Children, Youth and Family
106 Drake Sea Cadets (Local: Oshawa, ON)
The Royal Canadian Sea Cadets are a nonprofit organization funded by the Department of National Defence in partnership with the Navy League of Canada. All young adults age 12-18 are welcome to join. All equipment, uniforms and training are provided free of charge. Cadets also have the opportunity to train in one of the many Cadet Summer Training Centres for up to six weeks of paid training during the summer months. Sea Cadets take part in sailing, marksmanship, naval firefighting, marching band, seamanship, military drill team, orienteering & Geocaching. We train regularly on Wednesday nights from 6:45-9:30 from September to June.
330 Danforth Tech Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron (Local: Toronto, ON)
The 330 Danforth Tech Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron offers a dynamic engaging program for youth age 12-18 in the East York community. Activities include, aviation, flying, music, sports, leadership, citizenship, and many once in a lifetime opportunities for youth.
360°kids (Regional: Richmond Hill, ON)
360°kids has been providing support services to at-risk and homeless youth in York Region for the past 27 years. Our primary focus is providing aid and support to at-risk and homeless youth. 360°kids is a one-stop agency where young people at-risk can access safe, supportive housing for the day, the night or as long as a year. We offer a full range of support services —clothing and food, personal support, outreach, counselling, life skills training, education upgrading and job searching—designed to help youth get back on their feet.
4-H British Columbia (Regional: Vernon, BC)
The 4-H program provides young people with an opportunity to learn how to become productive, self-assured adults who can make their community and country a good place in which to live. This is fostered through project and program work, experiences with their 4-H club members and leaders and their participation in district, regional and even provincial programs.
4 Korners Family Resource Center (Regional: Deux-Montagnes, QC)
In a spirit of respect, support and empowerment, the 4 Korners Family Resource Center is a nonprofit community organization dedicated to assisting youth, adults, seniors and their families in the Laurentian region to access information, resources and services in English.
856 Pickering Kinsmen Royal Canadian Air Cadets (Local: Pickering, ON)
Air Cadets is a challenging and dynamic national program whose purpose it is to develop in youth the attributes of leadership, active citizenship and physical fitness, all within a safe environment that stimulates an interest in the Canadian Forces. 856 Squadron has 160 cadets aged 12 18.
A Rocha Canada (Regional: BC, MB, ON)
A Rocha is inspired by God’s love to restore salmon habitat, train young scientists, inspire school children, feed low-income families – We transform people & places through hands-on conservation projects, environmental education programs & sustainable agriculture initiatives.
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.
Abbottsfield Youth Project (AYP) Society (Local: Edmonton, AB)
Abbottsfield Youth Project (AYP) Society is an Edmonton-based nonprofit organization that provides preventative life skills programming for children ages 6-12 which encourage the development of effective living skills, the pursuit of healthy lifestyle choices, and connection of families to the community.
Ability First Ottawa (Local: Ottawa, ON)
Ability First Ottawa works to assist persons with disabilities to reach their goals in employment skills, recreation, social skills and art. To encourage and inspire persons with disabilities to reach their full potential and dreams.
Access Youth Outreach 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.
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.
Adam’s Apples (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
Adam’s Apples promotes face-to-face interactions amongst youth by placing bowls of apples in schools and community centres to encourage them to set aside technology and form healthy relationships with their peers. They provide peer-counselling training to students and scholarship opportunities.
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 Options (Regional: Alberta)
Adoption Options believes that open adoption is a positive option for babies and children, birth parents and adoptive parents. Every adoption is unique; no one way is suitable for everyone. Each participant is treated with respect and dignity at all times by our professional and caring team. We serve all Albertans and welcome diversity. We thoroughly screen all adoptive parents and have over 100 approved and waiting parents who would be thrilled to welcome a child into their home and lives. We provide free and confidential option counselling to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy.
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.
Agence Ometz (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.
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.
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.
Amanda Todd Legacy Society (National)
The Amanda Todd Legacy Society is a non-profit organization with a focus related to awareness, information and resources for issues associated with cyberbullying, online safety and concerns related to mental and emotional wellness. It is hoped that we can bring more awareness to these issues around the world.
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.
Angel Emergency Alert Non-Profit Organization provides support for children, elderly and vulnerable individuals in low-income situations, who cannot afford a personal emergency device and corresponding monthly monitoring service, by covering all or partial expenses on their behalf.
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 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.
Arctic Children and Youth Foundation (Regional: Iqaluit, NU)
We work to improve the lives of Northern Canadian children and youth, to develop initiatives that serve our culture and location. We hope to help overcome the unique challenges that face our young communities in the Arctic.
Arnold Anderson Sport Fund (Local: Brantford, ON)
We are a registered charity that provides funding for sports registration fees for low-income families in the Brantford and Brant County Areas.
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.
ARTery Arts and Health Society (Local: Vancouver, BC)
ARTery Arts and Health Society is a nonprofit organization supporting the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of people of all abilities, residents of long-term care, hospitals, and populations affected by gender-based violence by engaging individuals, patients, families and staff in creative arts programs that promote well-being and build community.
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.
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.
Awo Taan (Local: Calgary, AB)
Awo Taan provides shelter and community services, guided by Native cultural traditions, to anyone affected by family violence. Awo Taan has a broad continuum of services and seeks to promote peace and end family violence and bullying in our society.
An online place of comfort and resource centre for parents and children who have lost a child or sibling.
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 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.
- Big Brothers & Big Sisters Atlantic Canada
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barrie & District
- Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland
- Big Sisters and Big Brothers Society of Calgary and Area
- Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Colchester County, NS
- Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Cornwall & District, ON
- Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton and Burlington
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hastings and Prince Edward County
- Big Sisters of Huronia
- Big Brothers of Kitchener-Waterloo
- Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Lanark County
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Medicine Hat & District
- Big Brothers and Sisters of Moncton
- Grands frères et grandes soeurs de Montréal
- Big Brothers and Sisters of Muskoka
- Big Brothers and Sisters of Eastern Newfoundland
- Big Brothers and Sisters of North Bay & District
- Big Brothers of North Simcoe
- Big Brothers and Sisters of the Okanagan
- Big Brothers of Ottawa
- Big Brothers and Sisters of Parry Sound and Area
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel
- Big Brothers – Big Sisters PEI
- Big Brothers and Sisters of Prince George
- Big Brothers of Sarnia-Lambton
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters, South Huron
- Big Brothers and Sisters of Toronto
- Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria
- Big Brothers and Big Sisters of West Island
- Big Brothers & Sisters Whistler & Pemberton
- Big Brothers of Windsor and Essex County
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of York
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This organization hosts five “A Morning with Santa” Christmas Breakfasts in December reaching approximately 500 families who otherwise would not have the opportunity to experience the holiday season. Their Summer Breakfast Program feeds hungry children who ordinarily depend on school breakfast programs for their daily nutrition and their “A Snack at a Time” program supplies nutritious snacks to feed children who go to school hungry or don’t bring lunch/snacks or drinks.
