The Children’s Breakfast Club History
In 1984, after consultation with community residents and the Metropolitan Toronto Housing Authority, the first Children’s Breakfast Club was opened in the Jane/Falstaff community. It was determined that many community needs and concerns could be addressed with a breakfast program:
- A nutritious start to the day for children to help prevent behavioural problems, limited attention span, truancy and frequent tardiness
- A safe place for parents to leave their children when they go to work.
- A warm and caring environment where children feel safe and supported.
Today, the Children’s Breakfast Clubs operate programs in 20+ communities. The Clubs are established in collaboration with a number of community partners, including residents, agencies, schools and organizations. Each Club has a community advisory board of concerned residents who advise staff and shape program to best meet the needs of the community.
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