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

Kawartha Haliburton CAS

Margaret Davies Bursary Fund


Margaret Davies Bursary

The Margaret Davies Bursary Fund was established in honour of the KHCF’s founder Margaret Davies.  Prior to the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation’s bursary program’s inception, youth transitioning from care into independent living were struggling financially and not always able to continue their education.

Interestingly, the life-enriching experiences offered by the foundation, like our summer camp program, were having an indirect effect on the number of students wishing to attend post-secondary institutions.  With all of our ongoing programs designed to help build self-awareness, self-esteem and self-confidence, the development of which helped children and youth to create and pursue their dreams, allowing them to reach life goals.

Education is key to developing life skills and workplace readiness. The supports offered by donors today assist growing numbers of youth transition from care, and into post-secondary education or job training programs.

Currently the Foundation provides approximately $125,000 in bursary funding to former in care youths pursuing post-secondary education.  Each student receives $2,500.00 per semester through our Margaret Davies Bursary Fund to assist with education related expenses.  This fund has assisted 170 independent youth with education related expenses since 2002.

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 ...