1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty

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Beyond Charity

Our mission is to unlock children’s potential through community-led action in Canada and around the world.

Beyond Food

Your donation not only serves up nutritious meals in schools and daycares, it also helps parents grow and sell food, earning the income they need to nourish their children and send them to school.

Beyond Books

With every year of school, future earning potential increases dramatically. Your donation removes the barriers to education, especially for girls, giving children the chance of a poverty-free future.

Beyond Handouts

The communities where we work are not looking for handouts – they are working toward change. Women’s self-help groups are just one great example of the sustainable, life-changing work your donation make possible.

Beyond Charity

Your online donation creates a better world for children by empowering parents, teachers and caregivers to implement sustainable change that has a lasting impact on children’s lives.

Your Impact

Your donation to children will help fund our food security, education & capacity building programs.

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Early childhood education programs in La Paz, Bolivia provide daily meals, an excellent education and before- and after-school activities. Well-run, safe spaces with qualified educators provide parents with peace of mind, freeing them to earn incomes knowing their children are being cared for.

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School Gardens


School and community gardens are vibrant, hands-on ways to connect students, teachers, Elders, and other community members with the source of healthy, nutritious food. Gardens build knowledge of nutrition and healthy eating. In autumn, in First Nations communities supported by CFTC, students enjoy reaping the harvest of their hard work to prepare and serve a meal to their Elders in celebration and thanks.

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Agricultural Training

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Community-led agricultural training and extension services help increase crop productivity, boost resilience to climate change, and create sustainable income from agriculture. Smallholder farm families are better able to feed their families consistently, despite the challenges imposed by a harsh and changing climate. Agricultural inputs and training help improve food security for hundreds of thousands of people through CFTC-supported programming in northern Ghana and the Eastern Amhara Region of Ethiopia.

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Community Capacity Building

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Village Savings and Loan Associations, Self-Help Groups and other micro-finance initiatives provide participants – primarily women – with business and marketing skills, knowledge of credit and savings, and the means to earn and control their own income. Groups like these enable parents to increase their household earnings and engage in sustainable livelihoods, resulting in lasting, community-led change that ultimately helps improve children’s nutrition and health.

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School Nutrition


In-school feeding programs remain a foundational element of CFTC’s work in Uganda. Providing healthy, nutritious breakfasts, lunches and snacks keeps children in school and helps them learn effectively when there. In impoverished and food-insecure communities, school nutrition programs alleviate the immense burden on parents to provide for their children, allowing for more equitable distribution of scarce household resources and reducing hunger among the most vulnerable.

Why Canadian Feed The Children

We’re an independent, secular development agency founded and operating in Canada since 1986.


CFTC is honoured to be named a 2019 Top 10 Impact Charity by Charity Intelligence Canada. Charity Intelligence estimates that Top 10 Impact Charities deliver average returns of seven times for every dollar donated, compared with an average of 1-2 times.

Canadian Feed The Children also ranked as one of the top 10 international development charities for 2019 (#14 in the Top 100), rated ‘A’ by MoneySense magazine for program spending efficiency, fundraising costs, and governance.

We’re also honoured to have been one of the first charities to be accredited by Imagine Canada’s Standards Program and to have been awarded “Exemplar” status for 2014-2017 by the Voluntary Sector Reporting Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting Transparency.


PricewaterhouseCoopers independently audits our financials before being published each year, while our volunteer Board of Directors sets and exceeds the highest standards in governance. You can count on the highest standards when it comes to use and stewardship of your generous donation. For more information please download our latest Annual Report.

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You can make an online donation to CFTC using MasterCard, Visa, American Express or PayPal. You can also donate by calling 1-800-387-1221 between 9am – 5pm EST, Monday to Friday.

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Canadian Feed The Children
901-2 Lansing Square
Toronto, ON M2J 4P8 Canada

1-800-387-1221 or 416-757-1220


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Canadian Feed The Children is a Canadian Registered Charity. Charitable Registration Number 118830983 RR0001