On October 15, 2020, the George Brown College Foundation hosted the re-imagined Food Court Social Distancing event; an exciting virtual culinary experience in support of George Brown College’s Augmented Education Program. During a professional broadcast, some of Toronto’s top chefs and culinary influencers offered never before given, behind the scenes access to the creation of their favourite dishes.
Funds raised by Food Court Social Distancing have gone towards the Augmented Education Program (Aug Ed) in support of students with mental health and addiction histories. In partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), this innovative, tuition-free program helps persons with a history of mental illness or addiction overcome barriers to education and training, and helps them prepare for, find and maintain employment.
Mohamed, a recent Aug Ed graduate, chose to volunteer at Food Court Social Distancing, to give back to the program that changed his life. Mohamed shared his thoughts on Aug Ed and what it has meant to his life. He said:
The Augmented Education program helped me recognize my skills and potential for growth. The soft and hard skills I gained through this program have led to positive change in my life. I now have a part-time job that I enjoy and I am pursuing post-secondary education so that I can continue to improve my life. I am forever grateful to the Augmented Education program for helping me change my life.
Aug. Ed. has benefited from 100% of the net proceeds from Food Court Social Distancing.
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