Who We Help

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Together with our donors and partners, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is committed to helping children and youth involved with the child welfare system access the resources they need to thrive.

Our Priority Populations

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Children and families at risk

Nationwide, 235,000 children and youth living with their families are considered at risk of abuse, neglect, or abandonment and are under the close watch of child protection agencies.

Children and youth in government care

63,000 young people across Canada are living in foster homes, institutional settings, or with extended family as a result of abuse, neglect, or abandonment.

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Youth transitioning out of care

Each year, approximately 2,300 youth “age out” of the child welfare system, suddenly confronted with navigating life on their own –– sometimes as young as 18.

Young People In Profile

Meet Tawnya

“I would not be where I am today without the support of my foster family. If the school said I couldn’t do something, they would always fight for me. I remember after I got that report from the doctor saying I wouldn’t be anything, and they said ‘no she will be something’. It’s important that everyone has someone who will support them.”

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