Elements of our Four Pillars training program has been adapted to meet cultural, health, financial and community needs of various communities with the goal to create independence and improved quality of life of various communities. Life skills tools are provided to our clients so that they may live more independent and healthy lives within their communities.
The focus of our First Nations program is in educating families and their children about health, nutrition and financial literacy with a focus on addressing persistent community challenges such as child obesity, depression, and diabetes. The program equips participants with essential cooking skills, financial management skills, budget-friendly meal plans, the economic advantages of eating healthy and nutritionally and nutrition knowledge, empowering them to make healthier dietary choices. By fostering an understanding of nutrition's impact on physical and mental well-being, the program is intended to help participants navigate their current health challenges and inform them to avoid future health challenges.
Community Members Who Benefit from our Programs
Youth to enhance independence
Parents and tots to help them create solid and healthy nutrition plans
Single Parents facing sudden child care responsibilities but lacking the skills to provide healthy care
Children facing obesity and health issues related to food
Elders facing health issues, challenge of living alone and taking care of their own nutritional needs with limited cooking and shopping skills
Ultimately, Reach Toronto's mission is to promote holistic health, well-being, and disease prevention for both children and families within the community
Focus of this pillar is on food, essential cooking skills, eating nutritionally and within one's means. Diabetes education is a priority, cooking and eating diabetic friendly meals to ensure a healthier lifestyle and prevent disease. Program addresses child and youth obesity while promoting independence for self care. Community members also learn how to become savvy shoppers, helping them to avoid waste in our ever increasing challenging economic environment.
Program is ideal for youth, young parents or single parents who require the basic food skills for themselves or their children to create a healthy legacy. Elders learn to use nutrition and food skills to improve their health and well being.
Clients learn to keep an organized home environment to avoid clutter and unhygienic situations that may be a threat to their well-being, mentally and physically. For youth, the focus is on teaching them to live more independently and being more productive members in their homes. Program is also ideal for elders struggling to maintain their home, clear clutter and live safely in their environment.
Community members learn to manage their money and understand savings and living within their economic means. The focus is on helping them to live healthy and happy lives on their income, whether it is derived from OW or employment. Getting the most of their income is a large component of this pillar. We live in an increasingly challenging economy with parents and their children having less knowledge of financial literacy than our previous generations. Our goal is to help our youth become independent and knowledgeable young adults who can manage their own finances.
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