Business Number: 889036455RR0001

Our Mission

The Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS) exists to help children succeed. We address issues of poverty, hunger, and poor nutrition as they relate to students and education. We are advocates for children, lobbying and acting on their behalf, continually searching for new ways to help them overcome barriers to success in school.


Founded in 1998, TFSS is an independent, registered charitable organization dedicated to supporting TDSB children and helping remove barriers to their education. Our goal is to help alleviate stress factors experienced by students; stresses like hunger, poverty, and violence. Through innovative, non-traditional programs outside of the regular curriculum, TFSS contributes to an environment for learning in which all students can be successful, no matter their financial standing.

The nutrition programs, vision and hearing clinics, and after school programs we provide are becoming more and more prevalent, and more and more essential.

We are able to provide these vital services only with the help of generous donations. By donating to TFSS, you will help to improve the lives of children. Every donation is appreciated and no donation is too small to have an impact. Together, we can make a difference.

What People Are Saying

"For many vulnerable children, Student Nutrition Programs ensure a healthy start to each school day. When children are able to start the day with a nutritious meal they are better able to take advantage of the education they so deserve. "

— Catherine Parsonage, Executive Director & CEO, TFSS

"Organizations like TFSS bring moral leadership and practical solutions to the issues around food insecurity. I am grateful to them and proud to be a part of a visionary community that will guide the next generation of impoverished in our city to a greater promise."

— Sang Kim, Food literacy activist, TEDx speaker and restaurateur

"A group of young students giggled outside the room where they had just received their glasses. One ran to the end of the hall to read our school spirit slogan painted on the wall, laughing and reading it again. I wiped away my tears as I watched the joy that these young people could not contain!"

— School principal regarding the Gift of Sight and Sound program

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