Celebrating 35-years of helping children thrive!

Together with our donors we've made a positive and lasting impact in the lives of children.

Continuing a Legacy

As we mark 35 years, we are grateful to everyone who has partnered with us to help children thrive. Your support has made great things possible for children, families and communities. We are looking forward to continuing a legacy of community-led change for children for the next 35 years and beyond.

1986

The Beginning:

The Canadian Feed The Children Society was founded in British Columbia in 1986.

1992

1992 was a big year:

Canadian Feed The Children officially became a charity by registering with the CRA. We also launched our first Canadian program delivering donated food to food banks, shelters and agencies in the Greater Toronto Area, and our first child sponsorship program began in Uganda.

2015

We've worked in many countries:

In addition to Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda and 27 Indigenous communities in Canada, we’ve also had programs in Burkina Faso, Haiti and Sierra Leone between 1992 and 2015.

Looking back: 35 years

2010

Our partnership with Indigenous communities grew: We expanded our current community-led approach to Indigenous food security and reconciliation, holding a summit with Indigenous leaders and launching a new pilot in Natoaganeg (Eel Ground) First Nation: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Spirits.

2012 - 2016

Large scale community-led agriculture: We began reaching more children and families than ever before. Large scale farming projects like CHANGE, RESULT and MILEAR in Ghana and Ethiopia reached over 200,000 rural community members. Lifting communities out of poverty by boosting incomes and empowering woman farmers.

2019

Pivoting in times of need: The COVID-19 pandemic is declared by the World Health Organization. CFTC mobilizes with partners in Canada and internationally to provide additional support to children and families who now face sharpened food insecurity, national instability, and the effects of repeated school closures.

2020 - current

Investing in the future for children: We established the Slaight Livelihood & Gender Equality Fund to help end the forced migration of women and girls in Ethiopia. As winners of the 2020 TD Ready Challenge, we expanded our Food Forest work to build stronger and resilient Indigenous communities in Canada.

Two Bolivian girls working in their family garden

Thank You!

To all of our supporters, community members, partners and staff who came together to help children thrive.

To all our supporters, community members, partners and staff who came together to support children.
THANK YOU!

Looking forward: How can food change the future for children?

School Nutrition Programs

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School Nutrition Programs

School meals reduce hunger, prevent malnutrition, and provide essential nutrition not always available at home.

“I feel very good when I take porridge at school. I am strong, I read well and I can concentrate at school.”

- Loyce, 11, Uganda

Community & School Food Gardens

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Community & School Food Gardens

Community and school food gardens have been a lifeline for families around the world.

“We have enough healthy food to eat, now we have our own family garden to produce our veggies.”

- Sharai, 14, Bolivia

Food Forests

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Food Forests

In January 2021, the Food Forest Initiative in Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation, Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation and Atikameg won the TD Ready Challenge.

“The food forest is something tangible that the community’s future leaders can take over after we’re gone.”

- Alfred, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation

Women’s Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Gender Equality

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Women’s Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Gender Equality

We continue to support women-led agriculture and livelihoods, helping lift children and families out of poverty around the world.

“My okro business has been performing well. I want to grow my business into a big provision shop so that I can earn more income."

- Madam Seidu, Entrepreneur, Ghana

Your Impact: Getting Results

We are deeply grateful for the generous contributions of our donors, and remain steadfastly committed to financial transparency and accountability.

In 2019/2020, your gifts have made a tremendous difference to more than 200,000 children, youth, women and men in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda and in Indigenous communities in Canada. Download our latest report to see how we put your funds to work.

Download Impact Report

About Canadian Feed The Children Today

We are an award-winning registered Canadian charity that envisions a world where children thrive free from hunger and poverty. We have been taking action against childhood hunger in Canada and around the world for over 35 years.

We partner with communities across Canada and internationally, taking a community-led approach to support them as they achieve their own long-term sustainable change.

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