mentor with care experience, allows young people to achieve stability. Whether it’s an individual who can offer support sur...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: NATASHA

NATASHA, 22 For NATASHA, her early years were a true challenge. Entering care at the age of 14, she struggled with mental illness and building her confidence. Now 22, she is an advocate with the Children’s Aid...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: TROY

TROY, 23 Entering care at the age of nine, TROY struggled to find his identity and come to terms with his past experiences. Now 23, he is a youth advocate with the Children's Aid Foundation and has performed h...

five14 Speaker: Dylan Cohen

Did you know May 14th is Children and Youth in Care Day in Ontario? It’s a day to stand together with young people with experience in the child welfare system and to commit to making their futures brighter. ...

Supporting LGBTQ Youth

Adolescent youth who have been rejected by their families for being LGBTQ are over 8 times more likely to attempt suicide than their peers. The Children's Aid Foundation is a proud supporter and ally of L...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: ALISHA

ALISHA, February's Young Person in Profile, entered foster care following her mother’s challenges with substance abuse. Moving between foster, kinship (in the care of relatives), and group home placements, she ...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: BRITTANY

BRITTANY, January's Young Person in Profile, entered foster care at the age of 12 following her mother's mental health challenges. Moving between foster and kinship placements, she struggled to establish and ma...