Kids putting hands together on the table

Breakfast Club of Canada is looking to hire a Senior Advisor, Major gifts and planned giving, to contribute to the organization’s Canada-wide growth. Reporting to the Communications and Marketing Director, the incumbent will help deploy and expand BCC’s major and planned gifts program (gifts of publicly listed securities, in-kind donations, charitable bequests). The Senior Advisor will also play a key role in planning and implementing various innovative prospecting, awareness, solicitation, retention and recognition approaches targeting individual current and prospective donors with the potential for major or legacy giving.

 

Breakfast Club of Canada promotes employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
Donor development and solicitation:
  • Identify and qualify potential individual donors (amongst existing database and pure acquisition) and develop personalized donor acquisition strategies
  • Oversee the creation and production of information and communications tools for individual major donors
  • Implement personalized retention strategies and deepen relationships with existing donors to follow up on pledges and renew yearly commitments
  • Help develop and plan recognition and retention activities for individual major and legacy donors
  • Represent the organization at events and conferences
  • Monitor the competitive landscape and emerging trends in philanthropy
Administration:
  • Work with the Senior Relationship Marketing Advisor to ensure pledges are honoured and verify that all the required information is accurate and complete; draft agreements based on the terms approved by the donor and in accordance with applicable BCC policies
  • Regularly update the major and planned gifts database
  • Provide reports and analyses to help to ensure the effective management of planned gifts
  • Document and update procedures concerning the processing of gifts of securities and gifts of life insurance

 

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing or a related discipline
  • Five to seven years of experience in a field relevant to the position
  • Excellent command of written and spoken French and English
  • Knowledge of tax and estate planning strategies
  • Experience in developing and implementing major and planned giving strategies, along with a knowledge of gifts of securities and life insurance, charitable bequests and in-kind gifts, an asset
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and the ability to learn new applications quickly
  • Familiarity with CRM platforms, an asset
  • Membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals or another relevant professional association or order, an asset.

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES
  • Adherence to Breakfast Club of Canada values
  • Keen customer service focus
  • High-level persuasion and negotiation skills
  • Good listener
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative abilities
  • Resourceful self-starter with an analytical mindset
  • Highly organized and versatile
  • Capacity to work both independently and as part of a team

 

WORK CONDITIONS
  • Permanent, full-time position
  • 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday
  • The successful candidate will be based in a major city in Canada
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible hours
  • Professional development
  • Personal leave days
  • Group insurance plan
  • Group RRSP with employer matching contributions
  • Employee assistance program
  • Must pass a background check
  • Target start date: As soon as possible

 

TO APPLY

Please email your résumé and cover letter to CV@breakfastclubcanada.org.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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Walmart Associate

 

Did you know that 60% of a child’s learning happens in the morning? Research has shown that a healthy breakfast to start a child’s day helps ensure they are able to thrive, learn and excel. 

But, many children in Canada arrive at school hungry. This is why, over the last 19 years, Walmart Canada has supported Breakfast Club of Canada’s programs and helped ensure children have access to a nutritious breakfast.  

 

Walmart Canada is currently running their annual national back-to-school fundraising campaign to raise money and awareness for school and community breakfast programs across the countryPaul Lethbridge, Director, Development & Donor Engagement at BCC explains: “Our partnership with Walmart Canada opens many doors for the Club. Their significant yearly funding gives us the resources to serve millions of meals on an annual basis and, through the generosity and dedication of Walmart’s associates and customers, we’re able to build the momentum, year-over-year, to help meet the escalating needs.” Since 2003, Walmart Canada has worked with Breakfast Club of Canada, donating and raising more than $55 million to help feed more than 243,000 students each day. 

Walmart Associate

Walmart Canada’s extensive philanthropy program is focused on supporting Canadian families in need, and since 1994, Walmart Canada has raised and donated more than $500 million to Canadian charities. “We’re committed to building and supporting strong communities, while inspiring our associates to give back. Our giving programs meet specific social needs, and we proudly work through our stores and associates to spark change,” explains Gaurav GuptaDirectorEnvironmental Social & Governance, Walmart Canada. He points out the strong commitment of the associates who are encouraged to engage with customers and local organizations in several ways to understand and support local needs. “Our associates are our greatest ambassadors. They have a tremendous passion for supporting worthy causes and organizations like Breakfast Club of Canada.” 

 

Making a truly national impact 

In addition to contributions through this campaign, Walmart Canada continues to be the largest corporate donor to Breakfast Club of Canada, which reaches more than 490,000 children throughout Canada, making sure they have an equal chance to learn.  Through their network of stores across the country and workforce of over 100,000 associates, Walmart Canada represents a significant awareness building opportunity for BCC. “Our mission, brand and impact are visible to millions of Canadians who shop in store and online over the duration of the campaign.  At the start of the partnership, 19 years ago, Walmart Canada’s national support laid the groundwork for BCC to spread its mission across the country to make a truly national impact.  Without Walmart’s support, more children across Canada would face food insecurity on a daily basis,” added Paul Lethbridge.  

