The Adopt-A-Family program matches families in need in our community with donors. Social or community workers are welcome to refer families in need to our program. Here are some key details:

  • Families must be referred by a social worker or other professional working in an "agency", such as a school Principal or Child-Youth Worker.  We may require the agency to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, if they have not already done so. Families cannot apply directly.
  • Once we have confirmed your agency as a referring agency, we can provide you with the information needed to begin making referrals. Please note: we begin taking referrals by late September and need to have the majority of referrals in by mid-November.
  • To ensure that we are supporting as many families as possible by not duplicating efforts, we will be cross-checking referrals with the Christmas Holiday Bureau, managed by The Salvation Army. For more information on this process, please click HERE.
  • You (or the agency you work for) are responsible for delivering the gifts to your families once we have them ready for pick-up.

Our Adopt-A-Family Program runs from an offsite location (different from our main CFGW office) for the months of November through December.  CLICK HERE to see more information about location & hours.

We would be happy to answer any other questions you may have. Call 519-826-9551 ext 28 (January-October) or 519-829-0855 (October-December) or by email at aaf@childrensfoundation.org