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

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Nellie Mellish Fund

Nellie Mellish was born and raised in rural Quebec.  As a child, Nellie did not have the opportunity to attend school.  Later in life, however, Nellie was fortunate enough to be able to provide her own children with the kinds of opportunities that she never had as a child.  Thanks to her mother’s efforts Nellie’s daughter fondly remembers music lessons being an integral part of her upbringing.

Music is generally recognized for its therapeutic value, and involvement in its pursuit can only increase self-esteem. Giving children music or dance lessons gives children a lifelong gift.

To celebrate our deep appreciation of over a decade of generous support from Nellie’s daughter and the Glen Colborne Fund at the Toronto Foundation, we are proud to have named our music and dance fund after Nellie Mellish.  We hope to capture Nellie’s spirit as a hard-working rural Canadian with a passion for the performing arts by providing development opportunities for disadvantaged children and youth to receive training of their choice, to any level.

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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

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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. ...