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 ...

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...

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...

ReMoved

This award-winning, moving short film, "ReMoved", shares a young girl's dramatic and heart-wrenching journey into foster care. It does an incredible job of outlining the struggles faced by many young people who...

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...
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The Story of I

This past November, Wendy's and The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Canada, teamed up to promote adoption awareness month to bring to light the 30,000 children in Canada's foster care system waiting to find...