One case of child abuse or neglect is one case too many. Children all around the world should live peacefully and without traumas. Unfortunately, the reality is that it is not the case. ContactsforLess.ca thanks the Children’s Aid Foundation for the hard work they do all year long, one of the many reasons why we support this group.
From the Children’s Aid Foundation’s Website
The Children’s Aid Foundation is a national organization committed to improving the lives of abused and neglected children by funding programs in the areas of education, enrichment and prevention. The Foundation raises funds from individuals, corporations and other foundations and provides grants to the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, other child welfare organizations across Canada, and child-focused community groups. It supports the individual needs of children before, during and after they leave the care of child welfare agencies.
In 1979, a group of dedicated individuals opened the doors of the Children’s Aid Foundation, determined to give abused and neglected children and youth the freedom to enjoy their childhood and reach their full potential in life. In its inaugural year, the Foundation granted $49,400 for six programs that benefited Toronto-area children and youth in the care of the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto.
Over thirty years later, the Foundation is Canada’s premier national children’s charity, and is still making a positive difference in the lives of Canada’s most vulnerable children. Since our founding, we have raised over $100 million to assist over 1 million children and youth; helping them to heal after experiencing troubling situations and to receive the tools and supports they need in order to become the people they were truly meant to be.
Today, while our main partner continues to be the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, we work with Children’s Aid Societies and other child welfare agencies in all ten provinces and three territories. In 2011-12, we funded over $6 million in life-changing and innovative programs across the country.
Over the past three decades and more, with the support of our donors, corporate partners and volunteers, the Foundation has been able to change the lives of countless children and youth. We look forward to continuing this rich legacy in the years to come, and together, making a difference, one child at a time.
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