Bright Beginnings Autism Services (Local: Cobourg, ON)
Bright Beginnings, provides program supervision to families who have hired their own instructors or therapists to run in-home programming. They provide service to both private and government-funded clients with specialized, psychologist-supervised, intensive behavioural intervention/applied behavioural analysis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BC Trauma Care (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
The British Columbia Borstal Association has concerted efforts to address trauma through the creation of the BC Trauma Care Program. The program offers accessible and low-cost counselling services to those who have experienced any level of trauma. In addition to the one to one counselling and group support, they also offer resources, education and awareness not only to our clients but to service providers, educators and the community.
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.
Butterfly Foundation Parental Alienation Support Corp. (Regional: Winnipeg, MB)
Butterfly Foundation Parental Alienation Support is a not-for-profit public interest Corporation that provides support to Canadian citizens who are victims of Parental Alienation.
Butterfly Wings Perinatal Bereavement Services (Local: Sudbury, ON)
An organization dedicated to providing grief support services to families whose lives have been touched by the death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, and newborn death.
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.
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.
Cam’s Kids (Regional: Toronto, ON)
Cams Kids is a not-for-profit foundation supporting young people struggling with anxiety. We do this through online resources, our ambassador program, wellness booths at schools and community events, holistic health speakers at schools, awareness and fundraisers, monthly newsletters and a variety of social media platforms.
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.
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)
Camp Jumoke’s mission is to enrich the lives of children living with Sickle Cell Disease and its complications, one child at a time. Our primary mandate is to provide children with the opportunity to attend summer camp at our host camp, Camp Wenonah in beautiful Bracebridge, Ontario, for two weeks every summer; this is at little or no expense to their families.
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’.
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 Triumph (National: Kensington, PEI)
Camp Triumph provides a stress-free, nurturing, fun environment for children 7-17 who have a sibling or parent with a serious chronic illness or disability (example: campers may have a father with cancer or a sister with autism). Free to attend.
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.
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 Council of Muslim Women (National: Gananoque, ON)
The Canadian Council of Muslim Women is a national not-for-profit organization whose overarching mission is to ensure the equality, equity and empowerment of Muslim women. It develops projects that encourage civic engagement, empower communities and lastly promote inter-cultural and inter-religious understanding.
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.
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 Foundation for Development (Local: Edmonton, AB)
Canadian foundation for development & Empowerment has been operating since September 1998, CFDE supports informal and formal child education.
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.
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 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.
A support network for Canadian grandparents who are either raising or seeking access to their grandchildren.
CANHAVE Children’s Centre (International: Ottawa, ON)
CANHAVE Children’s Centre supports education of Ugandan orphans who have lost both parents to HIV/AIDS, so that the children may survive, thrive, gain the knowledge and skills to become independent citizens. CANHAVE supports over 100 children in Central Uganda as well as CANHAVE Vocational School (CVS) in Kisubi.
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.
Capitalize for Kids (Local: Toronto, ON)
1 in 5 kids will experience a mental health challenge and they are asking for help like never before. Unfortunately, service providers are not keeping up with demand. Capitalize for Kids works with great organizations to identify opportunities to increase the capacity of their existing services. Through pro-bono services and targeted funding, the Capitalize for Kids helps service providers support more young people. Ultimately, it means that kids spend less time looking for help and more time getting it.
Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre Society (Local: Prince George, BC)
The centre operates a child care facility providing over 100 child care spaces, as well as Hadih House, a community drop-in facility. Both facilities serve a diverse group of children, youth, families and individuals.
Carya Society of Calgary (Local: Calgary, AB)
With 40 program offerings for individuals and families, we provide a full spectrum of interactive counselling and development services for people of all ages — from babies to youth to older adults — and their support network.
Protects and advocates for the well-being of children within the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth.
One part of an Ontario-wide network of child welfare agencies organized to protect children from neglect and physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
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.
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.
Cave Springs Camp (Regional: Jordan Station, ON)
The Mission of Cave Springs Camp is to serve Christ by encouraging campers and staff to grow in their relationship with God and others while learning about Christ, themselves and creation.
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.
Chantiers jeunesse (National: Montreal, QC)
Chantiers jeunesse is a non-profit organization created to to promote the development of young, active and engaged citizens while fostering community development. Through our projects, youth increase their potential and gain new skills while helping communities reach their full potential.
Chantiers jeunesse est un organisme à but non lucratif visant à favoriser le développement de jeunes citoyens actifs et engagés ainsi que le développement des communautés. Chantiers jeunesse favorise à la fois le développement du plein potentiel de jeunes volontaires et celui de la communauté.
Connections Early Years Family Centre (Local: Windsor, ON)
Connections — formerly St. Mary’s Family Learning Centre — has served the community since 1974, providing integrated support, learning and early identification and intervention services to advance the healthy development of families and their children 0-6 years of age in Windsor-Essex County.
COPA (Centre ontarien de prévention des agressions) (Regional: Toronto, ON)
COPA is a provincial non-profit whose goal is to prevent child abuse and promote positive social change. Since being founded in 1995, over 135,000 students and adults have received our whole-school educational programs in both French- and English-language schools in Ontario.
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.
Chai Lifeline Canada (National: Toronto, ON)
Chai Lifeline Canada provides support to thousands of children battling a pediatric illness and to their family’s who are affected by illness. With your support, we are providing critical care, compassion, support programs and services to our most vulnerable.
Chance to Play (International)
Chance to Play is a nonprofit organization providing opportunities to children and youth across Canada and communities in developing countries to engage in soccer. Impacting national and international communities through the soccer recycling program that offers environmental sustainability by collecting and redistributing gently used soccer uniforms and equipment by collaborating with soccer clubs.
Chess’n Math Association (Local: Toronto, ON)
The Chess ‘N Math Association in Toronto offers chess lessons for students at schools around the GTA, and also at libraries and community centres in the evenings, all throughout the year. They host camps in the summer that are extremely popular with ambitious kids who want to learn or increase their abilities in chess.
Child Advocacy Centre Niagara (Regional: St. Catharines, ON)
The Child Advocacy Centre Niagara is a safe place to tell your secrets for children and youth who have been physically or sexual abused, become the targets of internet luring or were the unwilling witness of violence. A registered charity that serves Niagara’s 12 municipalities, helping children and families cope with the life altering impact of child abuse.
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.
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 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 Pornography Hurts (National: London, ON)
This organization aims to help victims of child pornography become survivors by arranging for and paying for therapy to assist them in becoming survivors. They also have training sessions for therapists so that they will better understand the impact of being victimized through this crime.
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.
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 INTERNATIONAL (International: South Surrey, BC)
ChildCare INTERNATIONAL is a nonprofit organization committed to helping the poorest children of the world “survive and succeed”. Through child sponsorship, Childcare INTERNATIONAL educates, feeds, and provides shelter for children in 7 different countries.
