Having “it all”

Written by Matthew Powell, an ambassador for the Foundation and former young person in care. I am an intellectual by nature and an existentially broken philosopher. These two attributes of my personality hav...

I am a Graduate

Written by Kristy Graves, a member of our Young Person’s Advisory Council and former young person in care. Kristy and her mom I have been labelled many things in my life, both good and bad. I am a daught...

Love is All You Need

Written by Jemmy Felix, a member of our Young Person's Advisory Council and former young person in care. "Love is All You Need" resonated with me because it speaks to the idea of 'normalcy'. It also touched me...

Self-Care

Written by Cheyanne Ratnam, @CheyRatnam, a member of our Young Person’s Advisory Council, former young person in care, CaFdn Ambassador, S.S.W., B.S.W., M.S.W. Candidate. One of the most important things I've ...

Sharing my past

Written by Cheyanne Ratnam, a member of our Young Person's Advisory Council, former young person in care, CaFdn Ambassador, S.S.W., B.S.W., M.S.W. Candidate Recently, as I was walking I was stopped by an eld...

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...

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 ...