 

Walmart’s back-to-school fundraising campaign runs until October 22, 2021 and donations can be made in more than 400 locations across Canada or on www.walmart.ca 

Kids putting hands together on the table

Breakfast Club of Canada is looking to hire a Relational Marketing Coordinator to contribute to the organization’s Canada-wide growth. Reporting to the Senior Relational Marketing Advisor, the incumbent will work closely with the Communications and Marketing team, the Development team and the CRM specialist, and will liaise with individual BCC donors. They will ensure a high standard of customer service, stay up to date on best practices in the area of philanthropy, and participate actively in implementing marketing strategies and measuring the outcomes.

 

Breakfast Club of Canada promotes employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
Donor customer service:
  • Respond to telephone and email enquiries, and treat current and prospective donors with professionalism and courtesy
  • Call current donors to thank them for their generosity, make special experiences available to them and suggest additional opportunities to support BCC
Database management:
  • Help find ways to optimize the use of the donor database
  • Generate and analyze reports on donation patterns for individual donors, and identify opportunities for growth
  • Utilize CRM features to create newsletter campaigns and automate the corresponding processes
Relational marketing
  • Help develop and hone the relational marketing strategy (CRM, website, newsletters, etc.) and create effective, personalized communications aimed at individual donors
  • Coordinate direct mailing campaigns
  • Carry out administrative tasks related to the position (produce monthly reports, draft select documents, create and send newsletters, develop lists, coordinate mailouts)
  • Help assess the effectiveness of selected marketing tactics (donations, click-through rates, database signups, etc.)

 

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • University degree in marketing, business administration, communications or a related discipline
  • One to three years of experience in a customer service and/or marketing field
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and French
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and an aptitude for learning new applications quickly
  • Knowledge of CRM platforms (Salesforce, an asset), Google Analytics and Mailchimp or another email marketing program, an asset
  • Talent for writing compelling marketing copy, an asset

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES
  • Adherence to Breakfast Club of Canada values
  • Keen customer service focus
  • Good listener
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Resourceful self-starter with an analytical mindset
  • Excellent time management, prioritization and multitasking skills
  • Highly organized and versatile
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change
  • Capacity to work both independently and as part of a team

 

WORK CONDITIONS
  • Permanent, full-time position
  • 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday
  • The successful candidate will be based in a major city in Canada
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible hours
  • Professional development
  • Personal leave days
  • Group insurance plan
  • Group RRSP with employer matching contributions
  • Employee assistance program;
  • Must pass a background check
  • Target start date: As soon as possible

 

TO APPLY

Please email your résumé and cover letter to CV@breakfastclubcanada.org.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Kids putting hands together on the table

Breakfast Club of Canada is looking to hire a Government Relations and Public Affairs Advisor, to contribute to the organization’s growth. Reporting to the Vice-President, Government Affairs, Quebec, and Municipal Affairs, the incumbent will help grow and expand BCC’s influence and impact in its dealings with the Quebec government as well as with municipalities, community groups and other local partners and stakeholders.

 

Breakfast Club of Canada promotes employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Analyze the broader context to identify relevant issues and factors, as well as the positions of various entities and interest groups to take into account in communications operations, and put forward proposed courses of action
  • Monitor political and government developments as well as select parliamentary initiatives in the Quebec National Assembly
  • Scan newswires and social media feeds
  • Compile press clippings
  • Draft various communications pieces (letters, press releases, newsletters, presentations, etc.)
  • Create social media content and manage online communities
  • Contribute to government relations and public affairs strategies
  • Arrange meetings with public office holders
  • Carry out other tasks related to the position

 

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • University degree in political science, communications, economics or a related field
  • Master’s degree, an asset
  • Two to five years of relevant experience
  • Fluency in French and English
  • Excellent French copywriting skills
  • Extensive knowledge of the media and political landscape
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES
  • Adherence to Breakfast Club of Canada values
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Resourceful self-starter with an analytical mindset
  • Excellent time management, prioritization and multitasking skills
  • Highly organized and versatile
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change

 

WORK CONDITIONS
  • Permanent, full-time position
  • 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday
  • The selected candidate will work from the Boucherville office (working remotely for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible hours
  • Professional development
  • Personal leave days
  • Group insurance plan
  • Group RRSP with employer matching contributions
  • Employee assistance program
  • Must pass a background check
  • Target start date: As soon as possible.

 

TO APPLY

Please email your résumé and cover letter to CV@breakfastclubcanada.org.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

affirmation station

Harvest Manitoba went above and beyond in their mission to nourish children and incorporated an affirmation exercise in the Breakfast 2 Go packs for the students at the five schools they reach out to. The response has been incredible.

 

Mika Peterson, Harvest Manitoba’s Community Events Manager, shared that “the affirmations started as a way to ensure our Breakfast 2 Go students were being nourished physically and mentally with food, but also emotionally through positive affirmation. We understand that in order to have healthy children in our communities they need to be supported equally in all three ways, which is why we have included affirmation notes in the kits. It’s just a reminder that someone is thinking of you and looking out for you. Here’s a meal and a little note to make you feel cared for.”

