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ABC Head Start (Local: Edmonton, AB)

For over 25 years, ABC Head Start has offered a unique and strong family based program. They provide early learning, as well as family and community supports to families living on a limited income. Their goal is to prepare children for a successful educational experience in partnership with their family and community.

Absolute Leadership Development (National: Hamilton, ON)

Absolute Leadership Development is a not-for-profit organization that exists to empower emerging generations to live with purpose and change their world.

A Child's Voice Foundation (National: Mississauga, ON)

A Child’s Voice Foundation is a registered charitable organization dedicated to creating and managing programs to provide tangible help that will make a real difference in the lives of sick and underprivileged children and their families.

Head & Hands

Head & Hands works with youth to facilitate their empowerment and promote their physical and mental health. Through education, intervention and referral, they provide medical, social and legal services and recreational activities to youth of diverse communities.

Adoption Council of Canada (ACC) (National: Ottawa, ON)

The umbrella organization for adoption in Canada, the ACC raises public awareness of adoption, promotes placement of waiting children and stresses the importance of post-adoption services.

Adoption Support Kinship (ASK) (Local: Toronto, ON)

A community-based, volunteer-run organization dedicated to providing support around adoption search and reunion (or non-reunion) by offering search and reunion assistance and support in a caring, empathetic and non-judgmental environment.

Adoptive Families Association of BC (Regional: Burnaby, BC)

This organization's mission is to promote and support adoption with a greater vision of finding a permanent, loving family for every child. AFABC’s province-wide family services ensure that adoptive families are educated and supported before, during, and long after their children come home. They also serve children and youth across BC by facilitating permanency planning and child specific recruitment programs aimed at finding forever homes for the over 1,000 children in BC’s foster care system that are waiting to be adopted.

Adventure Place (Local: Toronto, ON)

Adventure Place is a fully-accredited, community based agency providing comprehensive mental health, social and developmental services dedicated to the well-being and success of children in their early years and their families since 1972.

Advocate For Appropriate Special Education at School (AFASE) (Regional: Pickering, ON)

AFASE at School provides special education advocacy and consulting services to parents and guardians who have exceptional children. They are empowered by current, customized information that enables them to articulate their children's needs to school board administrators in a way that is both assertive and collaborative.

AIESEC Canada Inc. (International: Toronto, ON)

AIESEC, the world’s largest student-run organization, is the international platform for young people to discover and develop their potential to have a positive impact on society. In partnership with business and higher education, AIESEC has 50 years of experience in developing high-potential students into globally-minded responsible leaders.

Aiman Foundation (International: East Scarborough, ON)

Aiman Foundation is focused on assisting children in Canada and around the world, as well as empowering women. They also work to assist in disaster relief efforts.

AiMHi - Prince George Association for Community Living (Local: Prince George, BC)

AiMHi is a nonprofit association started by families in 1957, but has grown to provide essential services to the community. These services include supported living options, employment services, family support services, life skills, and community access programs.

Alberta Childrens' Hospital Foundation (Regional: Calgary, AB)

The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation is a leading health care fundraising organization in Calgary. As the fundraising body for the Alberta Children's Hospital, all money raised by the foundation is invested in the hospital and child health needs in this region.

Alcohol Babies Anonymous (National: St. Catharines, ON)

Alcohol Babies Anonymous provides confidential support to families affected by prenatal alcohol brain injuries (FASD). In addition to group meetings and information referral, the organization cooperates with community agencies for public education, advocacy and prevention initiatives related to this disability.

Alli's Journey (National: Toronto, ON)

Alli’s Journey raises money for the young adult cancer population. They support the courageous young people who are battling the disease by funding research specific to the cancers that target this population and assisting various community resources that provide critical care, counselling, and assistance to young adults who are fighting the disease.

AMICI Camping Charity (Regional: Toronto, ON)

Established in 1966, AMICI is a volunteer organization of men and women who believe that camping contributes to the social, physical and spiritual development of youth. They are committed to helping children attend summer camp who, without AMICI's financial assistance, would not have the opportunity to benefit from camping experience.

Anduhyaun Inc. (Local: Toronto, ON)

Anduhyaun Inc. strives to support Aboriginal women and their children in their efforts to maintain their cultural identity, their self-esteem, and their economic, physical and spiritual well-being. They run an emergency shelter, second stage housing, and a children's daycare.

Angels Anonymous Connection (National: Edmonton, AB)

This organization's purpose is to fulfill dreams for terminally ill adults. Their mission is to provide the means to grant the dream and vision is that no adult die without their dream being realized.

ANNISAA Organization of Canada (National: North York, ON)

This organization aims to promote the best interest of the Muslim women and their families' rights within the Canadian society, providing a real voice for the Muslim women in a time of change. They promote an interest in education, research, sports and recreation, social development, Islamic spiritual advancement and moral values, as well as sponsoring literary, art and other educational and cultural events, festivals, and conventions for the promotion of Islam and Muslims.

Apathy is Boring Project (National)

The Apathy is Boring Project is a national, youth-run, nonpartisan organization that aims to use art, media, and technology to re-engage youth in the democratic process and revolutionize democracy.

APSGO (National)

APSGO is an organization of parents supporting parents of disruptive youth. They empower parents to re-establish relationships within their families and get their lives back. Through weekly meetings, workshops and 24 hour peer support, parents learn skills and best practices to deal with their acting out teens.

Around the Rainbow (Regional: Ottawa, ON)

Around the Rainbow works with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, two spirit, and queer (LGBTTQ) community, and allies, to support diverse families in childcare, preschools, schools in the greater Ottawa area. We focus on those who serve 0 to 6-year-olds.

ArtsCan Circle (National: Sarnia, ON)

ArtsCan Circle sends teams of artists and donated musical instruments to remote Aboriginal communities to conduct interactive music and arts workshops with Aboriginal youth. They aim to encourage the self-esteem of Aboriginal youth-at-risk through a cooperative exploration of the arts.

Arts 4 All Kids (Local: London, ON)

The London Food Bank's Arts For All Kids program provides free, fine arts lessons (visual art, dance, drama, creative writing, violin, guitar and piano) to children ages 7 - 12 years whose families cannot afford instruction.

Arts for Children and Youth (Local: Toronto, ON)

Working with social service agencies, schools and community groups, Arts for Children offers scholarships, outreach programs and teacher training in visual art, drama and music. Their mission is to be a leader in providing high quality arts experiences to children, regardless of their financial circumstances.

ArtStarts in Schools (Regional: Vancouver, BC)

A nonprofit organization providing a range of programs and services for young people, artists, educators, programmers, parent and community organizations.

Arts Umbrella (Local: Vancouver, BC)

A leading visual and performing arts institute for young people, 2-19 years of age, Arts Umbrella introduces young people to theatre, dance, painting & drawing, sculpture, architecture, movie making, animation and more.

Asante Centre for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (Regional: Maple Ridge, BC)

A not-for-profit society whose vision is to create compassionate and knowledgeable communities that work together to prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), and to support persons and families affected by FAS to reach their full potential.

Aspen Family and Community Network Society (Local: Calgary, AB)

Aspen Family and community Network Society's mission is to support and enhance the quality of life of children and youth in the family and in the community.

Athletics for Kids (Local: West Vancouver, BC)

This organization aims to provide needy children and youth in the community with greater access to organized amateur sport, in conjunction with their academic endeavours.

Aunt Leah's Society (Regional: New Westminster, BC)

A community-based social services organization dedicated to providing necessary practical supports to young people at risk, while challenging and encouraging them to take steps toward successful independent living.

BabySteps Children's Fund

An online place of comfort and resource centre for parents and children who have lost a child or sibling.

BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (Regional: Vancouver, BC)

A provincial nonprofit charitable society whose mission is to help Aboriginal communities develop quality, integrated, community child care services founded in culture, language, history. We provide research and networking opportunities through training, conferences, newsletters, library.

BC Council for Families

Affirming that the family in all its diversity is the foundation of society, the mission of the BC Council for Families is to strengthen, encourage and support families through information, education, research and advocacy. The organization advocates on behalf of the family and keeps the needs of families on the agendas of legislators; researches family issues; is a leading edge force in the field of family life education; and provides training and resources that strengthen family relationships.

BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities

Also known as the Easter Seal people, the society's mandate is to support children with disabilities throughout British Columbia by providing programs and services designed specifically to promote self-esteem and self-confidence.

Behavioural Health Foundation (Local: Winnipeg, MB)

The Behavioural Health Foundation provides long-term residential programming for men, women, teens, family units and pregnant women experiencing a variety of addiction problems. Dependents of these persons are also accommodated both in residence and in program.

Bereaved Families of Ontario – Halton/Peel (Local: Mississagua, ON)

A compassionate, nonprofit, peer support organization providing programs and services for people who are dealing with the death of a loved one and coping with grief. They are community-based and devoted to assisting families and children in need.

Big Brothers & Sisters of Canada

Big Brothers and Sisters of Canada (BBSC) is the leading child and youth serving organization providing mentoring programs across the country. Providing support to more than 300 Canadian communities, our 160 local agencies offer the service that the organization was founded on one-to-one matching. Men and women give of their time to become a mentor to a youngster who can greatly benefit from having an adult role model to look up to.

Blind Beginnings (Local: New Westminster, BC)

Blind Beginnings is a charitable organization whose mission is that children and youth who are blind or visually impaired will have the necessary opportunities, experiences, and family and community support to reach their full potential.

Block Parent Program of Canada

A community based crime prevention program operated by volunteers in partnership with police and educators. Our nation-wide safety network of homes and businesses offers immediate assistance to members of the community, particularly children, when they are in distress. We also provide personal safety education programs for children, teens and seniors.

Ingersoll Block Parent Program

 

Ontario Block Parent Program

 

Blue Dreams

We are a national group of emergency services. Throughout the year we host many events with high publicity and media coverage to raise money and awareness for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Blue Wave Foundation (National: Langley, BC)

The goal of Blue Wave is to bring mental health issues to the forefront, talk about them, understand them, and change them. Their website was created as a media/portal where youth and parents can learn about the challenges surrounding mental health issues, specifically depression.

B'nai Brith Youth Organization Canada (International: Toronto, ON)

B'nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO) is a worldwide Jewish movement whose mandate is to engage teens in meaningful Jewish experiences through community service, philanthropic, Judaic, social and athletic programming. As informal educators, our staff provides opportunities for teens to develop their leadership potential, a positive Jewish identity, and commitment to their personal development.

Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf

Located in Toronto, the mission of the centre is to provide opportunities for a higher quality of life for deaf people while preserving and promoting their language and culture. Many services and programs are offered: Sign Language Services which provides classes in American Sign Language to the hearing community; Happy Hands Preschool; Adult Residential Services; Supportive Independent Living Program; Seniors Services; Adult Education and Training; Vocational Training and Volunteer Services.

Boost Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention (Local: Toronto, ON)

Boost is committed to eliminating abuse and violence in the lives of children, youth, and their families. The centre is a registered charity and provides programs and services to children, youth, and their families in Toronto and surrounding areas.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

To provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. Boys and Girls Clubs currently have over 100 clubs that operate in 700 communities and serve over 200,000 children and youth. Find Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada

Breakfast Clubs of Canada (National: Boucherville, QC)

A national foundation dedicated to supporting community-based nutrition programs for schoolchildren by raising awareness and funding on their behalf. It is Breakfast Clubs of Canada’s dream that all children will have an equal chance to start their school day with a nutritious breakfast in an environment that promotes self-esteem.

Breakfast for Learning, Canadian Living Foundation

The mission of Breakfast for Learning is to ensure that every child goes to school well nourished and ready to learn. As the only national nonprofit organization whose sole mandate is to support child nutrition programs, Breakfast for Learning fosters parental involvement and community ownership in all of the programs we support.

Breakfast with Santa Foundation

Our charity hosts two breakfasts where children receive a nutritious breakfast, entertainment, songs, games, a visit with Santa, a present to take home for Christmas morning, a Christmas stocking filled with goodies and a life time of wonderful memories.

Bringing Youth Towards Equality (BYTE) (Regional: Whitehorse, YT)

BYTE has a passion for empowering and promoting the youth of Canada's north through workshops, events and youth advocacy. Their facilitation team (aged 18-25) works with youth throughout the north, with a focus on rural youth.

Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders (Local: Toronto, ON)

This charity provides unique educational programs for youth-at-risk between 12 - 24 years of age, coming from socially challenging environments. In partnership with other youth service agencies, they combine life-skills and leadership training onboard 40' sailboats.

Burnaby Family Life (BFL) (Local: Burnaby, BC)

BFL is an accredited agency, with highly trained, caring, and trusted professionals who provide quality services and opportunities for families and individuals, in all their diversity, to enable them reaching their full potential.

Calabogie Peaks Freestyle (Calabogie, ON)

This organization's goal is to introduce freestyle skiing to children and youth in the capital region, in a fun and safe environment. Their mission is to help them grow and develop in the sport while having a great time on the slopes.

Caledon Parent-Child Centre/Ontario Early Years Centre (CPCC/OEYC) (Local: Bolton, ON)

The Caledon Parent-Child Centre/Ontario Early Years Centre (CPCC/OEYC) is a nonprofit community service organization that provides support, resources, and education that strengthen families and promote the optimal development of children. The CPCC/OEYC has been serving Caledon and the surrounding area since 1987 with a base location in Bolton, at the Albion/Bolton Community Centre. A mobile unit and rented space provide programs and services to families in five other locations throughout Caledon.

Calgary Action for Bright Children

CABC's aim is to promote growth of awareness, understanding and services for bright children and their families. We accomplish this through meetings with feature speakers, panel discussions and through special programs for children and families.

Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network (Local: Calgary, AB)

The Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network is a committee comprised of a group of key stakeholders whose mission is to develop FASD resources and initiatives for supporting communities, families and individuals. They offer mentoring programs, the Circle of Friends youth program, and organize FASD Day in Calgary.

Calgary Girls Choir (Local: Calgary, AB)

The Calgary Girls Choir is a collection of six choral ensembles offering exceptional choral music education and performance opportunities for girls and young women ages four to twenty-four years.

Camp Awakening (Regional: Toronto, ON)

Camp Awakening is a registered charity that operates residential camp programs for children ages 9 to 18 with physical disabilities. As a charity, they also raise funds to assist parents in covering the costs of the two programs.

Camp Jubilee

Works to provide a quality summer camp experience for all children. We find sponsorship for over 80% of the children attending our summer camp. The camp is located 30 minutes from Vancouver by boat up beautiful Indian Arm.

Camp Jumoke (National: Toronto, ON)

Jumoke (pronounced Joo-MOH-keh) is a Nigerian word which means "Everyone Loves The Child." Camp Jumoke was founded in 1994 and is dedicated to enriching the lives of children who have Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). In its first year of operation, 40 children attended the camp for two weeks.

Camp Moomba (National: Vancouver, BC)

Established in 1997, Camp Moomba is a specialized summer camp program for kids age 6 - 17 who are impacted by HIV/AIDS. Many of the children that attend Camp Moomba are confronted by similar issues in their lives, many live in difficult socio-economic situations. By coming together each year they are able to find the type of support that can only come from understanding.

Camp PEAK (Local: South River, ON)

Camp PEAK is a residential summer camp for children ages 8 – 17. Their programs focus on developing children’s health and wellness, leadership skills, social skills and self-esteem. They challenge our campers to ‘Be a better you’.

Camp Quality

A charitable organization of volunteers who provide a one week summer camp session for children with cancer (active disease or in remission) free of charge and year-round activities free to camper and his family.

Camp Towhee (Regional: Toronto, ON)

Camp Towhee is a therapeutic residential program for children and adolescents with learning disabilities who experience social, emotional, and behavioural problems. Located on a beautiful lakefront property in Haliburton, Ontario, Camp Towhee provides the perfect environment for making new friends and experiencing success.

