Canadian Organizations Caring for Kids
Clinical counselling, consultation and education for adoptive families, foster parents, adoptees, children & youth in care, school professionals, social workers, and adoption professionals.
ABBA Canada provides financial adoption assistance, resources and support to equip churches to care for the fatherless and support for adoptive families.
Amaris (formerly Christian Adoption Services) was founded in 1989 as a non-profit adoption agency, licensed by the Government of Alberta under the Child, Youth, and Family Enhancement Act to provide professional adoption and family support services to residents of Alberta. With experienced accredited social workers in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, LaCrete, and Grand Prairie they serve a wide range of rural and urban communities throughout Alberta.
Bopoma Villages strengthens and equips families and communities in rural Zimbabwe to move from extreme poverty to opportunity, self-reliance and hope
The Brighter Futures Child Sponsorship program provides financial support to Salvation Army programs that enable children to receive food, clothing, shelter, education, medical needs and spiritual and loving care for impoverished and vulnerable children in developing countries.
Christ's Hope International goes into areas with a high rate of AIDS-affected, orphaned, and vulnerable children and intervenes and helps children who would be institutionalized, abandoned, or trafficked stay in a family unit. Operating in seven countries in Africa, they have cared for over 1,300 children at 28 Ministry CarePoints.
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada creates a future of hope for children, families, and communities by helping them develop the skills and resources to overcome poverty and pursue justice. Working in 12 countries around the world they provide water, sanitation, education, health and nutrition, economic supports, community strengthening, and child sponsorship
Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program gives children the skills and opportunities to overcome poverty.
The Father' Heart foundation exists to create and sustain holistic, family-based,"adoptive-style" orphan care villages -beginning in El Salvador. Their work includes: providing Christian education, preaching the Gospel and making disciples, repairing homes, offering food and clothing, sending a few children through school and university, training and discipling at-risk youth, and teaching aquaponics.
Forever Families of Canada envisions a thriving Canadian Church that is connected, equipped and mobilized in effective local and global action for waiting children.
Friends of the Orphans Canada mission is to provide children with food, clothing, health care and education in a family environment based on the principles of unconditional acceptance and love, sharing, work and responsibility in Latin America and the Caribbean. Friends of the Orphans is also expanding to include other parts of the world and within Canada where children need their services and support.
God's Littlest Angels Canada is dedicated to financially supporting the abandoned and orphaned children of Haiti by ensuring we meet their needs of food, shelter, medical attention, education and love.
Gospel for Asia is committed to serving the “least of these” in Asia, often in places where no one else is serving, so that they can experience the love of God for the first time. Initiatives include: sponsoring national missionaries, child sponsorship, developing communities, disaster relief and compassionate care.
Canadians committed to relieving poverty by providing basic amenities, medical and health care, and basic social services to orphaned and impoverished children in Haiti through child and community outreach sponsorship.
International Needs Canada is a Christian charity that provides education, health care, food and safe water to individuals across the world and seeks to free children, families and communities from the cruelty of poverty and injustice.
Home for Every Child Adoption Society is a Registered Charity committed to promoting awareness of the current global orphan crisis and the need for special needs and waiting child adoption and advocacy.
Lifesong for Orphans (Canada) is a registered charitable organization in Canada that oversees the Lifesong Harmony School in Kitwe, Zambia for 535 pre-school to 11 students. All of the students attend the school free of charge because of the child sponsorship program which allows donors to provide school uniforms, school supplies, medical care, wages for our staff, and two meals each day.
LIV strives to address South Africa's orphan crisis by placing orphaned and vulnerable children into a family environments with a trained foster mother to love them, a school to educate them, and a community where all their needs are met.
Mission Possible focuses on educating and equipping Haitian and Dominican leaders, through Christian schools (pre-K through 13th grade), churches, discipleship classes, a Bible Training Center, and a Vocational School.
Moms in Prayer International impacts children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray. Representatives and groups in many provinces.
One Heart Taiwan is a place of refuge and a movement to change the lives of Taiwan's most vulnerable babies through advocacy, education, and physical care.
Founded in 2005, Padang Relief Society (PRS) is devoted to help the deprived communities and especially vulnerable children in South Sudan. They operate the Malakal Children Village which provide shelter for 150 children and Bright Hope Children Home in Gumbo suburb of Juba city, which cares for 50 children. Both homes are for children who have been orphaned or abandoned
Provision of Hope is an advocate of God’s heart for the poor and the needy to love as He loves and be a voice for the innocent… the suffering children. They work in Liberia to reach out to the many war afflicted orphans, widows and refugees, bringing hope to those in despair and raising up a new generation of young people who will stand for justice and will lead Liberia into the future.
Safe Families Canada is a movement of compassion involving collaboration between area churches, volunteers and Christian organizations in order to support at-risk children and parents in need.
Seeds of Hope Children's Ministry is committed to serving Jesus Christ with a mission to help orphans and the less fortunate around the world.
Based out of Victoria, BC, this food trucks was created out of a passion for wanting to serve the many widows and orphans (James 1:27) in India paired with their love of curry. 100% of the profits from the food truck are used to support orphanages, mission work and community projects among the poor in South India and other third world nations. They hope to replicate this vision in other major centers across Canada.
