It takes strong local and provincial partners, all working together, to make sure that children in our varied communities enjoy healthy food every day in the 4,450+ student nutrition programs in Ontario. Many of our partners play leadership roles at local levels, while others work through SNO with communities throughout the province. Check out Get Involved page for ways to work with us.
The student nutrition programs across the province are possible through our Key Partners. We acknowledge our joint success, and appreciate their contributions.
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services invests over 30 million dollars annually into Student Nutrition Programs in Ontario. In addition to this investment, MCYS establishes provincial policy, standards and guidelines for existing and new programs; develops and monitor service contracts with Lead Agencies; liaise with Lead Agency staff; collects and analyzes program data; and monitors and evaluates program activities.
Breakfast Club of Canada
Breakfast Club of Canada supports and improves school breakfast programs across Canada through funding and by supplying kitchen equipment, food donations, and management and training tools to our partners on the ground (school boards, regional organizations and schools). Our mission is to ensure that all Canadian children, in particular those who are in greater need, start their school day with a nutritious breakfast in an environment that promotes self-esteem.
PC Children’s Charity
PC® Children’s Charity believes nothing will create better conditions for success than nourishing our kids, which is why they’ve committed $150 million over the next 10 years to tackle childhood hunger and deliver nutrition education to children across Canada. As one of Canada’s largest charitable funders of school nutrition programs, they will help feed more than 500,000 children annually, ensuring children attend school well-nourished and ready to learn. The Charity has been fighting childhood hunger since 2008 and since then has granted over $41 million to the cause.
Well-fed kids will change our world for good, and PC® Children’s Charity pledges to provide them with the nourishment to learn, to grow, and to succeed. For more information about the Charity or to donate online, visit pc.ca/charity.
Egg Farmers of Ontario
Egg Farmers of Ontario is a non-profit organization that represents the over 400 egg and pullet farm families in the province. Our farmers take great pride in what they do and believe it is important to give back to the communities in which they live and work. Through our partnership with Student Nutrition Program, our farmers are pleased to help nourish today’s students with high-quality protein-filled eggs to start their day off right and be ready to learn all day long.
The Grocery Foundation does much more than feed hungry children. It nourishes their potential and their well being.
Our funding helps to ensure tens of thousands of school-aged children and youth have universal access to proper nutrition while at school. We do this through Foundation grants, industry donations and fundraising events, and through campaigns like Toonies for Tummies where the public and industry rally together. 100% of donations made through this campaign go directly to kids and youth in the communities where the funds are collected.
LoyaltyOne believes that youth empowerment means removing obstacles to transform lives. Our program focuses on four areas that will help marginalized young people (aged 24 and under) at every stage of their development:
- Basic Needs – Securing access to food, shelter and healthcare (including mental health)
- Education – Removing barriers to learning in academics and trades
- Employment – Helping youth to find meaningful employment
- Leadership – Guiding youth to become mentors and role models to other youth
It is through our partnership with the Student Nutrition Ontario, that we hope to address these pillars, focusing first on supporting the access to nutritious meals so that youth are able to spend more time on their own success and growth.