What is Giving Tuesday?

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Giving Tuesday is the world’s largest generosity movement, a day when Canadians are encouraged to give back to the charities and non-profit organizations that matter to them most.

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 to inspire people to perform acts of kindness and support their communities. Since then, Giving Tuesday has grown globally with active movements in more than 80 countries, engaging millions of people. The first Giving Tuesday movement arrived in Canada in 2013, to specifically drive fund-raising efforts for local, home-grown organizations.

When is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday falls on November 29, 2022, as a counterbalance to Black Friday and Cyber Monday spending sprees! It’s the day that Canadians donate to their favourite non-profit organizations and charities.

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How can I support on Giving Tuesday?

Are you looking for a charity to donate to for Giving Tuesday? You can help children and youth who have experienced Canada’s child welfare system by donating to Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada today.

What is Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada?

The Foundation is Canada’s leading charity dedicated to supporting children and families who have experienced the child welfare system. We raise and grant funds and offer high impact programs and services in partnership with 80 child- and youth-serving agencies across the country. With the support of our donors and partners, we help children and youth involved with the child welfare system access the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. Learn more about us.

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada and Giving Tuesday

Spin MasterChildren’s Aid Foundation of Canada aims to raise as much as possible on Giving Tuesday to support children and youth. You can make your donation count TWICE as much this year. Thanks to our generous sponsor, Canadian based children’s entertainment company Spin Master, your donation will be matched up to $10,000. Your donation will help support initiatives like:

Comfort kits

One of the ways we improve the experiences of children entering care is through the Ted and Loretta Rogers Foster Care Comfort Kit Program, where we offer children and youth a backpack filled with age-appropriate items and supplies. These kits offer children and youth comfort during a difficult and painful time, transitioning into their next home.

Big Steps to Success

This mentorship program in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada is for children and youth living in care between the ages of 7 and 14. The initiative offers customized mentoring for youth, pairing them with caring adults with the objective to improve educational outcomes. Learn more about our Big Steps to Success Program, including how to become a mentor.

This year anything you donate will mean double as much!

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