YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: NATASHA

NATASHA, 22 For NATASHA, her early years were a true challenge. Entering care at the age of 14, she struggled with mental illness and building her confidence. Now 22, she is an advocate with the Children’s Aid...

YOUNG PEOPLE IN PROFILE: TROY

TROY, 23 Entering care at the age of nine, TROY struggled to find his identity and come to terms with his past experiences. Now 23, he is a youth advocate with the Children's Aid Foundation and has performed h...

five14 Speaker: Dylan Cohen

Did you know May 14th is Children and Youth in Care Day in Ontario? It’s a day to stand together with young people with experience in the child welfare system and to commit to making their futures brighter. ...

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...