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

Kawartha Haliburton CAS

Child Development Fund


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The Child Development Fund exists to help improve the quality of life for children and youth served by the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society.  These children are some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our community.  With the aim of assisting families, children and youth to overcome barriers to participation, the Child Development Fund was established to respond to individual needs in order to enhance overall development and growth.


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This fund has a great deal of flexibility and can cover a variety of expenditures such as fees for sports teams or various types of lessons, recreational and cultural events, costs related to school trips, graduation, as well as travel costs for special events.



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Some of the sports and recreational programs the foundation provides assistance for includes but is not limited to horseback riding lessons, martial arts, hockey, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, swimming lessons, and arts and dance. Funding is provided for all associated costs including uniform or equipment needs, as well as team fees and fees for lessons and travel.

Participation in any of these programs have proved to help children build self-esteem and confidence increase social contact, develop relationships, as well as foster the individual skill set associated with each activity.


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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. ...