The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington strives to help as many children as possible in accessing recreational and life-skill development activities. It is estimated that close to 10,000 children in Guelph and Wellington are living in low income households. In 2017, the Children’s Foundation has been able to fund 1,930 activities for 1,181 children and youth. But we recognize there is still work to do to ensure that all children have access to the opportunity to participate in the activity of their choice.
By partnering with other organizations, we are able to create a more centralized system while also stretching our collective resources to meet the growing demand. In 2017, our funding ran out mid-August but with the help of emergency funding we were able to stretch to mid-September. This still meant disappointing a number of families who were not able to receive any support for their children’s activities in the fall. By partnering with activity provider organizations, we are able to take the necessary step in achieving more equity so that more children will have the opportunity to experience playing a sport, going to camp, participating in the arts, or learning life skills such as driver's education training.
We are very grateful for the ongoing support of our Program Partners. You can click on the links below to read more about their support. Or if your organization would like information about becoming a Program Partner, you can click here to review our partner package or you can speak to Karyn Kirkwood, Program Director at 519-826-9551 ext 28.