Four years ago, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada launched the Stand Up for Kids: Futures Transformed Campaign with an ambitious goal of raising $75 million to drive to better outcomes for children, youth, and families involved in the child welfare system. Since then, the campaign has been a rallying cry to mobilize donors, volunteers, agency partners and other allies from coast-to-coast to work together towards healthier, safer, and brighter futures for children, youth, and families across Canada.
Thanks to the incredible support and tireless commitment of our donor community, we have officially surpassed our goal and have raised just over $80 million. We couldn’t have done it without our generous community and the incredible Campaign Cabinet, led by Co-Chairs Dougal Macdonald, Bill Butt and Laura Dottori-Attanasio, as well as Foundation Board Chair Dan Barclay.
Together, through the Futures Transformed campaign, the Foundation has helped 97,501 children and youth and 21,601 families across Canada with programs that strengthen families to ensure fewer children and youth grow up in government care, empower children and youth growing up in care to graduate high school, and help young people transition from care with success. But the journey doesn’t end here. The Foundation is extending the campaign target to an even more ambitious goal of $100 million! The additional funds will amplify the Foundation’s scope and reach, making a profound and lasting impact on the lives of many more children, youth and families.