Programs and Funds

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Changing lives together

Last year, we supported more than 16,000 young people and families nationwide through a wide range of high-impact programs and services delivered in partnership with child- and youth-serving agencies across Canada.

Key Programs and Funds

Big Steps to Success
An innovative mentorship initiative in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada.
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Journey to Zero Program
A prevention initiative in partnership with the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto.
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Post-Secondary Education Program
Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education.
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Youth Works
Helping young people achieve long-term employment success.
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Ted and Loretta Rogers Foster Care Comfort Kit Program
Supporting the well-being of children and youth coming into government care.
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Stay in School Program
Offering support and encouragement to help young people complete high school and move on to higher education.
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CIBC Miracle Fund
Helping children and youth in care create unforgettable childhood memories.
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Ignite the Spark Fund
Helping children who have no access to, or can’t afford to have, new experiences in sports, arts and recreation.
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Teddy Bear Fund
Enabling organizations to respond to the immediate and urgent needs of children, youth and families in Toronto.
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Back to the Land Program
The Back to the Land Program aims to support Indigenous children, youth and their families in reestablishing and fostering healthy identities.
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Youth Mental Health Fund
The Youth Mental Health Fund provides funding to address urgent and complex mental health challenges of young people transitioning from care.
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Safe at Home
Safe at Home aims to strengthen families experiencing intimate partner violence and prevent violence from reoccurring.
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Young People In Profile

Meet Jay

“I wouldn’t be where I am today without Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada. The Foundation has allowed me to grow personally and professionally. They’re there to support you in any way, shape, or form. It doesn’t matter if you’re from Toronto or if you live in Vancouver, they are there for you.”

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