quick exit


From the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada–Young people who have “aged out” of Canada’s child welfare systems, you are on our minds and in our hearts during this difficult time. The challenges and uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic are beyond what anyone should have to navigate alone.

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is providing grants of up to $1,000 to help support you through this. These grants are intended to cover short-term needs while you explore government or other supports. Funds can be used to cover expenses such as: housing costs like rent, food, household supplies, mental health counselling, technology support, and other emergency needs. For more information, a list of eligibility requirements by province, and a link to our online application form, please visit our website.

We have also been actively working on a resource list with financial, mental health, and other relevant supports during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s still a work-in-progress and we will continue to update this.

Although the office is closed, we are all working remotely to review your applications and to continue to raise funds so we can support as many young people as possible. Please know our team is thinking about you and working as hard as we can to support you.


The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada team

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