Who We Support

Through the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa (CAFO), our donor community helps inspire and empower children and youth by helping create resiliency, life-long memories, and overall well-being.  Over 1,000 children, youth and their families are directly helped by CAFO each year. Our core programs provide funding for basic necessities that are often taken for granted such as:

  • a “Dare to Dream” bursary to pursue a college or university education
  • an opportunity to get active in sports (hockey, soccer, swimming)
  • participate in recreational actvities (scouts/guides, music lessons, museum visits)
  • a week-long summer camp experience
  • your own bed to sleep in

To learn more, call Walter Noble, Executive Director at 613-745-1893 x1
or visit www.HelpOttawaKids.ca.

Operation Come Home (OCH) helps hundreds of at-risk and homeless youth access the services and support needed in order to make positive changes in their lives. Like Tony, who graduated from the Rogers Achievement Centre (the OCH high school) and headed to college to study in the Architecture Technician course. Hydro Ottawa provided him with a scholarship for his first semester. OCH offers programs that provide at risk and homeless youth with education, employment, housing and personal development.

For information please contact Elspeth McKay, Executive Director,
613-230-4663 x228 or visit www.operationcomehome.ca