Camp Winston

Camp Winston operates a residential recreational summer programme for campers diagnosed with complex Tourette syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder, learning disabilities and autism. Camp Winston also provides behaviour management and skills workshops and various weekend retreats.

Camrose Children’s Centre (Local: Camrose, AB)

The Camrose Children’s Centreoffers full-time and part-time day care, as well as day home care for children under 5 years of age. They also offer before and after school care for children in grade 1 to the age of 12 and a Kindergarten program each morning. The Camrose Children’s Centre aims to provide professional child care and ECS services of the highest quality.

Canada World Youth

CWY has been providing young people with exciting international educational and work placement opportunities for nearly 30 years. Programs provide young people with an opportunity to learn about other cultures and ways of life, to explore community and international development issues first hand and to acquire practical work experience. More than 1,000 young people from some 20 countries take part in our programs every year.

Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects (CADIP) (International: Vancouver, BC)

CADIP runs youth volunteer projects in Canada and overseasÝfocusing on: charity work; environmental protection; restoration and conservation work; archaeological excavations; festivities and any otherÝvolunteer workÝwith social impact. The organization promotes peace, cooperation, tolerance and understanding in international, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural surroundings. It also promotes patterns and examples of civil activities focused on serving others, building social ties and strengthening communities, and supporting civil society development.

Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada) (National: Ottawa, ON)

Since 1975, this charitable organization has demonstrated national leadership that supports a network of resource agencies across Canada. Every year, over half a million families with young children find information, encouragement and a sense of belonging at Canadian family resource programs. FRP Canada increases the capacity of its members by sharing findings from relevant research projects, developing practical resource materials and offering diverse training opportunities.

Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness (National, Newmarket, ON)

Exists to provide accessible support, healing and individual empowerment for survivors, children, families and caregivers and to eliminate child abuse through advocacy, education, public awareness, and prevention programs by creating community and corporate partnerships.

Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF) (National: Ottawa, ON)

2. The Canadian Child Care Federation believes in the value of children and the benefits of early childhood education and care. Our mission is to achieve excellence in early childhood education and care.

Canadian Children's Opera Company (CCOC) (National: Toronto, ON)

The CCOC is a permanent children's opera company in Canada that commissions and produces operas for children on a regular basis. The company regularly collaborates and performs with other leading arts organizations, such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Canadian Deafblind Association, Ontario Chapter (Regional: Brantford, ON)

Canadian Deafblind Association, Ontario Chapter is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the lives of people who are deafblind through support, services, awareness, recognition, and intervention.

Canadian Feed The Children

An independent registered charity whose goal is to alleviate the impact of poverty on children. We work with local partners in Canada and around the world in the areas of food security, clean water access, health and hygiene, sustainable agriculture, and education.

Canadian Parents for French (CPF)

The national network of volunteers which values French as an integral part of Canada and which is dedicated to the promotion and creation of French second language learning opportunities for young Canadians.

Canadian Institute of Child Health

Our role in child and family health involves working with governments to make sure the right kind of policies are developed; working with professionals and educators to equip them with the best in research and programs; and reaching out to families to help us all with the crucial task of nurturing, protecting, educating, and empowering our children.

Canadian Native Friendship Centre (Local: Edmonton, AB)

The Canadian Native Friendship Centre's mandate reflects the importance we place on strengthening the family unit and retaining aboriginal cultural values and traditions in an urban environment.

Canadian Organic Growers, Ottawa-St. Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter (Regional: Ottawa, ON)

This organization is a regional chapter of the national charity, Canadian Organic Growers. Their mission is to lead local and national communities towards sustainable organic stewardship of land, food and fibre while respecting nature, upholding social justice and protecting natural resources.

Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Canadian Tamil Youth Development Centre (CanTYD) (Regional: Scarborough, ON)

This organization is dedicated to youth empowerment in the Tamil-Canadian community. Based in Scarborough, CanTYD was formed to address the needs of at-risk youth in the community, however also seeks to develop leadership skills in youth and as a venue to showcase talents.

Canadian Youth Assembly (National)

This organization aims to engage uninvolved and apathetic youth in their communities, to assist youth in becoming better leaders, to expose youth to different experiences, to create volunteer opportunities for youth, and to build bridges between youth and decision makers, providing them with a voice.

Cancer Recovery Foundation of Canada (National: Novar, ON)

Our mission is to help all people prevent and survive cancer. Our vision is to educate and empower people to create wellness in body, mind and spirit.

Canadian Youth Business Foundation (National: Toronto, ON)

A private-sector funded non-profit organization which was formed to address youth unemployment and under-employment by providing programs that support young people who are creating their own employment through entrepreneurship. Our mission is to help young people who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to develop their self-confidence, achieve economic independence, fulfil their ambitions and contribute to the community through the medium of self-employment and job creation.

Cangrands (National)

A support network for Canadian grandparents who are either raising or seeking access to their grandchildren.

Cantaré Children's Choir (Local: Calgary, AB)

Cantaré Children's Choir was formed in 1997 to enrich the lives of children through the power and wonder of music.

Canuck Place Children's Hospice (Regional: Vancouver, BC)

The only fully operational children's hospice in North America providing hospice care free of charge to children and their entire families. It is regarded as one of the leading children's hospices in the world.

Careforce International (International: Burlington, ON)

A Christian humanitarian organization that helps needy children around the world through child sponsorship, mission teams, relief efforts, literacy programs, health initiatives, sports activities, computer training, and other ministries.

Catharsis Foundation (National: Calgary, AB)

Catharsis Foundation assists survivors of child abuse by publishing, promoting, and distributing their true accounts at no cost to the author. Authors receive 100% net royalties.

Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton

Protects and advocates for the well-being of children within the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth.

Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto

One part of an Ontario-wide network of child welfare agencies organized to protect children from neglect and physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

Catholic Community Services of Montreal

CCS is a community organization that has been providing a wide range of services to families, seniors, youth, and adults, since 1932. Our services and programs are available to anyone in need, regardless of religious affiliation.

Catholic Youth Organization of the Diocese of Hamilton

Prepares young people through camping, athletics and parish ministry to exercise their potential for active, caring leadership in the Church and the community.

Cause We Care Foundation (Local: Vancouver, BC)

Cause We Care Foundation supports resources and programs that assist marginalized single mothers and their children in the Lower Mainland. They believe in strengthening a single mother's capacity for self-help and in creating opportunities for development and growth for herself and her children.

Centennial Infant and Child Centre

Founded in 1965, it operates programs for special needs children in Toronto, including an early intervention program and a nursery school for 2 and 3 year olds. About 100 volunteers are involved each week.

Central Neighbourhood House (Local: Toronto, ON)

CNH provides essential and innovative services to young people, seniors, new Canadians and all members of Toronto's downtown east community. It provides spaces, services and opportunities that engage all community members in enhancing their quality of life and in building healthy, inclusive neighbourhoods.

Centre Greene (Westmount, QC)

Centre Greene is an independent, nonprofit organization with a strong commitment to its community and dedicated to providing quality social, cultural, and recreational services. We are open to the community at large regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, ability or socio-economic status.

Centre of Excellence for Children & Adolescents with Special Needs (Thunder Bay, ON)

Our mission is to ensure that advanced knowledge about children and adolescents with special needs living in rural, remote, and northern locations is disseminated effectively to those who need it most.

Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse & Childhood Trauma (Local: Ottawa, ON)

We provide individual, family and couples therapy for individuals who have been sexually abused or otherwise traumatized or stressed by life experiences. We also participate in advocacy for survivors of trauma and abuse and offer training and education to professionals.

Chatham Teen Centre

The centre provides a safe place for kids to meet and hang out in the Chatham-Kent region. Those that stop by can be assured of a place that is free from drugs, alcohol, violence and abuse. Through the building of friendships, we seek to develop opportunities to reach out and help the youth with the difficulties they face.

Chess'n Math Association (National)

The Chess'n Math Association (CMA) is Canada's national scholastic chess organization. A nonprofit organization, our mission is to provide youngsters with the opportunities and resources necessary for learning and developing their chess playing abilities in a fun and disciplined environment.

Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba (CFS Western) (Regional: Brandon, MB)

CFS Western is a nonprofit, community-based charity led by a volunteer Board of Directors. They exist so that children are safe and nurtured in strong, loving families within a community of caring people. They provide mandated protection services and non-mandated family strengthening care and support services.

Child Crisis Network (National: Sarnia, ON)

The goal of the Child Crisis Network is to help locate and prevent missing children by making timely information accessible to the public though the use of leading-edge network technologies.

Child Development Resource Connection Peel (Local: Mississauga, ON)

This organization collaborates with community partners to promote the quality care of children and support the quality of family life. Recognizing the critical importance of providing Early Childhood Education and resources to children in their formative years, they support families, staff and the community by sharing information, promoting education and providing opportunities to work together.

Child Find Canada

We are committed to the fundamental belief in the safety of children. We assist in the location of missing children, provide education about child personal safety, develop awareness on issues relating to missing and exploited children, and advocate for improved personal safety of children.

Child Find Alberta

Child Find Manitoba

Child Find Saskatchewan

Child and Youth Friendly Calgary (CYFC) (Local: Calgary, AB)

CYFC is based on the firm belief that young people who experience being contributing members of society will become adults who have a sense of ownership and a responsibility to their community. Our purpose is to "lead in providing meaningful opportunities for young people to contribute to our community." CYFC offers ten different programs for youth to become involved.

Child Rights Education for Professionals (CRED-PRO) (International)

Child Rights Education for Professionals (CRED-PRO) develops and provides child rights educational programs to professionals who serve children and youth in Canada and around the world.

Child Welfare League of Canada

CWLC is dedicated to protecting and promoting the well-being of Canada's children, particularly those who are at-risk because of poverty, abuse and neglect. The CWLC is a federally-incorporated charitable organization active in Canadian policy, research and advocacy.

Childcare Worldwide (International: South Surrey, BC)

Childcare Worldwide is a nonprofit organization committed to helping the poorest children of the world "survive and succeed". Through child sponsorship, Childcare Worldwide educates, feeds, and provides shelter for children in 13 different countries.

Childhope Foundation Canada

The foundation offers help to youth and women's shelters and displaced families in the Greater Toronto Region

Childreach (Local: London, ON)

A unique service offering a full range of supports and programs for parents, informal caregivers, and licensed child care providers in home-based programs and staff in child care centres.

Children's Aid Societies

Durham ON

Hamilton ON

Metropolitan Toronto ON

The Children's Book Bank (Local: Toronto, ON)

The Children's Book Bank is a charitable organization designed to support children's literacy by providing free books and literacy support to children in lower income neighbourhoods.

Children’s Cancer Recovery Project (National: Markham, ON)

Children’s Cancer Recovery Project assists children under age 18 and their families who are facing the hardships of a cancer diagnosis. The Foundation focuses on improving the mental, social and emotional well-being of these families while helping to minimize the devastation that cancer can cause. A national footprint allows them to make a difference in communities, large and small, providing a helping hand wherever needed.

Children's Centre - Thunder Bay (Local: Thunder Bay, ON)

As a registered children's mental health centre, we assist children and families in overcoming their difficulties in order that they may live happier, healthier and more productive lives. CCTB provides diverse professional counselling programs that meet the changing needs of our community.

Children's International Summer Villages (CISV)

An international, non-denominational, non-political volunteer organization dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding through peace education programs for children aged 11 to 19.

CISV Toronto

CISV Vancouver

CHildren's Intervention Learning & Development (CH.I.L.D) (Regional: Maple, ON)

Offers services to families and children with various disorders and disabilities, including year-round home-based and centre-based intervention.

Children's Link Society

A central source of information for families of children with special needs in the Calgary area and the Rocky View Region.

Children of the Street Society (COS) (Regional: Coquitlam, BC)

A nonprofit society made up of citizens of the community concerned with the growing numbers of children being coerced into and exploited within the sex trade. Our main goal is to increase public awareness about the problem by providing education and prevention strategies for youth, their families, educators and service providers.

Children's Own Museum

A magical place in Toronto designed to provide active learning through play for children ages 1 to 8. Using their imaginations and the wealth of materials available, visitors have fun exploring, discovering, interacting, and creating. Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Children's Miracle Network Canada

CMN Champions is an international non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for 170 affiliated children's hospitals.

Children's Peace Theatre (International: Toronto, ON)

It is our mission to honour children and young people in the pursuit of peace through the practice of theatre.

Children's Welcome Centre (Local: Ottawa, ON)

The Children's Welcome Centre is a nonprofit children's organization offering high quality programming and childcare in a safe and inviting facility designed with fun as the focus. Playgroups, children's courses, parenting courses, and special events are just some of the ways that we offer unique services to the parent's and caregivers in the community.

Children's Wish Foundation

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada works to provide a once in a lifetime experience for children suffering from high risk life-threatening Illnesses.

CHOICES Adoption and Counselling Services (National: Victoria, BC)

CHOICES is a licensed professional, nonprofit, non-sectarian counselling and adoption agency providing services to birth-parents (free counselling), adoptees and adoptive parents throughout BC and across Canada, including domestic and international adoptions, support groups and family events.

Christie Lake Kids (Local: Ottawa, ON)

Offers recreational and skill development programs at no cost to economically disadvantaged children in the Ottawa area. Summer camp and in-city programs aim to develop physical, artistic, and social skills, as well as positive attitudes and personal qualities.

Citizens Against Bullying Association of Northern Alberta (National: Mayerthorpe, AB)

Our mission is to create awareness about bullying behaviour and to obtain resources to help counter bullying. We are also devoted to acting as a support network for those who are being bullied and their families, and to lobby officials at the local, provincial, and national level to create change.

Citizens Care Giving Circle Foundation (Regional: Burnaby, BC)

Structured as a Giving Circle, this organization is made up of individuals who pool resources and cooperatively select local individuals, families, and groups to which they will donate time, funds, or other resources. A truly grass roots, one-to-one way of giving.

City Kidz (Local: Hamilton, ON)

City Kidz is a nonprofit Christian organization that assists disadvantaged children living in the inner city. At City Kidz, the focus is on providing a fun, entertaining and exciting atmosphere that teaches positive attitudes and behaviours founded on Christian values and principles.

CKNW Orphan's Fund (Regional: Vancouver, BC)

Established by radio station CKNW, the CKNW Orphans’ Fund has been operating since 1945. They are dedicated to promoting the health and welfare of physically, mentally challenged and disadvantaged children in BC communities.

Coastal Squash (Local: Vancouver, BC)

The Coastal Squash program was developed to serve youth from inner-city schools in Vancouver, with an after-school program of squash coaching, academic tutoring, and community service opportunities, based on the very successful urban squash model in the United States.

Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (Local: Toronto, ON)

Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie creates and presents dance works by Co-Artistic Directors Bill Coleman and Laurence Lemieux. CLC holds the vision that dance can transcend boundaries. CLC works out of the Citadel in Regent Park and offers youth dance classes.

College-Montrose Children’s Place (Local: Toronto, ON)

Supporting healthy children, healthy families, and stronger communities, College-Montrose Children’s Place partners with families, volunteers, and the community to provide free, planned, and safe learning environments and opportunities for children, parents, and caregivers.

Conflict Mediation Services of Downsview (CMS-D) (Local: Toronto, ON)

A not-for-profit organization committed to changing the face of conflict in families, workplaces, schools, and neighbourhoods through free transformative mediation and restorative justice initiatives, and fee-for-service trainings and interventions.

Connections Youth Resource Centre (Local: Courtenay, BC)

A one-stop access point where young people can find information or be referred to available community services that assist young people in achieving independence and personal growth.

