It all started at Lionel-Groulx School on Montreal’s south shore in 1994. Ever since, Breakfast Club of Canada has continued to grow to 1,328 schools nationally. Today, the Ontario chapter of Breakfast Club of Canada – in partnership with Minute Maid – celebrated a major milestone; the 500th Ontario breakfast club will open this school year. A healthy morning meal is now guaranteed to over 90,000 students in Ontario schools.

Coca-Cola Canada has been a national Breakfast Club of Canada partner since 2003. The company donates Minute Maid 100% juice to clubs in every Canadian province.

“Together we are inspiring students to learn and grow, and giving them the best start to their school day,” said John Guarino, president, Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada. “We are proud to donate Minute Maid juices to Breakfast Clubs across Canada, and pleased that more Ontario students will benefit from this excellent program.”

“We are excited to expand to more Ontario communities and help more students succeed,” said Susan Wright, senior director of Breakfast Club of Canada. “We know the benefits of a Breakfast Club go far beyond the school walls. Evidence has shown that schools with breakfast programs see improvements in attendance and punctuality, as well as in behavior and concentration.”

Hon. Liz Sandals, Ontario Minister of Education, and Hon. Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Children and Youth Services, joined Fran Mulhern and Maria Soler from Coca-Cola Canada to serve breakfast recently in Toronto. The Ministers later recognized Coca-Cola Canada and Breakfast Club of Canada in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, congratulating us on our partnership and accomplishment together.

Breakfast Club of Canada provides students with a healthy breakfast in a supportive environment and provides connections between a healthy meal and lifestyle.