September 3, 2015

Edges Salon & Spa hosts 2015 Cut-A-Thon in Calgary

By Jessica Chammoury


A person who touches more hearts than hair.

The family that has emerged from Edges Salon & Spa  is made up of the most unique and entertaining people, who all possess such incredible talent. From the hairstylists and spa therapists, to all the amazing support staff, there is no lack of kindness and […]

Aidan at bbq1
August 5, 2015

Everyday heroes making a difference

By Philip De Souza


Could you imagine waking up, getting ready for your day and heading out to work or school or maybe that morning run, but not having one thing to eat the whole morning?

Well, that’s the case for many kids and I’m not talking about kids in some far off third world […]

April 30, 2015

Joey Adler’s First Day Of Live Below the Line

Ian is 24 years old. He is as good looking as any Hollywood star; similar to a young Brad Pitt with beach tussled hair and hazel eyes, a charming smile with a far off gaze perfect for the big screen.

I came upon him on the corner of Denison and Queen, tucked into the alcove of […]

January 29, 2015

Fort Albany’s Fight Against Food Insecurity

According to The Canadian Institute of Health Research’s report on Household Food Insecurity in Canada, food insecurity indicates deprivation in terms of a basic human need: access to nutritious food in sufficient quantities and of sufficient quality to maintain good health.

The CIHR’s 2012 report states that 13% of Canadian households, about 4 million people, including […]

January 13, 2015

Healthy Oats: A Great Way to Start the Day

We at the First Nations School Breakfast Program think oats are one of the best breakfast foods for children and parents alike. Here are some of the reasons why.

Studies show that eating oats and oat-based meals in the morning suppresses appetite, increases satiety and reduces food intake later in the day, all contributing to the […]

December 4, 2014

École Amishk’s Breakfast Program

An Richardson, Program Director of the First Nations School Breakfast Program (FNSBP), Maria Fotopoulos, Director of Operations and Finance, and Kara Peet, Coordinator of the FNSBP, visited École Amishk in Mashteuiatsh, a First Nations reserve just outside of Roberval, Quebec, this past Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

An said that this trip was especially important because “when […]

September 2, 2014

Helping Hands working together to build new foundations for Jamaican education

This summer, our friends at the Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation (HHJF) hosted 40 amazing volunteers who ventured from Toronto for a fun, hard-working and rewarding school build vacation in Jamaica. Friends, colleagues and grandmothers alike journeyed to the small town of Park Mountain, St. Elizabeth, many with no connection to Jamaica or construction skills at all […]

May 21, 2014

Kardinal Offishall wants you to join the movement

As seen in the Huffington Post.

You have to recognize how much we have in this world, and the realization has got to make you want to give back. For me, my inspiration really came from my mom. She always fought for the people who had no voice — she was an […]

April 2, 2010

An Awakening- A Journey to Port-au-Prince, Haiti

My name is Sam Gilbert and I just graduated high school and am on my way to college. I am told often, that I belong to the generation with the power to change the world. Since grade school, I have been exposed to many of the world’s hardships; whether it be the 9/11 terrorist attacks, […]

March 31, 2010

Haiti Forever – Mission 7 – A New Perspective

Joey texts at 10:02 am: Maria, there is another flight to Haiti, if I can’t go would you like to go with Jude?” I will never forget that text. When I called Joey, instead of asking how she was feeling, the words “Of course” immediately escaped from my mouth.

The journey begins. In Toronto, Mr Ian […]

February 23, 2010

Haiti Forever – Missions 6 – Chapter 3 – The Finale

On the flight coming down were some very nice people from AirCastle, the large corporation who lease airplanes to Airline companies around the world. The plane we flew down on Tuesday was their contribution to the Haiti missions and they would like to do more.

One of the most important messages of the last 4 weeks […]

February 17, 2010

Working together, we can make a difference

Mission 6 chapter 2

We are on the flight. Jude has just introduced me to Davinder who is a businessman and Ajmer who is a recently retired Air Canada employee. They are both part of the International Punjabi Foundation. They were approached by an organization in UK to help get crutches to Haiti. They called all […]

February 10, 2010

Our Fifth Mission, Our Biggest Load of Supplies

Mission 5 chapter 1

I am actually in a great mood as I leave Montreal at 5:30 am to catch a flight to Toronto, its Feb 10th and we are headed to Haiti for Mission number 5.

There are over 33k kilos of goods leaving today, which is our biggest load to date. There are meds left […]

February 9, 2010

With the Fourth trip, we see progress and hope

Mission 4 chapter 4

When we arrive at the Air Canada clinic the changes we see in one week are stupefying, there are more tents and the whole area seems more organized. We meet the director of the clinic who is a woman living in Greece, by way of Scotland, so the accent is quite charming. […]


December 5, 2017

Hundreds of First Nations children to benefit from new breakfast program in Alberta

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British Virgin Islands (BVI) Devastated by Hurricane Irma

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Know More About BVI Relief Fund

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