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February 2023

Check out this Bursary Available for Former Youth in Care!

Storwell Provides an Annual $2,000 Bursary for Former Foster Children and Youth in Care Seeking Post-Secondary Education

In an attempt to assist foster children and youth in care who struggle to afford post-secondary studies, Storwell has developed the Storwell Foster Children Bursary Program. There are over 63,000 children and youth living in permanent care with foster families, group homes, or in kinship care across Canada, with Indigenous children representing over 50% of all children in foster care. These children often experience difficulties gaining access to adequate education opportunities, especially when it comes to post-secondary education. For every one thousand youths in Canadian foster care, only eight go on to graduate with a post-secondary education.

One of the largest barriers to entry for children in foster care is the financial burden that comes along with post-secondary education. The objective of the Storwell Foster Children Bursary Program is to provide foster children and youth in care with resources and opportunities that might be otherwise unavailable to them. With the proper support, these students can work towards building a better life for themselves through the pursuit of higher education.

Storwell Self Storage is a premium self-storage company with locations across the GTA. Along with providing accessible and affordable storage units in Toronto, Scarborough, and Mississauga, Storwell is also devoted to helping out the local community by supporting various social initiatives. Students who fulfill the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply HERE!

Honouring The 2023 Indigenous Spirit Awards

The Indigenous Spirit Fund at Native Child and Family Services of Toronto is excited to announce that nominations are now open for the Honouring The Indigenous Spirit Awards! Established to honour Indigenous children and youth who’ve shown resilience and spirit in their efforts to break down barriers and achieve their full potential, this year’s Awards Ceremony will take place on March 30, 2023.

Any child, youth, or young adult up to 29 years of age currently receiving any service from an Indigenous agency in the Greater Toronto Area is eligible for nomination. They must be nominated by a staff member of the agency.

Deadline for Nomination: February 14, 2023

For more information, click HERE or email [email protected]

June 2021

Virtual & Day Camp Registration is open for youth 6-16 years of age.

The deadline to apply for both camps is JUNE 15, 2021

VIRTUAL CAMP (6-16 years)

Virtual Camp will be offered to 3 age groups: 6-9, 10-12, and 13-16

DAY CAMP (6-12 years)

Day camp programs will be offered on the land in alignment with the Government of Ontario, Toronto Public Health, and Ontario Camps Association safety provisions. A guide will be provided to families in their welcome package with further details.

Campers will be placed within small groups between the age of 6-12.

We will offer a SCARBOROUGH (Joseph Brant PS*) and DOWNTOWN (Queen Alexandra*) location.

*Permits are pending for both locations.


  • Campers are only to apply for one opportunity VIRTUAL OR DAY CAMP (as they run at the same time).
  • Applications must be completed by Camper’s Legal Parent/Guardian.  For children who are in the care of NCFST, this means the NCFST Worker must complete the application/consent for the child (not the Resource Home).
  • An application must be completed for each Camper. The deadline to apply for both camps is JUNE 15, 2021
  • Applications submitted may not be all accepted due to numbers, selection criteria. Parent/Guardian/Resource will be notified of application status via email by June 18.

Submit a camper application for VIRTUAL CAMP (ages 6-16)

Submit a camper application for DAY CAMP (ages 6-12)

For more info email: [email protected]


We are still in the process with solidifying our plans for Grundy Lake Overnight Camp, which due to COVID19 we hope to offer as a Family Camp this year.  By offering small, family-cohort camps, we can ensure camper safety and compliance to all Ministry directives.

We will be asking that families submit an expression of interest (starting June 15) for this year’s very limited-space Family Camp (should we be able to offer).  The link will be posted June 15th for families to add their name to the list.  Stay tuned!

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