five14 Talks in Review

On Friday, May 13th, 2016, the Children's Aid Foundation hosted its second annual five14 Talks, an event dedicated to celebrating Children and Youth in Care Day across Ontario. Bringing together like-minded ind...

five14 Talks Preview

Now in its second year, the Children's Aid Foundation's five14 Talks are set to inspire innovative change on Friday, May 13th, 2016. Bringing together thought-leaders and advocates from across the child welfare...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: CHRISTINA

In continuation of our Young People in Profile series, this month we're focusing on CHRISTINA and the pursuit of employment for young people from the child welfare system. CHRISTINA is a former youth in care wh...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: DANN

This March, we're focusing on mental health awareness. Mental health issues often have significant adverse effects on young people throughout the child welfare system. Whether the issues are directly related to...

BLOG: This is My Mom

Written by Jessica Burke-Trebell, a Foundation ambassador and former young person in care. I haven’t always known who I was, nor have I always been “comfortable in my own skin.” This month’s family and ident...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: MELISSA

At the Children's Aid Foundation, we are always thinking about how we can share the authentic, lived experiences of young people from the child welfare system. Like the children and youth currently living in ca...

BLOG: Meet Suitcase Party Ambassador, Kristy

Kristy, this year's fabulous Suitcase Party ambassador and young professional, also happens to be a former youth in care. In anticipation of our exclusive party, happening this Thursday, February 25th, we c...

BLOG: A Place Where I Belong

Written by Crystal Groves, a member of our Young People’s Advisory Council and former young person in care. I first experienced the child welfare system when I was 11 years old. At that time, I came into fos...

BLOG: New Year, New Opportunities

Written by Shyanne Nichols, a member of our Young People’s Advisory Council and former young person in care. As a new member of the Young People's Advisory Council (YPAC), I honestly can’t express how excite...