How to Celebrate National Nutrition Month

How to Celebrate National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month is upon us. While the name is self-explanatory, allow us to provide a little more insight from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: “National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During...

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Fun Family Day Activity Ideas That Promote Learning

Fun Family Day Activity Ideas That Promote Learning

Family Day in Canada (the third Monday of February) is upon us. While it’s a statutory holiday with no school for BC, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan, you can incorporate some learning into your fun-filled day together. Below are some activity ideas...

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5 New Year Resolutions for Kids That Will Make a Difference

5 New Year Resolutions for Kids That Will Make a Difference

We grownups tend to obsess over the same things when it comes to defining our resolve to become better people in the new year. We pledge to spend more time in the gym, eat better, and spend less on excess. Whether or not we stick to these goals, they have one thing in...

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Providing an Answer to Food Insecurity in Canada for 2020

Providing an Answer to Food Insecurity in Canada for 2020

2019 came to a close while maintaining some alarming statistics regarding food insecurity in Canada. The most recent data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) finds that household food insecurity ranges from over 10% (British Columbia) to over 50%...

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Why Donate to Plant a Seed

Why Donate to Plant a Seed

December is a time when many of us think of giving gifts to family and friends, and to those causes and charities that really make an impact and align with our values. Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation is committed to helping create a healthier generation...

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Celebrate Philanthropy, Everyday

Celebrate Philanthropy, Everyday

Canada’s National Philanthropy Day 2019 just passed (November 18) which makes it the perfect time of the year to remind all Canadians that any day is a good one to begin giving. That said, it’s important to recognize all that the annual celebration stands...

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Surrey Kids Are Digging Up the Dirt . . .  at Their School

Surrey Kids Are Digging Up the Dirt . . . at Their School

2019 is turning out to be the most remarkable year on record for the Foundation’s programs. Over the past month, we have reported on the success of our causes which seek to promote the health, wellness, and education of youth across Canada. We recently shared...

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A New Learning Garden Grows at Deer Lake School

A New Learning Garden Grows at Deer Lake School

In our Foundation’s unrelenting effort to sponsor school garden programs across Canada, we have the opportunity to work with some amazing administrators, educators and students. As the new school year (2019-20) unfolds, we are happy to say our budding...

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How to Celebrate Organic Week 2019

How to Celebrate Organic Week 2019

Canada’s National Organic Week 2019 is upon us, running from September 9-15. For the uninitiated, the annual affair is the largest celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country. It’s one of the biggest celebrations of its kind...

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More Farm Visits on the Horizon for the New School Year

More Farm Visits on the Horizon for the New School Year

Our Foundation’s vision is to help create a healthier generation through experiences that connect youth to the land and provide opportunities to improve communities in Canada. A variety of programs will lead us to that goal, but one that has really...

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Spotlight on a Rising Star – Gehana Shankar

Spotlight on a Rising Star – Gehana Shankar

It looks like we’ve got another entry for our growing list of positive role models for youth in Canada. Today our spotlight shines bright on one of the most delightful people we have come to know – Gehana Shankar. Gehana is a first year student of the Boucher...

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How to Celebrate Canada’s Parks Day

How to Celebrate Canada’s Parks Day

Did you know that the 3rd Saturday of each July is officially known as Canada’s Parks Day? The annual affair encourages households across the country to participate in fun, educational, family-oriented events in the parks and historic sites that are so...

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How to Celebrate World Youth Skills Day 2019

How to Celebrate World Youth Skills Day 2019

Five years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring July 15th as World Youth Skills Day. The following statement from the UN sums up the need for this international day of recognition: “Rising youth unemployment is one of the most...

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Summer Vacation Learning Activities

Summer Vacation Learning Activities

Forget mosquito bites and ice cream headaches, there’s a much greater concern for your kids through summer vacation – learning loss. To discover more about learning loss that typically occurs in youth during weeks away from school, please read our article...

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How Kids Can Help Keep Plastic Out of the Ocean

How Kids Can Help Keep Plastic Out of the Ocean

Whether you find this article in time for World Oceans Day 2019, or days, weeks, or months after the fact is beside the point, as this year’s theme will apply all the same. Conservation is the focus, with a mandate to “demonstrate leadership in...

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