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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.


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.



Updates from Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Foundation

2020 Santa's Sleigh - Gift Cards For Kids

For the past 30 years the Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Foundation has hosted Santa’s Sleigh at Walmart on Chemong Road where shoppers drop off unwrapped ...

Urgent Call for Community Support

YOUTH AND FAMILIES INVOLVED WITH THE Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society NEED YOUR HELP! The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented crisis. Those particularly at risk ...

2019 Santa’s Sleigh

Wow, what an amazing community we have! Over the 2019 Christmas season, Christmas gifts for 1093 children were purchased and dropped off to the ...

25th Silver Anniversary Dream Ball

The 25th Silver Anniversary Dream Ball was a huge success! The event was attended by a total of 288 guest who participated in an ...