The Halifax Region Children’s Aid Foundation receives, maintains, and directs funds to support vulnerable children, youth in care, and former youth in care through their Regional Funds including the Education Awards Fund, the Good Beginnings Fund, Transition to Independence Fund and the NS Sparkle Fund as well as programs in partnership with the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada including the Scotia Capital Stay in School Program and the Ted Rogers Foundation Education Fund,CIBC Miracle Fund, Air Canada Health and Well-Being Fund and the Roger's Foster Care Transition Program.
More than 300,000 children and youth are abused and neglected each year in Canada. Consequently, there are over 950 youth in foster care at any given time in Nova Scotia. Children and youth who experience abuse related trauma often face academic and social challenges that can put them at a disadvantage. Without the support or encouragement of their families they often endure multiple moves, have problems in school, and can miss out on experiences in childhood that many of us take for granted.
The good news is that the Halifax Region Children’s Aid Foundation believes that all children and youth are entitled to encouragement, assistance and the opportunity to “beat the odds.” The foundation makes a difference by providing supportive programs and services for vulnerable children and youth at risk through prevention, enrichment, education, research and development.
About HALIFAX REGION CHILDREN'S AID FOUNDATION
The Halifax Region Children's Aid Foundation was created in 1997 to facilitate fundraising and community involvement for the former Children’s Aid Society of Halifax. They celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2017 and have served more than 10,000 children and youth with over $1,000,000 in funding since 1997. A dedicated staff, board of directors, and six working committees carry forward this work, designed to improve the lives of children who are at risk of abuse or have been abused or neglected.