Who We Are
What we do
The Hope for Children Fund supports the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CCAS) by raising funds for education and poverty relief programs for children, youth and families who receive services from CCAS. We believe by investing in our children and youth, and by helping families though their difficult times, we can transform our community.
Why we do it
You don’t need to be around children very long before you realize that their imagination can take them to magical, far away places… places you remember exploring as a child. There is no greater vision of hope than a child discovering their world – eyes wide with wonder and excitement. But, when this passion for learning isn’t fueled by compassionate caregivers in a supportive environment, many children grow into disillusioned teens. We meet so many young people who lack the positive role models they desperately need to achieve success and happiness. Without intervention, many of these teens become young parents, passing the same struggles onto their children. That’s why Hope for Children Fund is committed to child abuse prevention. While the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto receives government funding to provide safe and loving environments where children and teens can grow, our Fund supplies essentials not covered by the funding – critical things like university scholarships, emergency financial assistance to help in times of crisis, safe cribs for infants, summer camp opportunities, sports, arts and cultural activities and much more. Learn more about CCAS here.
- Post-Secondary Scholarships for Crown Wards of the Society to realize their academic dreams
- Emergency Assistance Grants for families struggling to pay their rent or buy groceries
- Summer Camp so that kids can have a carefree experience and memories to last a lifetime
- Christmas bringing the spirit of hope to the Christmas season through our Toy Drive and Gift Card Program
- Sleep Tight providing cribs to low-income families.
The Hope for Children Fund was established in 1980 and incorporated in 1989. In 2011, the management and operation of Hope for Children Foundation was transferred to CCAS and Hope for Children transitioned from being a Foundation to a Fund. CCAS Revenue Canada business number is 1298 63577 RR0001