The Children’s Foundation, serving Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties is an autonomous organization governed by its own Board of Directors. We are the charitable arm of Highland Shores Children’s Aid. As well, we have programs for families who are living in poverty who have no affiliation with HCAS. Our programs & services aim to educate and inspire our community 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. We support programs in the community at large as well as within the HSCA all toward the common goal of improving the quality of life for children and youth in our communities.
To educate, inspire and engage our community to effect positive change and to bring resources together to improve the quality of life for at-risk children and youth, in Hastings, Northumberland & Prince Edward Counties.
No child or youth will do without positive experiences and equal opportunities to help them realize their potential.
In pursuit of our Vision and Mission and in our work with each other and other community partners, we are committed to:
We will focus on children, youth and the needs of their family. We strive to understand the needs of children in our community and to remember that family means different things to different people.
The staff and Board will be accountable to our stakeholders for the effective and efficient management of The Children’s Foundation. It is vital that the community is confident in the transparency and integrity of the decisions made and the people who make them.
Respect, confidentiality, compassion, and a non-judgmental attitude guide all of our actions. The Children’s Foundation will always promote hope and the belief that change can and does happen. Inspiring children and youth to realize their potential.
We are committed to the children and families in our community and will work to improve the lives of abused, neglected and at-risk children and youth through prevention, enrichment and educational programming.
We recognize that our community is best served by organizations working together toward achievement of common goals.
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Highland Shores Children's Aid Representative
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