Raise Your Helping Hand

The Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation is a registered non-profit organization headquartered in Montreal, Canada. With a network of more than 500 clubs and more than 14,000 members across the country, we support many kinds of initiatives serving Canadian youth, our common future.


The mission of Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation is to invest today for the future of our youth by seeking and managing funds through collaboration with Canadian Optimist Clubs and their communities, by supporting Clubs to create opportunities that will enhance quality of life, improve health and wellness and inspire our youth.


Recent Causes

  • The 6 grants of the President’s Incentives
    Since we also planned to offer grants as part of the President’s Incentives, we are also offering 6 grants of $300 to the following clubs.   13-105  Optimist Club of Moosejaw  Optimist Field  The purpose is to Increase accessibility by upgrading ramps to washrooms and walking paths in the City of Moosejaw.    46-006   Optimist … Read more
  • The 4 winners of our Club Grant Program
    The Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation received 12 applications for the 2022-2023 Club Grant Program. Several OCCF Past Presidents had the opportunity to review each of these applications and we are pleased to announce the following results. Four clubs have been awarded $1,000 grants. They are as follows:   Shakespeare Optimist Walking Path  with Optimist Club Of  Shakespeare  … Read more
  • Denise Nacev joins the board of directors at CCOF
    I am happy to announce that the Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation has completed its selection process for the appointment of its new Board Member, who will start her term on Oct. 1, 2023. Denise Nacev from the Central Ontario District was chosen to replace Past President Dianne Josling. She will begin a five-year term in … Read more

Planned giving

As a Planned Giving donor, you’ll automatically join the lifetime recognition board, a group of dedicated individuals who have committed a planned gift to CCOF.

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