About the Children's Foundation

Our Vision

A community where every child and youth has the opportunity to participate, learn and grow to reach their full potential.

Our Mission

We empower children and youth by connecting families with opportunities to build hope for lifelong change and break the cycle of poverty.

Building Brighter Futures

The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington is a local organization helping local families. Life can be challenging when there is barely enough money to cover basic human essentials like housing and proper nutrition. For many families in Guelph and Wellington the reality is that they have 'just barely enough' to look after their basic needs. We also know that for many families in our community, 'just barely enough' seems like a luxury.

Life is also an opportunity. Positive and rewarding experiences during key developmental years in childhood and adolescence can shape a child's future and help break cycles of hardship. Together with our donors, volunteers and community partners we find opportunities in the hard times so that we can help each child grow, explore and unleash their great potential. We invest in children today through our four programs: Adopt-A-Family, Food & Friends, Free to Grow (formerly Free to Play) and Scholarships to build brighter futures tomorrow.

More than 3,000 volunteers work with the Foundation in one way or another. To best serve our community, the CFGW works closely with social service agencies, local municipalities, school boards and other organizations. 

Your support of the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington is an investment in the health and future of our community, an investment in brighter futures.
In our world, opportunity outshines hardship every time.

Click here to read about the history of the Children's Foundation.

Charitable Registration

The Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington is a registered charity (Charitable Registration Number 140543430RR0001

To view our most recent Charity Information Return (T3010) visit our profile on the Canada Revenue Agency's website.