The Children's Foundation has helped thousands of children since 1957


In the late 1940's and early 1950's a group of citizens lead by Esther Irwin had grown concerned about children who were not being successful at school and who often did not attend. They realized that without support and assistance, these children were not likely to have a successful outcome as they grew to adulthood. Over a period of ten years they met and planned how to address this issue. In 1957 they incorporated a charitable, non-profit society from the current location in Vancouver and began to help these children and their families. Since that time, The Children's Foundation has helped thousands of vulnerable children and their families to better lives.

Our Mission

Improving lives by helping children and their families navigate complex challenges.


Communities in which each child has the opportunity for optimum growth and development, and each family is able to provide the best for its children.

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