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Children's Charities

This listing features childrens charities and non-profit organizations in the Greater Toronto Area. Including charities offering services such as shelter, education, research, support, mentorship, guidance, activites, sports, nutrition and more.

Children's Health and Safety Association

Children's Health & Safety Association is a non-profit organization that provides health and safety information through awareness and information programs. Since 1992, we have distributed over one million free ‘Safety Packs’ across Canada.


Every child deserves a chance. DAREarts empowers at-risk kids with life skills to become leaders using the arts. DAREarts children transform their lives through Discipline, Action, Responsibility & Excellence.

SMILE - Family Support Services

SMILE is an organization dedicated to supporting children and their families from minority communities living with a disability and or critical illness.

The New Mom Project

The New Mom Project provides marginalized families with basic baby necessities to get them off to a great and loving start. We collect donations of gently used or new items and distribute them to families in need.

F.E.A.T. for Children of Incarcerated Parents

F.E.A.T. for Children is the only organization in Canada providing supportive programs to children affected by parental incarceration. We offer free After school programs, Empowerment retreats, and transportation for Family visits

Catarino House - A Children's Wellness Centre

The mission of Catarino House is to enhance the quality of life for children ages 4 to 18 living with cancer, brain tumors, or those receiving palliative care by providing complementary and alternative therapies.

Hunger doesn't take weekends off

The Giveback Pack is a pack filled with surprise gifts sold in support of Blessings in a Backpack. Giveback Packs are filled with amazing gifts (including Leafs & Raptors tickets). Each one sold feeds a child in need on weekends for a year.

Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope

Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope is a unique challenge event that calls on participants to raise pledges in exchange for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to rappel down the edge of Toronto’s iconic City Hall.


Youth Assisting Youth (The Peer Project) is a non-for-profit organization that gives youth an opportunity to volunteer in their community


YAY-The Peer Project, a non-for-profit charitable organization that provides a peer mentoring service for youth (ages 6-15).

Fathers Making a Difference

Fathers Making a Difference is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on combating the issues of the fatherlessness and strengthening the family unit.

A Chance For Kids

A Chance For Kids, Inc. is to serve and assist children in the United States and Haiti in order to increase their quality of life and sense of self worth.

Transforming Faces

Transforming Faces is a Canadian charity that promotes the availability of multidisciplinary cleft care for children and adults in developing countries.

Direct Abundance - International Poverty Relief

We are helping improve the lives of people in developing countries through education, health and sustainability. We have worked in Belize and are now actively working on several projects in Jamaica.

Bottomless Backpacks

ONEXONE’s BOTTOMLESS BACKPACKS initiative is focused on the students at George Webster Elementary and their families who do not have the means to assure a healthy diet. Reaching our goal of $10,000, we will help all of these children.

Plan Canada

Founded in 1937, Plan is one of the world’s oldest and largest charities working to end global poverty. Inclusive of all faiths and cultures, Plan has only one purpose: to improve the lives of children.

Toronto Christmas Events CP24/CHUM Christmas Wish

The CHUM/CTV family is pleased to announce the Annual CP24/CHUM Christmas Wish 2011 assisting children in need, and children’s charities.

International Volunteer Opportunity

Childreach International Canada is a registered charity working directly with children and communities striving for positive change through sustainable solutions, leading to self sufficiency.

Essence Kids

Essence Kids was founded on the principal that all children with a disability should have a Possibility in Life. Together we can plant a strong seed in these children lives. The possibilities are endless. Be part of the Solution with us.

Computers Needed for Youth Step Program

The S.T.E.P. Program operates during the hours that most youth-related criminal activity occurs. Through academic tutoring, leisure activities, and workshops, the Program allows youth the opportunity to become responsible community members.

Kids, Cops and Computers

Our mission is to enable financially disadvantaged students to achieve excellence in their academic and personal pursuits by providing them with brand-new computers and police mentorship.

Breakfast for Learning

Breakfast for Learning is a national non-profit organization that helps empower communities to start and sustain child nutrition programs to enhance learning and healthy development of children and youth.

Kiwanis Club Toronto Community Achievement Award

CALLING ALL CHARITIES AND NON-PROFITS IN TORONTO - The Kiwanis Club of Toronto Foundation is granting $75,000 to an organization that benefits the lives of children and youth!

