Once again this year, we are fortunate to enjoy the support of several partners during the Breakfast Club of Canada back-to-school campaign. Unfortunately, food security in Canada has grown significantly since the outset of the pandemic.  

 

This marks the 16th year in a row we have partnered with Bureau en Gros/Staples and we couldn’t be happier or more grateful. They play a front-line role during the back-to-school campaign and pull out all the stops to ensure children don’t begin their school year hungry. “Thanks to the amazing generosity and fundraising efforts of Bureau en Gros/Staples, we have been able to make a real difference. This partnership will help Breakfast Club of Canada push forward and not lose any ground during these trying times,” said BCC General Manager Tommy Kulczyk.  

 

In Canada, 1 in 3 children is at risk of going to school on an empty stomach each morning. That’s 2 million hungry children in all. Every year, Bureau en Gros/Staples goes above and beyond in showing their support for Breakfast Club of Canada’s back-to-school campaign, and so do their employees.  

 

“We are proud to help the Club provide access to a nutritious breakfast to as many children as possible,” said Michel Melançon, Staples Regional Vice President of Sales and Operations. “As more and more children live in households that can’t always afford healthy foods like fruit, we hope our efforts will support the Club’s mission to nurture the potential and health of children, giving all of them an equal opportunity to succeed.”

 

Every action counts  

Associates at Bureau en Gros/Staples’ 90 participating stores across Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces are working together and going the extra mile to contribute to the campaign and encourage customers to join them.  

 

Case in point: Martin Dubeau, an associate with the Sherbrooke store, whose remarkable dedication is shared by his co-workers and friends. They planned a 50k race over the course of a weekend and raised $818, which was added to the store’s fundraising tally. We are very thankful for initiatives like these that just go to prove that every bit counts.  

 

There’s still time for customers in Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces to do their own bit by making a checkout donation at any one of the 90 participating Bureau en Gros/Staples locations until September 19th. During the hectic back-to-school period, the staff and volunteers of Breakfast Club of Canada, along with teachers and parents, are working extra hard to feed as many children as possible and get their school year off to a healthy start. Thank you to everyone at Bureau en Gros/Staples for helping us stop child hunger.  

 

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Children shouldn’t have to start their day hungry 

 

Boucherville, September 1, 2021 – Breakfast Club of Canada kicks-off its Back-to-School campaign and is appealing to the generosity of its partners and Canadians everywhere to ensure it can continue to reach the considerable number of children that have benefitted from these programs over the past year. The Club currently supports over 3,183 programs in academic and community settings and reaches 490,974 children each day. This represents an increase in attendance between 5% and 100%, depending on the province, for breakfast programs in Canada compared to the previous year. Due to the pandemic, more children are at risk of going to school on an empty stomach, which is reflected in the increased program attendance. 

 

“While a return to a new normal is slowly approaching, the effects of the pandemic are still very present,” explained Tommy Kulczyk, General Manager of Breakfast Club of Canada. “We have seen an increase in attendance in programs across the country and we need to be able to continue to sustain the increasing demands. The Club’s objective is to reach more and more children each day and this crucial funding will help us move forward.” 

 

Breakfast Club of Canada is raising awareness and funds to able to deliver breakfast programs in innovative and collaborative ways, no matter what Back-to-School looks like in each province.  Based on recent data, nearly 2 million children are at risk of starting their day hungry. This represents 1 in 3 children who are at risk if going to school on an empty stomach every morning. 

 

“This is a time of year that should excite students and families across the country, not leave them feeling concerned about their nutrition,” declared Judith Barry, Co-Founder, Director of Impact and Provincial & Territorial Government Relations at Breakfast Club of Canada. “We have a responsibility to come together to ensure that hunger does not prevent any child from learning and succeeding. It only takes $2 to provide a nutritious breakfast to a child in need. Any type of donation, big or small, can have a significant impact for youth across the country.” 

 

Support the cause in style 

As part of this year’s campaign, the Club has designed limited edition merchandise to raise additional funds. An online pop-up shop will launch on September 8 at 10 a.m., with a limited number of hoodies to be sold. This is an opportunity to add a stylish item to your wardrobe and raise awareness about the cause. For each item sold, $20 will be donated to the Club to help children across the country start their day off the right way. 

 

In addition to making a purchase from the online store, there are other ways people can contribute to this campaign: 

Online: www.breakfastclubcanada.org/bts2021 
Text message: Text CLUB to 20222
 

For more information about Breakfast Club of Canada’s Back-to-School campaign: Back to School 2021 

To access photo and video content: Content Portal 

 

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 the country. To learn more, visit breakfastclubcanada.org or follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn. 

 

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Media Contacts 

For more information or to schedule an interview with a Breakfast Club of Canada spokesperson, please contact: 

Nathalie Rochette
nathalie.rochette@clubdejeuner.org 
514-404-5660 

Victoria Jaklin (Eastern Canada)
victoria.jaklin@breakfastclubcanada.org 
514-929-6805 

Julie Hauville (Western Canada)
julie.hauville@breakfastclubcanada.org 
604-617-4741 

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Breakfast Club of Canada is currently looking for a Coordinator, Foundations and Corporate Partnerships, to join our national team and report to the Corporate Partnerships lead. They will work collaboratively across departments and within the Foundations and Corporate Partnerships team to develop and maintain internal processes aimed at maximizing revenue from these sources. From preparing grant submissions and foundation proposals to reporting on the allocation of funds and submitting renewal applications, the coordinator will be a source of expertise for Team Coordinators to ensure they are following best practices and getting the information they need to meet their deadlines.

