A Foster Mother Reflects on the Holidays

*Pictured above: Stacey's children and foster children waiting for Santa. My name is Stacey, and becoming a foster parent changed my life. In October of 2007, my husband and I decided to enroll in the re...

Supporting At-Risk Youth Through Financial Literacy

With the generous support of Citi Canada funding, the Children’s Aid Foundation has been able to support the Pape Adolescent Resource Centre’s (PARC) Financial Literacy Training and Pre-Employment Program for a...

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: DANN

This March, we're focusing on mental health awareness. Mental health issues often have significant adverse effects on young people throughout the child welfare system. Whether the issues are directly related to...

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...

A New Perspective

Written by Kristy Graves, a member of our Young Person’s Advisory Council and former young person in care. This past Sunday I was given the opportunity to speak at the 15th annual Boutique Ball put on by Proje...

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...