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We are Hiring! Summer Student Position available for Hastings County

The Children’s Foundation is hiring a summer student!

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Community & Program Event Assistant for Hastings 

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

The Children’s Foundation educates and inspires our communities to effect change and to bring people and financial resources together to improve the quality of life for children and youth who are at risk in Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties.  If you care deeply about the welfare of children and want to work in a dynamic environment, we would like to hear from you.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Community & Program Event Assistant for Hastings County will provide support and help organize special events for The Children’s Foundation.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Education and Skills:

  • Preference will be given to students working towards Fund Development Diploma and programs to work with children.
  • Marketing & communication skills
  • Full-time student during the 2016/2017 academic year and returning to full-time studies in the fall of 2018
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Windows operating systems such as XP Operating System, Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2007 or newer version
  • Ability to work professionally in a team environment
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills with the proven ability to work
  • Valid driver’s license and daily use of a vehicle with $1,000,000 auto liability insurance
  • Ability to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check upon hire


The hourly rate of pay for this position is $14.00 per hour and 30 hours per week.

Please apply in writing, (e-mail applications are preferred) by June 1, 2018:

Connie Reid, Executive Director

The Children’s Foundation

363 Dundas Street West, Belleville, ON K8P 1B3



We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered will be contacted.

McHappy Day $23,000 MCHUGE SUCCESS!!

McHappy Day 2018 was a MCHUGE SUCCESS raising $23,000 for The Children’s Foundation. We would like to thank the wonderful McDonald’s owners in Belleville/Madoc Bob & Sylvia Doyle, Belleville (Dundas St.) Colin & Jodi McLean, Quinte West/Brighton Ken & Cynthya Schmidt and Bancroft Jamie Campbell & Terry Vanzant. Together with your support and all the amazing people in our communities we will be able to help many children experience camp. From everyone at The Children’s Foundation Staff and Board thank you for McHappy Day and every day! Together we are Helping One Child at a Time.

TCF graciously receives $25,000 from The Belleville Senators!

On Saturday, April 14th, 2018 Danielle Robinson and Jonathan Bodden of the Ottawa Senators Foundation along with Sens COO Rob Mullowney and Vice-President of Communications Roger Lajoie, proudly presented The Children’s
Foundation and four other local charities with a cheque for $25,000 each to support programming that benefits the Bay of Quinte in the areas of health, wellness, education and youth.

The Children’s Foundation Executive Director, Connie Reid is overwhelmed by the support of the new local AHL team and is excited for this partnership and what this will mean for our local children and youth.

The Foundation will utilize these funds for the Playing for Keeps program, which helps to cover the cost of registration fees for local children and youth to be able participate in the activity they love.  It is because of amazing partnerships and organizations like the Belleville Senators we are able to help families who are financially struggling.

2018 Guardian Angels Carmen & Darrell Smith Honoured at Annual Gala

On Saturday, March 3rd Carmen & Darrell Smith joined The Children’s Foundation Guardian Angel family as they were honoured, in front of a record 350 guests, at the foundation’s annual gala that raised $140,000! The Guardian Angel Award was created 16 years ago to recognize philanthropic leadership of individual(s) and groups.

Gala Chair, Aleesha Camp  commented,” This community truly is amazing. To all donors, thank you! This year we raised more than ever and this wouldn’t be possible without the support received from this amazing community.”

The Children’s Foundation Executive Director Connie Reid remarked, “Our community is so lucky to have generous individuals, not only sponsorship, monetary and item donations, but of their time. It is wonderful to include Darrell & Carmen to our list of Guardian Angels.”

Belleville Senators present donation to The Children’s Foundation

In 2017 & for 2018, The Children’s Foundation has partnered with the Belleville Senators collecting funds through 50/50 draws during home games.
On Friday, December 1st, 2017 in front of a sold out crowd, Belleville Senators presented The Children’s Foundation with a $10,000 donation.
On behalf of all the children and youth we support, we want to say, “thank you to the Belleville Senators organization and all the fans who purchased 50/50 tickets.” #helpingonechildatatime #bellevillesenators

5th Annual Kanter for Kids

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors & riders for supporting the 5th Annual Kanter for Kids. It was a soggy day on the Batawa trails, but we had over 20 riders participate. We managed to raise over $8,000 for children and youth in Hastings County. This ride was also in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month happening throughout October. For all who came in purple, including our four legged friends, you looked amazing!

