This is CityKidz

We believe every child matters, every child counts, and every child is a gift from God, born with purpose and limitless potential.

Our Mission

We exist to increase resiliency and inspire BIG dreams for Canadian children living in low-income communities by providing inspirational experiences and nurturing personal relationships, one child at a time.

Our Big Dream

That one day, in the not so distant future, we will see an end to child poverty in Canada and every child will have equal opportunity to thrive, to dream big and to reach their full potential.

Our Values

What started in Hamilton as a weekend drop-in session for a few dozen kids has grown into multiple programs serving thousands of children and youth of all ages.

CityKidz programs are a stable force of love and support for kids from before they can read until well after they’ve written their final high school exams. We teach our kids that they matter, that they are loved, and that they can change their future – and with it, the world.

People of Faith

Our Christian faith compels us to respond to the needs of our children with a focus on those who experience the highest levels of adversity with the least amount of resources. As we respond to children’s needs, we believe that God transforms lives in partnership with our actions.

Community of Hope

We have a confident expectation that each child will rise to their full potential and realize God’s purpose for their life. This inspires us to bring hope to children and to ignite their dreams.

Servants of Love

Because of God’s love for us, we love all children regardless of race, creed, religion, ability or economic status. We believe that to increase resiliency and inspire dreams we must demonstrate unconditional love through nurturing personal relationships one child at a time.

Stories of Hope

These stories highlight the many ways – both big and small – that your support is making a big difference in young lives.

Volunteers Transform Lives

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

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