Helping to build happy, healthy kids in Muskoka!

Message from the Executive Director

April 14, 2020

Hello and happy spring! We hope this finds you and your family well and settled into a healthy home routine during this challenging time.

On behalf of the staff and Board of Directors of the CFM, we wanted to let you know that we are continuing to work hard with our community partners to support the kids in our community who need us most. We understand that the needs of our children haven’t changed and may in fact be greater and we’re here for you.

We’ll continue to accept and fund applications where applicable, however, for those activities or supports currently on hold, we’ll defer your application until such time, in the not so distant future, when things are back up and running.

With regard to our Toni Lynn Rizzuto Campership Fund, we are in regular contact with our camp partners and the Ontario Camps Association to determine if we can proceed with our camp applications. You are welcome to make an application for summer camp (see the link on our website). We will contact you when we have a clearer direction with regard to registration.

In the meantime, remember that the road to well-being lies in ‘feeding all four’ - our mind, our body, our spirit, and our emotions. We wish you and your family all the best for good health, happiness, and resilience as you feed all four every day. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of any support or if you would like to join us in helping build happy, healthy kids in Muskoka.

Take good care,

Dave Lyons.

20th Annual Children's Foundation Gala

Please join us for an evening of fine dining, dancing and live music all in support of Muskoka's kids. To purchase tickets for our largest fundraiser of the year, click on the 'purchase tickets' button below.

After you have purchased your tickets, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions outlining how to select your table/seats. If you have any difficulties or questions please contact our executive director Dave Lyons at

Rotary Club of North Muskoka Donates $750 to the George Corn Memorial Fund for Hockey

A big thanks to the Rotary Club of North Muskoka who so kindly donated $750 to our George Corn Memorial Fund for Hockey. That's nearly 2 more children that we can support with funding for registration and equipment to be healthy and active in hockey next year! The GCMF partners and the CFM are so grateful for your support.

Tiggs Donates $280 From the Sale of Christmas Hats to the CFM

January, 2020

Over the Christmas holiday, Tiggs for Him and Her sold these incredible Fun Hats to support the children of Muskoka. They raised $280 which has been donated to our general children's fund. We at the foundation thanks Tiggs for their ongoing support and hope the people of Muskoka who received the hats love them as much as Tiggs did selling them!

BMLSS HUB Class Donates $1000

January, 2020

The HUB class at BMLSS raised a $1000 at their garage sale and silent auction in the fall. They have generously donated that money to the Children's Foundation of Muskoka to help support kids. What an amazing group of high school student, we can't thank them enough for their generosity!

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Thank you to everyone for supporting the 19th Annual Gala

Exciting plans are already in the works for next year’s fundraisers - stay tuned for further details! Thanks again to everyone for your contributions and support. If you were unable to attend but would still like to support this great cause, that would be wonderful!! Please go to the ‘Donate’ button in the top right corner of our website and follow the links.

Muskoka Fall In-Water Boat Show @ SWS Boatworks on Lake Rosseau

September 21, 2019

Thanks to Val and Geordie Newlands of SWS Marina for their contribution to the CFM through a silent auction and the proceeds from the BBQ. What a great day and a great community partner!

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Our Mission:

To help create an equitable Muskoka where all children have access to the opportunities and supports they need to be happy, healthy, and feel sense of belonging.

The Children's Foundation of Muskoka is an independent, non-profit organization formed in 1989 by volunteers in Muskoka. CFM raises funds in our local community, in partnership with individuals, businesses, and service organizations. We are also a community partner with Canadian Tire's Jump Start Program.

Through our community partnerships, we are able to help children and families in practical ways when no other help is available. We provide funds to meet the recreational, cultural, and emotional needs of the children we serve. Our grants provide children in Muskoka the opportunities to grow and develop.

As a Foundation, we believe:

  • in the creation of a community where equality of opportunity is offered to all children;
  • that we must be proactive in enabling the community to respond to the needs of children;
  • in helping children and families in situations where other resources are not available;
  • that all grant decisions that are made will be based exclusively on the needs of the children involved;
  • that we must encourage the deployment of volunteers and 'Friends of the Foundation' to assist our efforts.