Mayor Tory serves up free-breakfast initiative

Posted 2016-02-17
Category Nutrition

The program director at the Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office applauds Mayor John Tory’s initiative to provide free breakfasts to Toronto-area grade school students, but believes the program doesn’t go far enough.

In 2014 the Government of Ontario released a poverty reduction strategy; it included $10 million made available between 2014 and 2019 to reduce poverty in Ontario communities. On Monday, Mayor Tory announced the allotment of $500,000 (of that $10 million) to offer breakfasts to communities in need. Mohan Doss, the program director of Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office, appreciates the initiative, but has some criticism.

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Global News visits beyond 3:30

Susan Hay from Global News visits TFSS' beyond 3:30 program at Joseph Brant Public School for her 'Making a Difference' segment. 

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ACE Bakeries & George Weston Limited Fundraiser Brings in $126,000!

Posted 2013-12-11
Category Fundraising

Thanks to ACE Bakeries and George Weston Limited, over 1200 students in Priority Neighboudhoods across Toronto recieve access to afterschool nutrition, exercise, homework help and recreation.

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Hadden Family Foundation Gives $150,000 to After-School and Nutrition Programs

Scarborough students are learning to cook, finishing their homework and getting fit at beyond 3:00 after-school programs, thanks to a former Toronto student and his family. 

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Our Programs in the News

Two of our programs made the news in the last month

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TFSS Director Sandra Best talks to The Grid

Posted 2011-12-12
Category News

The Toronto weekly learns about TFSS and how Budget 2012 could impact programs for students

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TFSS at the House of Commons

On Tuesday November 28th 2011, Dr. Kirsty Duncan, MP Etobicoke North and TFSS Board member, hosted an all party parliamentary caucus on the need for a national student nutrition program.

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