Childhood Obesity Foundation (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
The mission of the Childhood Obesity Foundation is to lead a societal shift toward healthy eating and active lifestyles to promote childhood healthy weights and the resulting physical and emotional benefits.
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
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 Care International – Aide internationale pour l’enfance (AIPE-CCI) (International: Longueuil, QC)
Children’s Care International mission is to assist child victims of exploitation through education, physical and psychological health care and vocational discrimination of race, sex or religion.
Children for a Better Future (Regional: Oliver, BC)
Children for a Better Future is a nonprofit that seeks to educate children and parents about the negatives to an overuse of electronics such as smart devices and television. We do talks, events and workshops to teach parents and their children better alternatives to using technology to entertain and distract as well as how using technology can take away from your relationship.
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 Help Outreach (Local: Halifax, NS)
The purpose of Children’s Help Outreach is to provide relief to families in need, both families with children whom are in long term Pediatric care and those whom are underprivileged.
An international, non-denominational, non-political volunteer organization dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding through peace education programs for children aged 11 to 19.
Children’s Organ Transplant Society (Regional: Richmond, BC)
The Children’s Organ Transplant Society is a registered charity created to support B.C. families with children who have undergone an organ transplant or are awaiting a transplant. The Society provides educational, financial and emotional support for families, and strives to raise organ donor awareness.
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.
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.
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 Treatment Network (Regional: Simcoe and York, ON)
Through the collective efforts of community partners, this organization respond to the evolving needs of children and youth with multiple special needs in Simcoe and York by providing and enhancing services, championing system change and building capacity.
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.
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.
Christy’s Integration (Local: Ottawa, ON)
This organization works to assist persons with disabilities to reach their goals in employment skills, recreation, social skills and art, as well as to encourage and inspire persons with disabilities to reach their full potential and dreams.
Churchill Park Family Care Society (Local: Calgary, AB)
Churchill Park Family Care Society is a nonprofit Calgary child care and family support agency providing quality child care and early learning opportunities to Calgary families. We have been both pioneers and leaders in this field for over forty years.
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.
The City Youth Council of Toronto (CYCTO) (Local: Toronto, ON)
The City Youth Council of Toronto (CYCTO) gives young people in Toronto a voice, empowering them and giving them the opportunity to learn more about politics, reach out to their community, and influence how the city works!
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.
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.
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.
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.
COPE Service Dogs is a non-profit organisation which raises and trains dogs to help people with disabilities. Uniquely, COPE dogs are trained by high school students in classroom supervised by professional trainers. Students learn valuable life-skills while earning high school credits.
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 (Local: Toronto, ON)
As Canada’s largest agency serving at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth, Covenant House Toronto changes lives by providing the widest range of services and support to as many as 250 youth a day.
Provides food, shelter, clothing and counselling to the estimated 500 – 1,000 street youth in Vancouver.
Creative Arts Foundation of Canada (National: Montreal, QC)
The Creative Arts Foundation of Canada is a non-profit organization that works on creative arts research, educational books, documentaries on multiculturalism. Through these projects, we promote creativity and innovation in the community.
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.
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
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.
Dan Snook Trust Foundation (Dan’s Legacy) (Regional: New Westminster, BC)
The Dan Snook Trust Foundation (Dan’s Legacy) provides therapeutic counselling and life-skills programs to youth struggling with depression, anxiety and addiction issues as a result of childhood trauma and abuse.
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.
Delisle Youth Services (Local: Toronto, ON)
Delisle Youth Services is a multi-service agency committed to supporting the developmental, emotional and social needs of youth and their families.
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.
Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre (National: Toronto, ON)
The Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre provides counselling services to children and youth who have experienced (or are currently experiencing) a terminal illness and/or death, either personally or in their immediate family. Our programs include: counselling, Youth Group, Family Support Program, Camp Erin, training and consultation for other professionals; and research and evaluation.
Doctors Nova Scotia Healthy Tomorrow Foundation (DNSHTF) (Regional: Dartmouth, NS)
Doctors Nova Scotia Healthy Tomorrow Foundation (DNSHTF) is a registered charity that supports Nova Scotia’s kids in embracing active living and instilling in them the knowledge, skills and motivation required to be healthy and active for life. DNSHTF operates Kids Run Club, a free provincial school-based running program.
The Dream Factory (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.
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.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (International: Toronto, ON)
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is an internationally recognized program for young people 14-24 years old which helps develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure. We believe that not all learning happens in the classroom.
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.
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 of Alberta (Regional: Calgary, AB)
The Easter Seals is a nonprofit organization established in 1951 with a goal in mind to put on events and fundraisers for children and adults living with a variety of disabilities.
Easter Seals Ontario helps children and youth with physical disabilities from all ethnic and religious backgrounds by providing financial assistance for costly mobility equipment and communication devices. Easter Seals also owns and operates two fully accessible summer camps and offers post-secondary education scholarships and information resources for parents.
East Metro Youth Services (Local: Scarborough, ON)
A community resource helping troubled youth and their families build a better future.
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.
Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club (EOOC) (Local: Edmonton, AB)
The Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club (EOOC) is a not-for-profit sports club. Participants of any age, ability or experience are welcome at all Edmonton Orienteering events & every event includes a free beginners’ clinic. Orienteering is an outdoor activity involving using a special map to navigate around the terrain.
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.
Empower Simcoe (Regional: Simcoe County, ON)
Empower Simcoe is a regional multi-service agency responding to community needs through inclusive programming that improves the quality of all lives. Empower Simcoe Foundation is an affiliated charity, raising funds to support the agency’s programs and respond to community needs.
Empowering Minds™ (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.
Empty Arms (Local: Saskatoon, SK)
Empty Arms is a peer-run organization that offers birth and bereavement support services to Saskatoon and area baby-loss families. Their services are free of charge and are available before, during, and/or after the death of any little one, gone too soon. They offer support services to mothers and families experiencing, but not limited to, the following: Miscarriage; Missed Miscarriage; Stillbirth; Difficult Diagnosis; Induction for Medical Reasons (Fatal Diagnosis); Carrying to Term (Fatal Diagnosis); Neonatal Death.
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.
Espoir Soccer (Local: Surrey, BC)
Espoir Soccer is a nonprofit program that provides youth soccer coaching for children in low-income families, including new immigrants and refugees. It is designed to break financial barriers that restrict any child from participating in organized sports. In addition, the program gives an opportunity for its participants to receive help in academics and English classes.
Espoir Society (Local: Surrey, BC)
Espoir For All Society (Espoir Society) is designed to help the less fortunate and the more vulnerable individuals in our community. The services support children from low income families/ refugees, youths, and people living with mental illness/ autism.