Co-ordinated Access for Child Care

The official site for child care and day care services in the new City of Hamilton. This site includes comprehensive data on licensed and home-based services, map-based searching and child/family related information including advice on how to choose child care.

Coptic Orphans Canada (International: Laval, QC)

Coptic Orphans improves the lives of vulnerable children in Egypt by providing basic necessities, education, and mentoring; raising awareness about poverty; and promoting cultural understanding. We envision every child confidently facing the future with renewed hope and an enriched life.

Covenant House Toronto

Canada's largest youth shelter, offering help and hope to homeless young people.

Covenant House Vancouver

Provides food, shelter, clothing and counselling to the estimated 500 - 1,000 street youth in Vancouver.

Creative Problem Solving Society

CPSS works to develop and enhance the opportunities for creative thinking and creative problem solving in children and youth in BC. We teach young people the skills to find imaginative paths to problem solving, enabling them to positively and effectively deal with life and employment challenges.

Creche Child and Family Centre

Provides a range of services for young children and their families in Toronto. Our mission is to strengthen families and to promote optimal child development and we have a 90 year track record of innovation and dedication to our cause.

Cridge Centre for the Family (The)

A social service organization, located in Victoria BC, where everyday people can find hope and direction in a sometimes harsh and uncaring world. It's a community of caring individuals who believe there's more to social services than providing programs.

Crossroads Children's Centre (Local: Ottawa, ON)

The mission of the Crossroads Children's Centre is to serve children up to the age of twelve with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties. We offer a wide range of services to provide children and their families with the treatment, training and support they need to lead full and productive lives.

Cures For Kids Foundation (National: Richmond, BC)

This organization raises funds for and provides grants to organizations which engage in research or the development of clinical programs for childhood life-threatening illnesses

Cyber Internet Safety Society (Regional: Truro, NS)

The Cyber Cop program teaches cyber bullying prevention and online safety to elementary school children in Nova Scotia and the Atlantic region of Canada.

DADS Canada Family Services Inc. (Local: Toronto, ON)

DADS Canada is a Toronto, Ontario, nonprofit father's support group dedicated to serving members with the support, counselling, coaching they need when going through separation or divorce.

Dancestreams Youth Dance Company (Regional: Vancouver Island, BC)

Dancestreams is a pre-professional youth dance company dedicated to fostering excellence in talented Vancouver Island dancers. By providing extraordinary and unique training and performance opportunities of the highest standards, Dancestreams encourages and supports gifted dance students to achieve their full potential.

David Foster Foundation (National: Victoria, BC)

The David Foster Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support to Canadian families with children in need of life-saving organ transplants. In addition to helping families with their non-medical expenses, the foundation strives to increase public awareness about the importance of becoming a registered organ donor.

Daytrippers Children's Charity (Regional: Toronto, ON)

A registered nonprofit charity that raises funds to send children from low-income areas in Ontario and beyond on school field trips to recognized educational and cultural institutions. Daytrippers is entirely run by volunteers and 93 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to fund bussing and admission costs for trips.

Diabetes Hope Foundation

A grassroots nonprofit charitable organization that assists children and adolescents living with diabetes reach their full potential through education, self-management and future independence.

Dignitas International (International: Toronto, ON)

Assists children, youth, and families affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic to attain a quality of life with dignity.

District 69 Family Resource Association (Local: Qualicum Beach, BC)

The association has supported children, youth and families since 1989. We are an accredited nonprofit organization with a mission to provide early intervention, counselling, educational and support programs. We support the development, independence and empowerment of citizens.

DreamNow (International: Toronto, ON)

DreamNow is a youth-led charitable organization that provides resources and support to individuals who want to change the world. DreamNow works primarily by partnering with other nonprofit organizations, ensuring the people they reach and inspire take action upon returning home.

Dr. Jay Charitable Foundation (National: Toronto, ON)

Assists cancer patients and their families in a variety of ways to help them understand and cope with the disease.

Dr. Roz's Healing Place (Local: Toronto, ON)

Dr. Roz's Healing Place is an organization that provides emergency housing, support services and referrals to assaulted women and their children. The youth program consists of creative and artistic design, daily therapeutic groups, fundraising activities, administrative support, as well as music and drama. Other programs within the centre include counseling, job training, life skills development, creative, and educational programming activities.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award Young Canadians Challenge (The)

Since 1963 with over 150,000 participants from across Canada, the program is open to all young people between the ages of 14 and 25, and is made up of four sections --- Community Service, Skills Development, Physical Fitness and Expeditions.

Early Childhood Development Initiative (ECDI) (International: Toronto, ON)

This organization's mission is to be a dedicated advocate, resource and support for optimal early childhood development in Africa. They serve children, families and communities by promoting a knowledge base to meet the on-going learning needs of children and ensure successful holistic development./p>

Easter Seals/March of Dimes

Easter Seal Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

Easter Seal Society (Ontario)

Easter Seals Ontario Camps

East Metro Youth Services (Local: Scarborough, ON)

A community resource helping troubled youth and their families build a better future.

East Prince Youth Development Centre

The centre's mission is to assist people in their individual efforts to become all that they can be by providing professional programs and services relating to employment, education, and personal wellness.

Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) (Regional: Calgary, AB)

Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is Alberta’s economic development network. Their mission is to enhance Alberta's economic development profession by providing effective training, communication and networking opportunities.

Education Through Media (Local: Toronto, ON)

Addresses the issues faced by at-risk youth, including homelessness, juvenile delinquency, prostitution, substance abuse, and violence, by providing job-skills training and employment assistance in a structured setting that promotes self-esteem, creativity, and team-building among participants. Offers a 12-month apprenticeship program for homeless and at-risk youth who have dropped out of school. This program provides training leading to the mentored creation of multi-media public-service announcements.

Educo Adventure School (Regional: 100 Mile House, BC)

Offers wilderness-based and community-based experiential education programs to create positive change in individual youth and adults, schools, organizations and entire communities. Educo also helps develop and support community-based programs that encourage healthy communities and youth empowerment.

Empowering Minds™ Teen Leadership Programs (Local: Calgary, AB)

This is a unique program that provides experiential training in numerous public and charter schools and seeds future genuine leaders for communities, corporations and institutions.

EPIC (Educational Program Innovations Charity) (Local: Cape Breton, NS)

The mission of EPIC is to crystallize the advancement of marginalized learners through innovative educational project initiatives and program collaboration.

Equip K.I.D.S International (International: Toronto, ON)

A grassroots, charitable organization dedicated to helping children with disabilities in developing nations. Through the local production and distribution of assistive technology, rehabilitative services, and education, we seek to provide these children with the tools they need to reach their full potential.

Estevan Family Resource Centre (Local: Estevan, SK)

This organization provides a warm friendly meeting place for families which will support children and parents in their role and offer information needed to help them through the challenges of parenting and family life.

Extreme Outreach Society (Local: Victoria, BC)

Extreme Outreach Society serves the Victoria community by training and equipping the leaders of tomorrow in a drug-free, positive, and non-discriminatory environment. They teach principles that create and develop healthy, productive lifestyles for children.

Families of Today for Tomorrow (International: Toronto, ON)

Families of Today For Tomorrow is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building healthy families, strengthening and empowering at risk youth through weekly sports activities and seminars. They also provide school supplies, computers, clothing, and shoes for needy schools and underprivileged children and their families through their mission project in Africa called A Child’s Smile.

Family Caregivers' Network Society (Regional: Victoria, BC)

Provides support, education and information to individuals who are caregivers of adult family members or friends, who live at home or in a facility, and are frail, elderly, disabled or ill. Services include support groups, resource library, workshops, and newsletter.

Family Centre, The

Our mission is to promote healthy families and healthy communities. We've been doing that since 1942 in Edmonton, AB. Except for residential services we offer a very wide range of services: In-Home, EAP, Counselling, Groups, Parenting, Education, Interpretation, etc.

Family Of Men Support Society (Calgary, AB)

Family of Men Support Society is a male peer support group open to the problems that men uniquely experience in today's society. We offer peer perspectives on divorce issues, parenting issues, legal matters, maintenance issues, survivors of sexual abuse, child custody & visitation, male victimization from family violence and what are the issues of being a male in the future.

Family Counselling and Support Services for Guelph-Wellington

Family Counselling and Support Services is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to enriching, supporting and strengthening couple, family and individual life. We offer counselling, advocacy, support and a wide variety of other services.

Family Day Care Services (Regional: Toronto, ON)

Family Day is a nonprofit registered charity that offers families safe and nurturing learning and child care opportunities that reflect their values and concerns through licensed child care centres, licensed home child care, Ontario Early Years Centres, and family resource programs across the Greater Toronto Area.

Family Education & Support Centre (Local: Maple Ridge, BC)

The Family Education and Support Centre is a not-for-profit society that has provided programs to the communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows since 1971. They offer information, education and encouragement to enable people to make healthy choices relative to their personal, community, and family lives.

Family Life Foundation (Local: Cambridge, ON)

Family Life Foundation's projects focus on areas of primary concern to the integrity of the family including: money matters, the environment, health, and spirituality. Their methodology is broad based and inclusive and they believe in working hand in hand with all community groups and individuals regardless of their gender, personal lifestyle choices, ethnicity, socio-economic situation, or religious affiliation.

Family Mediation Canada (National: Waterloo, ON)

Family Mediation Canada is an interdisciplinary association of lawyers, social workers, human services, and health care professionals, working together to create a better way to provide for co-operative conflict resolution relating to separation and divorce, adoption, child welfare, wills and estates, parent/teen relations, and age-related issues.

The Family Resource Centre (Local: Pierrefonds, QC)

The Family Resource Center’s mandate provide services to French and English youth ages 5—25 who are experiencing mental health issues or learning disabilities. They offer social skills (focusing on developing friendships, learning how to work in a team, conflict resolution and bullying and social skills programs (time management, organization, advocacy, learning how to study, take notes and tests) on an individual basis and in groups. They also offer the Girls Empowerment Project for girls 11-17; parental support services (parental presentations, family counseling , school advocacy services and parental support groups); and professional and corporate presentations. They presently serving the communities of the West Island, Montreal and Laval.

Family Service Toronto (Local: Toronto, ON)

Strengthens individuals, families and communities through counselling, education, social action, advocacy and community development. Expertise in LGBTQ issues; family violence; separation, divorce and remarriage; parenting; immigration challenges; intellectual disabilities and the challenges of getting older. Committed to equity and inclusion.

Family Service Canada

FSC promotes families as the primary source of nurture and development of individuals, promotes quality services which strengthen families and communities and advocates policies and legislation which advance family well-being in Canada.

Family Services of Peel (Regional: Mississauga, ON)

Family Services of Peel is a community based not-for-profit agency serving the Region of Peel. Our mission is to strengthen families and individuals while striving for a supportive and responsive community. Providing services to the citizens of Peel since 1971.

Family Support Institute (Regional: New Westminster, BC)

A province-wide organization whose purpose is to strengthen and support families faced with the extraordinary circumstances that come with having a family member who has a disability. Directed by families, the Family Support Institute provides information, training and province-wide networking to assist families and their communities to build upon and share their strengths.

Feathers Against Bullying (Local: Toronto, ON)

Feathers Against Bullying is a nonprofit organization that is bringing awareness to bullying in a context not previously explored. The organization allows students to express their thoughts, concerns and ideas in a feather canvas that will then be turned into the worlds largest collaborative art installation.

First Three Years (International: Toronto, ON)

This organization provides training to family agencies across North America in the areas of attachment, communication, and learning. Their core program, "Make the Connection" promotes healthy attachment, language, and learning for infants, toddlers and their caregivers.

F.I.T ANGELS (Local: Calgary, AB)

F.I.T ANGELS assists teen mothers in transitioning into their new role as a teen mother. Our ultimate goal is to create a culture of women helping women, and enable the women of the future to continue on a successful, health and happy life path.

FitSpirit (Regional: Saint-Jérôme, QC)

FitSpirit is a nonprofit organization that offers young girls between 13 and 17 years of age tangible ways of motivating them to adopt an active, healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. They offer presentations to schools by top Canadian female athletes.

Five Counties Children's Centre

A community-based family-centred agency that provides therapy and support services to children who have physical disabilities, communication disorders and mild motor impairments.

Footprints Dance Project (Local: Calgary, AB)

An arts and education-based young entrepreneur program, consists of a series of free workshops designed to build on the skill sets and ambitions of our resilient youth population--a diverse group of extraordinary young people who are using their skills to overcome tremendous adversity and build healthy, productive lives in our communities.

For the Love of Learning (Local: St. John's, NL)

An arts and education-based young entrepreneur organization, this program consists of a series of free workshops designed to build on the skill sets and ambitions of our resilient youth population - a diverse group of extraordinary young people who are using their skills to overcome tremendous adversity and build healthy, productive lives in our communities.

Foster a Child to Excel in Society (F.A.C.E.S.) (Local: Montreal, QC)

F.A.C.E.S. is a nonprofit organization devoted to helping less fortunate children and young adults achieve self-sufficiency and avoid many of the pitfalls for which they are at risk. Their mission is to inspire and empower these children to make informed choices to improve their lives through informative and hands-on programs.

Foster Care Council of Canada (National: Ottawa, ON)

An organization made up of caring individuals whose lives have been affected by foster care, giving a voice and offering support to those affected by the standardized policies and procedures of our current child welfare system.

Foundation for Active Healthy Kids

Has a mandate to increase physical activity levels of all children and youth by providing visionary leadership, resource support and effective programs.

Foundation for Active Healthy Kids

Has a mandate to increase physical activity levels of all children and youth by providing visionary leadership, resource support and effective programs.

Fraser Valley Child Development Centre (Regional: Fraser Valley, BC)

Provides services that enhance the quality of life of children with disabilities and their families through direct therapy, early intervention, family support, and community education.

Freedom Village Canada (National: Burlington, ON)

Freedom Village Canada is the Canadian administration arm of Freedom Village USA. As primarily an administrative and fundraising branch, Freedom Village Canada is working to develop the ministry further to effectively meet the needs of teens in crisis.

Freeze Frame (Regional: Winnipeg, MB)

Freeze Frame is Manitoba's annual festival of international films and videos for kids of all ages. As well as critically acclaimed movies, we offer hands-on video production and animation workshops in both French and English. Freeze Frame's mandate is to advance education in the media arts for and with children and young people through the organization and production of cultural and educational media projects.

Frontlines (Local:Toronto, ON)

Frontlines addresses the pressing needs of Weston’s children and youth, engaging them with a Christian presence. They foster and restore wellness and respect among our diverse neighbours by building relationships and providing programs that address the whole child.

Frontenac Youth Services (Local: Oshawa, ON)

Frontenac Youth Services is a non-profit mental health centre which has been providing assistance to emotionally and behaviourally disordered adolescents and their families within the Durham Region since 1972. Their programs include school and community outreach, as well as residential and assessment resources.

Future Possibilities (Regional: Thornhill, ON)

A registered, charitable organization whose mission is to empower children to think boldly, communicate powerfully, act generously and live joyfully. This is achieved through specialized KidCoaching programs that enable the children to build self-esteem, self-confidence, and life skills, while inspiring them to contribute positively to their communities.

Gamiing Nature Centre (Local: Lindsay, ON)

Gamiingis an environmental educational centre that actively promotes habitat improvement in the Kawartha Lakes region. Located in the heart of the Kawartha’s on 100 acres of lakefront property on Pigeon Lake, Gamiing provides many opportunities for a variety of demonstration projects, hands-on learning and attractions for visitors.

Gay Fathers of Toronto (Local: Toronto, ON)

A Toronto peer support group for gay men who are also fathers. In addition to regular meetings, the group also offers special presentations by family counsellors, psychologists, lawyers and other professionals.

