People who lack necessities like food and shelter can’t get ahead in life. Those that struggle to find work or manage their finances aren’t able to reach their full potential.People who lack necessities like food and shelter can’t get ahead in life. Those that struggle to find work or manage their finances aren’t able to reach their full potential.People who lack necessities like food and shelter can’t get ahead in life. Those that struggle to find work or manage their finances aren’t able to reach their full potential.
We help kids move toward the brightest possible future
Matrix cares is giving children and youth the support they need to get a great start in life, do well in school, and reach their full potential.
What we are doing
Student Nutrition Program
In partnership with schools and community and corporate partners, Red Cross supports school-based student nutrition programs that boost the physical, social and academic development of students by providing equal access to nutritious food. Programs are universal and must adhere to the Nutrition Guidelines set out by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Programming runs 3-5 days per week and can include breakfast (3 food groups) or snacks (2 food groups)
Early Childhood Intervention Program
This program provides support to families with children who are experiencing developmental delay, or a cognitive or physical disability.As a parent, the program will help you understand the delay or disability and the impact on your family. It provides coaching, role modeling, and activities to address the child's needs. The program provides connection to other services to support the parent as the child transitions into school or a centre-based programming.
Giving Hope to Homeless Youth
The Canadian definition of youth homelessness refers to the situation and experience of young people between the ages of 13 and 24 who are living independently of parents and/or caregivers, but do not have the means or ability to acquire a stable, safe or consistent residence.We have provided support and hope to youth experiencing homelessness. Homelessness and especially youth homelessness are complex social issues that require a comprehensive response.
Thanks to your generous support, we’re investing every year in providing opportunities for everyone to realize a better future.
- Programs moving people from poverty to possibility - 1,074
- Support for nutritious and affordable food programs -$10 million
- Investment in employment and financial literacy initiatives - $16.8 million
- Resources for improving access to safe and affordable housing - $19.7 million