Estevan Family Resource Centre Inc. (Local: Estevan, SK)
The Estevan Family Resource Centre Inc. is a prevention model of service delivery, offering a comprehensive range of programs aimed at enhancing child and family wellbeing by reducing family isolation, supporting healthy child development, family support and referrals.
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.
Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME) (Local: Etobicoke, ON)
FAME facilitates the development of resilience in families living with mental illness by providing support, education, coping skills and self-care strategies. Families who have a loved one with mental illness experience significant stress, which can impact their own health, relationships, careers and financial situations. Some of their services include one-on-one supportive counselling, telephone support, Monthly family support groups, FAMEKIDs educational group and educational speaker series.
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.
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 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.
The Family Resource Centre (Local: Pierrefonds, QC)
The Family Resource Center’s mission is to teach children six and up, parents, and professionals the skills they require to become successful. The Center offers Social Skills, Study Skills, Transitioning from Elementary to High School, Transitioning – High School & Beyond, Girls Empowerment Project, Family/Individual Therapy and Parental Support groups. Fees are offered on a sliding scale.
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.
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.
FIT Angels Inc (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.
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.
Has a mandate to increase physical activity levels of all children and youth by providing visionary leadership, resource support and effective programs.
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.
Fredericton Association for Community Living (Local: Fredericton, NB)
The Fredericton Association for Community Living, also known as FrederictonACL, envisions an inclusive Fredericton where people with intellectual disabilities and their families feel they belong and are supported to participate fully in our community.
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.
Friends of the Orphans (International: Guelph, ON)
We are a nonprofit charity, specializing in short (two weeks) and long (one year) terms projects in one of the nine homes for children of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos. Teams are made up of all ages or can be specialized.
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.
The Gaby Davis Foundation (Regional: Port Coquitlam, BC)
The Gaby Davis Foundation seeks to improve a child’s quality of life during cancer treatment by providing financial aid and support to children with cancer and their families in British Columbia. We believe that children with cancer will receive the most consistent medical care when their parents can focus on them, rather than the additional burdens caused by a cancer diagnosis.
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.
The Gatehouse (Local: Toronto, ON)
The mission of this organization is to provide support, resources and advocacy for those impacted by childhood sexual abuse. The Gatehouse provides support groups/peer support for survivors, ages 18+ of sexual abuse and offers a child-friendly investigation space for police regarding child abuse cases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get Active ‘N Play (Local: Toronto, ON)
This organization’s goal is to help grow active communities through Sports Walls, connecting people through sport and providing the tools to learn, share and play.
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-Guides du Canada is a Movement for girls, led by women, and is the leading organization for girls and women in Canada with 83,000 members across the country. It challenges girls to reach their potential and empowers them to give leadership and service as responsible citizens of the world.
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 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 Friends (International: Oakville, ON)
The Global Friends Foundation supports orphaned and vulnerable children around the world. They believe that we share one world and have the power – and responsibility – to remove academic, social and professional barriers imposed by poverty so individuals and communities can thrive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Help One Another Canada Foundation (HOAC) (Regional: Edmnton, AB)
Help One Another Canada Foundation exists to empower immigrants in Alberta and less privileged children and families in Burundi, Africa through education and entrepreneurship. HOAC operates 6 programs: Language and Communications Program, Immigrant Youth Opportunities Program, Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs Opportunities Program, Certification & Training, Education, Trades & Entrepreneurship in Burundi, Africa.
Hera Society (Local: Calgary, AB)
Hera offers holistic, multidisciplinary services to adolescent girls who are experiencing challenges in their lives.
HFG Happy Families Support Network Inc. (HFG) (Local: Toronto, ON)
HFG Happy Families Support Network Inc. (HFG), is a not-for-profit organization located in Toronto that provides free, ongoing support to women and children who have experienced abuse.
Highlands Youth for Christ (Regional: Orangeville, ON)
Highlands Youth for Christ, operates The Door Youth Centre in 12 communities in South Central Ontario. The Door’s mission is to provide alternatives of hope for youth and their families through caring relationships and developmental opportunities for the whole person (mental, social, physical and spiritual).
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.
Home Suite Hope (Regional: Halton, ON)
Home Suite Hope unites a network of vital support services for single parents and their children – to encourage and support them as they journey from poverty to stability. Poverty, and the hopelessness it fosters, is often passed on from one generation to the next. Children growing up poor learn to believe education and secure employment are beyond their reach. Without empowerment, they may not have the tools to support to think beyond their microcosm of despair. Often not choosing the most promising path, and seeking short-term sustenance that constricts a life-long flourishing. Together, we are transforming the patterns of poverty to a legacy of prosperity. One family at a time.
Hope 4 MVC Kids (Regional: Olds, AB)
We provide assistance to families in Mountain View County. If the child in medical need is hospitalized they can apply to us for financial support to help with parking, meals, fuel, utilities, groceries, accommodation and sibling care. We provide adaptive equipment for home/school not covered by other sources, as well as therapy such as counselling, private o/t, p/t, alternative therapies not covered by health insurance or other sources.
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.
Hoops for Kids (Local: Scarborough, ON)
Hoops for Kids is a not-for-profit corporation that provides financial assistance to children in Scarborough, ON so that they can compete in basketball at the highest, competitive level.
Hope for Hearts (Local: Toronto, ON)
Launched in 2015, Hope for Hearts is an annual fundraiser in support of Heart Research performed in the Echocardiography Laboratory at the Hospital for Sick Children. The Hope for Hearts Gala is your chance to enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment in support of an amazing cause.
Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre (Regional: Markdale, ON)
Hope Haven is a specialized equestrian centre offering adaptive riding, horsemanship, and therapy programs for individuals who have intellectual, physical, social and/or emotional challenges.
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 Services is a Registered Charitable organization that provides an integrated continuum of services including specialized therapy, counselling and education. Hull helps children, youth and families who experience emotional and psychological disorders, behavioural problems, learning disabilities, mental illness, developmental delay, neglect, abuse and family breakdown.
Huron House Boys’ Home (Regional: Bright’s Grove, ON)
Huron House Boys’ Home is a safe, structured residential environment for adolescent boys with complex needs. Since 1970, their caring professionals have worked together to develop and implement programs to enable our clients to make positive changes in their lives. This organization isa a non-denominational charity licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services as an accredited children’s mental health facility.
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.
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.
Information Children (Regional: Burnaby, BC)
– Information Children is a non-profit organization and a registered charity, founded in 1979. We provide information, support, parenting series and referrals to parents and others on most any matters related to the care and well-being of children (12 and under) and families.
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.
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.
Internet Sense First (National: London, ON)
We provide funds for therapy for victims of child pornography; we educate the public about online child safety in a progressive, proactive approach.
Iranian Canadian Teens Club (ICTC) (Local: Toronto, ON)
We are a not-for-profit organization that aims to address the complexities of immigration which has adverse impact on our youth and their future role in our country.
iSisters Technology Mentoring (Regional: Ottawa, ON)
iSisters Technology Mentoring is a registered Canadian charity that was founded in 2001. As a leader in technology learning and development, iSisters helps empower women in need to live better lives, create brighter futures and build stronger communities.