Gatehouse, The

Survivors of abuse need a safe pace to tell their stories. The Gatehouse is a two-story Victorian house lovingly restored by Toronto's Lakeshore community in order to provide a place for survivors of abuse to do so. Police and Children's Aid workers use our interview room to videotape the testimony of children who have been abused. Youth and adult survivors of abuse also access the house and the various support groups. We will also offer an adult male survivors group and a parent peer support group. Clients can also access individual counselling when appropriate and all in need benefit from our food bank. We are supported by a 200 member volunteer base and a committed community of friends. The Gatehouse, a safe place where everyone has a voice.

Gateway Society (Local: Delta, BC)

Enables children and adults with Autism and other pervasive developmental disorders to reach their greatest potential. It is our role to provide quality individualized services in partnership with the people we serve, their families, advocates, communities and government.

Geneva Centre for Autism

The centre is recognized as a national leader in providing services, training, and support to families affected by autism. We are a non-profit organization that is dedicated to empower individuals with autism and other related disorders, and their families, to fully participate in society. We strive to improve public awareness of autism in the educational, healthcare, and corporate communities. We serve children from the ages of 2-18 years of age at no cost to the families and offer training workshops on site and in all other provinces across Canada to both parents and professionals seeking to manage and integrate these special children.

George Hull Centre (Local: Toronto, ON)

The George Hull Centre is a multidisciplinary children’s mental health centre. The purpose of The George Hull Centre is to reduce suffering and to enhance the quality of life of children, youth, and families.

Georgian Native & Outreach Ministries

Holds camps focused on First Nation children in northern and southwestern Ontario. These are nonprofit camps relying on individuals, churches, and corporations for child sponsorship so all native children may attend regardless of means.

Gillian's Place (Local: St. Catharines, ON)

As one of Ontario's first shelters for abused women and children, Gillian's Place has been providing safe refuge and non-residential programs that enable women and children to break the cycle of violence since 1977. They provide 24-hour telephone counselling, one-on-one and group counselling, a 24 bed shelter, meals and emergency clothing, children's counselling, and recreation programs. They also provide outreach programs for women living in the community, advocacy with the criminal justice system and family court legal system, and a school-based violence prevention program.

Girl Guides of Canada

Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada is a Movement for girls, led by women. It challenges girls to reach their potential and empowers them to give leadership and service as responsible citizens of the world.

Alberta Council

British Columbia Council

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Girls Incorporated of Durham (Regional: Ajax, ON)

Girls Incorporated of Durham is dedicated to inspiring all girls through one-on-one mentoring and group programming to be Strong, Smart, and Bold(sm). We also offer fun, relevant curriculum-based programs focused on math, science, technology, and media literacy for girls 6-16.

Girls Incorporated of Upper Canada (GIUC) (Regional: Brockville, ON)

Inspires girls to be strong, smart, and bold by providing mentorship and skills development programs to help each girl achieve her full potential. Programs centre on self-reliance and life skills, careers and life planning, culture and heritage, as well as sports and adventure.

Girls on the Run Ontario (Regional: Ontario)

Girls on the Run Ontario is a life-changing after school program for 3rd through 8th grade girls. The organization teaches life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The highly interactive curriculum combines self-esteem enhancing lessons with uplifting workouts aimed to develop the whole girl; her physical, mental, emotional and social self.

Girls Rock Camp Mississauga (Regional: Mississauga, ON)

Girls Rock Camp Mississauga is a nonprofit organization that builds self-esteem in female youth age 8-16 through music creation and performance. All female counsellors provide instruction and guidance and offer workshops and technical training in songwriting, self-confidence, and empowerment. Camps end with a performance from all bands of their orignal music.

Girls Rock Camp Vancouver (Regional: Vancouver, BC)

Girls Rock Camp Vancouver is a nonprofit society that builds self-esteem in female youth age 8-18 through music creation and performance. By providing workshops and technical training, they create leadership opportunities, cultivate a supportive community of peers and mentors, and encourage social change and the development of life skills.

Give A Miracle A Chance (Regional: Toronto, ON)

Many children with cerebral palsy benefit from hyperbaric oxygen treatment, however, provincial health care does not not cover this treatment. This organization was established to better the lives of these children with cerebral palsy and provide them with a bright future.

Glassco Foundation (International: Calgary, AB)

The Glassco Foundation's mandate is to seek out children's issues in Canada and overseas and provide financial and organizational assistance as well as on site support.

Global Youth Network

Global Youth Network is a non-profit organization run by young people who want to help improve the world. Our goal is to increase awareness of global problems and to educate others on how to participate in solutions. It is our mission to inspire youth to have a happy and healthy lifestyle as well as to encourage them to help others who are in need. We hope that through small daily contributions, the world can become a better place.

Gloucester Recreation Development Organization (GRDO) (Local: Ottawa, ON)

GRDO develops and delivers recreational sport skill development programs to children who may not have had the benefit of participation in mainstream programs because of financial, cultural or social barriers.

GoodLife Kids Foundation (National: London, ON)

GoodLife Kids Foundation’s mission is to inspire kids to want to be fit and healthy. Kids are encouraged to be fit, eat right and feel good through a variety of health promotion programs, including a healthy living website for kids.

GTA Faith Alliance (Local: Toronto, ON)

Members of the GTA Faith Alliance believe our support of churches and other faith-based grassroots organizations is a necessary and vital means of repairing the social fabric. They offer a variety of outreach programs including a homework club, babysitting classes, free PC maintenance and repair, and a job search centre.

Green Thumb Theatre for Young People (Local: Vancouver, BC)

Our mission is to create and produce professional plays that explore social issues relevant to the lives of children, youth and young adults. We provide theatre that celebrates the language and stories of today's generation and culture in order to encourage empathy, debate, and critical thinking.

Grieving Children at Seasons Centre (Local: Barrie, ON)

This nonprofit organization provides child-directed support within a peer-to-peer group in a safe, home-like atmosphere for children, teens and their families grieving the death of a loved-one. There are no fees for their services.

Guitars Not Guns (National)

Guitars Not Guns prevents violence in the community by providing at-risk youth with free guitars and lessons, letting them focus and boosting their self-confidence, while using music as a way to divert them from drugs, alcohol and gangs.

Hamilton & District Extend-A-Family

A nonprofit organization that assists children with special needs and their families. Our goal is to provide friendship to children with special needs by matching them with an individual or family volunteer. Friendships help to ease the children's isolation by bringing them into the community while providing much-needed respite to their parents.

Hamilton East Kiwanis Boys’ and Girls’ Club (Local: Hamilton, ON)

A nonprofit organization running a variety of programs in the Hamilton area, including a day program for seniors and adults with physical or cognitive impairments, as well as athletic and social programs for children. They also offer a parent support group and a play centre for pre-school children.

Harmony (Local: Sarnia, ON)

Harmony is a registered charity whose mandate is to promote the self-esteem of youth, through the vehicle of the arts. We have no waiting lists, prerequisites, or financial fees; instead the youth "pay" for their music through volunteer service. For each hour of programming they receive, they owe one hour of communtiy service. All materials, such as instruments, dance shoes, or fine art supplies are provided.

Haven Society (Regional: Nanaimo, BC)

Haven Society's mission is to promote the integrity and safety of women, children, youth and families and the development of a respectful and healthy community. As a leading anti-violence organization operating from feminist principles, Haven Society achieves this mission by providing a range of programs and services, public education and advocacy.

HeartWood Centre for Community Youth Engagement (Regional: Halifax, NS)

Our mission is to work with youth to develop their skills and confidence as community builders. We train and support adults, young adults and agencies in the skills and tools they require to support meaningful youth participation in communities.

Hera Society (Local: Calgary, AB)

Hera offers holistic, multidisciplinary services to adolescent girls who are experiencing challenges in their lives.

HighRock Youth Ministries (Regional: Truro, NS)

Through quarterly rallies, Extreme Talk in the junior high schools, the community youth centre “Slate”, e-mail advice, and other services, HighRock Youth Ministries promotes physical, emotional and spiritual well-being to all teenagers in Truro, Nova Scotia and surrounding areas.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation (Local: Toronto, ON)

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation raises funds from the community for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Holland Bloorview is Canada’s largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital and the leader in care, research, and education for kids with disabilities and their families.

Hope Kids - Hope Foundation of Alberta (Regional: Edmonton, AB)

Works to strengthen the sense of hope for youth and those with whom they interact.

Hope NOW Family Concepts, Inc. (National: Beausejour, MB)

An interdenominational organization providing free-of-charge housing, education, career/parenting/life skills training, and abortion alternative education to women with unplanned pregnancy.

Horizon Arts Camp (Local: Toronto, ON)

Horizon Arts Camp is a registered charity operating a summer day camp along with fall and spring programming for economically disadvantaged children and youth. The program balances music, dance, drama, and visual arts with traditional camp activities and leadership development.

Horizons for Youth (Local: Toronto, ON)

An organization offering shelter and services, including counselling, life skills training, case management, housing workshops, etc., for youth aged 16 to 24 in a safe and supportive environment.

Horn of Africa Sick Children's Charity (International: Toronto, ON)

A Canadian charity established to raise funds and material donations for sick/hospitalized children in various countries in the Horn of Africa.

Hospice Toronto (Local: Toronto, ON)

Started in 1988, Hospice Toronto is Toronto's first volunteer-based, in-home hospice, palliative care program. Hospice Toronto also offers the Young Carers Program, which supports children and youth (5-18) who have assumed a significant caregiving role for a family member. The program provides recreational, social, educational, and skill development opportunities for young carers.

Hull Child and Family Service

We help some of the most severely disturbed children and troubled families in Southern Alberta. We provide a full range of services, from prevention to intensive residential treatment.

Hyper-Lune (Local: Saint-Hubert, QC)

Hyper-Lune is committed to helping parents whose children have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD).

Hyper-Lune s'engage à aider les parents dont les enfants ont un déficit de l'attention avec ou sans hyperactivité (TDA/H), dans le but de favoriser leur épanouissement ainsi que celui de leurs enfants.

Impact Microcredit (National)

Impact's goal is to create the next generation of entrepreneurs and help young entrepreneurs realize their true potential. Impact connects people, knowledge, and ideas, recognizing success and providing inspiration to leaders at every stage of their development.

INCITE: A Single Moms' Support Group (Local: Burlington, ON)

Weekly support meetings include group discussions and guest speakers, while a supervised children's program engages the children with enriching activities. They have a network for free professional advice, hold organized social outings and participate in charity work.

INFACT Canada (National: Toronto, ON)

A nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that seeks to protect infant and young child health through the promotion of breastfeeding.

Inner City Angels (Local: Toronto, ON)

A charitable arts education organization dedicated to providing quality and affordable art opportunities in diverse and innovative ways for children and youth who would otherwise have little opportunity for such.

Inner City Outreach (Local: Toronto, ON)

Inner City Outreach is a community-based organization designed to reach peoples of all faiths and transform inner-city communities, beginning with Jane-Finch, Toronto. It has operated several community-based programs over the years including after-school programs, youth rallies and outdoor carnivals.

Inside the Dream (Local: Mississauga, ON)

This organization assists those graduates that may have economic difficulties to attend their prom by providing donated dresses and suits, accessories, makeup, shoes, and other needed items.

Inspire (Local: Mississauga, ON)

Inspire is a nonprofit organization that empowers & assists communities through the provision of low-cost social, financial and youth programs.

Integra (Local: Toronto, ON)

Integra is an accredited Children's Mental Health Centre leading in the treatment of vulnerable children and youth between the ages of 8-18 with learning disabilities (LDs). Its mission is to improve social, emotional and behavioural outcomes through a range of specialized therapeutic, family-centred services, community education and research.

Interact Alternative Learning Centre (Local: Montreal, QC)

We believe that having children interact in a natural play setting helps them to carry over new strategies learned to the school playground, classroom, home, and other places. We provide a place where children feel free to be themselves, to try out new ways of dealing with things in a safe environment, knowing that they are respected and liked.

Interim Place (Local: Mississauga, ON)

Interim Place provides counselling, shelter, and community support and outreach programs that are responsive, reflective, and holistic for women and children experiencing and/or fleeing violence. Their programs focus on empowering, engaging, and building leadership and self-determination in women.

International Children's Awareness (ICA) Canada (International: North Bay, ON)

ICA Canada is committed to working in partnership with individuals, groups, and communities in order to assist people in developing nations to become self-sufficient and achieve their fundamental rights to health and education.

International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD) (International: Victoria, BC)

The International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD) is a nonprofit organization located that has been working to advance the development of vulnerable children locally, nationally, and internationally since 1994.

J & F Home Child Care Services (Local: Toronto, ON)

A nonprofit licensed agency providing home child care services to families in the Toronto area. A unique aspect of this day care service is the mixture of developmentally rich programs within a natural home environment.

JamCan Relief (International: Montreal, QC)

JamCanRelief is a Montreal, nonprofit children's charity organization providing support to less fortunate children in Jamaica. They reach out to children living with HIV/AIDS, orphans (living in or out of an orphanage), children with disabilities/special needs, street children (homeless and displaced), and children

Moving Forward for Children Development (International)

This Canadian organization reinforces social development by educating children in need in Colombia. Their workshops are designed to present the children with ways of developing leadership and conflict resolution skills.

Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity (Regional: Uxbridge, ON)

This organization assists seriously ill children and their families, in Ontario, with special treatment needs, medical expenses and financial assistance in times of need. They fill the gap that exists when families have exhausted all other possibilities.

Jesse's Foundation for Music & Dance Therapy (Regional: Bolton, ON)

Provides funding to children's hospitals or wards, rehabilitation centres, youth centres, and schools to establish and promote music and dance therapy programs.

Jewish Family Services (Local: Montreal, QC)

Offers a variety of services designed to educate, support, and help families in the Jewish community and the community at large. Our commitment is to provide human services in an atmosphere of hope, health and dignity, spanning the entire family lifecycle.

Josh Platzer Memorial Fund (National)

The goal of the fund, a registered charitable organization, is to provide resources in education and awareness on the topic of teen suicide to counsellors, students, teachers and families.

Junior Achievement of Canada

JA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring young people about business and economics.

Junior Farmers' Association of Ontario

A rural youth organization for young people ages 15-30. Youth-developed and youth-run programs promote our motto of "Building future rural leaders through self-help and community betterment." There are over 40 clubs across the province that participate in agriculture awareness projects, community betterment projects and social and sporting events.

Katimavik (National: Montreal, QC)

Katimavik works to engage youth in volunteer service and foster sustainable communities through challenging national youth service programs.

Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Aid Society (Regional: Peterborough, ON)

The Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Aid Society is a community service agency mandated by the Province of Ontario to ensure the best interests, protection and well being of children. They provide foster parent and adoption services, as well as protection support services.

Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Foundation (KHCF) (Regional: Peterborough and Lindsay, ON)

The KHCF is a charitable organization that raises funds for children in the care of the K.H. Children's Aid Society. We provide extras such as summer camp, music lessons, post secondary education bursaries. These experiences build self-esteem, and help children develop the tools to overcome the effects of abuse and neglect.

KidSafe (Local: Vancouver, BC)

KidSafe provides nurturing safe havens for at-risk inner-city elementary school students when schools are traditionally closed. KidSafe keeps schools open after school and during winter, spring and summer breaks for nearly 400 of Vancouver's most vulnerable students at no cost.

Kid-Safe Productions (Local: Toronto, ON)

Kid-Safe Productions provides an imaginative approach to character education for young audiences by presenting interactive dramatic programming. They develop new productions and services, including musical plays, on bullying awareness, abuse prevention and character education.

