Note to our donors, supporters, volunteers and friends
Our work helping local children, youth and families in need will never stop
As we write this most of you are at home trying to handle the changes of the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic, as are our staff.
We understand that the current crisis has had a major impact on your lives. It undoubtedly has had an impact on the children and families we serve.
This is a new challenge for Highland Shores Children’s Aid & The Children’s Foundation but our commitment to keeping children & youth safe is still the same. We are proud to be a part of & serve this community. Every day we try to help make a difference.
With Ontario in a State of Emergency we have had to make changes.
- Highland Shores Children’s Aid in Belleville, Picton, Cobourg & Bancroft are open but allowing only essential visitors. To access these sites, please call ahead. Anyone entering the building will be screened and then a decision will be made regarding admission.
- The Children’s Foundation office is closed but staff are still working from home and available by email and phone. Check out www.thechildrensfoundation.ca for contact information.
We will continue to update you on our plans for special events and programs.
- McHappy Day has been postponed.
- Applications for Playing for Keeps and Camps of Hope remain the same.
We’re all in this together, even if we have to do it apart. Thank you for all the support you give The Children’s Foundation and the families we serve.
The Children’s Foundation serving Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties is seeking an Executive Director. The Children’s Foundation (TCF) has been serving children and youth in Hastings County since 1991 and in 2015 expanded to include Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties. The Children’s Foundation is an autonomous organization governed by its own volunteer Board of Directors and is the charitable arm of Highland Shores Children’s Aid (HSCA).
Additionally, TCF offers programs for families who have no affiliation to HSCA. Programs and services aim to educate and inspire members of the communities served and to effect change that bring people and financial resources together to improve the quality of life for at-risk children and youth. The Executive Director is responsible for the leadership and day-to-day management of the Foundation.
The successful applicant will be a community leader with a proven track record at the senior management level. The incumbent must possess a post-secondary degree or diploma and have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in the areas of business, marketing/communications, management, fundraising, and/or community leadership. The Executive Director will be a team player with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. A proven ability to motivate staff and volunteers and inspire enthusiasm and commitment from all levels of the community is required. An understanding of charitable fundraising processes and empathy for the issues facing the child welfare and social services sector is a requirement. This position will require occasional evening and weekend work.
A CFRE designation is a definite asset. Qualified candidates are invited to respond in confidence by no later than Wednesday, March 25, 2020 to:
The Children’s Foundation
Attention: Tracey Vandervoort
363 Dundas Street West
Belleville, Ontario K8P 1B3
Fax: (613) 962-7036
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates.
Accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process are available upon request.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered will be contacted.
On Saturday, March 7th Mark Phillips joined The Children’s Foundation Guardian Angel family as he was honoured, in front of 370 guests, at the Foundation’s Annual Gala that raised a record amount of $175,000! The Guardian Angel Award was created 19 years ago to recognize philanthropic leadership of individual(s) and groups.
Board Chair Sam Brady says, “Our community and this organization, The Children’s Foundation, is absolutely over the moon with the results of our Guardian Angel Gala. This year’s Guardian Angel, Mark Phillips is a real “fire-cracker” in our community and his energy, philanthropy and ongoing generosity has allowed us these incredible results. Kudos to our gala committee, TCF Staff, gala sponsors and donors, as well as the many volunteers for putting on this incredible event to celebrate Mark.”
Gala Chair, Liz Lehtinen commented, “I am, as always, so impressed by the generosity of our community. Thank you to everyone who supported our event and our angel, Mark Phillips.”
On behalf of the children and youth of The Children’s Foundation thank you to everyone who supported the Guardian Angel Gala.
Be sure to check out our Facebook Page for all of the photo’s !