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Durham Children's Aid Foundation

No Child, Youth or Family Shall Be Left Behind


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The Durham Children’s Aid Foundation (DCAF) receives support through corporate supporters, Foundations, individual donors, various community organizations and special events. Funds raised directly benefit children and youth involved with the Durham Children’s Aid Society and those living in the Durham Region.

DCAF  is supporting essential and necessary services that are not covered by government funding. The funds are dedicated to key areas, always working to ensure a maximized impact for the community. These programs may seem small, but they can have a huge impact on the life of a child or youth. It is because of the support of the community that DCAF is able to extend a helping hand to those children in desperate need. DCAF helps to break the cycle of abuse and neglect, while fostering the healthy development of youth into socially responsible adults.

 Your donation will go a long way in helping to build a future of hope for children. Be an equalizer in the lives of children and youth, begin Giving Hope today!

Together we are working to ensure that No Child, Youth or Family Shall Be Left Behind in the Durham region.

DCAF supports the following programs:

Gifts of Support & Love

Children, Youth & their Families helped by Durham CAF

Gifts of Brighter Futures

Post-Secondary bursaries awarded to Youth

Gifts of Hope

Children, Youth & their Families supported by Holiday Hope

Gifts of Play

Children sent to enjoy time at "Camps for Kids" every year

Meet Daniel

I’m going into my fourth year at the University of Guelph. I study International Development and hope to one day help reform prisoners or work for a non-for-profit, but who knows where this journey will take me. I wanted to take this opportunity to sincerely thank-you for the scholarship that you have given me and the chance you have taken in order to help me in my education. As I have aged out of the system, I am now financially independent and any funds I receive are greatly appreciated and allow me to enjoy my university experience without having to work full time as well.

It is because of people like you that foster children will beat stigma and have the opportunity to be successful citizens within society.

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By supporting the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation (DCAF) you can help turn hope into reality, challenge into triumph and adversity into opportunity for over 4000 children, youth and their families.

There are many ways you can help to make a profound impact and change the life of a child. Your gift will help to ensure that No Child, Youth or Family Shall Be Left Behind.

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We Want to Thank Our Supporters

Durham Children’s Aid Foundations is pleased to acknowledge the commitment and ongoing support of our Innovators, Champions, Partners, Mentors and Donors who help to ensure that No Child, Youth or Family Shall Be Left Behind.