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....

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...

Art for good

The Christian McLeod exhibit PARTiCLE COLLiSIONS officially opened yesterday at Toronto's acclaimed Al Green Gallery. An exploration of land use, water, ecology and the built environment, a portion of the exhib...

Family (v.)

Written by: Cheyanne Ratnam, former child in care, CaFdn Ambassador, S.S.W., B.S.W., M.S.W. Candidate If one were to look in the dictionary or google the term ‘family’, the definition would be categorized un...

Using music to heal

For many, music plays an instrumental role. Unlike words that require the use of pre-determined languages, songs have the ability to transcend barriers and bring people together with the same appreciation for a...

He used his CEO skills to help a charity

Joe Canavan had a successful career in financial services before taking a break at age 47 and using his skills to transform a children’s charity. Originally published in The Star, 28/1/2014 By: Ellen Rose...

Children’s Aid Foundation turns 35

Today marks the Children's Aid Foundation's 35th anniversary! Founded in 1979 under the name of "The Children's Aid Society of Metropolitan Toronto Foundation", we granted approximately $49,400 for six programs...