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...

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...

Seven Mother’s Days Without a Mom

Originally published on The Huffington Post Canada on May 6th, 2014 When Anna was 13 years old, her mother and grandmother were murdered by her mother's abusive common law partner. Below is a tribute to her ...

Seamus O’Regan on mental health

The statistics speak for themselves; according to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, each year one in five Canadians struggle with mental health or addiction issues, and young people aged 15-24 are mor...

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 ...