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Ways to Give

All of us look for opportunities to make a difference, to make this world a better place. Right here in our community of Windsor-Essex County, we have the ability to change lives and turn dreams into reality. Review the many opportunities we have to give in our booklet.

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You Can Write A Child’s Story

The Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Foundation offers, through the “You Can Write a Child’s Story” campaign, numerous options of how you can make an impact.

The Foundation supports the many programs that are offered to the children, youth and families that the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society provides services to. That’s 1 in 8 children in our area. Each of these children has a story, a story that is still waiting to unfold, a story that aspires to a happy ending.

View our updated campaign booklet. Ready to donate? Visit our donation page by clicking the button below.

What will your Legacy look like?

You have friends and family that love you. You’ve done your best to make a positive impact on those closest to you. You’ve lived fully. What’s next?

Virginia Rivest and her husband, Sidney, were faced with that exact question. Together, they worked hard, made homes and travelled the world. They never missed the opportunity to meet with family and friends. Virginia was an exceptional hostess, ensuring all visitors felt welcomed.

Together, they felt education was essential to success so they developed academic bursaries for their nieces and nephews. As a final act of generosity, and cementing a decision she and her late husband agreed upon, Virginia left a Legacy Gift to the Education Bursary Program of the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Foundation (WECAF). As a result, the lives of youth will be changed
for years to come.

Living lives of influence and support, the legacies of Virginia and Sidney Rivest will forever impact children, youth and families. When you choose to plan your estate, consider expanding the warmth of your generosity by including those young lives that will be changed forever by WECAF programs. There are many ways you can help. Your kindness will enrich their future.

For more donation Information, please contact: Mike Clark, Manager of Public Relations & Fund Development at 519-252-1171, ext. 3210 or

John and Sophia Chisholm Embracing Family Fund

Families in our community face a number of life challenges including: mental health issues, addictions, intimate partner violence, and the most prevalent challenge, poverty!

WECAF has committed funds to help families being served by WECAS remain together. Funding will be directed to activities, goods and services that are either not funded by the Province of Ontario or are inadequately funded to meet the needs of vulnerable families.

The John & Sophia Chisholm Embracing Family Fund has been established to support families in need and provide them with hope and comfort as they rise up to the challenges they face. Click on the “Donate” button and look for this fund in the drop down menu.