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: 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...

Healing, Glee, & a Wife-to-Be

Written by Kristy Graves, a member of our Young People’s Advisory Council and former young person in care. Growing up, it was hard to believe I was loved. In my head, my parents hadn’t loved me enough to fig...

Kits Provide Comfort for Kids Entering Care

With approximately 76,000 children and youth across Canada living in foster homes, residential facilities, and supervised care, the demand for extra support remains high. With many children and young people fac...

No Ordinary Day

Written by Arthur Gallant, @ArthurGallant27, CAF ambassador and former young person in care. Friday September 18th, 2015 was no ordinary day for me nor will it be a day I ever forget. As I stood outside the To...