We nurture potential and grow healthy students, giving an equal chance of success to all kids, one breakfast at a time.
Our organization partners with local agencies and schools to provide nutritionally balanced breakfasts, leadership camps and skill development for children and youth in a safe and welcoming environment. By taking part in the Breakfast Club program, children demonstrate:Greater attention in school:
As a result of breakfast programs, teachers report 30 additional minutes of effective teaching time.Improved learning and concentration:
60% of educational material is delivered before lunch. Children need breakfast in order to start their day right.Improved attendance:
Children come to school for breakfast and stay to learn!Increased self-esteem:
Through our Six-Step Training Program, we teach staff and volunteers how to work with young people to build self-esteem in meaningful and long-lasting ways.Reduced bullying:
At least one in three adolescent students in Canada have reported being bullied recently, according to the International Journal for Public Health. Hunger causes fluctuations in mood, anxiety and anger. A healthy meal helps to moderate these effects and teachers report less negative behaviour in class and on the playground.
Last year, Breakfast Club of Canada helped serve more than 27 million breakfasts to more than 160,000 children and youth across Canada. Even though this is a major achievement, it is still far from being enough. We currently have hundreds of schools waiting for our help to bring breakfast programs into their communities. Therefore, we are diligently working towards adding on these waitlist programs all the while securing the funding necessary to sustain our existing programs. Hence, in keeping with the spirit of program sustainability, we strive to offer customized support. We also aspire to create local and regional collaborations to support the communities through consultations, mobilization and social innovation.