Who We Are
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Champions for Kids Foundation (C4K) is a charity formed in January 2008 to discreetly help level the playing field for UCDSB children and their families.
Although our main focus is to assist families in allowing their children to participate in sports, arts and other fun activities outside of school hours, we also meet unique needs like covering minor medical expenses (i.e. eyeglasses), providing gas cards to parents with a child in the hospital, or purchasing a winter coat for a child who needs warmth.
All assistance is kept confidential.
Why We Are Needed
Statistics suggest 12-19 per cent of children in eastern Ontario are living below the poverty line. Many families are struggling to provide their children with nutritious meals, clothing, housing and other basic needs.
There isn't always enough money to provide the extras that make childhood more fun and enjoyable.
That's where we come in.
Our Success So Far
C4K has raised and distributed over $1 million since inception!
The money has helped hundreds of kids attend summer camp, participate in minor hockey, and minor soccer, paid for dance lessons, and helped families meet their children's medical needs such as pay for eyeglasses, trips for cancer treatment and EpiPens.
What People Are Saying
"Thank you very much Champions for Kids. My daughter, Kailey, had a wonderful time at the horse camp she went to last summer, and she’s looking forward to this year. It’s helped her to hopefully fulfil her dreams of becoming an equestrian rider for Team Canada!"
— Nancy Clarke, Read More
"This foundation has allowed my children to find their talents and achieve their dreams, which has brought out greater personal confidence, self-esteem and stronger peer relationships."
— Kelly Webster, Read More
"I want to say thank you for giving my son the opportunity to join the local hockey league. When he first started, he didn't know how to skate. Not only has he learned how to skate, but he loves playing the game. We are so proud of him, but the best part is that he is proud of himself. "
— Kim Watson, Read More
"C4K is an amazing, easy-to-use and discreet service that donates time, as well as funds to help kids be confident and reach their full potential. "
— Anonymous Parent, Read More