We want to help people lead healthier and more financially secure lives by inspiring and empowering them to make better decisions. That’s one reason why we partnered with the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada to support their Cooking Toward Independence program.
Cooking Toward Independence improves the lives of young people leaving foster care by funding nutrition and cooking skills workshops. Often, youth from care have not been adequately taught, or exposed to, basic culinary and nutrition knowledge, and are left without these skills when they transition to independent living.
This can create numerous challenges in managing a healthy lifestyle on a limited budget, and can lead to chronic conditions and other ailments later in life. By supporting young people through skill-building workshops, Cooking Toward Independence helps ease their transition from care, and assists them in building a stable future.