ONEXONE’s vision is to improve the lives of children in Canada, the USA and around the world with programs dedicated to five fundamental pillars: water, health, education, play and nutrition.

ONEXONE was founded with the philosophy that every single life is precious and that as individuals we can make profound changes in the lives of other human beings, one by one. ONEXONE is therefore committed to increasing food literacy and availability in First Nations Communities.

First Nations children suffer the greatest levels of poverty among all children in Canada. 2 in 5 First Nations children live in poverty as compared to 1 in 5 non-aboriginal children. They are often denied the basic human rights of food and clean water, quality education and healthcare. 

The ONEXONE First Nations School Breakfast Program was created in 2008, after ONEXONE and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) agreed to increase the availability of healthful food for all First Nations school children. Since 2008, the lives of over 4500 children from more than 30 communities have already been transformed.

ONEXONE provides grants to the enrolled schools that enable the provision of a nutritious morning meal, every day that school is open. In accordance with the manual, Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide – First Nations, Inuit and Métis, each breakfast includes a minimum of 3 out of the 4 food groups. The programs are managed and implemented at the local level, with training provided by ONEXONE. 

The elimination of child hunger is a prerequisite for wider social change and the empowerment of youth. The First Nations population is the fastest growing demographic in Canada, and their needs are greater than ever. Now is the time to collaborate with First Nations communities and increase social investments that enable young Aboriginals to succeed.

Please consider contributing to our cause so that we can help alleviate the devastating impact of the poverty faced by these remote communities.

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