|MAYOR CODERRE TO HOLD HIS “POLITIQUE DE L’ENFANT” EVENT WITH BREAKFAST CLUB OF CANADA AT SINCLAIR LAIRD|
MONTREAL, DECEMBER 2, 2016 – Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre will visit Sinclair Laird Elementary School (8380 Wiseman) in Park Extension on Monday, December 5 (7:30 am) and hold his first “ Politique de l’enfant” event and do so with the Club des petits déjeuners (Breakfast Club of Canada).
EMSB Chairman Angela Mancini and an official from the Club des petits déjeuners and Commissioner for the Children of Montreal Tommy Kulczyk will speak. A nutritionist by profession who is currently working as a manager in the Quebec healthcare system, Ms. Mancini wholeheartedly supports this initiative of Mayor Coderre. In an effort to address poverty, social inclusion and Quebec's dropout rate, Mayor Coderre launched a child policy last June. The city wants it’s most disadvantaged children and teens to have access to lunch, sports, cultural and extracurricular activities.
For 22 years, Breakfast Club of Canada has been nourishing children’s potential by making sure as many of them as possible have access to a healthy morning meal before school, in an environment that allows their self-esteem to grow and flourish. But the Club is much more than a breakfast program: we take a broader approach that promotes the core values of engagement, enrichment and empowerment, and we team up with communities and local partners to develop solutions adapted to their specific needs. Operating from coast to coast, the Breakfast Club of Canada helps feed more than163,000 students every day in 1,455 schools.
Sinclair Laird is an inner-city school of 170 students that reflects the multi-cultural flavor of its neighbourhood, providing to all of its students the opportunity to acquire important skills and knowledge to succeed co-operatively in our modern world. Students, teachers and parents bring with them a diverse range of abilities and cultures.
Sylvie Beaudry, coordinator, School Organization/Cafeteria and Nutrition Education Services, says that the EMSB welcomes the Club des petits déjeuner’s support to the EMSB. She notes that partnerships such as this already exist with the Generations Foundation, Share the Warmth and others. “We are so proud of the work we do in this very important area,” said Ms. Mancini. “It is a known fact that well-fed children are happier, healthier and better learners.”
Michael J. Cohen