Our Mission

To unlock children's potential through community-led action in Canada and around the world

Our Mission

To unlock children's potential through community-led action in Canada and around the world

Canadian Feed The Children (CFTC) is an award-winning registered Canadian charity that has supported community-led poverty reduction and food security initiatives for more than 35 years in Canada and internationally.

Central to CFTC's mission is to create a world where children have what they need to grow and thrive. This requires an integrated, holistic approach that knits together the essential strands of a healthy childhood: from better access to and availability of food in climate-challenged remote and rural areas, to sustainable and diverse income sources for parents and caregivers, to equality for women and girls, to the direct provision of healthy food in schools and at home.

A Record of Success

CFTC has a strong track record of success and trusted partnerships in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda and Indigenous communities across Canada.

We were among the first to achieve Imagine Canada Standards Accreditation and our commitment to financial transparency, accountability, cost efficiency, and social impact has been recognized by being named a Top 100 Rated Charity by Charity Intelligence in successive years, most recently in 2022.

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TD Ready Commitment 2020 Winner
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Demonstrating Impact

Alongside our core work focused on alleviating the impact of poverty and improving food security for children, CFTC has delivered results with multiple, multi-year, large-scale climate-adaptive and gender-responsive projects in Ghana and Ethiopia which have been independently evaluated as having had a sustainable impact on poverty alleviation, gender equality, and environmental management.

In Canada, CFTC has built trusted relationships working directly with partners in 30 Indigenous communities. CFTC’s aim is to work meaningfully towards truth and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. We fundamentally believe that decolonization, anti-racism, reconciliation, and self-determination aims are all better achieved working in equitable, meaningful partnerships such as those built via a participatory, community-led approach.

CFTC is a founding member and co-host – with The Coalition for Healthy School Food and Farm to Cafeteria Canada – of the Indigenous School Food Circle, established to: 1) inform how the Coalition advocates for funding for school food programs in Indigenous communities and for Indigenous students, and 2) support replication, networking and sharing of best practices among those who are coordinating and supporting these programs.


Our Supporters

We are grateful to our family of supporters, which includes generous individuals, corporations, foundations and institutional funders who work hand-in-hand with us to help children thrive. THANK YOU!