What is Giving Tuesday?

young girl and family eating dinner - Giving Tuesday

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 28, 2023, 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.


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 104 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

Children’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 donor the KARE Foundation, your donation will be matched up to $50,000*. Your donation will help support initiatives like:

Mental Health

Young people who are exposed to abuse and neglect are almost four times more likely to be diagnosed with a mental health disorder in adulthood than their peers. One of the ways we support children, youth and families involved in child welfare is through access to mental health programs and funds. This might include therapy, counselling, mental health programs or wellness kits.


Education is one of the most powerful ways to empower children and youth to build successful, independent futures for themselves, despite the circumstances and barriers they have faced through no fault of their own. One of the Foundation’s goals is to increase the number of youth from care who graduate high school. We provide educational supports to children and youth involved in child welfare to ensure their academic success – from tutoring and school supplies to scholarships and bursaries.

This year anything you donate will mean double as much!

*One-time donations made as part of the Foundation’s Holiday campaign (Giving Tuesday, Holiday Shop and Year-End) will be matched by the KARE Foundation until $50,000 CAD in donations are received.