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

  • CCOF modernizes its website
    After proceeding with a trial period for issuing automatic donation receipts for online donations, the CCOF is modernizing its website by integrating several new functionalities both for the user experience (in this case, the donor who will have the possibility to have access to all his donations in a new dashboard) only for internal management.Continue reading “CCOF modernizes its website”
  • A few words from the CCOF new president
    To my colleague Optimist members, I am proud to be serving as President of the Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation (CCOF) in 2022-2023. I have served on the Foundation’s board of directors since 2019 and my commitment to the organization continues to grow! The theme I have chosen 2022-2023 is ‘Stronger Together’! Don’t we say thatContinue reading “A few words from the CCOF new president”

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.

How You Can Help