Children's Aid Foundation of Canada

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Since December 1, 2015, 339 supporters donated
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Creation date: December 1, 2015

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12/09/2020
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
Shanthirani K
AB
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12/09/2020
Anonymous
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12/09/2020
Anonymous
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12/09/2020
Naomi H
ON
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11/09/2020
Keisuke H
ON
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11/09/2020
Peter C
ON
1,000 points donated
11/09/2020
Anonymous
3,001 points donated
09/09/2020
Gaye G
ON
1,948 points donated
01/09/2020
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
11/08/2020
Jo A
ON
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11/08/2020
Narinderpa G
BC
1,000 points donated
18/07/2020
Linda T
NB
12,600 points donated
17/07/2020
Shilpi D
CA
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11/07/2020
Anonymous
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11/07/2020
Anthony A
NC
1,000 points donated
11/07/2020
Anonymous
1,639 points donated
06/07/2020
Nicholas C
ON
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30/06/2020
Anonymous
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30/06/2020

About

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is our country’s leading charity dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth growing up in the child welfare system. We raise and grant funds, and deliver a wide range of high-impact programs and services in partnership with 77 child- and youth-serving agencies across the country that support more than 22,700 vulnerable young people annually. Stand Up for Kids is our national campaign for child welfare, which aims to change the futures of Canada’s most at-risk kids – those who have experienced abuse and neglect. We know that by helping these young people to overcome their trauma and break the cycle for future generations, they gain the strength and resilience to create a lifetime of their own unstoppable successes.

About

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is our country’s leading charity dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth growing up in the child welfare system. We raise and grant funds, and deliver a wide range of high-impact programs and services in partnership with 77 child- and youth-serving agencies across the country that support more than 22,700 vulnerable young people annually. Stand Up for Kids is our national campaign for child welfare, which aims to change the futures of Canada’s most at-risk kids – those who have experienced abuse and neglect. We know that by helping these young people to overcome their trauma and break the cycle for future generations, they gain the strength and resilience to create a lifetime of their own unstoppable successes.

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
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
Shanthirani K
AB
1,000 points donated
12/09/2020
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
12/09/2020
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
12/09/2020
Naomi H
ON
1,000 points donated
11/09/2020
Keisuke H
ON
1,000 points donated
11/09/2020
Peter C
ON
1,000 points donated
11/09/2020
Anonymous
3,001 points donated
09/09/2020
Gaye G
ON
1,948 points donated
01/09/2020
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
11/08/2020
Jo A
ON
1,000 points donated
11/08/2020
Narinderpa G
BC
1,000 points donated
18/07/2020
Linda T
NB
12,600 points donated
17/07/2020
Shilpi D
CA
1,000 points donated
11/07/2020
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
11/07/2020
Anthony A
NC
1,000 points donated
11/07/2020
Anonymous
1,639 points donated
06/07/2020
Nicholas C
ON
1,000 points donated
30/06/2020
Anonymous
1,000 points donated
30/06/2020