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13-year-old Joan in Uganda shows a bottle with clean water and one with dirty water
Dino’s garden shop grows new life

Dino always had dreams of starting a business. But as a labourer earning an unstable income, he put his dreams on hold to focus on supporting his children.

“Of course it was not enough. I was not able to feed my children enough nutritious food throughout the year.”

Then came the opportunity of a lifetime – the chance to start a garden shop.

Read April 2018 issue

March 2017

13-year-old Joan in Uganda shows a bottle with clean water and one with dirty water
A ripple effect for girls

It’s scary to think about losing a friend.

But that was almost a reality for 13-year-old Joan in Uganda last year. One of her school friends nearly died of typhoid after drinking dirty water.

A new water purification system brought clean water to their school – and changed everything.

Read March 2018 issue


Hassen and Zeyneba are a team. Together, they manage their home and family farm in Cheffa Valley, Ethiopia
Spreading the Love

Hassen and Zeyneba are a team. Together, they manage their home and family farm in Cheffa Valley, Ethiopia.

As the farm gets more successful, they’re spreading the love to their neighbours by helping them out wherever they can.

But just a few short years ago, life was very different for the couple.

Read February 2018 issue


Patience, a seven-year old girl from Uganda looks straight ahead, smiling
Your gifts are already changing lives

We know that understanding your impact is important to you. We’ll always report back to you how your gifts are making a difference – it’s what makes us a Financial Post top Canadian charity.

Meet seven-year-old Patience in Uganda. Thanks to your support, she’s looking forward to a brighter future.

Read January 2018 issue


Wishing you the joys of the season
Thank you and Happy Holidays

You’ve made such a difference this year

A big thank you to all of our supporters for helping children thrive. Because of you, children are having happy holidays in Canada and around the world.

From all of us at Canadian Feed The Children, have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!

Read December 2017 issue


Two for one goats
Our little secret

Starting on Giving Tuesday (November 28) choose a gift from the Best.Gift.Ever catalogue and your donation will be matched by a generous donor.

That means that your gift will have double the impact! Mark your calendar and get ready to check everyone off your list.

November 2017 issue

October 2017

Five African primary school students smile at the camera arm in arm
3 fall foods we love

These fall favourites aren’t just tasty – they’re helping families become food secure

Leonia is the proud matriarch of a large, close-knit brood. She recently joined a farmer field school where she learned to grow her new favourite crops.

Find out why we love these three fall foods.

Read October 2017 issue


Five African primary school students smile at the camera arm in arm
Thank You!

Today is World Gratitude Day! With families gathering soon for the Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to say a heartfelt THANK YOU.

Because of you, over 3 million meals have been served and over 35,000 children supported in their primary school education. Learn more about your impact.

Read September 2017 issue


“If a girl is educated, she can fight for her rights.”

Annet champions her granddaughter’s education

Annet hopes that Resty will avoid the fate of many of her peers who are forced to leave school. Resty shares that goal, because she knows an education will help her achieve her dreams. Read more.

Read August 2017 issue

JULY 2017

Welcome to Ghana, Minister Bibeau!

Women farmers share stories of empowerment

Minister Bibeau visited the women farmers of Canadian Feed The Children’s RESULT project in Ghana on July 8. Women shared how earning extra income has helped them feed their families year round – and has given them a stronger voice in their community. Learn more.

Read July 2017 issue

JUNE 2017

Youth leaders leave a healthy legacy

Celebrating First Nations youth for National Aboriginal Day

“Just because we’re young, doesn’t mean we can’t do something for our community.” This was a sentiment shared by nine of Natoaganeg School’s Youth Champions – students who helped create a healthier school and community in Eel Ground First Nation. Read more.

Read June 2017 issue

MAY 2017

Celebrating Women Farmers for World Environment Day

Helping the environment and feeding families

One key way the Government of Canada demonstrates its commitment to climate change action is through partnerships with organizations like Canadian Feed The Children that help farmers address climate change. Read more.

Read May 2017 issue

April 2017

Thank You

You helped children thrive in 2016!

As we spring forward together through the challenges of 2017, we invite you to journey back with us through 2016 to celebrate all of the positive change in children’s lives that you made possible. View your 2016 Impact Report.

