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


On Saturday September 14th family and colleagues gathered at Highland Shores Children’s Aid to remember Ken Sykes and raised $10,000 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.”

Co-Chair & Board Member Sheri Thompson said “I am continuously amazed at the generosity of our community and how something as small as a morning walk can make such a difference for the future of youth in care.”

Co-Chair Andrea Lea commented “We were very pleased with the amount of support that we received for this event. Thank you to all of the community members who supported this great cause. We raised $10,000 that will go directly to supporting children in care who are pursuing post-secondary education. We are looking forward to continuing to grow this event and getting more professionals involved as we would not be where we are today without our education.”

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

Child Abuse Prevention Month

With our 2019 Child Abuse Prevention Month closely approaching, we want to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you who have supported this campaign and who will continue to this year throughout the month of October.

If you are looking for a way to participate by having a coin box with purple ribbons, purchasing a Purple t-shirt to support on Go Purple Day.. you can call our office at 613-962-9292.

We are very excited about the participation throughout our communities in Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties and hope to see all of you GO PURPLE on October 24th this year.

Together we are #Helpingonechildatatime #ibreakthesilence 

12th Anniversary North Hasting’s Play A Round for the Kids Golf Tournament

The 12th Annual Play A Round for the Kids Golf Tournament Success!!

The Children’s Foundation raised over $9,600 for our Playing for Keeps & Camps of Hope programs to help support children and youth within North Hastings.

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, donours, volunteers and committee members for what is always a wonderful day!

We look forward to seeing you on the greens in 2020!

Horseshoes for Hope Donation to TCF!

Thank you to Krista & Scott McConnell, Duvall family and friends for donating proceeds from Horseshoes for Hope. Funds raised from this event will go towards our Playing for Keeps program.

Last year, we helped over 430 children & youth sign-up for a sport or non-sport activity and we are so thankful to all the folks at Duvall Sports for organizing Horseshoes for Hope, together we are #helpingonechildatatime

TCF receives $8,000 from Stark Family Fund!

The Children’s Foundation was honoured to be one of the recipients of the Stark Family Fund.
The Fund, established in 2002 with a bequest of more than $1.3 million from the Stark sisters.
Leata, Keitha, Sylvia, Ival and Ruth were lifelong residents of Bloomfield and communicated the funds were to be used to support their community.

The Children’s Foundation received $8,000 to fund Playing for Keeps, Camps of Hope and Helping Hands for families in Prince Edward County. Thank you to all involved with the Stark Family Fund Grant program & together we are #helpingonechildatatime

Photo Credit: Jason Parks, The Picton Gazette

19th Annual Reach for Success Youth Awards


19TH Annual Reach for Success Youth Awards Honoured

Achievements of Over 100 Deserving Children and Youth in Care

Today, The Children’s Foundation is celebrating it’s 19th annual ‘Reach for Success Youth Awards’ ceremony.  It seems fitting to hold the ceremony at Loyalist College, as a number of the Bursary Recipients will be returning to, or starting their studies at the College this fall.  Tonight, we will award 36 Reach for Success Bursaries! We are also recognizing 52 children and youth who will receive a Youth Award to recognize their achievement in one of six categories:  Academics, Arts, Sports & Recreation, Volunteer & Public Service, Culture & Heritage and Personal Best.

McHappy Day $30,000 MCHUGE SUCCESS!!

On Wednesday May 8th, 2019, McDonald’s restaurants in Bancroft, Brighton, Belleville, Madoc, and Quinte West donated proceeds approaching $30,000 for The Children’s Foundation.  The funds raised will help send over 170 children from these communities to camp this year.

Ken & Cynthya Schmidt, Owners of McDonald’s in Quinte West and Brighton said, “We are so proud to be a part of this community, and we are especially proud on McHappy Day, because of all the great work that our staff does on our behalf! We want to thank all our guests who came out for McHappy Day; all our volunteers who helped us raise money in our restaurants, and all our fantastic staff who made it all possible. You know, we are truly blessed to live and work in such a great community. The care and support that our customers show for people in need, is wonderful to see, and it really has a way of “making your day!”

“I’d like to thank all the volunteers and staff for their amazing efforts in support of McHappy Day! Their generosity of everyone that visited us on McHappy Day will go a long way in supporting two charities that do so much for families in need!, said Colin & Jodi McLean, Owners of McDonald’s on Dundas St. in Belleville & Past Board Chair of The Children’s Foundation.

“It truly is amazing how supportive our communities are for McHappy Day and on behalf of all the kids, that The Children’s Foundation will be able to send to camp, thank you”, said Sam Brady, Board Chair.

Tony Pulla & 107.9 Classic Rock TCF Commercial!

Thank you to Tony Pulla with REMAX Lakeshore Realty Inc. & 107.9 Classic Rock in Cobourg for creating this wonderful community partner commercial to let people know about Playing for Keeps and Camps of Hope programs in Northumberland.

Please visit our website at www.thechildrensfoundation.ca or call 613-962-9292 for more information.

Thank you & together we are #helpingonechildatatime

Viewtech Window & Door Charity Auction-Proceeds donated to The Children’s Foundation!

Thank you to the team at Viewtech Window & Doors for choosing The Children’s Foundation as their charity for proceeds to be donated to from their Charity Auction.

This event is rain or shine! On Saturday, April 27th from 9am-12pm at 329 Church Street in Belleville.

Auctioneer Brad Fitzgibbon will be auctioning off the following: overstock, windows, doors & hardware.

Together we are #helpingonechildatatime

Cheering for Children 2018/2019 Success!

The Children’s Foundation with partner Trenton Golden Hawks Hockey Club have wrapped on another year for our Cheering for Children program.

This year, for every goal scored $21.00 was donated! We had another year of wonderful sponsors, who with this program are going to help make a difference for children and youth in Hastings County.

With 105 goals total in the regular season, TCF raised $2,205.00 for our Playing for Keeps program. This program provides funds for children & youth to participate in any activity or sport of their choosing.

We want to thank all of the sponsors involved with this event including; Trenton FreshCo, Tomasso’s Restaurant, MacKay Insurance Brokers, Wright Dentistry, Dr. Julianne Peterson, Papa John’s Pizza, Royal Bank of Canada (Trenton), S&A Investments, Canadian Tire (Trenton), BONN Law, & Mandy Keene, Remax Quinte Ltd.

Great season Hawks & we can’t wait to continue to watch in the playoffs!

GO HAWKS GO! 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