Kids CAN Charity (Local: Mississauga, ON)

Kids CAN Charity provides quality education and support for families and children with autism and other developmental disorders. By offering programs with dedicated, experienced and well-educated teachers, their programs work with parent expectations and teach critical social, emotional and academic skills.

Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta

Providing support to children with cancer and their families at every stage in the cancer journey. Giving kids a break at camp. Funding new research and innovative care at the hospital. Helping childhood cancer survivors pursue their dreams with education scholarships. Everything we do starts with you — big-hearted people who decided to help.

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is Canada's only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone and web counselling, referral and information service for children and youth between the ages of 5 and 20.

kidsLINK (Local: St. Agatha, ON)

A child and family service organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through a variety of specialized programs and services, including respite services, children's mental health services, and early intervention services.

Kids'n'Dad (Regional: Kitchener, ON)

Our mission is to ensure that children of separated or divorced families have both parents, as well as their extended families actively involved in their daily lives.

Kids on the Block Toronto (Local: Toronto, ON)

Kids on the Block Toronto is a travelling puppet show that teaches children about coping with disabilities, medical conditions, and accepting others who are different. The troupe of colourful life-sized puppets represents a cross-section of a typical group of children, each unique in appearance and character.

Kids On Track (Local: Edmonton, AB)

Kids On Track offers a unique blend of social, recreational, and spiritual programs. They are committed to providing support and opportunities for children, youth, and their families. They assist children in developing the life skills and character needed for positive citizenship and involvement in their communites.

Kids Up Front Foundation (National)

Kids Up Front provides entertainment and educational opportunities for kids and families in need, through the distribution of unused tickets and by creating special events that help to heal, bond, and unite. We work with nearly 200 charitable organization, event organizations, corporations, and the public.

Kinark Child and Family Services (Regional: Markham, ON)

Kinark's mission is to strengthen the well-being of children and their families, contributing to safe and healthy communities.

Kinsa Foundation (International: Toronto, ON)

Kinsa works with Canadian law enforcement and other partners to deliver training and build capacity among police in developing nations to help find, rescue and heal child victims of abuse whose images are shared on the Internet.

Korean Canadian Children’s Association (KCCA) (National: Toronto, ON)

The Korean Canadian Children’s Association (KCCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the Canadian adoptive families with Korean children.

Lake of Shining Waters IODE (Local: Charlottetown, PEI)

IODE is a Canadian women's charitable organization that helps to improve the quality of life for children, youth and those in need through educational, social service, and citizenship programs.

La Leche League Canada (National: Winchester, ON)

LLLC is a national, charitable organization whose mission is to encourage and promote breastfeeding by providing mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities. Their trained volunteers provide breastfeeding help in-person, by telephone, and via email, and hold regular meetings for breastfeeding families in 160 communities across the country.

Leave Out Violence (LOVE) (Regional: Montreal, QC)

The unique programs offered by Leave Out Violence (LOVE) educate and empower youth to stop the cycle of violence (in all of its forms) in their lives. LOVE Youth then reach into communities with their anti-violence philosophies.

L’École Montessori des 4 Vallées (Local: Chelsea, QC)

Healthy living, respect for the natural world and outdoor recreation are an integral part of the curriculum of this Montessori school. Inspired by Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy of child-centred education, the school’s instructors employ a variety of teaching techniques appropriate to the needs of each child.

Lethbridge Twins & Triplets Club (Local: Lethbridge, AB)

LTTC is a nonprofit association that recognizes the challenges associated with being pregnant, giving birth and raising multiples, and offers support, education and information on all related issues, as well as opportunities to join in on the "multiples" experience.

LifePaths Global Alliance (International: London, ON)

LifePaths Global Alliance is committed to serving socially disadvantaged communities in the Caribbean, Central America, and within Ontario. Their mission is to educate, empower, and eradicate poverty through local initiatives. LifePaths Global Alliance is a charitable nonprofit organization.

The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children (Regional: Oakville, ON)

This organization provides peer support groups for grieving children, teens and their families in the Halton and Peel area. They offer a forum for companionship with others who too have experienced a “life-altering death”, learning to cope with the loss of parent or sibling.

Lindsay's Home...A Labour of Love (Local: Orangeville, ON)

A residential maternity program for unwed teenage moms, offering support, counselling, and other related services.

LINKages Society (Local: Calgary, AB)

This organization's mission is to foster friendships between youth and seniors to enhance their personal strengths and quality of life by providing intergenerational programs and services.

Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society (LMNHS) (Local: Vancouver, BC)

LMNHS is a nonprofit society established in 1978 that believes in neighbours helping neighbours, their motto since the organization began. Today, LMNHS focuses on several distinct community-driven program areas: children and youth; special services (special needs children); settlement (including ESL and employment); family support resource; community; and childcare.

London Anti-Bullying Coalition (Local: London, ON)

An independent nonprofit, educational organization that strives to foster a culture of fairness, respect, and equality for all students in every school, thus eliminating the problem of bullying.

London Family Court Clinic

A non-profit mental health agency in London ON, that advocates for the special needs of children involved in the justice system as young offenders, victims of crime or abuse, or as the subjects of custody disputes.

Longest Yard Children's Fund

This registered charity raises funds from restaurant patrons and friends and makes grants to Toronto organizations that help kids from low-income families have fun, join in, and get ahead through after-school educational, recreational, and social programs.

Macdonald Youth Services

Macdonald Youth Services (MYS), a registered charitable organization, has been providing children and their families with a range of quality treatment and support services since 1929. We are a child-centered, family-focused treatment agency, committed to a systemic approach in the delivery of our programs and services. MYS offers a continuum of community-based care and support services throughout Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Main Street Community Services (Local: Stittsville, ON)

Main Street Community Services is a registered not-for-profit agency providing programs and services to children and youth with special needs and exceptionalities. Main Street also runs five therapeutic respite homes in the Ottawa area. They are committed to the vision of empowering children, youth, individuals, families, and communities to achieve whole health, social well-being, and community collectiveness.

Make-A-Wish® Canada

Make-A-Wish Canada's mission is to grant wishes to create hope and happiness for children with life-threatening illnesses across Canada. Since inception in 1980, Make-A-Wish® has helped make 187,000 wishes come true for children around the world.

Malton Neighbourhood Services (Local: Malton, ON)

A nonprofit, community organization offering a variety of programs including job search assistance, computer classes, a dental clinic for children, legal advice, language classes, and a seniors' group. They also operate extensive programming for children newborn to age six.

Malvern Family Resource Centre (Local: Scarborough, ON)

Provides programs and services for children and their families, youth and seniors.

Malvern Rouge Valley Youth Services (Local: Scarborough, ON)

The Malvern Rouge Valley Youth Services is a nonprofit, voluntary, youth-focused organization, dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life of residents of Northeast Toronto and the surrounding communities. They provide a range of services for disadvantaged youth ages 8-19 and their families.

Mannkind Charitable Society (International: Vancouver, BC)

Mannkind Charitable Society invests in solutions that help turn orphaned children into self-sustaining, inspirational agents of change for their community, both here in Canada and around the world.

Many Rivers (Regional: Whitehorse, YT)

Many Rivers is a nonprofit organization that has been working in the Yukon since 1969 under the previous name of Yukon Family Services Association. They serve children, youth, adults, and families with the goal to promote healthy relationships within the family, in the workplace and the community. They support people through difficult challenges and transitions, such as illness, separation, life changes, and role changes.

Marguerite Dixon Transition Society (Local: Burnaby, BC)

A transition house and a second stage program for abused women and their children, and a counselling program for low-income individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children.

Marie-Vincent Foundation (National: Verdun, QC)

The foundation's mission is to prevent any situation of abuse and negligence of children under the age of twelve. It funds programs aimed at fighting child abuse and negligence. It also supports the education and social re-integration of victims as well as related projects and research into the sexual abuse of children.

Marpole-Oakridge Family Place

Provides, on a drop-in basis, a supporting and relaxing atmosphere in which parents, caregivers, and children can meet and socialize, with the final goal of promoting the well being of families.

Marymound (Regional: Winnipeg, MB)

Marymound is a nonprofit agency providing therapeutic and education services to young people and their families in Manitoba. Marymound is one of 600 agencies worldwide sponsored by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. The young people we serve strive to overcome challenges such as histories of abuse, family breakdown, substance abuse, as well as learning disabilities.

McMan Youth, Family & Community Services Association (Regional: Alberta)

Provides quality care and services across Alberta. Offering foster care, group care, supported independent living, family services, counselling and support for people with DisABILITIES. McMan works with children, youth, adults & families.

The Meadow Rose Society (Local: Chilliwack, BC)

This organization works within the community to ease hunger plus other needs of impoverished children under the age of three by acquiring and supplying the basics for these children. They supply diapers, wipes, food, formula and other baby essentials.

Military Family Resource Centre - National Capital Region (Local: Ottawa, ON)

Exists to help prepare military families in the National Capital and surrounding area to be operationally ready by providing ongoing support, information, referral, and programs for the family and its individual members.

Minstrel Foundation for Music & Arts Advancement (Local: Toronto, ON)

Supports programs which offer affordable and high quality music education and music camps to underprivileged youth.

Miriam Foundation (The) (Local: Mount Royal, QC)

The Miriam Foundation is a not-for profit foundation that supports rehabilitative, vocational and residential services for children, adults and seniors with intellectual disabilities in Montreal, to promote their integration into society. We offer training and education to professionals and parents and publish a quarterly magazine for parents of special needs children, Exceptional Family.

Missing Children Society of Canada

The Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to the search for runaway and abducted children. MCSC provides a comprehensive investigative program, free of charge, to assist police and searching parents in the active, ongoing search for missing children.

Mochilas of Hope (International: Toronto, ON)

Mochilas of Hope — founded in February 2010 — is a nonprofit organization that provides school supplies and toys to underprivileged children. By donating classroom supplies and toys to children in need, they provide tools to create a comprehensive education along with a well-deserved childhood.

Mon Sheong Foundation

The Mon Sheong Foundation is a Canadian registered charitable organization, dedicated to the promotion of Chinese culture, heritage, language and philosophy through caring for the elderly, encouraging the young and providing programs and services in response to the needs of our communities. In addition to a modern facility for seniors located in downtown Toronto, the foundation operates a successful heritage school, youth group and health centre.

Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation (Local: Montreal, QC)

A Canadian charity that funds equipment purchases, improvement of patient care and research into children's diseases and chronic illnesses for the Montreal Children's Hospital.

The Montreal Fluency Centre (Local: Montreal, QC)

The Montreal Fluency Centre is a bilingual, nonprofit community agency serving the needs of children with difficulties in speech, language, learning, and literacy. Through speech-language therapy and psycho-educational services, their goal is to reduce the long-term risks of these difficulties and minimize the impact that they may have on children’s lives.

Moorelands Community Services (Local: Toronto, ON)

Founded in 1912, Moorelands works with Toronto children and youth living in poverty to enhance their self-esteem and life-skills and to assist them in becoming responsible members of their community. Activities include a summer wilderness camp, city day camp, after-school and youth leadership programs.

MoreSports (Local: Vancouver, BC)

MoreSports creates sport initiatives so that all youth, regardless of their social or economic background, have an opportunity to develop skills and a love of sport, and to increase active participation in allÝEast Vancouver neighbourhoods.

Mosqoy: Sacred Valley Youth Fund (International: Victoria, BC)

Mosqoy aims to break the cycle of poverty in the Sacred Valley, Peru, by providing its promising youth with post-secondary educational opportunities. Mosqoy also works to strengthen Canada’s cultural mosaic by educating the public about global responsibility and cultural diversity.

Music Seeds International (International: Calgary, AB)

Music Seeds International works with disadvantaged youth using music as the tool to educate, heal, and empower. Through a variety of songwriting programs kids learn about language, creativity, self-expression, and important social issues by writing, singing and recording songs and videos.

MusiCounts (National: Toronto, ON)

MusiCounts’ mission is to ensure that children in Canada have access to a comprehensive music program through their schools. MusiCounts includes Band Aid musical instrument grants, the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, scholarships and other music education initiatives.

Mutual Support Systems of the Niagara Region

Mutual Support Systems of the Niagara Region is a privately operated nonprofit corporation. Mutual Support operates three specialized classrooms in cooperation with the District School Board of Niagara. This provides opportunity for children who have suffered academic as well as emotional delays to receive an education in a non-threatening environment.

My Sensory Place of Durham (Local: Durham, ON)

My Sensory Place of Durham is a play centre for children and youth with autism and special needs. It offers an opportunity for community building to make a positive change for families coping with children with developmental and emotional disabilities.

Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization (NUKO) (Local: Nanaimo, BC)

Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization (NUKO) is a registered Canadian charity that supports the needs of children and youth with neuro-developmental disabilities and their families.

National Alliance for Children and Youth (NACY) (National: Ottawa, ON)

NACY is a coalition of agencies and organizations from across Canada who support and work with children, youth and their families. NACY provides research, resources, leadership and vision to mobilize organizations to collective action, building on shared knowledge and pooled resources.

National Foundation for Family Research and Education

An organization dedicated to improving the health and stability of society through the study and support of families. We create and deliver vital knowledge that affects families across Canada and around the world.

National Missing Children's Locate Centre Canada

Neighbourhood Link Support Services

An innovative community-based agency that actively promotes people's independence and dignity. Responding to the needs of youth, adults, newcomers, and seniors, they provide a continuum of services including employment, housing, and health services. For more than 30 years they have successfully combined research and advocacy initiatives with responsive client-centered services.

New Path Foundation

A community foundation incorporated in 1996 to promote and secure environments in which children, youth and families benefit from innovative programs, creating hope and opportunity in facing life's challenges.

New Westminster Family Place (Local: New Westminster, BC)

Since 1989 this organization has provided a family resource program for families with children 0 - 5 years of age. They recognize the joys and challenges of the early years and support families through free family drop-in programs, parenting education sessions, and connections with other community resources. Prevention and education are their focus as the early years are the foundation for life.

nextSteps

A joint project of Human Resources Canada, Calgary Centre and the City of Calgary's Community and Social Development Department to help youth, and the agencies, schools and community groups who work with them, keep informed about current employment resources and trends.

Niagara Youth Orchestra (Regional: St. Catharines, ON)

Our mission is to provide youth the opportunity to expand their love of music by offering professionals who lead them through the orchestral experience.

North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society (Regional: Kaslo, BC)

We are a nonprofit, multi-service organization offering a wide range of community-based services. The society's mission is to develop and provide health and social services that enhance the quality of life and capacity for independent living of Kaslo and North Kootenay Lake residents.

North York Women's Shelter (Local: Toronto, ON)

North York Women’s Shelter is a 30-bed emergency facility which provides a place of safety, support and hope for women and their children who are survivors of violence and abuse.

Northridge Community Church Day Camp Program (Local: Newmarket, ON)

Run by the Salvation Army, this summer day camp program combines adventure, education, and fun into a jammed packed day in Jackson's Point. Campers take part in canoeing, daily swimming, archery, rock climbing, and much more.

OakPark Moms & Tots (Local: Oakville, ON)

Connecting caregivers and children within their own neighbourhood for the purpose of relationship building, information sharing, and support.

Oakville Parent-Child Centre (Local: Oakville, ON)

The mission of the Oakville Parent-Child Centre is to support, nurture and empower families, children and their caregivers.

The Octa Collective Society (Local: Victoria, BC)

This organiation's mission is to provide all children with the opportunity to develop life skills by exploring their potential through arts experiences.

Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs (Regional: Kelowna, BC)

This organization provides a safe, supportive place where children, youth and families can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. They have a particular sensitivity to those who are at risk or economically and/or socially disadvantaged with a mission to provide programs that support their healthy physical, social and emotional development.

Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society (OSNS) Child Development Centre (Regional: Penticton, BC)

The mission of the Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society (OSNS) Child Development Centre is to promote the physical, psychological and emotional well-being of children in the South Okanagan and Similkameen regions by providing assessment, education, rehabilitation, prevention, early intervention, and program consultation.

Om4Youth (Regional: Ottawa, ON)

Om4Youth offers all youth an opportunity to create success in their lives. Through the teaching of yoga and creative arts, they provide youth with the tools necessary to be open for change, to ask questions, and to find their own answers. This ensures they can make better life choices and move forward in a positive new direction for lifelong wellness.

On the tip of the toes Foundation/ Fondation Sur la pointe des pieds

The Foundation On the tip of the toes strives to promote and coordinate outdoor wildlife expeditions and other nature-oriented experiences. These adventure concepts are designed for children and teenagers stricken with cancer, in order to develop their self-esteem and self-confidence, and to modify the public's image of cancer. French site at www.pointe-des-pieds.com.

One Boy One Van (Local: Ottawa, ON)

One Boy One Van Foundation is a registered nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for physically handicapped children. They raise, manage, and disburse funds to special needs families for the purchase of wheelchair accessible vehicles.

OneChild (International: Richmond Hill, ON)

OneChild is an organization inspiring a movement of children and youth leading the struggle against the global sex trade in children. OneChild believes all children - the world’s largest voiceless minority - must be free from all forms of exploitation.

Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies (OACAS)

In support of its members the OACAS is the voice of child welfare in Ontario, dedicated to providing leadership for the achievement of excellence in the protection of children and in the promotion of their well-being within their families and communities.

Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth

OARTY is a provincial network of children's residential services. We represent more than 63 agencies and over 2,200 residential beds for children across Ontario. OARTY provides residential care and treatment for children and youth who are physically and sexually abused, emotionally disturbed, developmentally challenged, autistic, medically fragile, young offenders, dually diagnosed, conduct disordered, psychiatrically disordered and other hard to serve children and youth.

Ontario Track 3 Ski Association for the Disabled (Regional: Etobicoke, ON)

Ontario Track 3 Ski Association for the Disabled is the only provincial organization with a provincial mandate to engage directly with children and youth with disabilities in the delivery of training, equipment, opportunity, facilities, and support for the alpine sport such as stand-up skiing, sit-skiing, and snowboarding.

Operation Come Home

Works to reunite runaway youth (18 and under) with their families; OR to connect them with an existing agency that can best help them meet their needs and become productive citizens.

Original Kids Theatre Company (Local: London, ON)

OKTC is a registered charity that enriches and celebrates the lives of young people, providing them with opportunities to mature and learn positive values through a variety of theatre experiences in a safe and challenging environment.

Orphan's Hope (National: Toronto, ON)

Orphan's Hope is the first Canadian charity dedicated to helping finance parents who adopt orphans from outside of North America. We receive no government funding and rely on corporate and individual donations. 93% of our donations are directly distributed to families in need.

PACE Program (Local: Vancouver, BC)

The PACE Program is a family centre offering early intervention and prevention programs for children and families. PACE offers a range of services to support families and young children who struggle with significant emotional and/or behavioural difficulties.

Pacific Centre Family Services Association (Local: Victoria, BC)

PCFSA enhances and promotes healthy patterns of living and the quality and dignity of life of individuals, families and groups within the community. Programs assist children, youth, family and adults to address challenges such as wellness, addictions, parenting and abuse. 

PACT Urban Peace Program (Local: Toronto, ON)

The PACT Urban Peace Program is a multi award-winning Toronto-based charity dedicated to working with at-risk youth and youth in conflict with the law. PACT builds peace and hope in their urban community in partnership with the courts, schools, and other youth-focused agencies.

Parent and Child Advocacy Coalition

PCAC is a support group and a group of non-custodial parents lobbying for change in the current adversarial Canadian system of divorce custody and access.

Parent Education Network (Local: Toronto, ON)

PEN offers practical parenting solutions in multi-week courses, single evening workshops, referrals, & community networking. We are "parents helping parents" develop tools and skills to meet the challenges of raising children. Our lively, participatory classes encourage problem-solving and new ideas.

Parental Alienation Awareness Organization (Regional: Toronto, ON)

This organization's mission is to educate both the public and family law professionals on the effects, and results of parental alienation and hostile aggressive parenting. They also teach remedies for these situations.

Parent Etoile (Local: Montreal, QC)

This organization provides support to children between six and 12 years old who have lost a parent. They are active in the vicinity of the Montreal area.

Interventions et soutien auprès d’enfants de 6 à 12 ans endeuillés d’un parent. Actif dans la région Élargie de Montréal, QC.

Parks and Recreation Ontario

PRO is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, health and well-being of people, their communities and their environments throughout Ontario. PRO provides leadership training, resources and products, as well as position statements on issues and trends affecting parks and recreation.

Partners For Youth Inc. (Regional: Fredericton, NB)

A community partnership dedicated to assisting at-risk youth to learn, grow, develop a positive self-image, and the skills to make positive life choices. This is accomplished primarily through adventure-based programming offered in a safe, supportive, and fun environment.

Pathways for Children, Youth and Families of York Region (Regional: Markham, ON)

Pathways has two goals: to inspire and empower young people in crisis to turn their lives around and to inspire and empower parents to get their preschoolers off to a great start in life. To this end they provide programs for at-risk and street youth, including operating youth residences for homeless youth, as well as offering a family services program where staff members empower parents and caregivers with knowledge, skills and techniques to enhance each child’s development.

Pediatric Aids Canada (International: Stratford, ON)

This organization's mission is to improve the lives of children struggling with the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa. They provide cost-effective relief, services, medical and social support, education and advocacy to help these victims achieve their full life potential.

Peel Children's Centre

Provides a range of high quality mental health services for children, youth and their families who are experiencing or may experience serious emotional difficulties.

Peer ALliance (PAL) (Local: Scarborough, ON)

PAL is a Chinese youth volunteer group affiliated with the Wellness Centre, a Mount Sinai Hospital community program. Their goal is to help young people develop skills towards a healthy lifestyle through active organization of and participation in workshops and social and volunteer activities. PAL welcomes all young adults between the ages of 16 to 30.

Pembina Bible Camp (Regional: Darlingford, MB)

Pembina Valley Bible Camp is an interdenominational evangelical Christian organization offering summer camps for youth ages 10-17, as well as retreats and rentals year round. They also provide school trips and outdoor education.

PFLAG Durham Region (Regional: Oshawa, ON)

PFLAG Durham Region helps all personswho are struggling with issues of their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. They also support, educate and provide resources to parents, families, friends and colleagues with questions or concerns regarding these issues. They offer Parent Groups, Youth Groups, Trans Groups, Youth Camp, LGBT Services in and for the Durham Region.

Pink Tulip Foundation (Regional: Toronto, ON)

The Pink Tulip Foundation strives to provide girls with information, awareness and education on the subject of breast cancer prevention, thereby inspiring them to make healthy lifestyle choices and to encourage others to do the same.

PLASP Child Care Services (Regional: GTA and Peel Region, ON)

A not-for-profit provider of child care in the Region of Peel and Toronto that is affordable, accessible, and well managed. PLASP provides care for children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age, in 170 locations.

PLEA Community Services Society of BC (Regional: Vancouver, BC)

PLEA was established in 1979 as a non-profit society dedicated to innovation and excellence in working with young offenders, children and young people at-risk and their families.

PoCoMo Youth Services Society (Local: Coquitlam, BC)

PoCoMo is a community-based, registered charity established in 1992. As a grass-roots organization, their mandate includes the development and delivery of innovative programs and services for youth ages 12-18 who may be disadvantaged, marginalized, or at-risk. They create opportunities for youth to reach their full potential.

Power to Be Canada (International: Pickering, ON)

This nonprofit organization offers a variety of programs, including Change-Makers, a youth empowerment and leadership project that aims to empower at-risk youth through social awareness and social action on a local and global scale. They also offer a Power to Be Literacy and Leadership Camp, which is a global initiative that aims to improve literacy rates and leadership skills in under-served Caribbean communities.

Project Linus

A non-profit organization, run 100% by caring volunteers. We come together to provide security through blankets and hand-made to children undergoing difficult circumstances. Our goal is to comfort severely ill and traumatized children by offering security blankets and hand-made toys.

Rainbow Society (The) (Regional: Winnipeg, MB)

The Rainbow Society was the first children's wish-granting organization of its kind in Canada. We are dedicated to providing a dream come true to Manitoba children diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

Rainbow Society of Alberta (Regional: Alberta)

We are a registered charity dedicated to granting wishes to Alberta children between 3 and 18 who have been diagnosed with a chronic or life-threatening illness.

Raising Readers Literacy Program (Local: Toronto, ON)

We are a nonprofit children's library and reading centre, offering programs from infants to teens. Raising Readers is a place where children can share an enthusiasm for stories, books and poems, and where they can sustain an interest in reading by being encouraged to respond to stories through art, music, drama and discussion. 

Ramoth Life Centre (Local: Mount Forest, ON)

Ramoth House is a cooperative living residence serving young women who are pregnant or parenting a child under one year of age. Young women are welcome to enter the program at any stage of their pregnancy or after the birth of their child.

Ranch Ehrlo Society

Delivers services to troubled youth in Saskatchewan through social treatment for the benefit of the individual, family and wider community.

Rapport Youth and Family Services

A charitable not-for-profit youth counselling agency founded in 1969 and operating in the Region of Peel, Ontario, Canada.

Reach for the Rainbow (Regional: Toronto, ON)

Reach for the Rainbow develops integrated opportunities that enrich the lives of children and young adults with disabilities, their families, and the communities in which they belong. Reach for the Rainbow provides integrated recreation, respite, and outreach opportunities designed to engage the hearts and minds of all individuals.

Reach Out Youth Counselling & Family Services Society (Regional: Kelowna, BC)

This organization provides counselling and support services for youth 13 to 25, and parents of youth and families. They offer services in Kelowna, West Kelowna and Lake Country with fees based on sliding scale. Further subsidies are available for those who qualify.

Ready-Set-Go! (Local: Windsor, ON)

A nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to helping families with children under the age of 6 years who live in Windsor, Ontario's city core. We provide support, community liaison services, and other parental support to our community.

Regesh Family & Child Services (Local: Toronto, ON)

Regesh Family & Child Services helps at-risk youth and their families in the GTA with a drop in centre at Willowdale and Sheppard, Individual and Family Counselling, Anger Management and a residential safe house in Thornhill. As a result of a federal grant from the Department of Justice, they also work with youth in schools in Scarborough.

Regina Education and Action on Child Hunger (REACH) (Local: Regina, SK)

REACH supports child nutrition programs and provides seniors, shut-ins, healthcare clients, social assistance recipient families and others with easy access to safe, nutritious and affordable food through healthy food programs.

Regina Indian Community Awareness Inc. (Local: Regina, SK)

Established in 1985, this organization runs the Chili for Children program, which provides hot lunches three days per week to over 500 school children. They also offer basic food bank referral services to needy families, provide Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to children and their families, and are working to expand their services to other areas including parenting skills, life skills, and employment placement.

Regina Public Schools

The Regina Public School program "Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPs)" is a program that is increasing community involvement in the schools. By recruiting and supporting volunteers, VIPs complements the work of staff and volunteers in building a successful learning environment.

Renfrew Educational Services

Offers inclusive educational programming for typically developing children and for children with special needs from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6. Children with special needs receive programming from on-staff therapists. Tutoring and fee for service therapy available.

Richmond Family Place (Local: Richmond, BC)

A multi-service family resource program working to ensure that all families and their children under age five have access to innovative prevention programs that provide a continuum of services from pregnancy through birth, to kindergarten entry.

Richmond Youth Service Agency (Local: Richmond, BC)

The mission of the Richmond Youth Service Agency is to be a leading provider of programs and services that are responsive to the diverse needs of children, youth, and families in Richmond.

River City Squash (Local: Kamloops, BC)

The River City Squash program was developed to serve financially disadvantaged youth in Kamloops, with an after-school program of squash coaching, academic tutoring, and community service opportunities, based on the very successful urban squash model in the United States.

Rock Generation of Edmonton Society (Local: Edmonton, AB)

The Rock Generation of Edmonton Society is a nonprofit, voluntary organization of parents dedicated to expanding children's academic and personal growth through goal-oriented, individual and group practice of learning and making music. While having a healthy dose of fun, the boys and girls work hard on learning to play, and consequently mastering, their instruments. They also have an opportunity to explore a part of their Polish heritage by learning and performing Polish rock songs.

Rock Solid Foundation

The Rock Solid Foundation was formed by a group of police officers in Victoria, British Columbia, to provide young people with positive solutions to violence, threats, intimidation and aggressive behaviour. We operate several different programs including: the interactive youth anti-violence presentation; the W.I.T.S. program for K-Grade 3; and the Closed Loop Crime Prevention program which includes the Trackside Art Gallery (TAG) and the Public Utility Box (PUB) anti-grafitti programs.

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Canada (RMHC®)

RMHC® is dedicated to helping children with serious illnesses or disabilities and their families lead happier and healthier lives. RMHC achieves this by supporting each Canadian Ronald McDonald House®, the Ronald McDonald Family Room™, the Ronald McDonald® Family Retreat program and many other children’s charities across the country.

ROOF (Reaching Our Outdoor Friends) Agency (Regional: Kitchener, ON)

ROOF is committed to providing for the safety, support, and overall well-being of homeless youth and youth-at-risk, age 12-25, in the Waterloo Region. Our objective is to maintain the health and safety of street youth, by providing resources and services that will allow them to make positive choices to end the cycle of homelessness.

Rose of Durham Young Parents Support Services (Regional: Oshawa, ON)

Rose of Durham Young Parents Support Services works with young parents in Durham Region by providing supportive programming so they may build a better future for themselves and their children.

Rossbrook House (Local: Winnipeg, MB)

Rossbrook House is a neighbourhood centre for children and youth in Winnipeg’s inner-city. It offers a constant alternative to the destructive environment of the streets. Rossbrook is open 365 days of the year, 24 hours on weekends or any school holidays. Beyond the ‘drop-in’, a variety of recreational, arts, cultural, women’s and employment development programs are offered.

Russian-Canadian Theatrical Community Centre (Local: North York, ON)

Russian-Canadian Theatrical Community Centre is a charitable organization dedicated to provide educational and developmental programs to children and youth, and to serve the community with accessible and affordable theatrical shows.

Safe Haven Foundation

A privately funded, nonprofit organization whose mandate is to help give Calgary youth their future back. Haven's way provides long-term homes with stable family environments and lifetime relationships for homeless and at-risk teenage girls and empowers them to achieve self-sufficiency.Ý

Safehaven Project for Community Living

A parent run, charitable, organization dedicated to providing community residential alternatives, respite and day programs for children and young adults who face severe physical, mental and health challenges.

Safe Online Outreach Society (SOLOS) (National)

The Safe Online Outreach Society's purpose is to educate the public about exploitation on the internet by doing research, creating materials and delivering presentations and workshops that will train youth, professionals and parents on how to recognize and respond to online sexual exploitation and assist children and youth affected by this issue.

San Romanoway Revitilization Association (Local: Toronto, ON)

This organization's mission is to create a sense of belonging in the community of San Romanoway by assisting families, individuals, and groups to support each other by building safer and healthier environments. The association runs social/cultural, educational, employment, recreation, and enrichment programs for children, youth and families living in the area.

Sanctuary (Local: Trail, BC)

Founded in 1998, Sanctuary’s mission is to provide a drop in centre which will be a safe and nurturing environment for pre-teens in the City of Trail; reaching out to those children with the love of Christ.

