Toronto's Social Housing is Crumbling and Will Need $2.6B in Repairs

Posted 2015-10-14
Category News

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.

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Toronto is Canada's Capital of Child Poverty

Posted 2015-10-13
Category News

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.

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Toronto Vital Signs Report 2015 Has Been Released!

Posted 2015-10-07
Category News

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. 

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Sun Life Financial and the Fergusson Family Support Bloor CI Lunch Program

Posted 2015-10-01

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. 

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Shop at Talbots at Bayview Village on October 14th and Support TFSS!

Posted 2015-09-30
Category Events

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. 

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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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