Read April 2017 issue

March 2017

We’ve revamped our mission!

You help make it all possible

We’ve been taking CFTC on a journey of change, transforming the agency from a charity to an agent of change. We’re now delighted to announce the next phase, as we take bold new steps to create change for children with a revamped mission: to unlock children’s potential through community-led action in Canada and around the world. Find out more.

Read March 2017 issue


Planting seeds of love and equality

Life wasn’t always this way for Misku and Dawud

This past Valentine’s Day we couldn’t help but be touched by Misku and Dawud’s love story – the foundation upon which their three small children will grow up healthy, well fed, and in school. Find out how gender equality training and agricultural support transformed this family’s dreams for the future.

Read February 2017 issue


Impact of donations on kids

You gave Tigist a safe space to learn and grow

We are so grateful for your generosity over the past year and throughout the holiday season. Check out one of our latest reports from the field about Tigist, whose life has been fundamentally changed because of generous Canadians like you. Read Tigist’s story.

Read January 2017 issue

December 2016

Emma Donoghue donates Giller Prize finalist award

Supporting Indigenous children in Canada

Emma Donoghue, author of bestseller Room, generously donated the Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist award ($10,000) for her new novel THE WONDER. Ms. Donoghue chose to make this gift to Canadian Feed The Children’s First Nations nutrition program to help Indigenous children in Canada. Read more about Emma.

Read December 2016 issue

November 2016

Your gifts change lives

Children and families share their stories

With the Best.Gift.Ever gift catalogue you can have a huge impact on the lives of children and their families in Canada and around the world! From giving the gift of a goat to a family in-need, to providing children with hand washing stations at school, the gifts you give are truly the best, ever. Hear from the children and families whose lives have already been changed.

Read November 2016 issue

October 2016

Communities cultivate change

“Debo” tradition pulls community and donors together

It is traditional culture to help one another,” Zemu told us, explaining how a local tradition called “Debo” propels local community members to help the single grandmother cultivate her fields. With neighbours’ and Canadian Feed The Children donors’ support, Zemu is working her way out of poverty. Read more about Zemu’s family.

Read October 2016 issue

September 2016

CFTC’s own ‘Queen of Katwe’

Catherine is from a small place but has big dreams

Catherine faced a life potentially limited by poverty, poor education and early marriage – as did Phiona from Walt Disney’s film Queen of Katwe. But also like Phiona, her fate will be different thanks to the love and compassion shown to her through caring Canadians just like you. Read more about Catherine.

Read September 2016 issue

July 2016

“Sponsorship changed my life”

Yovani dreams of a better future

At age fourteen, Yovani was at a crossroads facing two very different paths towards the future. One was to chase his dreams of becoming a teacher by pursuing education, and the other was a life of poverty and (he believes) becoming vulnerable to drugs and alcohol. Hear directly from Yovani about how sponsorship changed his life.

Read July 2016 issue

June 2016

Growing food (and love)

Improving food security and keeping families together

This past year families learned how to grow food in the dry season – helping to improve food security and keep families together. Hear from three farmers about what they learned and how it changed their lives. Read more.

Read June 2016 issue

May 2016

You made CHANGE happen!

Multi-year project boosts resilience to climate change for 400,000 smallholder farmers

The Climate Change in Northern Ghana Enhanced (CHANGE) project wrapped up this month with an End-of-Project Learning Forum in Tamale, Ghana where stakeholders gathered to discuss results and key learnings. Read more.

Read May 2016 issue

April 2016

Helping women farm better

Boosting women’s agricultural productivity is the key to feeding children – and with the impacts of climate change growing ever more severe, it’s more important than ever to ensure that women can gain equitable access to farming resources, training and markets. Read more about CFTC donor support is helping women get more from the land. Read more.

Read April 2016 issue

March 2016

World Water Day 2016

How does water – or the lack of it – affect children?

March 22nd is World Water Day. Water is at the core of sustainable development, and is essential to human and environmental health and well-being. We see the impact of water – or the lack of it – on the lives of children every day in the communities in which we work. Read more.

Read March 2016 issue