The 2019 Who’s Hungry Report has been released, and shows that food bank use in Toronto has increased. Due to the rising cost of living, the number of food bank visits has grown by 4 per cent. In a survey of 1,400 food bank clients, 53 per cent of respondents...
In Canada, 20 percent of children—more than 1.4 million—live in poverty, according to Campaign 2000, a network of organizations working to end family poverty. If kids are going to school hungry, their behaviours can be exacerbated; they may be irritable and unable to...
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced the creation of a national food policy last week, including the first steps towards the creation of a National School Food Program.
The prices of fresh vegetables are 17 percent higher than a year ago, compared to the average inflation rate of 2.4 percent.
Canadian Children Deserve a National School Food Program: Let’s All Come Together to Make That Happen.
When the clock runs down on the final moments of class on the last day of school, our hope is that kids spill triumphantly out the doors in happy anticipation of a two-month break from homework and the confines of desks and stuffy classrooms.
Attention Football Fans! On Thursday, May 30, join us for the first ever preseason school-day Argos game at Varsity Stadium. Your students can join thousands of others to cheer on the Argos as they take on the Montreal Alouettes.
The Government of Canada has announced the creation of a National Food Policy, including its “intention to work with provinces and territories towards the creation of a National School Food Program.”
Upwards of 125,000 Toronto children — more than one in four — are growing up in poverty, a problem that plagues pockets of every city ward, says a new report released Monday by Social Planning Toronto and a coalition of agencies serving vulnerable communities.
New demographic charts show a strikingly segregated city, with visible minorities concentrated in low-income neighbourhoods and white residents dominating affluent areas in numbers far higher than their share of the population.
During the recent heat wave, city counsellor Millicent Asamoah said that she had heard from clients who could not afford air conditioners, nor pay for the electricity to keep them running.
A new study suggests that Federal ridings with high rates of child and family poverty in Canada are home to the highest proportion of indigenous, visible minority and single-parent families.