A new study conducted of 5,000 9-to 11-year-olds demonstrates signficant positive associations between breakfast consumption and education outcomes. The research found that the odds of an above average Teacher Assessment score were up to twice as high for pupils who are breakfast, compared with those who did not.
Canadians have elected a government that appears ready to tackle child poverty with a list of progressive measures, including a new national benefit that could lift 315,000 children out of poverty, say advocates who have been urging federal action for a generation.
With December quickly approaching, we are looking for a piece of art to showcase on our holiday cards to our supporters. The more creative, the better!
Congratulations to Central Tech for winning $600.00 for their school's nutrition program through our 'Wrap Up with Rice' contest! To read about the event, check out Inside Toronto's article about it here.
This fall, Toronto City Council will vote on the adoption of a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy.
The Canada-high child and family poverty rates reported here underscore the need for a strategy that includes clear targets and timelines, strong action, and significant investment starting in the 2016 budget.
In Toronto, 256,000 people live in social housing [...] there are almost 94,000 applications on the public housing waiting list as of July, representing 172,087 people - families and individuals, many vulnerable, waiting to be housed. That is more than the entire population of Burlington; more than the city of Oshawa.
Toronto remains the child-poverty capital of Canada, with 28.6 per cent of children living in low-income households, according to a new report being published Tuesday as the city prepares to release its final poverty reduction strategy to address the problem.
Yesterday, the Toronto Foundation's Toronto's Vital Signs Report was released. Toronto's Vital Signs Report is an annual consolidated snapshot identifying trends and issues affecting the quality of life in our city, as well as the progress we should be proud of and the challenges that need to be addressed.
Howard Fergusson, a dedicated Sun Life Financial Advisor and President of Howard J. Fergusson Insurance Agencies Limited, along with his family, donated $6,000 to Bloor Collegiate in order to expand the school’s lunch program.
Join us at Talbots in Bayview Village, on Wednesday, October 14th between 5-8pm for an evening of refreshments, fashion and shopping for a great cause! 10% of all pre-tax sales will be directed towards the Toronto Foundation for Student Success to help students in need.
Feed Tomorrow Week: Students and Chefs Raise Awareness About Child Hunger
Op-Ed, published through The Evidence Network, on the need for mandatory eye exams for school since the uptake on the passive Eye See Eye Learn is pretty low.
City TV’s Breakfast Television visited Glen Park Public School which was hosting a breakfast program event in conjunction with Toronto Foundation for Student Success.
John Tory has a chance to become the mayor who transformed Canada’s biggest municipality into a city where everyone has an equal chance to thrive.
The Retired Teachers of Ontario (RTO) District 24 supports various nutrition programs across the city through their annual ‘Breakfast for Kids’ charity golf tournament.
The Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF) has received a 2015 Eva’s Awards for Ending Youth Homelessness. In addition to national recognition of their fantastic program, OSF also received a prize of $25,000.
Baltimore children attending public schools won't have to go another day in class hungry thanks to a new state program. The program lets children get both breakfast and lunch for free at a time when childhood hunger is on the rise and almost half of all low-income kids in America miss out on breakfast.
The Valley Park Go Green Cricket Field, located in the Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park neighbourhoods, is now open.
Many people are familiar with the name Saputo for their wide selection of dairy products at the grocery store. Not only do we at TFSS know and enjoy their products, we know Saputo Inc. for their generosity.
With a little over 200 students between JK and Grade 6, Poplar Road Junior Public School is doing their part to make a difference in the lives of students across our city.
The Bata Shoe Museum Foundation: For Every Shoe There’s a Story
We had the pleasure of speaking to Cassandra Public School during their monthly Sharing Assembly about how their fundraising initiatives helped to raise money for the urgent needs of students across our city.
More than 50 men, including Toronto’s new police chief, turned up to offer positive influence at an event that drew 200 Grade 8 boys from across Toronto.
TFSS staff, Joelle and Elaine, had the privilege of saying ‘thank you’ to Cliffwood Public School at their monthly assembly.
Long time TFSS supporters, Buchanan Public School donates over $500 to support children across our city.
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