How We Help

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Brittany, Child and Youth Care Worker, advocate, artist, former youth in care, and former Foundation Young People's Advisory Council member

Helping young people thrive

We create access to the tools and resources young people need to build a future of their own unstoppable success. Together with our national network of donors, partners, and child- and youth-serving organizations, we raise and grant funds and deliver a wide range of programs and services.

By funding high-impact programs and services provided through our agency partners, we’re helping our priority populations access the support they need to thrive. For families at risk of becoming involved in the child welfare system, these supports are directed at strengthening family units to help ensure fewer children and youth grow up in government care. Children and youth currently in care can receive support to help them succeed in school such as tutoring, access to technology, and funding to help meet personal needs like getting eyeglasses. They’re also able to connect with peers through extracurricular activities and enrichment programs to help strengthen their physical and mental well-being. Finally, for youth who are transitioning out of child welfare, education, employment, financial literacy, and other supports directed at having their basic needs met help them to build independent, successful lives for themselves.

Who we work with
We work with 104 child- and youth-serving agencies in nearly every province and territory of Canada.
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Our programs and funds
Through our wide range of high-impact programs and services, last year we supported more than 15,000 children, youth and families.
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Publications and financials
Access our publications and reports to learn more about how we’re helping to change the lives of children and youth involved with the child welfare system.
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Young People In Profile

Meet Ian

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“Over the years, the Foundation has supported me with grants, scholarships, the Friends and Loved Ones Fund, counseling, and job-seeking help. This funding allowed me to visit my foster parent over the holidays and complete my business and human resources diploma from Sheridan College. I also gained full-time employment through the RBC Career Launch Program after being referred by the Foundation. I gained confidence in myself as a business professional, peer mentor, and youth ambassador.”

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