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

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Foundations and Corporate Partnerships:
  • Lead ongoing efforts to research grant opportunities and prioritize projects that will maximize funding opportunities with available resources
  • Create and maintain a calendar of activities to submit and report on existing agreements to maximize renewal opportunities
  • Oversee the development of grant proposals that comply with application requirements
  • Act as an escalation point for Team Coordinators for any requests pertaining to foundation applications and corporate partnerships
  • Support processes with the Donor Relations Advisor to ensure all corporate donors and foundations receive a thank-you/follow-up in a timely manner
  • Participate in developing donor agreements, campaign proposals, stewardship reports and presentations

 

Operations and Administration:
  • Collaborate with various colleagues to ensure all grants and funding agreements are properly coded and posted to the proper fiscal year
  • Oversee revenue and expense tracking as well as budgets and analyses for all fundraising department projects that require reports to properly reflect contractual obligations
  • Support the team lead in all corporate administration requests, which include the following:
    • Send banking information to various stakeholders to set up direct deposits
    • Have the coordinating agreement signed as indicated in the Signature of Documents Policy
    • Serve as a point of contact to answer annual audit questions pertaining to the various donations received during the newly completed fiscal year
    • Enter the necessary information (usernames and passwords) in the application and reporting online portal

 

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • College diploma or university degree in administration or marketing, or equivalent experience
  • Three to five years of relevant experience
  • Fluency in English and French
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • CRM experience (an asset)
  • Experience with grant research (an asset)
  • Familiarity with the charitable sector (an asset)

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Adherence to Breakfast Club of Canada values
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Organizational and coordination skills
  • Adaptability and change management capabilities
  • Team player
  • Positive attitude
  • Analytical mindset
  • Problem solver, results-oriented

 

WORK CONDITIONS

  • Permanent, full-time position
  • 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday
  • The successful candidate will work in hybrid mode between the Boucherville office and telework (teleworking during COVID)
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible hours
  • Professional development
  • Personal leave days
  • Group insurance plan
  • Group RRSP with employer matching contributions
  • 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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Breakfast Club of Canada is currently looking for a Coordinator, Experiential Marketing and Partnerships, to join our national team and report to the Senior Advisor, Experiential Marketing and Partnerships. The selected candidate will contribute to tasks related to the Club’s signature events, sponsorships and partnership plans, working closely with the Communications and Marketing team and the Corporate Partnerships Lead.

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

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Carry out and follow up on tasks related to the Club’s signature events, meeting all specified deadlines
  • Work with the Senior Advisor and the rest of the team to develop the annual event strategy
  • Help draft and distribute marketing collateral (newsletters, solicitation emails, creative briefs, website content, etc.) for signature events
  • Gather competitive intelligence on other organizations’ events and sponsorships, and monitor best practices
  • Liaise with partners with regard to events, sponsorships and other matters
  • Ensure various measures related to partner recognition are executed
  • Contribute to the production of post-event reports (Google Analytics, email marketing data, visibility reports for partners, etc.)
  • Develop projects designed to generate new revenue streams
  • Manage the administrative aspects of projects, including billing, payment tracking and sales reports
  • Carry out other tasks related to the position

 

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • University degree in marketing, communications, administration or a related field
  • Three to five years of experience
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French
  • Advanced proficiency in CRM platforms (Salesforce, an asset), Google Analytics and Mailchimp or other email marketing programs
  • Proven ability to write compelling marketing copy
  • Self-motivated and resourceful
  • Strong research and competitive intelligence skills, detail-oriented
  • Solid knowledge of event planning and marketing
  • Excellent organizational and follow-through skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Adherence to Breakfast Club of Canada values
  • Discipline and attention to detail
  • Ability to perform under pressure and adapt to changing situations
  • Knack for setting and managing priorities
  • Independent self-starter
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Professional and committed
  • Flexible and versatile

 

WORK CONDITIONS

  • Permanent, full-time position
  • 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday
  • The successful candidate will work in hybrid mode between the Boucherville office and telework (teleworking during COVID)
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible hours
  • Professional development
  • Personal leave days
  • Group insurance plan
  • Group RRSP with employer matching contributions
  • 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.

 

Montreal, August 4, 2021 – Today, the Government of Canada revealed the details of a funding package to help fight food insecurity across the country. A total of $ 25 million will be allocated to Breakfast Club of Canada for the 2021-2022 school year as part of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Emergency Food Security Fund. 

“The pandemic continues to have a significant impact on families, and children are among the most vulnerable to food insecurity,” explained Tommy Kulczyk, General Manager at Breakfast Club of Canada. “In Canada, nearly 2 million children are at risk of going to school hungry each morning. This announcement is very good news, and we are grateful to be receiving this emergency funding from the Government of Canada. It is certainly a step in the right direction. “ 

The one-time government funding announced this morning will be used to meet the urgent needs of the most vulnerable people over the coming months. Adapting to pandemic restrictions, the Club and its network of partners are offering even more innovative and collaborative food programs by working with schools and local organizations. 

While these emergency funds will be used to support the breakfast programs currently in place, the demand is still growing. A large number of schools are still on the waiting list and attendance in already supported programs has increased significantly in the past year. The needs outpace the Club’s capacity to respond. 

With the important support of the Government of Canada, financial partners and generous Canadians, the Club works every day to reach as many children as possible across the country. These funds will be very useful in providing emergency aid this year, but there is still much work to be done to ensure that hunger does not prevent any child from learning and succeeding. 

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 257,000 children and youth in 1,887 schools across the country. To learn more, visit breakfastclubcanada.org or follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn. 

 

For more information: 

Victoria Jaklin
Advisor, Corporate Communications and Public Relations
Breakfast Club of Canada
victoria.jaklin@breakfastclubcanada.org