Island Counselling Society (Local: Nanaimo, BC)
Island Integrated Counselling Society is a registered charity providing the Nanaimo community with professional, affordable counselling services that support personal growth, emotional and relational wellbeing while improving the quality of life of clients. The Society aims to remove financial barriers that prevent individuals, couples and families from seeking out professional psychotherapy services.
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.
Jabez Therapy Ranch (Regional: Springfield, ON)
We are a charitable organization providing therapeutic riding and equine assisted counselling. Our focus is on serving economically, socially, physically or mentally disadvantaged children and youth as well as providing volunteer opportunities within the community of Oxford/Elgin/Middlesex, Ontario.
Jake’s House for Children with Autism (Local: York, ON)
Jake’s House was built to provide support and solutions for caregivers and children living with autism and works tod to support families by assisting and better equipping them for the challenges they face; and to augment that assistance through initiatives that engage extended families, supporters and the ASD community.
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
Jewish Russian Community Center of Ontario (JRCC) (Local: Toronto, ON)
Our mission at the JRCC is to achieve Jewish identity, continuity and integrity among the Jews from the Former Soviet Union and their families by providing educational, spiritual, religious and cultural community services, bringing us closer to a redeemed and perfect world.
The Joshua Project Foundation (Regional: Caledon East, ON)
The Joshua Project Foundation aka The Josh Project is dedicated and committed to improving the lives of as many at-risk & homeless youth as possible. It is their mission to see that all children grow to become successful adults. At The Josh Project they hope to create more awareness, assist with prevention, and finally, initiate change for current and potential at-risk youth.
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.
Joanne’s House Durham Youth Housing and Support Services (Regional: Ajax, ON)
Joanne’s Houseis the only youth shelter in Durham Region. They have 13 beds, provide meals and clothing, and also have a harm reduction co-ordinator and in-home school program. They provide a loving and compassionate home where youth can feel safe, and are valued and can get the help they need.
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.
JunCtian Community Initiatives (JCI) (Regional: Ontario)
JunCtian Community Initiatives Inc. (JCI) is a dynamic not for profit organization dedicated to empowering our community by delivering positive economic and social programs for success. JCI was created in 2014, as a Community Association with the objectives to foster and develop community spirit, promote organized arts, education, social & justice services, employment services, health and wellness, and other community endeavors.
Junior Achievement of Canada (National: Toronto, ON)
JA Canada is passionately committed to our mission of inspiring students and preparing them to succeed in a global economy. We are the largest youth business education organization in Canada with a national office and 16 Charters serving students from coast to coast.
- Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories
- Southern Alberta
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Nova Scotia
- Central Ontario
Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
JABC has been a leader in youth business education programs for over 60 years. Our programs focus on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship and are requested by educators across British Columbia. Thanks to the funding of generous donors, programs are delivered, free of charge, by local volunteers who provide their real-life experiences to students.
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.
KARA Family Resource Centre (Local: Edmonton, AB)
The KARA Family Resource Centre works to promote the healthy development of children by empowering families. KARA provides parent education, family support programs, early childhood development programming, information and referral services to all families at no cost.
Kars4kids has decades of experience with helping people get unwanted cars off the streets (and unused boats out of the water). Our quick process makes it very convenient for donors and local governments, as cars are towed within 48 hours of contacting us. Our donors are very pleased with the easy and smooth experience we provide and with the opportunity to help children around the country.
Kasuku Children’s Centre (International: Ottawa, ON)
Kasuku Children’s Centre is a Kindergarten to Grade 3 school with wrap-around support for parents (mostly teen-parents) and the only one of its kind in the area. The center has ongoing programs during the school term and holidays. The programs aim to incorporate sport as a vehicle to help bring about positive change and social cohesion in a community desperately in need of social services. This will positively influence the provision of hope, inspiration, opportunities and platforms for them to advance their ambitions and dreams.
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.
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 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.
Kids Run Wild (Local: Edmonton, AB)
Kids Run Wild is an active outdoor program designed to improve fitness, encourage confidence, and teaching navigation/route finding skills. We provide low cost programs for children ranging in age from 5 – 16 years & offer both daytime and evening options. Kids Run Wild is organized by Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club.
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.
Kinetic Knights Robotics (Local: Kincardine, ON)
Kinetic Knights Robotics operates a robotics team of youth 14-19 in Kincardine, Ontario. Their focus is to promote STEM related careers to youth by competing in yearly robotics builds and competitions with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).
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.
Learning Disabilities Association of Peel Region (Regional: Mississauga, ON)
At the Learning Disabilities Association of Peel Region, our goal is to provide guidance and leadership in Learning Disabilities (LDs) advocacy, research, education and services. Our aim is to ease the stigma that having a Learning Disabilities carries. We run various classes for children and youth, including programs to help with Social Skills, Academic Support, and reading programs. All of these programs help to promote positive communication skills.
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.
LetsStopAIDS (International: Toronto, ON)
LetsStopAIDS is a registered Canadian charitable organization that shares and inspires youth to take action within their local communities, relating to HIV and AIDS. They focus on empowering youth by encouraging local youth to be involved with this global epidemic and learn more about HIV prevention.
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.
Links2Care (Regional: Georgetown, ON)
Links2Care is a non-profit, charitable, community support organization delivering services to enhance the health and wellbeing of Halton and Mississauga Seniors and Adults with Disabilities (in-home services), Children (drop-ins and before/after-school care), Youth (drop-ins and support) and Adults (financial/emotional/practical support and referrals).
Little Footprints, Big Steps (International)
Little Footprints, Big Steps was founded to aid in rescuing children from situations of abuse, slavery, homelessness or severe neglect in Haiti. We do this by reuniting families, supporting education and opportunities for self-sufficiency and dignity through our programs and services and collaborations.
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.
Live Different (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.
Living Hope Ranch (Regional: Consul, SK)
Living Hope Ranch is a 12-month, faith-based residential program for female teens, 13-17, who are struggling with life-controlling issues. We offer a structured environment that fosters personal growth and prepares residents for success in their relationships and careers.
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.
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.
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.
Maison des Jeunes de Contrecoeur (Local: Contrecoeur, QC)
This organization runs a youth centre where teenagers (12-17 years old) can meet and, through mentorship with adults, can learn to be active and responsible citizens.
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.
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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 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.
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.
Mary Ellen Humane Education Society (Local: Kelowna, BC)
This organization is a registered nonprofit that offers programs to help traumatized young people build life-skills and occupational skills by working with homeless dogs. The Shake-a-Paw program coaches youth to train homeless dogs to be more adoptable and to empower youth with empathy, social conscience, and hope.
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.
MediaSmarts (National: Ottawa, ON)
MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Our vision is that children and youth have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.
