Inspiring, empowering & transforming children's lives through healthy choices & lifelong learning!
Promoting healthy eating, active living, multiculturalism and family engagement!
Helping strengthen and build healthy, vibrant & inclusive schools & communities!
To promote health and well-being of children by educating and empowering them to make healthier choices through free and subsidized programs and help build strong, inclusive and healthy school-communities.
ActiveChefs is a not-for-profit charitable organization (Canadian Registered Charity). Our programs offer experiential learning and engaging opportunities focussed around healthy eating, nutrition, cooking skills, food education, active living, physical activity, diversity, multicultural awareness, greater socio-economic inclusion, family engagement and community building.
Dedicated to promoting healthy living, we have developed & delivered, fun & creative, hands-on & interactive, during-school & after-school, free & subsidized outreach programs designed for children aged 5 to 12 years at various schools & community sites. We also promote local produce, provide healthy food aid to fight hunger & poverty and help achieve self-reliance, food & nutrition security.
Our program's innovative design and features have distinctive competencies that combine to create a powerful synergy for lifelong benefits which provide the basis of a more vibrant, healthier, inclusive and stronger community.
We are encouraged by the consistent support and contributions of our volunteers, voluntary board members, sponsors, partners and generosity of our community, helping us make a positive impact.
“Because we are passionate about educating the whole child we believe a continued partnership with ActiveChefs is a great opportunity to educate our students in the benefits of healthy living and to provide opportunities to explore, prepare and eat foods from the world. Together we can provide future opportunities for learning and promote healthy, active living to our entire community." -- Michelle Newlands, Principal, HDSB
“We’ve had the pleasure of working with ActiveChefs on three extremely successful school events focused on increasing parent involvement in our school while promoting healthy lifestyles for children.”
-- Catholic School Council, Oakville, ON
“My daughter came out of her shell, became more sociable. Amazing program”
-- Jennifer, Parent
ActiveChefs by the Numbers:
2011 Founded & Incorporated
11,000+ Program Participants - Children & Family members served
100+ Schools & Community Neighbourhoods Positively Impacted
100% Funds Raised Go Towards Programs & Charitable Activities
2000+ Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Families Benefitted
200+ Volunteers, Instructors & Facilitators
$1 Million+ Worth of resources, opportunities and experiences provided
Our Board of Directors
Ms. Aman Jaspal, B.A. (Hons.), MBA - Founding Member & Executive Director
Mr. Kapil Jaspal, B.Com., MBA - Founding Member & Chair
Ms. Sally Hum, B.A. - Secretary & Treasurer
Mr. Akash Ghai, CA, CPA - Advisor (Past Treasurer)
Dr. Sonica Singhal, BDS, MPH, MSc, PhD - Director
Ms. Wai-Yuen Pang, B.A.S. - Director
Ms. Karolina Otto, B.Sc., RD - Director
“Well I can certainly say that ActiveChefs rocks! The food preparation was
fun and everyone learned about healthy eating. The active games were very engaging. Everyone went home with a recipe to try with their families...
...let the cooking begin!" -- Gayle Casey, Oakville Public Library
“What a fantastic program! Thanks ActiveChefs, I hope you are back soon!”
-- Angela, Parent
“ActiveChefs program is one of the additional supports that can be used to bridge the gap for our most vulnerable students. Thank you so much for contributing to the health and well-being of the JM Denyes community.”
-- Beth Slater and Krista Miller, Teachers, HDSB
“Thank you very much, my son in grade 4 really liked the afternoon spent with ActiveChefs learning to make sushi. Great experience and another healthy choice to add to the menu.” -- Elise, Parent
“Bonus is the fact the program is in our local community” -- Carolyn, Parent
“ActiveChefs has provided another opportunity for our students to connect with positive and supportive adults while learning about different cultures.”
-- Paula Dominick, Principal, HCDSB
“I hope that we can repeat the program soon as the children learn a great deal, not just how to prepare tasty, nutritional food, but also about team work, world geography and respect for other cultures and traditions.”
-- Rev. Brian Galligan, Rector, St. Alban's Church, Acton
“Congratulations for creating such an interesting and important program. What life lesson could be more profound than teaching our kids how to feed themselves.” -- Ann Lawlor, Councillor, Halton Hills