Privacy and Accountability

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is a charitable organization registered under the laws of Ontario. Our charitable registration number is 108076480RR0001.

The Foundation subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights, the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and the Ethical Code of Fund Raising Practices of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Imagine Canada.

We are committed to ethical practices in every aspect of our work.

Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

Personal information is collected from potential donors, donors, volunteers and individual grant applicants and recipients for the overall purpose of meeting the mission of Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada. Prior to collecting personal information, the specific purpose and intended use is documented on all volunteer and grant application forms and donor information forms. Personal information collected and maintained is accurate and up-to-date to the best knowledge of the Foundation. Personal information is collected, used and protected in accordance with the aforementioned codes.

Email and Website Security

If requested by the donor, the Foundation will occasionally send information and/or newsletter notices through email. All emails sent include a link to unsubscribe from our distribution list and an email address to respond to should the individual wish to have their name removed from the email list. Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada operates in accordance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation.

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada website pages requesting personal information, including credit card numbers, names and addresses are linked and hosted by a third party, secure website. All information shared by individuals, and information transfers are conducted under secure site conditions.

Personal information collected online is transferred into our donor database for tax receipting, stewardship, and donor solicitation purposes. Personal information collected through our website is treated under the same privacy policies as other personal information.

Please note that individual organizations are governed under their own privacy policies. Organizations visited through links contained on the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada website may not adhere to the same privacy policies. It is the responsibility of each user to read individual organization’s policies accordingly.

We safeguard our donor information and do not trade, share, rent or sell the information to other organizations.

For more information on our Privacy Policy, please contact Enza DiBenedetto at 416-923-0924 ext. 225

Further information on privacy and your rights in regard to your personal information may also be found on the website of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

Social Media Acceptable Use Policy

We encourage and invite people to join with us in conversation on the official social media channels of Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada about our vision of a future where the children and youth we serve have the strength and resilience to create a lifetime of their own unstoppable successes.

Please be kind. We will not tolerate profanity or abuse towards Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Community Managers or to any other member or user of this page (implied or direct). We will not tolerate discriminatory behaviour, solicitation, profanity, or spamming and these posts will be removed at our discretion.

Continued violation of this policy will result in your account being banned/blocked from engaging with Foundation pages/profiles.

Cookies Policy

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada has additional third-party vendors like Meta that customize advertising on the Internet for you and others based on your browsing activity on the website. These vendors also use cookie technology. No personally identifying information, such as email address or credit card number, is ever passed by the website to Google or these third-party vendors. You may opt out of any of these services by clearing the cookies from your browser; disabling cookies entirely.

Restricted Gifts

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada accepts gifts restricted to a specific purpose provided the Foundation or its child- and youth-serving agency partners can reasonably use the gift. To ensure we are balancing the needs of the children and youth we serve with realizing the philanthropic goals of our donors, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada will allocate 15% of all restricted donations to its general fund.

Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life.

To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the non-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors to the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada have these rights:

  • To be informed of the Foundation’s mission, of the way the Foundation intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the Foundation’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to the Foundation’s most recent financial statements.
  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • To expect that all relationships with the donor will be professional in nature.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that the Foundation may intend to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

If you would like to update your personal information or change the way you would like us to communicate with you, please contact us at [email protected] or (416) 923-0924.