Mentally United Association (Regional: Surrey, BC)
This nonprofit organization is trying to reduce the stigma behind mental health! Their goal is to educate and share stories about mental health to create a more open minded society! They are currently focusing their programs on children and teens.
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.
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.
Mission Without Borders: Canada (International: Abbotsford, BC)
For over 50 years across Europe’s six poorest countries Mission Without Borders has been working with extremely poor and disadvantaged families, children and elderly people to help them move towards self-sufficiency. They are committed to enabling long-term, sustainable change through our sponsorship schemes, family and child support programs and community care.
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.
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.
Mountain Rose Women’s Shelter Association (MRWSA) (Regional: Rocky Mountain House, AB)
MRWSA provides support to women/families impacted by domestic violence in West Central Alberta. Our Vision is to ensure the availability of 24 hour crisis intervention, domestic violence support and accommodation, while promoting a non-violent society through prevention, education and awareness.
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.
Multicultural Helping House Society (Local: Vancouver, BC)
We provide assistance to new immigrants in addressing their needs from settlement, employment, social services, skills enhancement, respite housing, legal assistance, and education services.
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 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.
Myles Ahead, Advancing Child & Youth Mental Health (Local: Toronto, ON)
Myles Ahead, Advancing Child & Youth Mental Health (“Myles Ahead”) is dedicated to bridging gaps and proliferating best practices that will ensure children, youth and their families/caregivers have timely access to appropriate mental health services with the ultimate goal of mitigating child & youth suicide.
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.
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.
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 Life Mission (Local: Moncton, NB)
New Life Mission offers a free-of-charge after school drop-in program for youth aged 5-18 where kids can get together, make new friends, participate in fun activities, receive homework help, enjoy snacks, or just ‘hang out’.
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.
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.
Nikkei Place Foundation (Local: Burnaby, BC)
This organization is a charitable fundraising organization for the “Nikkei Place” Japanese-Canadian community. Together with the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre and the Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society, they work to build a strong and vibrant community that is shared with all.
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 Shore ConneXions Society (ConneXions) (Local: North Vancouver, BC)
ConneXions is a non-profit organization that supports families and serves children and adults living with developmental disabilities. Their vision is a community where all people with disabilities have equal opportunities to lead active, fulfilling lives and recognized as contributing members of the community.
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.
Parent Resource Centre (Local: Ottawa, ON)
2. A children’s charity, Parent Resource Centre is a leader in family support resource programs and comprehensive training for professionals. Focusing on early learning, parent support, training, research and community capacity, we aim for lasting impacts on children’s developmental outcomes.
Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre (Local: Oakville, ON)
A welcoming community, supporting each other through diverse programs & resources to build friendships, strengthen our children & create healthy neighbourhoods. Our centre has been set up to be a non-institutional, barrier free space, so that it is welcoming to everyone.
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.
Oceanside Building Learning Together Society (Local: Parksville, ON)
The mandate of Building Learning Together is to enhance children’s development by supporting strong family relationships and community capacity through effective learning opportunities, and to support Learning Across Generations.
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.
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.
ONE TO ONE Literacy Society (Local: Vancouver, BC)
ONE TO ONE Literacy provides one-to-one tutoring by trained volunteers to elementary school students who struggle with reading. During school hours, these children practice their reading in a safe environment, where it is okay to take risks and learn at their own pace.
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.
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.
Opening Gaits (Local: Calgary, AB)
This organization’s mission is to provide children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to experience all the physical, social, and emotional benefits of riding on and spending time with a horse.
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.
OrKidstra (Local: Ottawa, ON)
OrKidstra’s mission is to empower kids from under-served Ottawa areas and build community through music. OrKidstra provides kids with access to free instruments and music lessons and the chance to learn important life skills through playing and singing music together.
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.
Ottawa Children’s Festival (Local: Ottawa,, ON)
Since 1985, the Ottawa Children’s Festival (OCF) has hosted an annual celebration of the best in live performing arts for children. Creating programs for children aged two to 15, the Festival focuses on enriching school curriculum and promoting the arts as an integral part of children’s education; strives to present work that excites and challenges audiences of all ages; and prides itself on developing and producing award winning programming that comes from across Canada and around the world.
Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy (OYOA) (Local: Ottawa, ON)
The OYOA provides youth in the Ottawa region with a continuum of high-quality orchestral and ensemble training and performance opportunities at an affordable cost in a supportive musical environment. Run by a volunteer Board of Directors, committed parents and individuals, our teachers are some of Ottawa’s leading professional musicians.
Outloud (Local: St. Albert, Alberta)
Outloud is a youth group for 13 to 24 yr old LGBTQ people who want to meet others in and around our community. We promote interaction through games, activities, discussions, and events that allow queer people to be themselves.
Outloud Junior (Local: St. Albert, Alberta)
Outloud Junior started from a need to support the 12 and under LGBTQ children around our community. They connect through activities, games, and discussions while their parents can discuss other topics in separate room.
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.
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.
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.
Parent Support Services Society of BC (Regional: Burnaby, BC)
PSS is an organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and prioritizes inclusion, equality and justice. PSS has offices in Vancouver, Prince George, Victoria and Nanaimo which provide advocacy and support circles for isolated parents and grandparents raising grandchildren.
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.
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 Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) (Regional: Toronto, ON)
POGO champions childhood cancer care. They provide children and their families with financial support to help ease the burden, and they commit to every child’s ongoing care, knowing that childhood cancer survivors endure medical challenges into adulthood.
Provides a range of high quality mental health services for children, youth and their families who are experiencing or may experience serious emotional difficulties.
The Peer Project – Youth Assisting Youth (Regional: Toronto, ON)
This not-for-profit organization trains volunteers ages 16-29 to be great mentors and leaders in the community. The program matches youth mentors with newcomer and at-risk kids aged 6-15. Mentors provide consistent guidance to help their mentee overcome barriers, build resiliency and achieve success. Mentors also benefit greatly from increased leadership, job skills, confidence and empathy.
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.
Phoenix Youth Programs (Local: Halifax, NS)
Phoenix is a Halifax-based organization that serves youth, their families and communities. Their work is informed by the voices of the youth and families they serve, important social justice considerations, best practice research, and the wisdom gathered from working closely with community, provincial and national partners.
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.
Polish Orphans Charity (POC) (International: Toronto, ON)
The Polish Orphans Charity (POC) was founded in the year 2000 by Dr. Richarda D. Russ, Bart Pasowski P. Eng. and Arleta Holak M.A. While their fundraising activities originally focused on the Polish Canadian community, the organization has since sought to extend it to all Canadians from all diverse ethnic backgrounds to benefit orphans and underprivileged children worldwide.
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 I CARE (Local: Toronto, ON)
Project I CARE strives to be a community program through the development, progress and growth of their community’s youths. They want to prepare youth for the physical, mental and emotional complexities of life, as wells as the disciplines and responsibilities.
