Feed Tomorrow: VIP Guests Visit School Nutrition Programs “Student Style”

Nutrition Program Bus Tour - A group of VIPs will travel on school buses, “student style”, to two public schools where they will see nutrition programs in action. They will meet with community volunteers and children and learn first-hand about the needs these programs address.

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

TORONTO, October 16, 2017 – One out of three children here in Toronto lives in poverty and over 195,000 students rely on breakfast, snacks, or lunch served at 820 school-based nutrition programs to make it through the school day. The Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS), the independent registered charitable organization that provides support for Toronto District School Board (TDSB) students, will be hosting a week of events dedicated to feeding Toronto’s hungry students and nourishing hungry minds.

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2017 TDSB / TFSS Day with the Toronto Marlies Recap!

Over 6,500 students from more than 85 schools cheered on the Toronto Marlies for the 8th annual TDSB / TFSS Day at the Marlies. Every year the crowd grows, as does the energy. This year was no different. Thank you for bringing school spirit, cheers and excitement!

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A program to help kids with poor eyesight is also helping their foreign doctors

A one-of-a-kind vision-screening program for Toronto schoolchildren is giving foreign-trained doctors a rare opportunity to improve their skills so they can apply to Canadian medical residency programs.

The community health project, operating out of 150 schools within the Toronto District School Board, not only puts free glasses on kids but has given dozens of international medical graduates the experience they need to succeed. 

"Prior to this I was working in a call centre making minimum pay and I was not able to work on my Canadian medical exams," Rajkumar Luke Vijendra Das said while working at an eye screening clinic set up at The Elms Junior Middle School in Etobicoke. 

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Turning a blind eye to vision care in Canada

TORONTO - Canada is failing to ensure everyone — especially children — has access to proper vision assessments and affordable corrective lenses, prominent pediatrician Lee Ford-Jones says.

“If there’s one thing you want Canadian children and youth and parents to be able to do is to be able to communicate with each other,” the GTA-based doctor said. “You want them to be able to hear, see, speak and read.

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