Media Release: Feed Tomorrow Week October 19-23

Posted 2015-09-30
Category Events

Feed Tomorrow Week: Students and Chefs Raise Awareness About Child Hunger

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Should eye exams be mandatory for school-age kids?

Posted 2015-09-24
Category Healthcare

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. 

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Breakfast TV visits Glen Park PS

Posted 2015-09-21
Category Nutrition

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.

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Toronto Star: Will John Tory be Toronto's anti-poverty mayor?

Posted 2015-09-02
Category News

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.

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Retired Teachers of Ontario – District 24 Support TFSS Through Annual Golf Tournament

Posted 2015-08-01
Category Fundraising

The Retired Teachers of Ontario (RTO) District 24 supports various nutrition programs across the city through their annual ‘Breakfast for Kids’ charity golf tournament. 

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The Oasis Skateboard Factory receives a 2015 Eva’s Awards for Ending Youth Homelessness

Posted 2015-06-15
Category Awards

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.

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Baltimore Schools Will Give Free Meals To All Kids

Posted 2015-06-08
Category News

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.

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Valley Park Go Green Cricket Field Now Open

Posted 2015-06-05
Category Events

The Valley Park Go Green Cricket Field, located in the Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park neighbourhoods, is now open.

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Saputo Supports beyond 3:30

Posted 2015-05-20
Category After School

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.

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Poplar Road Enjoys Giving Back

Posted 2015-05-15
Category Fundraising

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.

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The Bata Shoe Museum Foundation: For Every Shoe There’s a Story

Posted 2015-05-14
Category After School

The Bata Shoe Museum Foundation: For Every Shoe There’s a Story

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Sharing Assembly with Cassandra PS

Posted 2015-05-05
Category Fundraising

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.

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Toronto Star: Black role models seize chance to mold Grade 8 boys at Young Men’s Stand Up event

Posted 2015-05-04
Category News

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.

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Cliffwood Cares

Posted 2015-05-01
Category Fundraising

TFSS staff, Joelle and Elaine, had the privilege of saying ‘thank you’ to Cliffwood Public School at their monthly assembly.

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Long Time Supporter, Buchanan PS, Raises Over $500 For TFSS

Posted 2015-04-28
Category Fundraising

Long time TFSS supporters, Buchanan Public School donates over $500 to support children across our city.

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Ernest PS, Small in Size, Big in Impact

Posted 2015-04-23
Category Fundraising

A long-time supporter of the annual Red Nose Campaign and joining in for the TDSB/TFSS Day at the Marlies this year, Ernest Public School makes a big impact in the community.  

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Passionate Brown PS Students Raise Funds for TFSS

Posted 2015-04-22
Category Fundraising

This April two TFSS staff members had the exciting opportunity to pay Brown Public School a visit. In addition to thanking Mme. Breslin and her grade 4/5 class for supporting their charity, TFSS, they told the students about the impact their fundraising efforts had.

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Going hungry: Almost one in 10 Torontonians can't afford healthy food

Posted 2015-03-27
Category News

​25 years ago, the Canadian government vowed to eradicate child poverty by the year 2000, but today not much has changed. Carolyn Jarvis from Global News talks to the most vulnerable kids about what it’s like to go hungry in a land of plenty.

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Clearly Contacts Helps Change The View

Posted 2015-03-16
Category Healthcare

On Thursday, March 12, 2015, a few ClearlyContacts employees joined TFSS on a “dispensing crawl”. They went to three different downtown schools for the final stage of the Gift of Sight and Sound program- when the students get fitted for their brand new, prescription filled glasses. 

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beyond 3:30 Wins $5,000 in GoodLife Kids Foundation Win 4 Kids Contest

Posted 2015-03-09
Category After School

The TFSS’ beyond 3:30 became a top 10 finalist in the GoodLife Kids Foundation's nation-wide Win 4 Kids contest. The contest gave away $100,000 to organizations/programs across Canada that are getting kids physically active! The public had the opportunity to vote online from February 2 to March 6th. Prizes were awarded on March 7th with the beyond 3:30 program winning $5,000! 

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Allenby Jr PS raises over $1,700 to help students across Toronto

Posted 2015-03-02
Category Fundraising

Every year, the grade 6 leaders at Allenby Junior Public School research local and global initiatives to support. After doing some research, the students decided to support TFSS because they understood that students their own age, in their own community, might need an extra hand up in order to receive the education that they deserve. 

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Grade 6 students at John Fisher make TFSS their charity of choice

Posted 2015-02-27
Category Fundraising

John Fisher Junior Public School made the Toronto Foundation for Student Success their charity of choice this year. Various fundriasing initiatives included an apple drive, a yoga class and a big craft sale during the annual winter concert. The John Fisher community also encouraged making donations in honour of their teachers, instead of giving for the holidays. 

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More student nutrition programs among ways Toronto to tackle poverty

Posted 2015-02-20
Category News

Number of strategies to tackle pocerty outlined by Mayor Tory and Deputy Mayor McConnell. 

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Inside Toronto: Toronto Marlies TDSB Day

Posted 2015-02-09
Category News

Inside Toronto visited the TDSB/TFSS Day at the Marlies on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Click to view photos from the event.

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TDSB/TFSS Day at the Marlies 2015

Posted 2015-02-05
Category Events

Over 6,000 students from more than 70 schools cheered on the Toronto Marlies as they took on the Grand Griffins Rapids at Ricoh Coliseum on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 for the 6th annual TDSB/TFSS Day at the Marlies. The special 11:00 a.m. game allowed students to enjoy all the excitement of a professional hockey game at a discounted price. The event showcased our national sport and encouraged students to get involved in physical activities. While the game was an exciting outing for students, it was also an important fundraiser for the Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS). 

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