Quinte Children's Foundation
Helping one child at a time.

TCF COVID-19 Update

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.

TCF is Hiring-Executive Director



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

Email: careers@highlandshorescas.com


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.

2020 Guardian Angel Mark Phillips honoured at Gala!

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 !

Just for the heck of… The Children’s Foundation!

Saturday, February 29th from 7-11pm, join us at the Cobourg Lions Community Centre to dance the night away!

Hosted by SMM Law in Cobourg, this dance is free of admission with donations being excepted at the door in support of The Children’s Foundation.

The entertainment is PHLO and The Kim Doolittle Band!

With over $700 already having been raised, help make this a wonderful night in support of the families and youth we serve in Northumberland County!

Together we are #helpingonechildatatime

The Bean Counter Cafe Christmas Donation-PEC

Our hearts are full with the support of our wonderful communities.

The Bean Counter Cafe in Picton, owned by The Children’s Foundation Board member Debbie Tremblay, has been selling “Angel” Cookies throughout November and December in support of our Angel Tree Campaign in Picton.

They have also been collecting hats & mitts for the program as well. Thank you, Debbie, for your dedication and ongoing support.

If you’re interested in supporting The Children’s Foundation this holiday season, please visit: http://thechildrensfoundation.ca/?page_id=1215


Ratz Lair Christmas Donation-Deseronto!

The local group Ratz Lair is going to help make a wonderful Christmas for children and youth in Deseronto this year!

With a generous donation of $750.00, The Children’s Foundation is partnering with Hastings County Social Services to help provide all the things needed to help create a joyous Christmas for families in Deseronto.

We would like to personally thank all of the members of Ratz Lair including Sharon & Pedro Crowder, Charity & Benji Brant, Rob Vine, Amber & Corey Weese, Ken & Dorothy Weese, Kevin & Freddie Parks, Paul & Fredericka Hudson, John Crowder & Rozanne Brownlee!

Without groups like these, our programs and services for local families would not be possible. Happy Holidays! Together we are #helpingonechildatatime

Deerhaven Holiday Donation!

Thank you to the team at Deerhaven Farm & Garden for choosing The Children’s Foundation to receive the funds raised at their staff BBQ’s throughout the year.

We consider ourselves so fortunate to have local organizations such as Deerhaven Farm & Garden who share our passion for wanting to help local children and youth.

Happy Holidays to all & together we are #helpingonechildatatime



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