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Rising food prices hit more than your grocery bill | About That

April 20, 2023

CBC’s ‘About That’ team recently spoke to students, staff and experts across the country about the impact of inflation on school meal programs, and what will happen if meal program budgets run dry.

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Demand for tutors outpacing supply | CBC News

January 9, 2023

After a challenging few years, many students across Toronto are in need of academic support. CBC News visited beyond 3:30 to see our small-group tutoring in action.

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Tutoring is helping kids catch up — but there aren’t enough spaces for students in need | CBC News

December 22, 2022

Though students are back in the classroom, they’re still feeling the impact of the past few years on their education. Some students need support catching up. Recently, CBC News visited beyond 3:30 to see our small-group tutoring in action.

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Toronto student nutrition programs face ‘critical year’ due to rising food prices | CBC News

September 9, 2022

With demand for nutrition increasing exponentially among students, and the cost of food out of control, this may well be a critical year for Student Nutrition Programs. 

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Students going hungry was a problem before COVID-19. What happens to school breakfast programs when a pandemic is changing everything? | Toronto Star

August 20, 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, nutrition programs made many changes in order to keep feeding students.

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

February 1, 2017

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.

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TDSB serves 136,000 meals to students each day as child poverty rises| CBC News

January 3, 2017

Child poverty is a growing problem in the classroom — and it’s prompting Canada’s largest school board to prepare a staggering 136,000 breakfasts and lunches for students each day.

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Dana Levenson visits Dundas Public School| CTV News

December 5, 2016

CTV News Toronto’s Dana Levenson visits Dundas Public School Student Nutrition Program.

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Foundation provides free vision, hearing tests to youth from low-income families | Global News

January 20, 2014

Global News’ Susan Hay and her team paid a visit to George Webster Elementary School in East York, where she documented students in grade five receiving glasses free-of-charge thanks to our supporters at

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