Our success is the result of the combined efforts of a Canada-wide network of organizations dedicated to setting up and running breakfast programs in participating schools. Our strength lies in our commitment to working closely with each program to ensure the optimal use of available resources to reach out to as many children as possible.
Reaching Children from Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast
Our network of partners care – and care deeply – about children’s health, wellness and academic success. We have brought all the key players – schools, governments, agencies, businesses and community representatives – to the table to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of nearly 2 million young children who are at risk of starting their day on an empty stomach.
Responsive to Local Needs
In Canada, there is a patchwork of school nutrition programs that are offered by a variety of stakeholders who work every day to make sure children get a healthy meal. The Club must therefore tailor its role and its practices in line with local needs and available resources.
The Club plays a Leader role where there is a partially centralized structure to school nutrition. The Club coordinates, sometimes in collaboration with other organizations, a significant portion of school nutrition efforts1. As a Leader, the Club offers complete support to programs, ensuring that all program needs are met, whether through financial support or taking charge of the distribution of food and equipment, training and guidance, and compensation for volunteers.
The Club plays a partner role where there is no centralized structure to school nutrition. Many schools and local organizations are involved in school nutrition efforts, but these are not necessarily coordinated. As a Partner, the Club offers complementary support to programs. This support, mainly financial and in the form of gift cards, also includes training and guidance and, sometimes, equipment donations.
In all contexts, the Club can help implement various solutions or projects designed to promote sustainable access to quality and culturally appropriate food and healthy eating for a greater number of children. This can involve financial support or accompaniment to the necessary resources.
The Club plays a contributor role where there is a centralized structure to school nutrition. Efforts in school nutrition are coordinated by governmental bodies, as well as mandated provincial or regional organizations. As a Contributor, the Club offers supplementary support to programs, which is mainly financial.
1 By efforts, we mean fundraising, program operation, capacity building, education and awareness, and evaluation.
Indigenous Communities at The Heart of Our Efforts
We have made the specific needs of Indigenous communities a priority from the beginning. Unfortunately, one out of every two children living in these communities is at risk of starting the day without breakfast. They often live in remote areas where it can be challenging to procure fresh, nutritious food. The unique expertise we have developed over the years helps us find ways to promote healthier eating habits among the younger generations and keep precious culinary traditions alive.
In a Community Near You
We support thousands of breakfast programs, which are doing amazing things right across Canada. Discover the programs in school and community settings in your province.