Our Impact

This is faith, hope and love in action.

Across Canada, 1 in 5 children live in poverty. In some of the neighbourhoods we serve, that number jumps as high as 3 in 4. Since 1993, CityKidz has walked alongside thousands of children in their journey towards a better life.

In 2020…

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children were treated to pop-up programming right at their front doors


families received personalized care kits with daily essentials and fun activities

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youth participated in online mentorship sessions and 82 joined us for small pizza parties across the city

Our impact children and gifts

toys were gifted to children in the Hamilton community at Christmas

Stories of Hope

Our kids are incredible. Their lives are vibrant, joyful, messy, challenging and more complex than any statistic could hope to capture. Each of their journeys is unique and all of them are remarkable.

See how faith, hope and love are transforming children’s lives, one story at a time.

2021 Fall Newsletter

2021 Winter Newsletter

2020 Special Report

2020 Winter Newsletter

A Model for Success

Saying we are committed to nurturing relationships and fostering positive experiences is great, but our top priority is that our programs make a demonstrable difference in the lives of our children, their families, and the wider community.

An in-depth study from the Centre for Community Based Research found that our program model is successful in fostering healthy beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours in children and youth.

What’s more, the study highlighted that CityKidz has a positive impact on the Hamilton community, pointing to changes in schools and neighbourhoods as a result of children’s participation in our programs.

According to the study, participation in CityKidz:

Your Support Makes the Difference

Everything we do at CityKidz is made possible by the financial support of our community. Donors, big and small, are the reason we are able reach children with programs that inspire them towards their full potential and a poverty-free future.

We are honoured by your generosity and trust. We take seriously our responsibility to use your investments efficiently and in ways that make a demonstrable difference in the lives of the children we serve.

Annual Reports




Charitable Returns




Audited Statements




Volunteers Transform Lives

Whatever your time, whatever your talents, you can make a transformative difference in a child’s life.

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