Webinar: Student Nutrition Programs in Aboriginal Communities

Join us on Nov. 27 for a lively discussion!

Partnerships that Grow! Children spend the majority of their day at school where the primary objective is to learn. We know hungry minds require proper nutrition to learn. Canada does not have a national student nutrition program. Innovation and partnerships across the country are filling the gap – and responding to the need for student nutrition programs.  In this webinar, Breakfast Clubs of Canada, Breakfast for Learning and the ONEXONE Foundation will share information about their respective programs working with Aboriginal Communities across the country.  

Webinar Objectives: To provide a platform for as many participants as possible to learn about these programs, how and where they are, what’s unique and why they exist. There will be an opportunity for question and answers.  

View the power point presentations for: Breakfast Clubs of Canada Presentation (1st Speakers), Breakfast for Learning Presentation (2nd Speaker), ONEXONE First Nations School Breakfast Program Presentation (3rd Speakers)

Intended audience: Aboriginal communities, schools, health professionals, leadership funders and donors

Moderator: Wab Kinew |University of Winnipeg

Panelists: Judith Barry and Freddie Wood| Breakfasts Clubs of Canada, Daniella DeMaré, | Breakfast for Learning, Angela Analok and An Richardson | ONEXONE First Nations School Breakfast Program  

Format: 3 organizations featured, 15 minutes each, discussion throughout, ending with 15 minutes Q&A from our participants. Duration: 90 minutes

A closer look at who’s moderating and presenting:

Wab Kinew – Moderator 

Wab Kinew (pron: WOB ka-NOO) is a one-of-a-kind talent, named by Postmedia News as one of “9 Aboriginal movers and shakers you should know”. He is the Director of Indigenous Inclusion at the University of Winnipeg. In 2012, he hosted the acclaimed CBC Television series “8th Fire”. His hip-hop has won an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award. His journalism has won an Adrienne Clarkson RTNDA Award, a Gabriel Award and been nominated for a Gemini Award. He has a BA in Economics and is a member of the Midewin.

Judith Barry, Panelist

 Since her early twenties Judith has been fueled by a desire to create social change both at home and abroad. She began her involvement with food banks and the homeless in Montreal and she went on to organize a number of humanitarian trips to Haiti, Guatemala, Salvador and Peru.

In November of 1994, Judith cofounded the Club des petits déjenuers du Québec (Québec Breakfast Club), a non-profit organization whose mission was and continues to be to ensure that every child receives two elements required for learning: a nutritious breakfast and a nourishing environment. Judith then went on to play a pivotal role in the founding of Breakfast Clubs of Canada in 2005 and currently occupies the position of Director of Child and Youth Programming. Judith assures its growth and continuity on a national scale with new school breakfast programs starting up each month across Canada. With the help of her dedicated team she contributes to the development of a unique approach reaching thousands of school breakfast programs across Canada, giving particular attention to Aboriginal schools and those in under-privileged neighbourhoods. 120,000 thousand children reap the benefits of eating a complete breakfast in a warm and nurturing environment each day.

Nominated by the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, Judith was a member of the National Council of Welfare from 2008 to 2012. This council advises the Minister on the needs and problems of low-income Canadians, and on social and related programs and policies that affect their welfare.

Judith is the mother of four amazing children.

Freddie Wood, Co-Panelist

Freddie Wood is originally from Garden Hill First Nation in Northeastern Manitoba and has worked most of his adult life in the community of St. Theresa Point First Nation in the Island Lake region.

As a school teacher and school principal for almost 18 years, Freddie witnessed, first hand, the devastating effects of poverty and hunger. Moreover, growing up in a large family in a remote, fly-in community presented many challenges for the Wood family; challenges that have helped pave the way for the work he is now doing at Breakfast Clubs of Canada.

As the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Advisor for Manitoba and Ontario communities, Freddie strongly believes that Breakfast Clubs of Canada is a crucial partner for schools in need. Freddie is there every step of the way to help ensure that all the breakfast programs supported by Breakfast Clubs of Canada in his territory have the necessary tools, guidance and resources to deliver much needed breakfast to thousands of school children every day. Freddie is a fervent believer that it is possible to reverse the cycle of poverty and hunger that plagues First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities if we all come together to empower those that need it most.

Daniella DeMaré, Panelist

Daniella has been the Region Coordinator for Breakfast for Learning in Manitoba and Nunavut for the past three years.  During the 2011/12 academic year she provided support to 100 schools operating 168 nutrition programs, feeding approximately 20,000 children.  Daniella has worked in community nutrition for over 20 years. 

Her graduate studies were on “The documentation of traditional food ways knowledge of the Cree in South Indian Lake, Manitoba”.  She worked as Nutritionist for The North West Company where she developed a grocery store labeling program and produced many nutrition education resources targeted at the Aboriginal population.  She has conducted nutrition education workshops and presentations in Aboriginal communities across northern Canada.  She enjoys sharing ideas and knowledge of how to make healthy eating simple and cost efficient. 

Daniella lives in Winnipeg with her family.

Angela Analok, Panelist

Angela Analok is a registered holistic nutritionist. For the past five years Angela has worked in long term care facilities creating menu plans and budgets and was also an active member of the food committee. Most recently, Angela started a summer intern position with ONEXONE through the generous support of SODEXO. Angela is now the Program Coordinator for the ONEXONE First Nations School Breakfast Program (FNSBP). She is working on fostering and developing new relationships in the communities as well as with donors. Angela works closely with the Program Director of FNSBP and the Director of Development. She also meets with the Cabinet of Hope committee, which consists of volunteers that help ONEXONE raise funds and awareness for the breakfast program.

An Richardson, C0-Panelist

An Richardson comes from the social work field and is the director of the ONEXONE First Nations School Breakfast Program (FNSBP). An has over 20 years of not for profit experience including working at Make a Wish Foundation and The Children’s Aid Society. An has been an active member of the Board of Youth Employment Services in Toronto for seven years. For An, it has been thrilling to have Angela join the ONEXONE team and has been enjoying mentoring Angela while working on the program. An is honoured to have had the opportunity to visit a few of the programs that ONEXONE provides grants to including Fort Albany, ON, Kashechewan, ON, Victoria, BC and Swan Lake SK. An has been very passionate about the FNSBP and improving the lives of First Nations children one by one.

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