A nonprofit organization, run 100% by caring volunteers. We come together to provide security through blankets to children undergoing difficult circumstances. Our goal is to comfort severely ill and traumatized children, youth and teens by offering security blankets.
Proud to be Me (Regional: Ottawa, ON)
Established in 2011, we believe that being proud of who we are, is a basic fundamental quality necessary in today’s youth in order for them to contribute to a world that is filled with compassion, empathy and kindness. To further our mission and accomplish our vision we strive to improve youth programs and services in our community through our Grants, to raise awareness and promote understanding through our events and workshops and to recognize the uniqueness of youth making positive impacts in our community through our awards and recognition programs.
Punjabi Community Health Services (Regional: Calgary, AB & Ontario)
PCHS is a not-for-profit, charitable organization, which was founded in 1990. Our mandate is to improve the quality of life of members within the community. We focus on providing culturally appropriate services to the South Asian and other marginalized communities. The programs offered include, but are not limited to, mental health and addictions, geriatric support, settlement and social services.
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.
Delivers services to troubled youth in Saskatchewan through social treatment for the benefit of the individual, family and wider community.
A charitable not-for-profit youth counselling agency founded in 1969 and operating in the Region of Peel, Ontario, Canada.
REACH (Regional: Toronto, ON)
REACH values the importance of inclusion, where all children and youth have the opportunity of equal access to inclusive, quality recreation and sport programs, within their own community, regardless of ability. REACH develops integrated, inclusive recreational opportunities to enrich the lives of children and youth with special needs, their families and their communities. This can only be achieved in an environment of awareness, acceptance and compassion, where children can mature alongside their peers. We see a future where all children with special needs will enjoy, without limitation, every opportunity to fulfill their dreams.
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.
Red String Foundation (Local: Victoria, BC)
The Red String Foundation seeks to improve the experiences of youth in care in BC through the granting of wishes, as well as programs such as mentorship. They believe in engaging the community to help support the dreams and aspirations of youth in care.
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.
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.
Reigning Grace (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.
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.
We have been providing services to families of children with special needs for over 25 years. Our services promote community inclusion of the child/youth and include, but are not limited to, case management, caregiver support and networking, and resource materials.
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.
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.
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 Families Canada (National: Toronto, ON)
Safe Families Canada offers emergency care for children in the homes of Christian Host Families allowing the parent(s) of the child(ren) time to resolve a crisis in their lives.
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
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.
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.
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.
Saskatoon Children’s Choir (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 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.
School Lunch Association (Regional: St. John’s, NL)
The School Lunch Association is a registered charity whose mission is to operate a non stigmatizing program that provides a hot, nutritious lunch for primary and elementary school children, regardless of a families’ financial situation. The program serves over 4,800 meals each day, in 25 schools on the Eastern Avalon. The School Lunch Association is not a government run organization.
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.
- British Columbia/Yukon Council
- Chinook Region, AB
- Manitoba Council
- Nova Scotia Council
- P.E.I. Council
- Quebec Council
- Saskatchewan Council
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.
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.
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 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 (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.
Single Women in Motherhood (Local: London, ON)
Single Women in Motherhood (S.W.I.M.) offers hope, support and guidance to single mothers in the London community.
Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (Regional: Dartmouth, NS)
Skills Canada – Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit organization that provides Nova Scotian youth with opportunities to explore skilled trades and technologies, discover their passions, and strive for excellence. Their programming includes in-class presentations, Youth Projects, Disability Services and our flagship event the Nova Scotia Skills Competition.
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.
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.
SMILE (Local: Peel Region, ON)
SMILE is an organization dedicated to supporting children living with disabilities and their families. SMILE is situated in Peel Region Ontario. SMILE is mandated to develop community based awareness of the limitations faced by children with disabilities and critical illness and their families. SMILE maintains an ongoing relationship with families to ensure that the evolving needs of their children are being met within the safety and security of the SMILE support system. SMILE is guided by the principle of equity and is focused on the elimination of barriers which limit access to support, education and the ability to integrate into the social, cultural and spiritual fabric of our community.
Smilezone Foundation (Regional: Oakville, ON)
The Smilezone Foundation is an independent charity committed to “putting smiles on children’s faces” with the specific mission of creating, building and transforming areas (zones) in hospitals, private treatment and development centres and children clinics, in order to improve the lives of children facing illness, disabilities, physical and emotional obstacles. Ultimately putting a smile on their faces!
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.
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.
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.
Some Other Solutions Society for Crisis Prevention (SOS) (Regional: Fort McMurray, AB)
This organization’s mission is to Empower individuals to meet life’s challenges and build their capacity to support others. Some Other Solutions has a number of programs and services, including a Crisis Prevention Centre that supports all individuals when experiencing stress, emotional distress, loneliness, and suicidal thoughts. They help empower individuals of all ages and backgrounds to find the tools and resources they need to better manage life challenges, through 3 main program areas: information and referral, which includes 211 and the 24-hour Crisis Line, a health and wellness program, and a child and youth program.
Someday Is Now International (International: Vancouver, BC)
Someday Is Now International is a registered Canadian and South Sudanese non-profit organization focused on helping women and children in South Sudan through several methods including the distribution of birth kits, orphan support, and training of traditional birth attendants.
Provides children in need with a caring, loving and lifetime secure family environment where basic needs for food, health, shelter and education are met.
SOS Children’s Village BC (Regional: Surrey, BC)
SOS Children’s Village BC is the only SOS Children’s Village in Canada. We provide homes, a supportive community, and programs to help foster children and youth in need grow into caring, self-reliant adults. A loving home for every child!
South Asian Autism Awareness Centre (SAAAC) (Local: Scarborough, ON)
SAAAC was created with the intention of inspiring families impacted by ASD with a focus on cultural elements in the South Asian community. Through unique services, initiatives, and therapies they want participants to realize their potential and place them on a path towards independence.
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 Bee 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.
Sport Central Association (Regional: Alberta)
Sports Central was formed in 1991 by a group of community minded individuals who wanted to see children in need have access to necessary sport equipment and have the opportunity to participate in the sport of their choice. Their primary goal is to gather, recycle and redistribute equipment to those kids who would otherwise be denied the opportunity to participate.
Springboard To Music (Local: Scarborough, ON)
STM is a community music program for kids and youth in Scarborough offering classes in piano, guitar, voice, keyboard, hand drumming and Music&Movement. STM is striving to provide an affordable and engaging experience in music education in a welcoming environment.
Sprouting Chefs (Local: Burnaby, BC)
Sprouting Chefs is a BC registered nonprofit organization based in the Lower Mainland who strives to support the development and cultivation of school garden programs. Their school garden programs include: Edible Garden Projects, Outdoor Labyrinth for Schools, Cooking Classes, Organic Garden Classes, After School Garden Clubs and Summer Cooking Camps.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Stittsville Childcare Centre (Local: Stittsville, ON)
Our mission is to provide the families in our community and surrounding areas with a family oriented, high quality, nurturing and enriching early learning child care experience. We offer childcare programs to children ages 12 months through 12 years for those who are in need of either full time or part time care. We also offer a Nursery Program, Drop In Program, Playgroup and Summer Camp.
