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




Pizza Partner


  • AMJ Campbell
  • The Diaper Bank of Toronto
  • DJ Kid Soul
  • Erie Meats
  • Faith and Sparkles
  • Give and Go Prepared Foods Corporation
  • Jamieson Laboratories Ltd
  • Kernels Popcorn
  • Kidomo
  • Mastermind Toys
  • MSCI
  • Don & Kerrie Oates
  • One Health Partners
  • Lynn & David Palk
  • Quebecor Media
  • Reckitt
  • SC Johnson Canada
  • Schulich School of Business
  • Sweetness
  • 1832 Asset Management
  • Janet Beadle
  • Canoe Financial
  • EHP Funds Inc.
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Ian Fairbrother
  • Dr. Robert Hall
  • Harvest Portfolios Group
  • Horizons EFT
  • Mackenzie Investments
  • Manulife
  • Picton Mahoney Asset Management
  • PIMCO Investment Management Canada
  • RBC Global Asset Management
  • Reuven International
  • RP Investment Advisors
  • TD Asset Management Inc.
  • TD Securities
  • In Memory of W. M Yeung

Air Canada Foundation            Bell                Bridgegreen fund           Citi

Giraffe Foods           HSBC  Manulife               RBC                 Scotiabank    Spin Master           TDTelus

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

2022 Photo Gallery

2022 Holiday Season Celebration