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...

Former Youth in Care Establishes Scholarship

Written by Meaghan Martin, former youth in care & child welfare advocate. A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of being featured in The Buzz regarding my own experiences in the foster care system an...

Holiday Season Celebration Spreads Cheer

This year's Holiday Season Celebration once again welcomed foster children and families from across the Greater Toronto Area, in an afternoon of giving and fun. Sponsored by our Toy Partner, Spin Master, Celebr...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: RILEY

Although December is a month of festive charity, it can also be a month of extreme loneliness for many youth from care. Each year, nearly 2,300 kids across Canada age out of care at the age of 18 or 19. For man...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: RAQUEL

There are currently 30,000 children and youth in care eligible for adoption in Canada, yet of this number, only 2,000 are adopted each year. Many of these young people have been abused, neglected, and/or ...

BLOG: Heart Growth

Written by Jessica, a former youth in care and Children's Aid Foundation ambassador.  Recently, I’ve started a new role working with youth in care. Working with children in care has allowed me to love bigger t...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: JEMAL

For many youth from care, prevention support is critical to strengthening community resources for families and youth. Services such as family support, attachment parenting, family counselling, and community p...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: BREANNA

For many youth from care, education is often a key to breaking cycles of past abuse and neglect, and building a foundation for future employment and financial independence. Unfortunately, with the added stresso...

Cooking Towards Independence

“I absolutely enjoyed myself. I think the 'Kitchen Jam' is a fantastic program for youth – cooking, social skills, in a new environment.” - Cooking Towards Independence Project participant. The Cooking Tow...