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

Kawartha Haliburton CAS

Kinship Start Up Fund

A child sleeps in a bed, covered with a pink blanket. A large decorative letter Z rests on the bedframe.We truly feel kinship caregivers are the unsung heroes.  They make so many sacrifices in order to provide stability and care for extended family (children and youth) involved with Children’s Aid Societies, especially with little or no resources available.  Yet there are start-up costs associated with placing a child with extended family such as purchasing a bed, desk, school uniform or computer, special formula for an infant, as well as day to day groceries – the price of which has increased due to the pandemic. While family members may want to help, financial barriers are now preventing them from doing so.  In 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with your support we initiated our Kinship Start-Up Fund and to date have spent over $10,000 supporting children placed with these very special caregivers.

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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. ...