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CFM Muskoka Destination Raffle 2022

To purchase tickets for this exciting raffle, click on the image below.

November 2022

Message from the Executive Director

Hello and happy early winter everyone! We hope this finds you well and fully shovelled out after the first blast of winter.

As you are guessing by the accompanying photo, there have been a few changes at the Foundation to update you on. Casey Jacob has stepped down from the Executive Director position in order to pursue some other opportunities. Casey believes strongly in the mandate of the CFM, and will continue to be involved in the Foundation as a Board Member. I have returned as Executive Director for my 11th year with the CFM after a year away. On behalf of all of us at the CFM, I'd like to pass on my sincere thanks and appreciation to Casey Jacob for the wonderful work that she did as Executive Director.

The Children's Foundation is pleased to announce that our 3rd annual fundraising raffle is underway! The 'Muskoka Destination' raffle will be our largest fundraiser of the year and will allow us to continue to support kids to take part in winter sports and recreation, take music or dance lessons, or just have the basic neccessities like winter clothing or a bed. Won't you help us to make this happen? Please visit our website ( for more information and to buy tickets!

A big thanks to our local business friends who have so generously donated prizes for this event - Back of Beyond Equine Centre, Hidden Valley Resort, JW Marriott, Muskoka Bay Resort, North Ridge Ranch, and Shamrock Lodge.

2023 will be an exciting year for new CFM initiatives and community based fundraisers. Please watch for announcementes on our website, on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), and in local media. Our first event of 2023 kicks off with a pub night at Canvas Brewery in Huntsville with the Tobin Spring Band on Saturday, February 11th. Mark it on your calendar! Details to follow.

As always at this time of year, we reflect back and are so grateful for the incredible support we have continued to receive from the community and beyond to help us help kids in Muskoka. With the full return of activities in the fall, September saw the greatest number of applications for funding to the Foundation (73) with a total of over $30 000 being granted. This is unprecedented for us and is certainly a reminder of the crucial role that the CFM plays in the community. Never before have your donations and support of the Children's Foundation been so important.

All the best to you and your family in the lead up to the holiday season from all of us at the CFM.


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Donation in Memory of Kim Jackson

Casey Jacob gratefully accepts a very generous donation from Isabella Jackson on behalf the Jackson family in memory of her mother, Kim Jackson (nee Mochula). Kim was a Huntsville native, and passionate educator who led a life dedicated to nurturing, mentoring teaching and supporting children of all ages. Her family describes her as a beautiful soul, yoga instructor and spiritual being who loved to travel, especially to Mexico.

This donation will go a long way to ensuring Muskoka kids have access to activities and opportunities that they may otherwise not be able to access. Thank you to the Jackson family for your generosity and for choosing the CFM to help to carry on Kim's legacy of advocating for all children.

The CFM offers post secondary funding through the generosity of the Onaway Pond Foundation.

For more information and an application, click on the button below.

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.

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.

The Children’s Foundation of Muskoka (CFM) does not assume any liability from the use of this website or from any of the information that has been provided to you. Each activity, camp, or service has its own potential hazards, which need to be evaluated by the parent or legal guardian for each child. The information about providers and services contained on this website does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the CFM. By using the information, you recognize the foregoing and you agree to hold us harmless from any liability resulting from the use of this information. We make no express or implied representations or warranties of any kind with respect to any of the content, programs, services or information offered on the website.