Holiday Season Celebration | Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada

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The Holiday Season Celebration brings joy to children, youth and families who are at risk.

All children deserve to experience the joy, belonging, and celebration that the holiday season brings. Unfortunately, for many kids living in care and accessing child welfare services, the holidays can be a confusing, lonely, and often stressful time of year.

Some children must navigate unsafe or difficult family dynamics, poverty, or living with strangers, while some older teens even live on their own—all the while wishing for a “normal” holiday like their friends. The Foundation supports children, youth and families at risk during the holiday season with a variety of programs and supports, including the annual Holiday Season Celebration, which provides an opportunity for children and youth in care to have a special, safe, and fun-filled day for them to feel celebrated.

The Holiday Season Celebration is Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s longest standing enrichment initiative, and for over 40 years has provided kids and families in Toronto with an afternoon of fun, good food, making connections with other kids and families in their community, and getting into the holiday spirit.

Click below to make a donation towards the event today.



To learn more about supporting children and youth involved in child welfare during the holiday season, including through the Holiday Season Celebration, please contact Katharine Chen at [email protected]. Check this page in the Fall for updates about the 2022 Holiday Season Celebration.

We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of donors and event sponsors as well as the dedication of committee members and volunteers. Together we have helped tens of thousands of children and youth who are at risk to build positive holiday memories that will last a lifetime.


2021 Photo Gallery

2021 Holiday Season Celebration

2021 Partners

Thank you to our partners!

Presenting Partner
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Official Toy Partner
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In-Kind Donors

  • Give and Go Prepared Foods Corp.
  • Hit Point Press
  • Reckitt Benckiser Inc.


Family Sponsors

  • Canoe Financial
  • Citi CanadaDynamic Funds
  • EHP Funds Inc.
  • Ian Fairbrother
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Giraffe Foods
  • Dr. Robert Hall
  • Harvest Portfolios Group
  • Mackenzie Investments
  • Manulife
  • Picton Mahoney Asset Management
  • PHD Canada
  • PIMCO Invesment Management Canada
  • RBC Global Asset Management
  • Brendon Scott
  • TD Asset Management
  • TD Securities, Private Client Group
  • In Memory of W. M Yeung


2022 Committee

  • Wayne Yeung, Chair
  • Janet Beadle
  • Sahiba Chandhoke
  • Francis Cheng
  • Jeanne Frappier
  • Zoë Gram
  • Bryn MacEachern
  • Michelle Mitchell
  • Shaarujaa Nadarajah
  • Louisa Niedermann