Positive notes

Initially, the affirmation notes came from Google or Pinterest searches. One day, a group of volunteers who had come in to sort food finished early and asked if there were other ways they could help. The Harvest Manitoba team asked if they would like to prepare handwritten affirmations for the breakfast kits. The messages could be as simple as “Have a great day!” or “Enjoy your breakfast!” The volunteers happily agreed. It was intended as a one-time exercise, but students and teachers alike said how much these personal messages meant. Not only did they make students feel good, but the adult volunteers who wrote them also enjoyed the experience and were reminded of the importance of being kind to themselves as well.

Positive Notes

The impact was overwhelmingly positive. The students said the affirmations made them feel like someone cared, and they were excited to see what their message would be from week to week. The Harvest Manitoba team was glad that such a simple action was having such a powerful effect. During the holidays, Harvest Manitoba shared a social media post asking the community for affirmation submissions. Over 100 families, schools and businesses responded, thus expanding the scope of the initiative and showcasing the power of community.

 

At the end of the year, Harvest Manitoba distributed a survey to students to get their feedback about the program. One of the questions was about the affirmation notes and how they made students feel. Here are some of their heartwarming answers:

  • “I feel happy and special.”
  • “I love them. I put them up on my fridge at home. I have kept every note since last year.”
  • “What I feel when I get B2Go… HAPPY!”
  • “Kind of fun to read, the motivational ones are the best.”
  • “The notes in my B2Go kit make me feel happy.”
  • “I read them and keep them in a box.”
  • “Happy! The jokes are happy and funny and silly!”
  • “I keep them for my sister because she has been struggling and the note made her feel better.”
  • “They’re funny so they make me laugh!”
  • “Makes me smile, it’s cool that you can tell other kids wrote them.”
  • “Confident and awesome.”
  • “I got a lot of them. It feels good to hear nice words.”
  • “The notes in the bags make me feel encouraged to make something.”
  • “Happy, very happy and I feel like I should give someone else the same note.”
  • “The notes I get in my Breakfast 2 Go bags make my day even better and it gives me a big smile. I remember last year I would always collect the notes and give them to my family members.”
  • “I want to know who writes them and I want to write them for other kids.”
  • “It makes me feel really good. Every time I’m in class I look at the notes and it helps me work faster.”
  • “They make me feel like somebody is giving me confidence :).”
  • “It actually makes me feel good because I know I have some food to eat.”

 

When asked what she loves the most about the affirmations, Mika said:

“I love that our students feel cared for, that the affirmations act as a little reminder that they have a whole community supporting them. It is the best part of my job seeing people in the community come together to support one another. Whether that’s supporting Breakfast 2 Go through funds, food, time packing the kits or time spent creating an affirmation note, it truly has such a huge impact.“

 

The whole experience once again shows that every bit counts. Even a small donation or investment of time can have a lasting impact.

Kids putting hands together on the table

Boucherville– September 29th, 2021 – Students are heading back to school again, and to help them and their family better prepare for this of a new school year, Costco stepped up for a 14th year. The company joined Breakfast Club of Canada’s annual back-to-school campaign to make sure all kids don’t start they’re on an empty stomach. After the 10 days campaign across the country, a record amount of $1,620,797 were raised thanks to members and employee’s dedication.

 

Due to the pandemic, the attendance for breakfast programs in Canada recorded between 5% and 100% increase compared to the previous year, depending on the province. “Thanks to partners like Costco, the Club helps Canadian children start their school day on a full stomach, allowing them to focus, learn and grow.  In doing so, Costco is helping kids across Canada reach their fullest potential.” explains Judith Barry, co-Founder, director of Impact and Government Relations at Breakfast Club of Canada.

 

For 14 years now, Breakfast Club of Canada has been able to count on Costco as a valuable partner. Education and health, especially when it comes to children, are fundamental values for the company and the commitment of the employees in each of the warehouse allows them to offer a large number of breakfasts to Canadian children. “Costco started to be involved in the community in its early years. We are committed in our support of charitable activities in the communities where we operate, particularly with initiatives related to children, in the areas of health, welfare and education, as well as families in need, “said Benoit Louis-Seize, Manager of Benefits and Pension at Costco.

 

To find out more on how to donate to Breakfast Club of Canada’s back-to-school efforts, visit https://www.breakfastclubcanada.org/bts2021

 

About Breakfast Club of Canada

Accredited by Imagine Canada for its effective governance, the Club provides much more than breakfast: its approach is based on commitment, self-esteem and capacity development using an optimal formula adapted to local needs. Breakfast Club of Canada helps feed more than 490,000 children and youth in 3,183 programs across the country. To learn more, visit breakfastclubcanada.org or follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

 

About Costco

Costco Wholesale’s primary charitable efforts focus on programs supporting children’s initiatives, specifically in the areas of health, welfare and education, as well as to families in need in the communities where we do business. We are striving to make a positive impact, and we are thankful to be able to provide support to a variety of organizations and causes.

 

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Media Contact

For more information and to schedule interviews with Breakfast Club of Canada spokespeople, please contact:

Julie Hauville

Media Relations, Breakfast Club of Canada

julie.hauville@breakfastclubcanada.org