Truth & Reconciliation Week

Here are some actions that can be taken this week (and all year around) to further your educational journey and help support your commitment to reconciliation and Indigenous sovereignty.
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Truth & Reconciliation Week

Here are some actions that can be taken this week (and all year around) to further your educational journey and help support your commitment to reconciliation and Indigenous sovereignty.

Join us on our mission to feed and nourish children in Canada & Internationally

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Feeding and nourishing children
through the following programs

School Meals

A meal served at school keeps children in school, particularly girls, and helps them to focus on learning. School meals also reduce the burden on families and helps support local produce providers. Read more

School & Community Gardens

Community and school gardens provide essential nutrition and improves food security within communities, which is needed now more than ever. Read more

Food Forests

Food forests are self-sustaining spaces modeled on natural woodland ecosystems. Trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals provide food, medicines and greenspace for indigenous communities in Canada. Read more

Women's Economic Empowerment

Women make up the majority of the agricultural workforce but often earn less than 10% of farming sector income. These programs support women's and girls' empowerment as producers, income-generators and decision-makers. Read more

Making a greater impact

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Over 1 million more meals in 2022

11,738
food hampers provided to 1,088 households

15,496
children received meals through school nutrition programs

Building resilience in Canada

507,813

snacks and meals provided

1,064

new trees and bushes planted in 4 food forests

30

Indigenous communities

School Nutrition

1,856

children fed
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Local Food Systems

405

gardens established / supported
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Land-Based Education

1,474

people engaged
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Nutrition Education

2,095

people trained
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Inspiring hope internationally

2,705,644

snacks and meals provided

13,640

children supported

103

communities

Food Security

3,555

individuals received agricultural training

2,720

people received agricultural inputs
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Livelihoods

6,077

people (75% women) participated in savings, credit or microfinance groups
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Children's Education

3,453

students were provided with school supplies
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Gender Equality

3,494

people trained on sexual and reproductive health and rights
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Women are growing their business

Projects like Shine, Climate and the Slaight Gender Equality and Livelihoods Project are helping women access financial services, support their families and build new businesses around the world, thanks to donor partnership.

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My life is now taking a different direction, and I’m sure I will have a better future with this project.
Medina, cattle trader, Ethiopia
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Last year, I achieved large yields for my farming activities. We were able to buy more land to expand, and now I feed my children nutritious meals.
Berochan, farmer & VSLA member, Uganda
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Having my own income gives me a lot of freedom. My goal is to sufficiently address the needs of my children’s education. In the future I want to expand my business, creating job opportunities for others.
KEDIJA, SEAMSTRESS, ETHIOPIA
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I learned pastry and new ways of preparing salads. [The] training has improved the preparation of food, improved our entrepreneurship, and also improved our family’s nutrition.
ROSA, PASTRY TRAINEE & ENTREPRENEUR, BOLIVIA
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I feel I am becoming more productive and economically empowered, and my voice is heard in the household and community more than before.
MADAM AYISHA, FARMER, GHANA
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Before I got engaged in this program, I was a housewife, staying at home with many financial problems. But now, I spend most of my time outside home engaging in income generating activities and it is one of my most important things in my life. I also send my children to school by providing what they need. This vegetable retailing program has changed my life and that of my children by increasing our family income; our relationship has improved, and the children are properly fed.
BUZEYE, FARMER and MARKET TRADER, ETHIOPIA
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It is so good to produce food and to generate income. I grow tomatoes, celery, card, paprika, spinach, carrots, pumpkin, beetroot, parsley, chives. Since I have fresh vegetables, I use them in many ways and we have better nutrition. The income supports the family and my children's education. I can buy other products such as protein and fruit. I can support my family buying school supplies.
PRICILIANO, MEMBER OF WOMEN'S VEGETABLE PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION, BOLIVIA
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    Delivering results for children

    Canadian Feed The Children is an award-winning registered Canadian charity focused on food security and transforming local food systems for long-term sustainability.

    We partner with 133 communities in Canada, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda.

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    First Comes Food

    A podcast by Canadian Feed The Children

    First Comes Food is a podcast that explores the surprising ways communities are feeding children and families in the face of a global food crisis. Join us on our journey through Indigenous food forests in Saskatchewan, farming communities in African countries and early childhood community programs in Bolivia and meet the people who are growing food security for everyone. Listen and learn more.