Ways to Give

Children growing up in child welfare and youth transitioning out of foster care face such tough challenges. Let’s keep their dreams alive!

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Many children, youth and families in your community are struggling and need YOUR SUPPORT.

When you donate to the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa you’re helping give support to your community’s most vulnerable residents living in child welfare and foster care.

There are many ways you can help. You can give a set amount on a monthly basis, provide a one-time gift, or make a donation in someone’s name.

Please choose the one that is best suited to you. The gift you provide will inspire and empower children, youth and their families.

Become a Dream Launcher!

Help Keep Their Dreams Alive! By becoming a Dream Launcher, you’re making a commitment to give on a year-round basis to support children, youth and families in your community. With a monthly or yearly gift, you’re helping kids hold on to their dreams of a brighter future.

As a Dream Launcher, you will be invited to our annual events where you will meet our youth ambassadors and gain a deeper understanding of the impact you’re making. LEARN MORE

Become a Dream Launcher

Sponsor an Event

Each of our three annual events attract different audiences. Our Golf Tournament, Salut! wine pairing event, and World Trivia Night offer unique opportunities to showcase your business or corporation.

From tech companies to law firms to financial institutions, we have a sponsorship opportunity that will fit your mission and help kids and families involved with children’s aid.

Sponsor an event

Fundraise for Kids

If you love hosting dinner parties, backyard BBQs, or birthday parties, consider turning them into a fundraising adventure for CAFO.

It’s quite simple – we provide you with all the promotional material and tax receipts. We are forever grateful to members of our community who are dedicated to the kids and families involved with children’s aid.

Start a fundraiser

One-Time Donation

By making a one-time donation, you have the flexibility to offer a gift that is unique to your circumstances at the time of giving.

Regardless of the monetary value, any gift you donate helps enrich the lives of kids and families involved with children’s aid.

Make a one-time donation

Monthly Donation

For just $10 a month, you can give a child the opportunity to play soccer, a clean place to sleep, or a chance at a higher education.

Your commitment to making a monthly gift shows your unwavering dedication to the kids and families involved with children’s aid.


In Memory Donation

The passing of a loved one is a difficult time for many. By honouring the legacy of your loved one, you are providing opportunities for kids and families involved with children’s aid.

honour your loved one

Leave Your Legacy

Leaving a gift in your Will is one of the most powerful impacts you can make on the future of children and youth in Ottawa.

Your memory will live on with this gift and you can be comforted knowing that you’re making a difference in the lives of kids and families in children’s aid.

Leave your legacy

Currency for Kids

Bring your foreign currency to one of our convenient partner locations and help kids in child welfare take back their childhood.

Donate any form of foreign currency and even Canadian Tire money to help fund important programs for children, youth, and families supported by The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa.

Donate your foreign currency

Donate Your Car

When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction (depending on its condition, age and location).

Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation.

Donate your car