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.

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].

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.

Official Toy Partner

Spin Master

Venue Partner

Fairmont Royal York

Event Sponsors

Giraffe Foods



Event Supporters 

  • LiUNA 183 
  • MCAP 
  • Merix
  • In Memory of W. M Yeung 
  • Nazia Ahmed 
  • AMJ Campbell 
  • BMO
  • Cineplex 
  • DJ Kid Soul 
  • Erie Meats 
  • Give and Go Prepared Foods Corporation 
  • Henna Planet 
  • Kernels Popcorn 
  • Kidomo 
  • Isabel Mazzotta 
  • Mocha Henna 
  • Don & Kerrie Oates 
  • One Partner Health 
  • Penguin Random House 
  • Pizza Pizza 
  • Run the Flex 
  • Scholastic 
  • St. John Ambulance, Toronto Region 
  • Sweetness 

Bombardier Citi     cibc      Giraffe Foods 


  give and go             Merix    rogers


randstad    Spin Master


Telus     wellington atlus


and thank you to all our individual volunteers!

2023 Committee

  • Wayne Yeung, Chair
  • Carina Baz
  • Janet Beadle
  • Francis Cheng
  • Baye Clark
  • Jasmin Dixon
  • Jeanne Frappier
  • Amanda Goncalves
  • Zoë Gram
  • Bryn MacEachern
  • Louisa Niedermann

2023 Photo Gallery

2023 Holiday Season Celebration