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To donate by check, please make checks payable to
“Friends of Hope” and send to:

Friends of Hope
PO Box 451513
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33345

Though a proportionally wealthy country, Canada struggles with a large amount of poverty. In 2018, the Government of Canada released Opportunity for All: Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy. The report introduces strategies and tactics that the country intends to employ until 2030 to reach its goals. Concrete poverty reduction targets is one of the goals that includes a 20% reduction in poverty by 2020 and a 50% reduction in poverty by 2030. Canada’s Official Poverty Line is another goal set out to measure poverty and track progress towards the targets. It also plans on introducing a National Advisory Council on Poverty. All of these innovations would go towards poverty eradication in Canada.

Up to half of First Nations children living on reserve go to school hungry every day. The social and health impacts, and loss of future potential, are staggering.

· 48 per cent of Indigenous households have difficulty putting enough food on the table.

· 82 per cent of all Indigenous adults are overweight or obese while one-fifth have Type 2 diabetes

The price of healthy foods in many First Nation communities is much higher than in urban centres, and is therefore beyond the reach of many families.


In addition to government efforts, many others are working on innovations in poverty eradication in Canada. One of the most successful charities working toward these goals is Friends of Hope, which provides financial support, social stimulation and academic rigor to youth in need. It has improved graduation rates by 85% in communities where its program has been offered.

We work in partnership with 18 Indigenous communities in Canada to support community-led food security. These initiatives help reduce childhood hunger by increasing access to good food and traditional food practices, and by encouraging healthy eating.

We focus our nutrition programs in Canada on school and after-school meals and snacks, which reduce child and youth hunger, promote healthy eating at school and at home, and contribute to better educational performance.

Please help us continue to help the people of Canada by making a donation today.

Friends of Hope International, Inc.
9994 Nob Hill Place
Sunrise, FL 33351

Contributions are tax-deductible under
Internal Revenue code Section 501(c)(3)
Tax ID: 27-2059981