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.
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’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.
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 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.
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.
Telling Tales (Regional: Rockton, ON)
Our mission is to deliver outstanding literary programing to children and youth that raises the awareness of the importance of literacy in our community. The year-round reading campaign involves four streams: digital, community and school events and a September festival.
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.
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.
Three to Be (Regional: Toronto, ON)
Three to Be’s mission is to support and advance the development of innovative research, therapies and education for children with neurological disorders and their families.
Threshold Housing Society (Local: Victoria, BC)
Threshold provides transitional housing to youth aged 16-22 who are at-risk of being homeless. Threshold exists to serve youth from across Vancouver Island through a program towards independence. Providing programming, housing, positive role models and constructive support that help youth in our community navigate the challenges of school, work, relationships and life.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Turn On the Lights (Regional: Charlottetown, PE)
This organization raises awareness on childhood sexual abuse through the use of social media, and reaching out in our community. They will in the near future be providing financial assistance to families in need, after they have reported the crime.
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.
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 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 Urban Ministries (Local: Vancouver, BC)
Vancouver Urban Ministries provides opportunities for low-income children and families in East Vancouver to reach their full potential through academic assistance and engagement in the creative arts. Through our ministries we seek to empower individuals and, where appropriate, engage them in conversations about life and where God is presently working in their lives.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
VIBE Arts (Local: Toronto, ON)
Established in 1995, VIBE Arts (formerly Arts for Children and Youth) is an award-winning charitable organization committed to providing children and youth in under-resourced communities with high quality community and school based arts education. VIBE Arts works collaboratively with children and youth in under-resourced communities to innovate, build skills and resiliency, and lead social change through arts education programming.
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.
The Virtues Project (National)
The Virtues Project empowers individuals to live more authentic meaningful lives, families to raise children of compassion and integrity, educators to create safe, caring, and high performing learning communities, and leaders to encourage excellence and ethics in the work place.
Vision of Hope (Local: Toronto, ON)
Vision of Hope Resource Centre seeks to address community needs through programs and services that strengthen families. The organization prioritizes the isolation and vulnerability of those in high needs of families, youth, seniors, children and individual and focuses on preventive work with voluntary participation.
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.
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.
VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children (National: Toronto, ON)
This organization’s mission is to ensure that all children with hearing loss have their rights upheld with access to services for developing their abilities to learn to hear, listen and speak.
Waupoos Foundation (Local: Ottawa, ON)
For over 40 years Waupoos Family Farm, a charitable organization operated by The Waupoos Foundation, has offered low-cost week-long vacations during the summer and long weekends throughout the year to qualified low-income families with children (16 & under).
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.
Wellwood (Local: Hamilton, ON)
Wellwood is a community-based, nonprofit organization which provides information, programs and peer support to people who have received a diagnosis of cancer, loved ones, caregivers and healthcare providers. Working with existing community agencies and cancer care providers, Wellwood aims to provide integrative supportive care. All of our programs are free of charge. As a safe, inclusive and accessible centre, volunteers and staff strive to make Wellwood barrier-free for all.
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.
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.
Women on the Rise (Local: Montreal, QC)
A front line grassroots organization that provides services to address single parents, and marginalized women with children between the ages of 0-5 as well as new immigrants and their families.
Won by One World Outreach (International: Windsor, ON)
Won by One World Outreach is a Christian based charity that supports and empowers underprivileged children and youth between the ages of 12-25 years old by providing them with the necessary tools to become effective leaders in their communities.
Woodview Mental Health & Autism Services (Local: Burlington, ON)
Woodview offers a broad spectrum of services for children and youth facing mental health challenges and for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We work in partnership with families, who play an integral role in our services. We work with schools and social service agencies to support these individuals and their families.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- All chapters
- Calgary – YMCA Camp Chief Hector
- Hamilton/Burlington – YMCA Wanakita
- Kingston – RKY Camp
- YMCA-YWCA of London
- YMCA-YWCA of London – Camp Queen Elizabeth
- YMCA-YWCA of National Capital Region
- YMCA of Northern BC
- Owen Sound and Area Family YMCA
- Sudbury – YMCA John Island Camp
- YMCA GTA
- Greater Vancouver
- Windsor-Essex County
- Wood Buffalo
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.
A compassionate, nonprofit, mothers’ support organization providing programs and services for mother’s and families dealing with miscarriage and infant loss. This organization is community-based and focused on spreading awareness on this subject so no one has to suffer alone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Youth Empower Project (Regional: Summerland, BC)
A youth-led non-profit that aims to help other youth use their passions to make positive change in the world. They run campaigns under the pillars of Environment, Health and Social Justice.
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 for Humanity is a not-for-profit organization with the belief that youth involvement is the driving force behind affecting change in our communities. Founded in 2013, they provide the education, training and culture to inspire Canadian youth from different social, racial, religious and cultural backgrounds to raise awareness and advocate on local and global humanitarian issues.
YTI Designs and implements educational interactive and capacity building programmes targeted at developing the capacities and potentials of all young people, promote social inclusion and encourage active citizenship. Creating in young people an awareness of their rights and responsibilities to the wider community.
Youth in Motion (Local: Montreal, QC)
Youth In Motion, a grassroots community organization in Little Burgundy, strives to provide the community’s young people with the skills necessary to overcome the stigma of living in a community that was once under siege by crime and that continues to struggle with poverty. Youth In Motion’s mission is to empower its teenagers to become successful learners, make positive informed life choices and reach their full potential.
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 of Today Hope of Tomorrow (Local: Mississauga, ON)
Youth of Today Hope of Tomorrow provides services for youth between the ages 14-30 years who live in Toronto and Peel Region. They provide services in French and English, we work with youth to create a safe and respectful environment with safety comes freedom for youth to explore opportunities and achieve goals.
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 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.
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.
- Banff, AB
- Brandon, MB
- Calgary, AB
- Cambridge, ON
- Edmonton, AB
- Guelph, ON
- Halifax, NS
- Hamilton, ON
- Kamloops, BC
- Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
- London, ON
- National Capital Region, ON
- Peterborough, ON
- Regina, SK
- Saint John, NB
- St. John’s, NF
- Sudbury, ON
- Greater Toronto, ON
- Vancouver, BC
- Winnipeg, MB
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.
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.
Zajac Ranch for Children (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
Located on Stave Lake in Mission, BC, Zajac Ranch for Children provides summer medical camps to children living with chronic, life-threatening, and/or debilitating illnesses and disabilities. Ranch facilities are designed to be fully accessible for all children.
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.