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Supporting Children and Youth Involved with the Kawartha Haliburton Children's Aid Society

COVID-19 Relief Funding

Urgent Call for Community Support

Although our main focus continues to be providing children with positive life enriching experiences, we have had to adjust our programming to meet the new challenges the COVID-19 virus has created.

For children at risk, isolation can be devastating. Fear and uncertainty affects children of abuse and neglect at an intensified level. Away from the watchful eyes and guidance of outside support, these children are struggling.

Soaking Up Summer Program

Every summer the foundation sends close to 200 children involved with the Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society to summer camp. However, due to social isolation, camps may not be operating at full capacity this summer, or at all. After months of social A little girl sitting on grass, looking through a pair of binoculars.isolation our most vulnerable children and youths desperately need to engage in outdoor physical activities.

Soaking up Summer is a program that provides at risk children with activities and equipment to get them outside in the sun shine! Your donation to this program will provide children with outdoor equipment such as skateboards, scooters, helmets, sprinklers, lawn games, sidewalk chalk, water bottles, sunscreen, and of course, bubbles! 

Help get an at risk child outside this summer by donating here

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Emergency Grocery Gift Card Program

After an urgent request from the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society, we started our COVID-19 Emergency Gift Card Program to support families and kinship providers whoseThe inside of a barren fridge, containing only a single can lying on its side. children relied on school food programs. Families are now struggling more than ever to put food on the table. Many of which have also lost their jobs, or are occurring other financial burdens directly related to COVID- 19.

In addition we also expanded our traditional gift card program which provides emergency supports for youth transitioning to independent living and we extended our reach to assist a greater number of former in-care youth.

Through these gift card programs we are helping to stabilize the most urgent food insecurities for hundreds families with children, and former In-Care youth living with out parental support.

Since March 2020, you have helped us provide over $120,000 worth of emergency gift cards to children and youth desperately in need.  We are so grateful for all your support!

Help families and youth living independently put food on their tables by donating here

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Updates from Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Foundation

In partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough, we are pleased to announce the creation of the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Fund

Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation Launches Fund in partnership with the Community Foundation Wednesday, May 4, Peterborough The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough is pleased to ...

Seeking New Board Members

The Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation is Seeking New Board Members: Are you looking for a way to make a difference by supporting in-need children, youth ...

2021 Santa's Sleigh was a success!

Press Release: 2021 Santa’s Sleigh was a Success! Thank you for Helping to Put a Smile on a Child’s Face this Holiday Season! Peterborough, ...

Meet our new Executive Director - Carrie Truman

Carrie joined the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation in November 2021 in the full-time role of Executive Director. Carrie is a senior marketing and communications professional. ...