The Children's Breakfast Club, which has collaborated with the festival and supporting initiatives across the GTA including providing scholarships to students attending Seneca College over the past 11 years Rick Gosling has spearheaded a number of efforts over the years in partnership with the Metropolitan Toronto Police Service. Each morning, the Children's Breakfast Clubs provide hot culturally reflective meals to over 5,000 children right in their own schools.
The Caribbean Children's Foundation, led by president Jay Brijpaul, assists their 'angels' in getting necessary surgeries at the Hospital for Sick Kids. Twelve years ago, a group of concerned members of the community got together in response to a plea by the parents to save the life of their daughter. The surgery, which was unavailable in their country, would have cost tens of thousands of dollars in because they were not citizens or permanent residents of Canada. The money was raised, the life-saving surgery was performed, and the TCCF was formed.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to afflict Canadian men. During his lifetime, one in seven Canadian men will be diagnosed with the disease. Several genes, which put men at a greater risk of developing prostate cancer, are found more predominately in men African descent. Awareness is so important.
Sickle Awareness Group of Ontario (SCAGO) started in 2005 in memory of a brave young man- Sunday Afolabi. SCAGO continues to contribute to the health and wellbeing of many Canadians by continuing to educate them about Sickle Cell Anemia and impact of the disease.
Their slogan 'Educating for Life' reflects their efforts.