Wishing you a happy Family Day and a happy, safe long weekend.

We know every family is unique. No matter what it looks like, each is special.

Today, and every day, let's celebrate the incredible bonds and special moments that make family, a family.

Family Day offers a time for us to reflect not only on the strength and importance of

a loving and caring family for children and youth, but also on the diversity

of meanings that "family" can have.

We honour and thank the foster, kin and adoptive families who care

for our children and youth, helping them to create lifelong connections.

An Inspiring Young Woman: Cassandra

Imagine being 16 years old and your parents kick you out. You couch surf for a while, but that friend moves away. Now you’re alone. You’re sleeping on the streets. 


Every year, Bridging the Gap, a program supported with funding from the Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton (CAFH) receives 500-plus calls regarding youth (aged 16-24) experiencing or at risk of homelessness. 


Cassandra, a Transitional Youth Worker with Bridging the Gap explains, “Housing is one of the most important things to give stability. You can’t focus on anything else if you don’t have a safe place to stay.” 


There’s an appalling lack of housing in our region, and donations are so important to help us provide more resources. 

Learn more about Cassandra and the extraordinary support provided by Bridging the Gap.

Become a Monthly Partner in CARING

Please consider becoming a monthly sustaining donor and create a living legacy by making a meaningful and lasting impact on the lives of children and youth. Support vital programs that offer hope, inspiration and opportunity.

Our monthly donors know they are changing lives for the better - we are so grateful for their ongoing support.

Our work to help over 5,000 at-risk children and youth annually provides access to vital, life-changing programs, that for many, are the difference between surviving and thriving. 
We are so grateful to you for supporting us, and for bringing hope to
children, youth and families in need.
We hope everyone is safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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