Autism Speaks Canada

Autism Speaks Canada is an autism science, awareness and advocacy organization, funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism.

Brandon Street CDF

Brandon Street CDF is a charitable foundation that mentors youth and young adults to strive for excellence.

Boost Child Abuse Prevention & Intervention

Boost Child Abuse Prevention & Intervention is committed to eliminating abuse and violence in the lives of children and their families.

Variety the Children's Charity and Variety Village

Variety the Children's Charity and Variety Village promotes appreciation, interaction, empowerment and inclusion. We facilitate the achievement of life goals for people with disabilities through sports, fitness, wellness; awareness; educati

Ability Online

Free, secure & monitored online community for children/youth with disabilities or chronic illness. Parents & professionals also welcome in their own sections. Connect for friendship, support, information and skill development opportunities.

Make-A-Wish Canada

We grant wishes to bring hope, strength and joy to children living with life-threatening medical conditions across Toronto and Central Ontario.

Blessings In A Backpack

No child should have to go to school hungry, but it happens every day all across Canada. We run a unique program that feeds elementary school children who may not have any or enough food on the weekends.

Camp Awakening

Camp Awakening is an outdoor recreational program for youth with physical disabilities operating out of two mainstream summer camps - Kilcoo Camp for boys and Camp Oconto for girls.

Nurturing Orphans of AIDS for Humanity

Friends of NOAH Canada assists NOAH support 30 000 children orphaned by AIDS in 101 communities in South Africa. NOAH is community driven and assists orphaned children to grow into emotionally, psychologically and physically healthy adult

Easter Seals Ontario

Easter Seals Ontario began in 1922 as a vision to create a better life for children with physical disabilities. Today, Easter Seals continues to offer programs to help children achieve a greater level of acceptance & independence

Change the View video contest

Make a video that shows how we can all take the stigma out of kids' mental health issues, like stress, depression, eating disorders, bullying & schizophrenia. Contest open to Ontario youth between 13 & 25 yrs of age; the winner gets $2000.

Holiday Cards for the Children’s Wish Foundation

Purchase Holiday Greeting Cards and a portion of the proceeds go to the Children’s Wish Foundation

Ronald McDonald House Charity

Ronald McDonald House Charities is dedicated to helping children with serious and/or lifethreatening illnesses, or disabilities and their families.

Right To Play

Right To Play is an international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play programs to improve health, develop life skills, and foster peace for children and communities in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world.

Canadian Feed The Children

The Canadian Feed The Children is a registered charity that exists to reduce the effects of childhood poverty in the developing world.

Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO)

The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) has been collaborating for children with cancer and their families since 1983. POGO ensures that children with cancer in Ontario are given equal access to state-of-the-art cancer care.

Santa in the City

Toronto-based charity, Santa in the City, brings the magic of Christmas to local children in need by answering Christmas Wish Letters through an adoption process that delivers gifts to Toronto children otherwise would go without.

Street Kids International

Founded in Canada, Street Kids International is a leader in developing the strategies needed to give street kids the skills and opportunities to make a better life for themselves.

Party Store Built For Lupus and Juvenile Arthritis

Canada's largest online Party Store has been built to raise grassroots awareness and support for Lupus and Arthritis by enabling it to become a topic of conversation at Baby showers and Kid's Parties. There are over 3 Million in Canada ever

Teddy Bears of Hope for Children in Africa

Collecting new and used teddy bears wiht message notes attached and toonies for children in Africa ( hhoping for 100,000)

The Caribbean Children Foundation

At the start of the new millenium, a group of concerned people within the Caribbean community in canada opted to try a new approach to the overwhelming requests the community was getting to help critically ill children from the Caribbean at

The Julia Project - A Children's Charity

The Julia Project Foundation is a non profit children's charity dedicated to helping poverty stricken, under priveleged children around the world.

Free the Children

Free The Children is one of the world's largest network of children helping children through education, with more than one million children involved in our innovative programs in 45 countries.

Hope for Children Foundation

The Hope for Children Foundation funds programs for high risk children with focus on preventing child abuse. They are affiliated with the Catholic Children’s Aid Society in Toronto.

Children's Aid Foundation

The Children's Aid Foundation is a Canadian charity dedicated to improving lives of abused, neglected and at-risk children.

Save the Children Canada

Save The Children Canada is a member of the International Save The children alliance. The Alliance is the world's largest global movement for children.