Together we are #helpingonechildatatime

2018 Guardian Angels: Carmen & Darrell Smith

2018 Guardian Angels-Carmen & Darrell Smith

The Children’s Foundation serving Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties, is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Guardian Angel Award, Carmen & Darrell Smith.

This prestigious annual event to be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, in its 17th year, celebrates individuals in the community who are making an exceptional difference in the lives of our children.

If you are looking for more information, please call The Children’s Foundation office at 613-962-9292.

2nd Annual Grape Crush for the Kids

We would like to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who worked with us in delivering our 2nd Annual Grape Crush for the Kids evening. This event raised over $20,000 for programs for children in Northumberland County. Thank you to our sponsors, vendors and our many new friends across Northumberland County that donated to our silent auction. To the committee thank you for your support and guidance over the last few months. And to those who were able to enjoy an evening at the stunning Victoria Hall right here in Northumberland County THANK YOU. We will be able to help many children in our community through our Playing for Keeps program because of your support 🙂

Together we are Helping one Child at at Time


On Saturday September 16th family and colleagues gathered at Highland Shores Children’s Aid to remember Ken Sykes and raised $12,800 for The Children’s Foundation Reach for Success Bursary Awards Program.

Ken was an active member of The Children’s Foundation Board of Directors for seven (7) years. Ken was a true champion for children and youth-in-care and was instrumental in establishing our Reach for Success Bursary Program.

The Children’s Foundation Executive Director, Connie Reid remarked, “All funds raised from this event go to our Bursary program. We hit a milestone this year and to-date over $100,000 has been raised for this program.”

Candice Pilgrim, a former bursary recipient herself, commented, “Post-secondary education is a pivotal opportunity for youth-in-care, most of whom have little to no financial support from their families. Lack of financial support should not be a barrier to the pursuit of higher education. The Children’s Foundation Reach for Success Bursaries are a welcome aid to supplement those youth who otherwise may not have the resources to attend college or university.” Candice is a family lawyer with O’Flynn Weese LLP.

The Children’s Foundation (TCF) has been serving children and youth in Hastings County since 1991, and, in 2015, expanded to include Northumberland & Prince Edward Counties. The Children’s Foundation is an autonomous organization governed by its own Board of Directors and is the charitable arm of Highland Shores Children’s Aid (HSCA).  Additionally, TCF offers programs for families who are at risk with no affiliation to HSCA.  Programs and services aim to educate and inspire members  of the communities they serve and to effect change that bring people and financial resources together to improve the quality of life for at risk children and youth.

If you would like to donate or for more information on our Reach For Success Bursary program, please call us: 613.962.9292

2017 Guardian Angel Gala a Huge Success

On Saturday March 4, 2017 Cynthya & Ken Schmidt were honoured as this year’s Guardian Angels in front of a record 330 guests, at The Children’s Foundation’s annual gala that raised a new record of $136,000. The Guardian Angel Award was created 17 years ago to recognize philanthropic leadership of individual(s) and groups and we could not think of two (2) more deserving angels within our community to honour. Congratulations, Cynthya & Ken.

We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank all of our exceptionally generous sponsors and donors and our guests. Please know you are truly directly impacting the lives of so many children locally through your generosity. To our lovely co-chairs, Martha Farrell & Sherry Archer, thank you for the endless hours you devoted into making this special evening shine as brightly as the stars and as our two newest Angels, Ken & Cynthya. Thank you to our wonderful committee and amazing volunteers who helped to make this evening into the success it was. On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff and especially the children we serve, we thank each and every one of you for your dedication and commitment ~ together, we are Helping One Child At A Time!



Belleville (Main) Site
K8P 1B3

T: 613-962-9292
F: 613-966-3868
E: tcf@highlandshorescas.com

BN : 892996968RR0001


Northumberland Site
K9A 5J6

T: 905-372-1821 x1258
F: 905-372-5284
E: tcf@highlandshorescas.com


Prince Edward County Site
K0K 2T0

T: 613-476-7957 x6238
F: 613-476-2316 Attn: Kate Anderson
E: kate.anderson@highlandshorescas.com