Santa in the City (Local: Toronto, ON)

Santa in the City is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to inspiring and enabling Torontonians to help send the joy of Christmas to underprivileged homes in this city. Letters to Santa witten by children in need are collected from centres throughout Toronto and are then posted online, where anonymous donors can fulfill the children's wish lists.

Santa's Four Helpers (Local: Thunder Bay, ON)

The goal of this organization is to help less fortunate children and their families in the Thunder Bay area with the gift of a smile and laughter when participating in events and activities held throughout the year.

Saskatchewan Children's Festival

This organization provides a multidisciplinary, multi-media festival of the performing arts, with the goal of challenging the minds and enriching the lives of Saskatchewan children and families.

Saskatchewan Institute on Prevention of Handicaps

Its mandate is to raise awareness of preventive measures which can reduce the incidence of handicapping conditions in children. Programs focus on primary prevention initiatives in four areas, that can impact on the health and well-being of children. Prevention programs and services are provided to parents, future parents, students, professionals, community groups and the general public.

Saskatoon Child Hunger and Education Program (CHEP) (Local: Saskatoon, SK)

CHEP exists to work with communities to find long term solutions to child hunger and to improve access to good food for all. Activities include children's nutrition programs, collective kitchens, the good food box, community gardening, children's nutrition education activities, baby food workshops, canning workshops, urban rural links, and food policy networks.

(Local: Saskatoon, SK)

The Saskatoon Children's Choir was founded in 1996 by Phoebe Voigts. It performs a variety of choral compositions, focusing on classic literature, international folk music and Canadian works, and is renowned for its musical sound, creative spirit and commitment to artistic excellence.

Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming (SCYAP) Inc. (Local: Saskatoon, SK)

SCYAP was established in order to address the social, educational, and economic needs of "at-risk" youth. Its programs use art and culture, mentoring, and community building as the basis for personal development, skills acquisition and positive redirection.

Saskatoon Preschool Foundation

Saskatoon Preschool Foundation advocates for and supports access to quality preschool programs for Saskatoon children through the establishment of a permanent endowment fund.

Save the Mothers (International: Ancaster, ON)

Save the Mothers is an international organization committed to partnerships that promote the health and dignity of mothers and children in developing countries. The organization's goal is to reduce the amount of maternal mortality in Africa.

Scouts Canada

The mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.

Servants Anonymous Society of Surrey (Local: Surrey, BC)

Offering programs, ongoing support, hope, and wholeness to female youth who have been victims of sexual exploitation. We serve young women aged 16-29 with safe housing, educational support, and assistance with recovery from substance abuse to make positive life choices.

Seventh Generation Healing Society (Regional: Ontario)

This nonprofit runs a mentoring program for young aboriginal men and women, with the aim of providing them with strong and positive role models. They seek to re-introduce young men and women to a more family grounded foundation, keeping them in school, off the streets, and out of gangs.

Share-A-Bear Foundation

Holds drives and other fundraising events and collects donations in order to provide gifts of teddy bears to children suffering from AIDS. Our mission is to increase community awareness of the needs and issues of this special population, and to support the agencies serving these children and their families.

shelterlink (Local: Stratford, ON)

Stratford/Perth Shelterlink exists to provide Perth County youth ages 16-24, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, with shelter, advocacy services and basic needs. By providing homeless and at-risk youth with food and shelter, they will have more opportunities to make good lifestyle choices, stay in school, find employment or access counselling.

Shoot With This (Local: Toronto, ON)

Shoot With This is an innovative attempt to motivate and empower at-risk youth by giving them the resources and support to learn about video making from inspiring and talented individuals whose experiences are not dissimilar from their own.

Sierra Leone - Canadian Children’s Aid Society (International: Toronto, ON)

A humanitarian and developmental organization founded by a group of social workers and child and youth care workers from Sierra Leone and Canada, this society works to address the needs of children in Sierra Leone from early childhood through to adolescence.

http://www.silentvoice.ca">Silent Voice

Silent Voice serves deaf children, deaf youth, adults and their families in a sign language environment. We are dedicated to improving communication and relationships between deaf and hearing families and in our community. We have been serving the community for 25 years.

Simcoe Community Services (SCC) (Local: Barrie, ON)

Simcoe Community Services (SCC) provides supports to children, youth and adults with intellectual disabilities in Barrie, Orillia, Bradford-West Gwillimbury and surrounding townships. SCC provides access to a diverse range of services at any stage in their life from preschool to teenage years, as a young adult or a senior. Service options include preschool programs, community involvement, family support or employment.

Simcoe Hall Settlement House (Local: Oshawa, ON)

Simcoe Hall Settlement House is a not-for-profit, community resource centre dedicated, since 1935, to aiding and improving the lives of less advantaged children, families and vulnerable adults.

Simonhouse Bible Camp (Regional: Cranberry Portage, MB)

Simonhouse Bible Camp desires to help families and individuals grow socially, educationally, physically, and spiritually. We are sponsored by the Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba and are a member of Christian Camping International Canada.

Single Parents Association of Montreal

Single Parents Association of Montreal (SPA Montreal) was formed in 1990 by a concerned group of individuals, whose goals are to provide single parents and singles over the age of twenty-five the opportunity to meet and socialize using a diversified program of sports, adult and family activities.

Sky's the Limit Youth Organization (Local: Toronto, ON)

Sky's the Limit Youth Organization is dedicated to addressing the widening digital divide in Canada by providing students with access to the tools and resources they need to pursue the infinite opportunities and possibilities available to them online.

Sleeping Children Around The World

SCAW raises funds to provide bedkits to the neediest of children in underdeveloped and developing countries. The content of each bedkit varies from country to country depending upon local needs, but usually consists of a groundsheet, mattress, sheets, blanket or mosquito netting, pyjamas, sweater or other clothing, and personal care items.

Snap, Buckle, Drive

A child car seat safety program in Eastern/Central King's County, Nova Scotia. Our goal is to ensure all children are safe when travelling the roads of our community.

Social, Educational, Recreational, Visioning and Empathy Youth Project (SERVE) (Local: Brampton, ON)

This program is centred around top quality social, educational, and recreational programs that contribute to holistic development of youth. Offering range of programs and opportunities. A model of youth engagement and participation that supports and equips youth to take on leadership roles in their community.

Society for Children and Youth of BC (Regional: Vancouver, BC)

The society is a unique provincial advocacy organization dedicated to improving the well-being of children and youth. Since 1974, SCY has provided a forum for multi-disciplinary exchange and action for organizations and individuals working with and for young people.

Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada (SEVEC) (National: Ottawa, ON)

SEVEC is a leader in the field of student exchanges and educational travel in Canada. As a national charitable organization, it is dedicated to increasing young Canadians knowledge of Canada and its people through the firsthand experience of an exchange or educational travel. SEVEC was selected as the recipient of the Association for Canadian Studies Award of Merit for 2004.

Society of Special Needs Adoptive Parents (SNAP)

A post-adoption service in British Columbia committed to assisting special needs adoptive families, professionals and the community through support, information and education.

Society for Support to Pregnant and Parenting Teens (Local: Grande Prairie, AB)

Support, education, and counselling for pregnant and parenting teens in the Grande Prairie area. We offer free confidential programs to support healthy prenatal and parenting choices.

SOS Children's Villages of Canada

Provides children in need with a caring, loving and lifetime secure family environment where basic needs for food, health, shelter and education are met.

SpeciaLink (National: Sydney, NS)

SpeciaLink: The National Centre for Child Care Inclusion works to expand the quality and quantity of opportunities for inclusion in child care, recreation, and other community settings, for young children with special support needs and their families. We put researchers, trainers, policy makers, parents, early childhood educators and centre directors in touch with the best inclusive practices on the frontlines of child care.

Spectra Community Support Services (formerly TeleCare Distress Centre)

Nonprofit organization offers a Reassurance Program free to adults 18 – 55. Touching base by phone includes listening and emotional support, medication reminders, and more. Service available in 8 languages. 905-459-8439 ext. 5.

Spelling Champion of Canada (National: Bolton, ON)

Spelling Champion of Canada is a nonprofit social and educational organization that embraces diversity and promotes the recognition of those with disabilities, positive youth interaction, and academic excellence, all while encouraging word study and language skills.

St. Albert Stop Abuse in Families (SAIF) Society (Local: St. Albert, AB)

Our mission is to support those affected by family violence through confidential counseling services; to advocate on behalf individuals in abusive relationships; and to educate children, youth, and parents in the prevention of violence.

St. Crispin’s Daycare Centre (Local: Scarborough, ON)

The St. Crispin’s Daycare Centre was founded in 1977 as a nonprofit community-based centre. It is operated by a group of early childcare educators and administered by a voluntary board of directors.

St. Joe's Women's Centre (Local: Ottawa, ON)

St. Joe’s Women’s Centre was founded in May 1984 to provide daytime shelter for Ottawa’s homeless women. Social and educational programs are offered to promote empowerment, autonomy, and dignity in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

St. Mary's Home/Maison Sainte-Marie (Local: Ottawa, ON)

St. Mary's Home brings hope to pregnant and parenting youth and their children. Services include: group residence, Immaculata Satellite High School, prenatal and postnatal programs, parent/child playgroups, parenting classes, and much more.

Stage Kids - The Edu-Tainment Company (Regional: Toronto, ON)

A registered charitable organization formed in 1986 for the purpose of communicating valuable life lessons to young adults, ranging in age from eleven to seventeen, through the medium of professional musical theatre.

Starlight Children's Foundation (National: Markham, ON)

Starlight Children's Foundation is dedicated to transforming the lives of seriously ill children and their families through imaginative programs that educate, uplift spirits, foster a sense of community and help alleviate the pain and fear of prolonged illness.

Stephanie Gaetz Keepsafe Foundation

On May 29, 1993 Barbara Underhill and Rick Gaetz experienced the tragic loss of their daughter Stephanie in an accident at home. In her memory, Barbara and Rick have established the Stephanie Gaetz Keepsafe Foundation to pay tribute to Stephanie's very short stay with them, and to prevent such tragedies from touching the lives of other families. Dedicated to reducing the risk of childhood injury, the foundation promotes safety awareness through educational programs aimed at children in the high-risk years.

Step It Up T.O. (Local: Toronto, ON)

Step It Up T.O. focuses on removing the barriers that have disadvantaged specific group of youth from participating in physical activity by encouraging them to become proactive advocates of healthy living.

Stepping Stones - Hope for Parenting Youth (Local: Surrey, BC)

Stepping Stones is a nonprofit program committed to providing hope for parenting youth in the Surrey area. The majority of these young people (some as young as 12) have come from troubled and unsupportive homes. They have nowhere to turn as they encounter a future full of overwhelming odds and challenges.

StepStones for Youth (Regional: Toronto, ON)

Our mandate is to promote and continually improve fundamental core skills for vulnerable youth that will increase their potential for success in school, the community, and as members of the workforce through leadership development, summer camp programming, and youth mentoring.

Stollery Children's Hospital (Regional: Edmonton, AB)

The Stollery is western Canada's referral centre for pediatric cardiac surgery and national leader in organ transplantation, and cares for children from northern and central Alberta, as well as parts of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut. They also run the Kidsafe Connection program, addressing the leading cause of death and disability for children and teens - preventable injuries.

Stop a Bully (National)

Stop A Bully aims to enhance social wellness among youth by providing a free, anonymous, online reporting tool to empower any student across Canada to stand up to bullies. Kids can anonymously report bullying incidents and upload related files which are then sent directly to school principals.

Story Planet

Story Planet's mission is to provide kids with the tools to effectively express themselves through words, art, and media. Inpsired by Dave Egger's organization, they offer school and community workshops that bring kids, writers, and artists together.

Streetwise Actors (Local: Toronto, ON)

Streetwise Actors allows young people to participate in creative drama and showcase their newly learned talents by performing in retirement homes and long-term care facilities.

Street Connection (Local: London, ON)

A registered charitable organization that empowers at-risk street youth (ages 16-24) by offering them the opportunity to make positive changes in their lives. It provides referrals, guidance, support, and understanding in a safe, accessible environment.

Street Kids International

Street Kids International is a nonprofit organization founded in Canada in 1988 with the purpose of empowering street kids around the world.

Students Commission (The) (National)

The Students Commission is a charitable organization dedicated to creating and promoting opportunities for young people to learn and grow in a positive and safe environment. Young people from all backgrounds, working in partnership with supportive adults, hone their skills by getting involved with projects and programs that the organization and its partners are working on.

Sunrise Adoption Centre (Regional: North Vancouver, BC)

Sunrise Adoption is a not-for-profit, licensed adoption agency. Sunrise offers free pregnancy counselling and support to birthparents. To adoptive families, Sunrise offers domestic and intercountry adoption services, in all provinces and territories except Ontario and Quebec.

Sunshine Dreams for Kids

Sunshine Dreams for Kids makes dreams come true for children ages 3 to 19 who are challenged by severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses. Since 1987, we have helped fulfill the dreams of almost 6,000 children across Canada.

Surrey Place Centre (Local: Toronto, ON)

Surrey Place Centre is a Toronto-based organization that provides a range of services including complex assessment, diagnostics, and treatment for people living with developmental disabilities. We are dedicated to helping every client reach their potential at every stage in life.

Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation (Local: Vancouver, BC)

Take a Hike is an alternative education program that engages at-risk youth in grades 10-12 through a unique combination of adventure-based learning, counselling, academics, and community involvement.

Teen Challenge Farm (National: London, ON)

Teen Challenge Farm is a faith-based rehabilitation program located near London, Ontario that offers men, ages 18 and over, freedom from drugs and alcohol.

Teen Challenge British Columbia

A residential rehabilitation program for men and women ages 19 to 45, offering freedom from drug and alcohol dependence. Our Men's Centre is located in Chilliwack and the Women's Centre is in Abbotsford. Teen challenge is based on Christian principles and funded entirely through donations. The program offers spiritual, academic and vocational training.

Ten Oaks Project (Regional: Ottawa, ON)

Develops, promotes, provides, and supports programming for the children of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirit, queer) and/or non-traditional families, youth who are themselves LGBTQ, and their allies. A not-for-profit, charitable organization that offers two programs: Camp Ten Oaks and Rainbow Families.

Ten Rainbows Children's Foundation

Committed to the goal of improving the quality of life for children in the Sudbury area who are underprivileged, ill, or physically or mentally challenged.

Threshold Housing Society (Local: Victoria, BC)

The Threshold Housing Society provides a transitional housing program for youth at risk of homelessness. They operate two houses, one for women and one for men, age 16-21. Their model is based on semi-independent living for residents, with a live-in supervisor in each house and the aim of the program is to give residents a safe sanctuary in order to allow them to stabilize their lives, and then begin to make pro-social decisions for the future.

TOMA Foundation for Burned Children

A non-profit charity whose aims are to bring concrete and material help to burned children. Founded in 1997, the Foundation is presently operational in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick.

Toronto Brigantine Inc. (Local: Toronto, ON)

Toronto Brigantine Inc. is a registered not-for-profit organization dedicated to building character in youth through sail training. This is accomplished through the delivery of challenging programs aboard traditionally-rigged vessels, with a focus on safety and the creation of positive and memorable experiences for trainees.

Toronto Children's Playworks (Local: Toronto, ON)

Toronto Children's Playworks offers a hands-on, interactive creative learning program that builds various skills of children, as well as creating environments that develop positive character traits. Playworks is a division of Thinking Forward, a registered nonprofit in Ontario.

Toronto Foundation For Student Success

The Toronto Foundation For Student Success, the arms-length foundation of the Toronto District School Board, believes in assisting our students to benefit physically, emotionally and intellectually from each school day. Our nutrition programs currently feed breakfast, lunch or snacks, to over 55,000 children in more than 350 programs each school day.

