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

3rd Annual Cruise for Kids Event Success!!

On Thursday, July 5th The Children’s Foundation hosted it’s 3rd annual Cruise for Kids at the Picton Harbour. With over 230 attendee(s) over two (2) Cruise’s. Thanks for the generous sponsors & donours in PEC, TCF had another successful year. We would like to thank everyone who attended, donated or volunteered to be involved in this event. We can’t wait to see you on the water next year!!

17th Annual Reach for Success Youth Awards


17TH Annual Reach for Success Youth Awards Honoured

Achievements of Over 140 Deserving Children and Youth in Care

On June 11th, 2018 – The Children’s Foundation celebrated its 17th, ‘Reach for Success Youth Awards’ ceremony.  The ceremony was held at Loyalist College, as 30% of the Bursary Recipients will be returning to, or starting their studies at the College this fall. TCF handed out over 50 Reach for Success Bursaries!!  Also recognizing 70 children and youth who received a Youth Award to recognize their achievement in one of six categories:  Academics, Arts, Sports & Recreation, Volunteer & Public Service, Culture & Heritage and Personal Best.




2019 Guardian Angel: Call for Nominations

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2019 Guardian Angel

Image by Gerry Fraiberg

The Children’s Foundation serving Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties, has opened nominations for the 2019 Guardian Angel Award for Philanthropic Leadership.

This prestigious annual event to be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019. In its 19th year, celebrates individuals in the community who are making an exceptional difference in the lives of our children.

If you know someone who deserves special recognition, you can nominate them by visiting www.thechildrensfoundation.ca or by contacting the Foundation office to request a nomination form at 613-962-9292

The closing date for all entries is Friday, August 24, 2018.

The Board of Directors of the The Children’s Foundation will review all nominations and select an ‘Angel(s)’ at our September Board meeting.

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

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



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