Thrive is a worldwide not-for-profit based in Canada operating out of Kenya and providing organic agricultural training and development programs to people in every country of the world. Thrive helps the extreme poor in Africa through sustainable organic agriculture and natural medicine. The availability of healthy food and creation of extra income helps caregivers buy food that they can’t grow themselves to prevent premature parental death and the creation of more orphans.
Waiting to Belong is a Focus on the Family Canada movement to help the more than 30,000 kids in Canada who are waiting to be adopted. The goal is to see as many waiting kids as possible be placed into loving, forever families. They work to shape realistic perceptions of adoption and to encourage the body of Christ to come alongside adoptive families in practical, loving ways.
World Vision is a global relief, development and advocacy organization that partners with children, families and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
Looking for more domestic (Canadian - focused) connections?
(Canada and Abroad)
Monthly Orphan Sunday Canada Prayer call
First Monday even of each month at 5pm Pacific Time
We're committing to intentionally engage in prayer on behalf of vulnerable children and to invite God to be at work within the Canadian body of believers. Join us for a 30 minute prayer call with others across Canada. Get the call in instructions from the Facebook Page events listing or by emailing us.
A Child's Song Conference
Anticipated November 2020
A 2 day conference to equip and educate anyone interested in understanding children who have experienced adoption and foster care. With an emphasis on professional development for the first day and family and community focused topics the second day, the conference typically features more than 15 different sessions facilitated by a variety of adoption competent clinicians, psychologists and community partners. Participants also have access to exciting new adoption focused resources and information.
Anticipated fall 2020 in Winnipeg, MB
Everyone has a piece in the child welfare puzzle , this conference brings together people wanting to grow more effective as a Church in caring for vulnerable children through family restoration, foster care, and adoption.
Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) Global Summit
Date to be determined in 2021
The CAFO annual Global Summit brings together a community of kindred hearts who come together from around the world. Parents and pastors, experts and organizations, leaders and servants. Each eager both to share and to receive — expertise and encouragement, resources and friendship. All passionate to see children thrive in adoption, foster care and effective service to the vulnerable worldwide. Seeking justice and mercy, rooted deep in the Gospel of God’s unfailing love.This is a fantastic event for connecting with other like-hearted individuals, learning best practices from global leaders and being encouraged for all that God is doing around the world through His people for vulnerable children.
Empowered to Connect Conference Simulcasts
Anticipated March through April 2021 in Sites Across Canada
A 2 day conference live simulcast from the USA teaching the impacts of trauma and chronic stress on the brain development of children and how that translates into their behaviours and ability to cope with day-to-day life. Introduction to the Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) model of how caring adults can help bring hope and healing to these kids from hard places. This event will be live simulcast to a number of Canadian sites.
Connect with other Canadians who are anticipating this event on the Empowered to Connect Canada Facebook Page.
Access a compilation of supporting materials for Canadian families and ministries which are directly related to Empowered to Connect and TBRI. Trainer lists, resource lists and other useful information along with answers to frequently asked questions from Canadian Empowered to Connect Attendees can be found HERE.
Home for Every Child Adoption Society - Annual Event
February 25, 2020 North Langley Community Church, BC
Their annual event encourages and equips foster and adoptive families to not just survive, but thrive by fostering community, education and encouragement. This year they're offering a great day of learning from the amazing, talented and world renowned Kim Barthel! Learn how to support the kids we bring into our lives through foster care and adoption through the lens of trauma-informed practice. This conference is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, social workers, medical professionals, teachers, educational assistants, students, and anyone else touched by adoption or foster care. Conference commences 9am-4pm. Lunch included. Childcare available for $10/child (3rd child or more free). Financial assistance also offered for those wishing to but unable to attend, inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anticipated March 6-7 2020 in Redmond, WA, USA
Although this event happens in the USA, there's nothing else quite like it! Designed as a time for foster and adoptive parents to escape from the distractions and chaos of life and be refreshed, equipped, and inspired. They'll be loved on, poured into, built up and encouraged by a community who gets not only the challenges of this parenting journey, but the kingdom value of it.
October 15-17, 2020 in Naperville, IL, USA
Another USA conference that is worth our attention and consideration. The Replanted Conference is a Christian conference designed for foster and adoptive parents, Safe Family parents, kinship providers, grandparents, pastors, psychologists, social workers, licensed counselors, marriage and family counselors, nurses, and all those who care for orphaned and vulnerable children. We understand firsthand that this journey can be difficult and lonely. The Replanted Conference is a time for you to escape from the distractions and chaos of life and be physically, emotionally, spiritually refreshed, and inspired. The Replanted Conference is not a foster/adoptive recruiting conference. It is all about supporting parents like you on your post-placement journey.
Together for Adoption (and Fostering) Canada Conference
Anticipated spring 2021
A 2 day conference aimed at raising awareness while bringing together and equipping people across Canada who share a heart for adoption, foster care and advocacy for vulnerable children, the conference highlights the Biblical call for Christians to care for the fatherless. The annual conference includes various topic pre-conference options as well as main session speakers, breakout groups and exhibitors to connect with and/or equip you in whatever role you play in caring for vulnerable kids.