In 1979, a group of Canadian philanthropists came together with a vision and a plan to ensure children and youth who had experienced abuse, neglect, and abandonment would have sustained access to the resources they need to heal, thrive, and succeed.
Their idea was to create a major endowment fund to guarantee ongoing support for the programs and services delivered by the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Canada’s largest child welfare agency.
The foundation created by this endowment fund soon became known as Children’s Aid Foundation. In 2017, we became a national charity known as Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada –– our country’s leading charity dedicated to serving children, youth, and families nationwide.
We now support young people in partnership with over 100 child- and youth-serving agencies across Canada, and our relationship with our founding partner –– Children’s Aid Society of Toronto –– remains strong.
Together with the generosity of our donors and supporters, we look forward to continuing to build a better, stronger Canada –– one child at a time.
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