Helping to build happy, healthy kids in Muskoka!

The CFM’s annual gala held each November is the largest annual fundraiser to support some of Muskoka’s highest needs kids. Unfortunately, our 20th annual Gala will be postponed due to Covid this year, however, it is rescheduled for Saturday November 13th, 2021 at Hidden Valley Resort in Huntsville.

In order to allow us to continue to do this much needed work through a very challenging time, the CFM will be hosting ‘A Hard Gala’s Night’ on Saturday November 7th, 2020. Tickets are $75 and come with some incredible perks! See below for more details.

Message from the Executive Director

October 16, 2020.

Hi CFM Supporters,

While we are saddened to have to reschedule our annual Gala, we are excited to tell you that we have already begun to plan next years event scheduled for Saturday November 13th, 2021 at Hidden Valley Resort.

For this year, in our annual gala's place, we are hosting, 'A Hard Gala's Night' - a virtual fundraising event. Read on for more information!

A Hard Gala’s Night:

For the next 3 weeks, we will be selling tickets to 'A Hard Gala's Night'. This virtual fundraiser provides an opportunity for supporters of the Foundation to be there when it’s needed most! A ticket for this event is $75, you will receive a tax receipt for your donation and the following benefits:


  • You will automatically be entered into a draw for a 2021 CFM Gala VIP package (which includes a complimentary room and buffet breakfast at next year’s gala as well as much much more!!)

  • Priority ticket purchasing for the 2021 20th Annual Gala (which has limited seating and is sure to sell out early!)

  • An Early Bird 10% discount on tickets for the 2021 Gala


Tickets are on sale now! Join us on Saturday November 7th, along with our special guests when we will draw our VIP package winner. We hope you can join us then!

Take good care and stay well,

Dave Lyons.

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CFM Education Fund

The Foundation with sponsorship from the Britton Family Trust will be providing $25,000 to five local post secondary students this fall in the form of bursaries.

In addition the Foundation is accepting applications for financial assistance to students in post secondary programs who have graduated from secondary schools in Muskoka. Many students have been waiting to decide what avenues to take due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However those decisions should be made by now and they should have a more clear idea of their financial need. The funds provided to the Foundation by the Onaway Pond Foundation will be available to students in financial need.

Applications may be found on the Foundation website. There is no firm deadline for applications, but it is hoped to have all funds omitted by mid November.

CFM Muskoka's Incredible Race Postponed to July 2021

October, 2020

At this time The Children's Foundation of Muskoka has decided to postpone our scheduled Muskoka's Incredible Race. The foundation would like to thank Anne Lindsay for her support and look forward to partnering with her next year.


Thank you to everyone who has and continues to support the children of Muskoka.

Soapstones Natural Skin Care Makes Generous $2,500 Donation to the CFM

August 24, 2020

David McLean, owner of Soapstones Natural Skin Care (a Canadian-based natural skincare company) presents Dave Lyons (executive director of the CFM) with a check for $2,500. This incredible donation will go a long way to supporting children in Muskoka during these challenging times.

Thank you Soapstones for helping to promote healthy living in Muskoka!

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.