OUR MISSION

    The Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support that contributes to the safety
    and well-being of the children
    and families of the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society
    through fundraising initiatives and public education.

     

    ABOUT US


    The Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Foundation believes that every child deserves an equal opportunity for reaching their potential. Success starts
    with basic needs that provide the essence for growth. Associated with the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society,
    but incorporated as a separate body with its own Board of Directors, the foundation funds programs
    for children and families with this purpose in mind.

    The programs offered provide opportunities for children, youth and families to become empowered through the development of skill sets,
    self-esteem and self-confidence.Some programs were developed specifically to reflect our community needs and do not receive
    government funding, while other programs require subsidized funding.

    The Board of Directors takes great pride in providing the financial support and resources that directly benefit our children
    and youth. Your support becomes the strength of a community that works together “Growing a Strong Future.”

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    FAMILY

    All families should have the opportunity to be successful and benefit from a strong support network. Our goal is to embrace families in times of need, reducing stress and isolation to empower effective parenting, These dynamics create opportunities for new beginnings for the whole family.

    When you donate you become part of our “extended family” that reaches community providing:

    • Basic Needs
    • Family Wellbeing Program
    • High Risk Infant Program
    • Holiday Program
    • Children’s Groups
    • Kinship Services
    • Parenting Groups

     Together, we are creating opportunities that build families and futures.


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    EDUCATION

    Education is the key to unlocking potential and contributing to personal growth and development of our youth. Through our programs and bursaries we are providing an opportunity for a positive educational experience. This experience supports employment, health and social wellbeing. When we support children in care we empower them to grow to their full potential as active members in the community.

    Your donations drive educational based support:

    • Backpack Program
    • Bursaries
    • Tutor/Homework Program
    • Graduation Awards Dinner

     The Foundation also supports Child Abuse Prevention through educational programs as well as public awareness campaigns.


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    ENRICHMENT

    We are dedicated to providing children in care the support, tools, experiences and encouragement for an enriched life. Growing a strong future means building resiliency, self-confidence and social skills that support a smooth transition to new beginnings. Recreational and group activities present opportunities to build relationships, give back to the community and interact with positive role models.

    Your contributions help “grow our youth” by supporting life enriching programs, activities and events.

    • Camera Club
    • Holiday Dinner
    • Life Skills Program
    • Mentoring Program
    • Music Therapy Program
    • Recreation Activities
    • Summer Camp
    • Youth Advisory Committee