Since our formation in 1985, FoodShare Toronto has organized grass roots student nutrition programs, supporting the vision of universal cost shared programs. As a member of the Toronto Partners for Student Nutrition (Toronto Public Health, The Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, the Toronto Foundation for Student Success, the Angel Foundation for Learning and community partners) we help facilitate 720 local programs which serve 141,000 meals a day. Our Fresh Produce Program provides affordable bulk healthy vegetables and fruit to 285 student nutrition programs reaching 67,000 children weekly. Our Field to Table Schools program work with educators, parents, and students from JK through Grade 12 to implement hands-on cooking and gardening activities with the goal of making food literacy a requirement of graduation and our Good Food Café demonstrates a healthy sustainable cafeteria program. FoodShare partners with Sustain Ontario’s Child and Youth Food Network, Food Secure Canada’s Children and Food Network, and Farm to Cafeteria Canada to increase food literacy and access to locally produced foods in schools where possible.
Debbie Field, Executive Director
416 363-6441 ext 228
Toronto Public Health (TPH) works in many ways to improve the overall health of the population and to overcome health inequalities. We provide services to individuals and communities, and we advocate for public policies that make our city healthier.
TPH services are funded by City Council and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. We are governed by the Board of Health, comprised of elected councillors and citizen representatives. We strive to make our services accessible and equitable to all residents of Toronto.
Denise Vavaroutsos, Supervisor, Student Nutrition Program
Food and Friends is a community partnership in Wellington, Dufferin and Guelph that encourages all children to eat well in order to positively affect their ability to learn.
Anita Macfarlane, Community Program Director
Superior Children’s Centre is Wawa’s principal provider of early learning and quality licenced child care for children aged 0-12 years. Since 1984, Superior Children’s Centre has been planning, delivering and coordinating an ever expanding range of services in North Algoma and throughout Algoma District as well as the Algoma-Manitoulin provincial riding.
The agency offers a range of programs in both official languages and at various locations to serve children, parents/caregivers and other practitioners who serve families.
The organization is a progressive agency committed to ensuring that children, families, colleagues and community are provided with opportunities to reach their potential. The Centre provides services that meet the highest standards, while respecting individual and unique needs.
The agency opened the first Best Start Hub in Algoma with a second Francophone hub opening in Wawa in October 2008. As part of Algoma’s Best Start Network, the Centre also operates Hubs in conjunction with its existing programs in White River, Dubreuilville, and Hornepayne.
Superior Children Centre currently employs twenty two full time and fourteen part time employees and has an eight member board of directors.
Robin Marshall, Student Nutrition Program Coordinator- North Algoma
The YMCA of Kitchener-Waterloo is the lead agency for the Student Nutrition programs in the Central West Region of Ontario. We work directly with 4 Community Partners to deliver quality nutrition programs in our region.
Cyndy Jefferson, Regional Coordinator
519-741-8585 ext. 223
The Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) facilitates dialogue and action to support public education in our community – from Kindergarten to PhD! In partnership with local school boards, colleges, universities and other stakeholders, we develop and implement collaborative initiatives that leverage community resources to support student learning at all levels. We do this by bringing people, organizations, and resources together in innovative ways to achieve what no single organization could do alone.
Carolyn Hunter, Director of Programs
Breakfast for Kids works to ensure children and youth in
the Region of Peel attend school well nourished and ready
to learn. We currently support over 180 breakfast, snack and lunch programs and serve just over 12,000 students.
We provide a warm and safe environment where
children and youth can develop healthy eating habits that
will last a lifetime.
Kelly Stronach, Program Manager