Rotary Pub Quiz Fundraiser – Virtual Edition

January 12, 2021

  Rotary Club of Calgary Fish Creek presents their 4th Annual Pub Quiz – with proceeds supporting I Can for Kids. This year’s “virtual edition” is guaranteed to be both fun & safe! Register now and we’ll see you via Zoom on Saturday, February 6th, 2021.  

2020 Impact Report: We Remain, Undaunted

December 20, 2020

  For the past six years, I Can for Kids has been fortunate to have the support of our donors, volunteers and agency partners who believe in our mission and invest in our ability to fill empty bellies over the summer break. We have been successful in the summer space feeding tens of thousands of …

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Nutrition Nuggets: Creating A Special Holiday Season In Challenging Times

December 17, 2020

  This holiday season is going to look much different than any other year. The stress of 2020 and the uncertainty of 2021 is weighing heavily on us all. We may be grieving the loss of connection we usually have around the holiday season with friends and family, and if we sit too long in …

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Fresh Routes and I Can for Kids have teamed up!

December 2, 2020

  Every day, thousands of Calgary families struggle to put food on the table.  COVID-19 has made their situation worse and thousands more impacted by job loss are facing a harsh new reality.  It’s not easy to ask for help and many people face barriers to accessing the food they need to thrive. With their …

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November 2020 Campaign Update

November 18, 2020

2020 in a word – Let’s be honest, we’ve all used a few choice words to describe 2020. The economic downturn was slow to recover, and then we were hit with a global pandemic that has altered how we move, learn, work and play. We’ve pivoted, shifted, modified, and retreated, and just plain old adjusted to a new …

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2020 Summer Food Program University of Calgary Research Study

October 16, 2020

  CALGARY – I Can for Kids Foundation has announced their participation and support of an important qualitative research study by the University of Calgary. The study is being funded by the O’Brien Institute for Public Health and their Research Program for Vulnerable Populations, as well as Nutrien, and I Can for Kids donors. About …

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Nutrition Nuggets: Your Brain on Food

October 15, 2020

  Is your mental health related to what you eat? This question has never been more relevant than in a global pandemic when health experts are worried about the mental health of the population. Months of isolation, decreased physical activity for most people and uncertain times ahead can contribute to anxiety and depression. Can we …

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Nutrition Nuggets: Fall Festivals Around the World

October 14, 2020

Thanksgiving gives us time to reflect on things we are thankful for. This holiday is well known in North America, celebrated in October in Canada and in November for our neighbours to the South. It is a time that family comes together and celebrates with food. Our North American fare is typically a turkey with …

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September 2020 Campaign Update

October 9, 2020

Nearing the end of March 2020, months ahead of our usual program schedule, I Can for Kids launched three months of non-traditional operations to support thousands of kids who had been impacted by food insecurity as a result of early school closures and job loss due to COVID-19. Utilizing our existing network of frontline agency …

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Nutrition Nuggets: New School Year, New Rules, New Foods?

September 14, 2020

  A new school year is always a busy time. School bags need packing, lunches need to be made, and we’re all trying to get back into the groove of waking up a bit earlier. This year, new rules around COVID-19 precautions and school re-entry are in place, adding even more onto our plates. With …

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