Toronto Parents of Multiple Births Association (Local: Toronto, ON)

A nonprofit self-help support organization for parents of twins, triplets, and quadruplets. Provides a variety of services to assist families in coping with physical, emotional and financial challenges of a multiple birth - and opportunities to celebrate the joys of parenting multiples.

Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra

Promotes music education and enhances the performance skills of young musicians by performing high calibre wind band repertoire in some of the GTA's top concert halls. Our two ensembles seek to supplement traditional music education programs by giving talented youth the opportunity to perform challenging works in a semi-professional setting.

Touchstone Family Association (Local: Richmond, BC)

Touchstone is a nonprofit community-based social service agency that focuses primarily on preserving and enhancing family relationships. Its mission is to strengthen the social health and independence of families and children through effective intervention and support services.

Tradeworks Training Society

A non-profit society dedicated to providing unemployed youth at risk with job and life skills training and support to secure employment. TRADEWORKS is located in Vancouver's downtown eastside where many of its clients live. Our aim is to provide youth with skills, training and knowledge to enhance their quality of life and foster sustainable independence.

Trails Youth Initiatives (Local: Toronto, ON)

Our mission is to challenge and equip vulnerable youth from the inner city to become contributing members of their community.

Tribal Dreams

Tribal Dreams is a nonprofit organization that is bringing sporting events (particularly football camps) to Aboriginal communities. Their goal is to instill the attributes of sport into aboriginal youth. From personal experience they have found that sport contributes to personal growth in terms of discipline, perseverance, leadership and many other personal qualities, in addition to the positive physical and social aspects.

Turning Point (Regional: Richmond Hill, ON)

Turning Point is a youth employment initiative providing outreach and support in Southern York Region. Youth employment advisors assist youth (ages 15-30) to develop short and long term education and employment goals into a realistic and manageable plan, while providing individualized support along the way to achieving these goals.

Unity Centre of North East Edmonton (Local: Edmonton, AB)

Our mission is to strengthen and encourage the development of healthier families and individuals by providing low-cost or free preventative, educational and recreational programs in a safe, caring and inviting environment.

Urban Family Outreach (Local: Toronto, ON)

A registered charity, established in 1995, that operates basketball house leagues during the school year and various camps for children and youth such as soccer camps, basketball camps, and a leadership camp.

Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) (Local: Vancouver, BC)

UNYA's mandate is to help Native youth in the urban setting. UNYA was formed to address Aboriginal youth issues when it became apparent that growing numbers of young people were continuing to leave reserves for the city.

Vancouver International Children's Festival

Vancouver International Writers Festival

One hundred authors and 12,000 readers converge for discussions and readings on Granville Island. Spreading the Word, VIWF's education program, offers programs for schools in French and English and free author visits and event tickets for inner city schools.

Vancouver Island German Jujutsu Systems Foundation (Regional: Parksville, BC)

The GJJS Foundation is a not-for-profit organization and registered charity that provides preventive programs and services based on a specialized Ju Jutsu Martial Arts system to the local Oceanside community. Their goal is to decrease crime, violence, and vandalism.

Vancouver Society of Children’s Centres (Local: Vancouver, BC)

The Vancouver Society of Children’s Centres is a nonprofit, community-based organization that has developed and delivered a range of licensed child care services and family resource programs since 1995.

Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra Society (Local: Vancouver, BC)

The Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra Society is a nonprofit, educational, community organization. Comprised of four orchestras including Debut, Junior, Intermediate and Senior, their mission is to provide accessible, high-calibre orchestral training for young musicians and foster an enduring love of music in the community.

Vanier Institute of the Family

An acknowledged leader on issues affecting families, it advocates on behalf of Canada's 7.8 million families from the point of view that families are the key building block of society and that every Canadian is included in their context. We hope that our web site will help build public understanding of important issues and trends critical to the well-being and healthy functioning of Canadian families.

Variety - The Children's Charity

Dedicated to assisting children with special needs through a number of programs and services. Our website includes information about us and our programs including the world-renowned Variety Village, VASI and others.

Variety - The Children's Charity of Southern Alberta

Variety Children's Charity started in Calgary in 1982. We will continue to advance the health, happiness and quality of life of Southern Alberta's children with special needs by actively increasing community participation and responsibility.

Variety - The Children's Charity of British Columbia

Since 1965, Variety - The Children's Charity has been raising funds to help improve the quality of life for BC's children. Variety has raised over $100 million, providing much-needed funding to over 2,000 children's organizations and to many individual families who have a child with special needs.

Vietnamese Youth & Family Social Services (Local: Toronto, ON)

VYFSS is a nonprofit organization that has been serving the Vietnamese community in Toronto since 1982. We provide services such as translation, referrals, educational workshops, academic tutorial, children's summer day camp and overnight camp, youth programs, and family programs.

Viva Consulting Family Life Inc. (Montreal, QC)

Provides consumer advocacy, harm reduction strategies, education and awareness presentations, and counselling and treatment referrals for families and individuals affected by problem or pathological gambling.

VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto (Local: Toronto, ON)

VIVA! is committed to providing young singers with opportunities to participate in artistically excellent endeavours that support Canadian musicians and artists, while providing an integrated arts approach.

Voices for Children

A not-for-profit leadership organization promoting healthy lives for children and their families. In the tradition of late founder Dr. Paul Steinhauer, we are a growing network of academics, citizens, parents, and practitioners who share a vision of children thriving and participating in society.

Waupoos Foundation (Local: Ottawa, ON)

Waupoos provides opportunities for families in need to enjoy a holiday together as a family unit, away from the stress and busy pace of day to day living.

Welcome Friend Association

Welcome Friend Association promotes understanding, cooperation and support for and among members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Two-spirit, & Queer/Questioning (LGBT2SQ ) and their allies. Welcome Friend Association focuses on community matters concerning family life, social inclusion, raising children, living healthy and productive social and economic lives, faith communities, and contributing to society and the communities in which we live.

Welcome Hall Mission (Local: Montreal, QC)

This organization provides meals, clothing, lodging, food assistance, counselling, dental and health services as well as rehabilitation and social reintegration for men, women, children and teens. They help the most disadvantaged find better opportunities in order to break the cycle of poverty.

Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

A non-profit society that provides information, services and support to the British Columbia child care community --- child care providers, parents, students, policy makers, government, educators, employers, researchers, community organizations and the general public throughout the province.

West Coast Violence Prevention Society

Presents a show called The Buddy System for younger children, featuring songs about expression of feelings, friendship skills, peaceful problem solving, anger management and self-esteem. It is designed to support violence prevention programs through music in a fun, dynamic format.

Westman Dreams for Kids Inc. (Local: Brandon, MB)

The Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids in the Westman area who are affected by a serious illness.

Whitecrow Village FASD Society (Local: Nanaimo, BC)

Whitecrow Village FASD Society is committed to educating communities and professionals about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Core programs offer experiential training, support, and guidance for persons both directly and indirectly affected by FASD.

Windsor Residence for Yount Men (WRYM) (Local: Windsor, ON)

WRYM's "mission" is to help homeless young men (16-20 years) find the pride in themselves and the confidence in their future, necessary to seize the rewards of a productive life which contributes to our community in Windsor and Essex County.

Women & Children's Shelter (Local: Barrie, ON)

The Women & Children's Shelter provides a safe refuge and emergency support services for abused women and their children in its commitment to end the cycle of violence.

World Fit for Children (International: Toronto, ON)

An international children's charity dedicated to helping kids in the developing world. We build schools, medical facilities, and shelters for children, and provide relief measures and aid such as food, medication, water, and clothing. We also initiate campaigns and advocate on children's rights.

World Job and Food Bank

A charitable and non-profit Canadian organization whose goal is to alleviate poverty, chronic unemployment, disease, hunger, homelessness, and their causes, in Canada and the less developed countries.

World of Dreams Foundation Canada (National: Montreal, QC)

A nonprofit organization that grants dreams to critically, chronically and terminally ill children across Canada.

Worldwide Orphans Foundation Canada (International: Montréal, QC)

Worldwide Orphans Foundation provides direct services in many areas to care for the health of children living in orphanages around the world.

Wraparound Northumberland (Local: Port Hope, ON)

Wraparound Northumberland is a new approach to helping families and children with complex needs find solutions and have a better life. Teams of family, friends and professionals are built and come together to "wrap" individual families in community supports.

Yachay (International)

Yachay, a youth-run organization, works closely with local communities and community-based organizations to run projects that actively link education, environment and development in a way that empowers young people to realize the changes they wish to see in their communities.

Donald Berman Yaldei Developmental Centre (Regional: Montreal, QC)

Founded in 1997, Yaldei delivers community-based services using a family-centred approach and professional staff and leadership. They offer an early intervention program and a school integration program, as well as Camp Yaldei, where children and young adults with developmental disabilities can participate in the full range of activities one would expect to find in a summer camp.

Yoga Outreach Society (Local: Vancouver, BC)

Yoga Outreach is a Vancouver-based charity that promotes healing by providing volunteer Yoga teachers to people in health care settings (physical and mental), shelters, treatment facilities and correctional institutions who would not otherwise have access to Yoga.

Yonge Street Mission (Local: Toronto, ON)

Since 1896, Yonge Street Mission has helped families, seniors, socially isolated adults, homeless street youth and children living in poverty in downtown Toronto. Services include employment and computer training, a food bank, meals, counseling, camps and Christmas assistance.

YMCA Canada

York Region Children's Aid Society

Protects children and promotes a safe, healthy, and caring environment for them, in partnership with the diverse York Region community.

Yorktown Family Services (Local: Toronto, ON)

Yorktown Family Services is a community-based nonprofit social services agency dedicated to providing mental health treatment, prevention, and out-reach services to children, youth, women and families. Their two main programs are a mental-health centre for children and a shelter for women and children fleeing abusive relationships.

YouCAN

A national non-profit charitable organization that works with young adults to: promote the peaceful resolution of personal, community, and societal conflicts; promote the concept of nonviolence, peer mediation and conflict resolution; establish a Canadian network of peer mediators and youth peace-makers; and to highlight and affirm the work of peace-makers of all ages, especially that of young Canadians.

Your Life Counts! (National: Welland, ON)

Your Life Counts helps youth and families change the self-destructive and addictive behaviours that can lead to suicide through their online lifeline reinforced by advocacy, education, and awareness programs in schools, the community, and the workplace.

Youth Assisting Youth (YAY) (Local: Toronto, ON)

Youth Assisting Youth is a charitable organization that provides a peer mentoring service to improve life prospects for at-risk and newcomer children. YAYmatches children aged 6-15 with trained and dedicated youth volunteers aged 16-29 who act as positive role models.

Youth Emergency Shelter Society (YESS) (Local: Edmonton, AB)

Advocates on behalf of youth and families, and provides opportunities for them to become confident and self-reliant.

Youth Employment Centre (Local: Hamilton, ON)

An employment assistance service for youth. If you are a youth between the ages of 15-24 (29 if you have a disability) and are looking for employment, you are eligible to participate.

Youth Employment Resource Centre (Local: Ottawa, ON)

Since 1984 we have been working with youth, helping them make the transition into the world of work, and with employers, assisting them in finding new employees. We offer a variety of programs and services to assist youth in finding jobs and there is absolutely no cost associated with these services and programs.

Youth Employment Service (YES) - Manitoba

Provides free employment information and job search assistance to youth, including employment counselling, job search workshops, community presentations, direct marketing services, and client advocacy services for youth.

Youth Employment Service (YES) - Montreal

A nonprofit, community organization that delivers English-language job search and self-employment services to Quebecers. Our job search program is open to those aged 16 to 35 years, while our entrepreneurship program is open to all ages.

Youth Employment Service (YES) - Toronto

Helps youth 16-24 years old who are out of school and out of work. We also have a program for adults 25 and over, as well as a Youth Business Centre for youth under 30 years of age to start and run their own business at minimal cost. Some of the free services YES provides include: faxing, internet, phone, voicemail, resume & cover letter help, job searching advice, and one-on-one career counselling.

YouthFlightCanada

The organization's mission is to inspire, to motivate, to educate, to foster self esteem within challenged and disadvantaged youths. This mission is accomplished through the provision of airplane flights to children who need opportunities for participation and a realization of the accomplishments they are capable of. Flights take place from community airports across Canada. The organization is 100% volunteer operated and is a registered Canadian charity.

Youth Haven Barrie (Local: Barrie, ON)

Youth Haven is a nonprofit, Christian organization that operates a youth emergency hostel. Youth Haven offers shelter, food, and a place for spiritual, educational, and vocational counseling. When necessary, they act as a liaison between the youth and their families and various social agencies.

Youth in Motion (National: Toronto, ON)

A national Canadian organization dedicated to helping youth "live their best life" by designing and implementing motivational and educational career programs.

Youth Job Action Centre (Local: Scarborough, ON)

A nonprofit, federally funded initiative designed to provide employment assistance to youth. Job seekers will find a large variety of services that will aid them in their job search.

Youth Life International Relief (International: Toronto, ON)

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of children and youth in the rural areas of developing countries, both in their homes and in the communities they live in, through community development.

Youth One (Local: Edmonton, AB)

Youth One is an online network where young people can get support, give support, and connect to their community. Whether reaching out during a tough time or searching for a volunteer opportunity, Youth One is there to help. The site is geared to Edmonton's youth.

Youth Out Loud (Local: Toronto, ON)

A nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about child sexual abuse and ending violence. We are also dedicated to providing outlets for people 15 years and up to express social and political concerns through activism and art. Diversity and making connections around lbgt, race, class, culture and gender issues is important to us.

Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (Local: Ottawa, ON)

The Youth Services Bureau serves youth aged 12 and older, with a focus on youth with difficulties affecting their physical and/or emotional well-being and development. They support youth in making positive health and lifestyle decisions.

Youth Technology and Mentor Program (Local: Toronto, ON)

The Youth Technology and Mentor Program offers computer training to children in grades 6, 7 and 8 from disadvantaged families. The program helps children gain computer skills necessary to succeed in the classroom of today, and sets the foundation for long-term skills needed to prepare them for the workforce.

Youth Transparency International (International: Calgary, AB)

Youth for Transparency International (YTI) Canada, envisions a world where young people take the lead as active participants in deciding and change at all levels of development and policy. They strive to show young people how they can tap into existing youth business and entrepreneurial networks.

Youth Without Shelter (Local: Toronto, ON)

Youth Without Shelter is an emergency residence and referral agency serving homeless youth. We are dedicated to providing shelter and support programs for homeless youth ages 16-24. We provide an independent shelter, committed to diverse client-focused services, in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

YWCA Canada

A voice for equality and a strong voice for women, with belief in a women's perspective, difference and diversity, the whole person, community mindedness, and global interdependence.

Mel Jr. & Marty Zajac Foundation

Builds adaptable seniors' and special needs housing that incorporates intergenerational programs which allow children and seniors to interact in mutually beneficial shared activities, and promote a sense of community.

Yukon Food for Learning Association (YFFLA) (Regional: Whitehorse, YT)

YFFLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the nutritional needs of the youth and community of the Yukon. YFFLA supports school-based nutrition programs, promotes awareness (especially among children) of healthy eating habits, and provides nutritional information to schools.

Zero Ceiling Society of Canada (La Société Sans Limite du Canada) (Regional: Whistler, BC and Quebec)

Zero Ceiling's vision is to inspire all disadvantaged youth to seek a healthier, happier life through sport and active living.

Un organisme à but non lucratif actifÝau Québec et en Colombie-Britanique. Sa mission est de briser les barrières socioéconomiques touchant les jeunes exclus. Pour ce faire, la société met en place des programmes communautaires, innovateurs et soutenables dans le domaine du sport de montagne, pour la jeunesse exclue âgée entre 17 et 24 ans.