Raising Awareness for Global Child Poverty
Renowned philanthropist Daniel Germain has dedicated his life to helping underprivileged children as the Founder of the Breakfast Club of Canada – a charity that promotes and assists the establishment and maintenance of school breakfast programs in Canada. With a goal of helping children who were deprived of a vital element for their academic and social success – a nutritious breakfast – Germain has gone on to launch Children’s Hour, a world-wide movement to address global child poverty and more.
Breaking the Circle of Poverty
Award-winning philanthropist Daniel Germain grew up in a disadvantaged neighborhood, and later went on humanitarian trips abroad that inspired his lifelong vision – to break the circle of poverty. Through his body of work, he has focused attention and raised awareness for key issues impacting the wellbeing of people and especially children and shares his insights in this compelling talk.
Envisioning Global Solutions
Award-winning philanthropist Daniel Germain is a renowned social entrepreneurship visionary – responsible for building U.N.-recognized organizations that work to nourish children, expanding them across Canada, and now developing a world-wide movement. Throughout his life’s work, Daniel has maintained the dream of ending the cycle of poverty, and offers actionable advice for individuals and groups looking to maximize their impact, think on a broader scale, and make a meaningful difference through philanthropy.
Daniel Germain, CM CQ MSM, is a Canadian philanthropist and true social entrepreneurship visionary.
He is the founder of the Breakfast Club of Canada, a Canadian charity that promotes and assists the establishment and maintenance of school breakfast programs in Canada.
Daniel Germain has dedicated his life to helping underprivileged children.
After growing up in a disadvantaged neighbourhood, he went on humanitarian trips abroad and returned to Canada with the dream of breaking the circle of poverty.
With the goal of helping children who were deprived of a vital element for their academic and social success - a nutritious breakfast - he founded the Quebec Breakfast Club.
In 2005, the Quebec Breakfast Club was recognized by the United Nations as one of the best school meal programs in the world. Pursuing his goals, he then founded Breakfast Clubs of Canada, launched an international co-operation project for young people in Quebec, and established the Montreal Millennium Summit, an international forum that puts forward ideas and projects related to the well-being of children in the world.
As founder of Breakfast Club of Canada, Daniel worked tirelessly to ensure that all children have an equal chance to enjoy a nutritious breakfast every day.
A true social visionary, Daniel has received numerous awards for his body of work, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Quebec YMCA Peace Medal for his commitment to youth. He is a Member of the Order of Canada and a Knight of the Ordre national du Québec.
Daniel currently sits on the Board of Directors for Breakfast Club Canada and is the founder of the Children’s Hour World Campaign launching on November 20, 2023. Children’s Hour is a world-wide movement to address Global Child Poverty, Climate change and food insecurity, the plight of young girls and women, and Indigenous people.