Children's Aid Foundation of Canada

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Since December 1, 2015, 357 supporters donated
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Creation date: December 1, 2015

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Aeroplan Contribution
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12/09/2020
Carol P
ON
12,568 points donated
17/06/2024
Faye B
SK
1,834 points donated
06/05/2024
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
06/12/2023
Candice C
1,246 points donated
08/10/2023
Hong A
ON
5,000 points donated
05/10/2023
Anonymous
2,500 points donated
01/10/2023
Loc P
ON
1,000 points donated
23/07/2023
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
18/04/2023
Taiyue L
WA
1,000 points donated
28/03/2023
Anonymous
5,418 points donated
25/03/2023
Arif B
WA
1,000 points donated
30/12/2022
William R
AB
1,000 points donated
29/09/2022
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
13/09/2022
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
12/09/2022
Johann W
1,000 points donated
18/07/2022
Anonymous
5,000 points donated
11/06/2022
Judith P
AB
1,000 points donated
24/01/2022
Henry S
AB
2,628 points donated
07/12/2021
Anonymous
2,500 points donated
14/10/2021
Camille D
QC
23,135 points donated
08/10/2021
Judith P
AB
1,000 points donated
30/09/2021
Judith P
AB
1,000 points donated
28/09/2021
Thomas M
QC
7,382 points donated
13/01/2021
Ian K
AB
2,500 points donated
23/12/2020
Anonymous
5,000 points donated
22/12/2020

About

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is our country’s leading charity dedicated to improving the lives of families, children, and youth involved in the child welfare system. We raise and grant funds and develop high-impact programs that are delivered in partnership with 104 child- and youth-serving agencies across the country. With the support of our donors and partners, we help children and youth involved with the child welfare system access the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. Last year, we supported over 15,000 families, children, and youth.

About

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is our country’s leading charity dedicated to improving the lives of families, children, and youth involved in the child welfare system. We raise and grant funds and develop high-impact programs that are delivered in partnership with 104 child- and youth-serving agencies across the country. With the support of our donors and partners, we help children and youth involved with the child welfare system access the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. Last year, we supported over 15,000 families, children, and youth.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Good health and well-being

    The Issue Unlike children and youth from permanent families, those in the child welfare system lack access to enrichment opportunities and physical and mental health supports. Nearly every young person involved in child welfare has experienced trauma, which often leads to mental health challenges, an increased risk of serious illness in adulthood, and physical, cognitive, and intellectual deficits. 82% of kids in care are diagnosed with special needs, including physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioural, and social problems. How Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Helps By standing up for vulnerable kids through Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, you can provide children and youth in and from care with the enrichment and mental and physical health supports they need to heal and thrive. Supports include: • Access to sports, arts, camp, and cultural activities • Mental health navigation including wellness groups and one-on-one counseling or therapy • Funding for prescriptions, dental work, glasses and medical devices

  • Quality education

    The Issue Young people in and from the child welfare system face incredible odds to achieve an education. Less than half of youth involved with foster care will graduate from high school. Disruptions to their education, like moving between foster placements or unstable home environments, mean they often graduate high school later than their peers. When and if they do graduate, they are likely to have lower grades, and less than half pursue a post-secondary degree. They also face additional barriers, like mental illness, a lack of family support, and the pressure of supporting themselves financially. How Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Helps By standing up for vulnerable kids through Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, you can provide children and youth in and from care with the supports they need to complete their education and create a lifetime of unstoppable successes.   Supports include: • Scholarships and bursaries • Tutoring • Funding for school supplies, computers and other school related expenses

  • Decent work and economic growth

    The Issue Thousands of young people in government or foster care “age out” of child welfare when they turn 18 or 19 (depending on their home province or territory). This means they can no longer live with their foster family and, at 21, they lose access to all supports, including a social worker and other resources. Without the necessary supports to become self-sufficient, too often youth exit the child welfare system into homelessness and poverty. Youth aging out of care earn about $326,000 less over their lifespan than the average Canadian. How Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Helps By standing up for vulnerable youth through Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, you can provide those who are transitioning from care with the supports they need to remove the barriers they face to lasting employment. Supports include: • Employment counselling and group workshops • Career development and networking opportunities • Help securing stable housing

  • Reduced inequalities

    The Issue Decades of research shows poor outcomes for children and youth who remain in care when compared to their peers, including lower academic achievement, higher unemployment or underemployment, increased incidence of homelessness, involvement in the criminal justice system, and poor mental health outcomes. Marginalized groups are also highly overrepresented in the child welfare system. Over half of the foster children in Canada are Indigenous, despite Indigenous children only accounting for 7.7% of the child population and Black youth are over-represented in Toronto’s foster care system at five times their representation in the city’s population. Prevention initiatives can help avoid these negative outcomes and help children and youth stay with families in their own communities. How Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Helps By standing up for vulnerable youth through Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, you can provide families with the supports that prevent children and youth from coming into care. Supports include: • Support for kin families • Community development • Cultural experiences for marginalized groups

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Aeroplan Contribution
1,094 points donated
12/09/2020
Carol P
ON
12,568 points donated
17/06/2024
Faye B
SK
1,834 points donated
06/05/2024
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
06/12/2023
Candice C
1,246 points donated
08/10/2023
Hong A
ON
5,000 points donated
05/10/2023
Anonymous
2,500 points donated
01/10/2023
Loc P
ON
1,000 points donated
23/07/2023
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
18/04/2023
Taiyue L
WA
1,000 points donated
28/03/2023
Anonymous
5,418 points donated
25/03/2023
Arif B
WA
1,000 points donated
30/12/2022
William R
AB
1,000 points donated
29/09/2022
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
13/09/2022
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
12/09/2022
Johann W
1,000 points donated
18/07/2022
Anonymous
5,000 points donated
11/06/2022
Judith P
AB
1,000 points donated
24/01/2022
Henry S
AB
2,628 points donated
07/12/2021
Anonymous
2,500 points donated
14/10/2021
Camille D
QC
23,135 points donated
08/10/2021
Judith P
AB
1,000 points donated
30/09/2021
Judith P
AB
1,000 points donated
28/09/2021
Thomas M
QC
7,382 points donated
13/01/2021
Ian K
AB
2,500 points donated
23/12/2020
Anonymous
5,000 points donated
22/12/2020