The Children’s Aid Foundation is Canada’s leading national charity dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth in the child welfare system. With the support of generous corporate, foundation and individual donors, we have been helping children reach their potential against all odds since 1979. Join us and help some of the most vulnerable kids in Canada overcome traumas of the past and rebuild stability, self-worth and a sense of life’s possibilities. Learn more at

Brought to you by the Canadian Education Association (CEA), the EdCan Network has over 125 years of experience as the leading independent national voice in Canadian K-12 education. We support over 75,000 courageous educators working tirelessly to ensure that all students discover their place, purpose and path.

Pathways to Education Canada is a charitable organization that helps youth in low-income communities graduate from high school and successfully transition into post-secondary education or training. Pathways to Education addresses systemic barriers to education by providing leadership, expertise and a community-based program proven to lower dropout rates. Founded in 2001, Pathways operates in 17 communities across Canada, with programs in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, and British Columbia. Visit to learn more. 

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is the voice of Canada’s publicly-supported colleges, institutes, CEGEPS and polytechnics, and an international leader in education for employment with ongoing programs in over 25 countries. CICan’s members add over $190B to Canada’s economy each year and contribute to inclusive economic growth by working with industry and community partners to offer more than 10,000 programs to learners in urban, rural, remote, and northern communities. Learn more at

Indspire is a national Indigenous-led charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. With the support of its funding partners, Indspire invests in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students so they will achieve their highest potential. In 2017-18 Indspire awarded $14.2 million through almost 4,900 scholarships and bursaries to Indigenous students across Canada.

SHAD is a Canadian charitable non-profit organization that helps exceptional high student students recognize and envision their full potential as tomorrow’s leaders and change makers. Each year, the SHAD program provides the opportunity for more than 600 students from across Canada and internationally to attend a transformational month-long summer program at one of 13 Canadian host communities focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). There are currently more than 14,800 SHAD alumni consisting of 30 Rhodes Scholars, Top 40 under 40, Top 20 under 20 award recipients and many leaders in their fields, all sharing the Uncommon Purpose of the SHAD experience and able to leverage their SHAD network for life.