Many kids and families in your community are struggling and need our help. The Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa relies on the support of our donors to provide financial assistance to our community’s most vulnerable residents living in child welfare and foster care.

There are multiple donation options. You may want to contribute a set amount on a monthly basis, provide a one-time gift, or make a donation in someone’s name. You will see the options below. Please choose the one that is best suited to you. The gift you provide will inspire and empower children, youth and their families.

Ways to Give to the Children's Aid Foundation of Ottawa

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.

Give $10 a month

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


By becoming a DreamLauncher, you’re making a commitment to give $1,000 each year to kids and families in your community. With a monthly gift of $83.34, you’re changing the lives of so many kids.

As a DreamLauncher, you will be invited to an exclusive event where you will meet youth and gain a deeper understanding of the impact you’re making.

Become a dreamlauncher

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

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

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

GiveShop makes it simple to sell your unwanted items and make a contribution to local charities.

You receive a tax receipt for the value of your item, the buyer receives a new treasure, and CAFO receives the monetary donation to help Ottawa kids and families involved with children’s aid. That sounds like a win-win-win if you ask us!

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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