- School Breakfast Program
- Ottawa Volunteers in Education (OVIE)
- Assistive Technology Support
- Capital Educators' Awards
- JA Ottawa
- Substance Abuse and Youth in School Coalition
- Technology Coaches
The 7th annual Give back to School Day is being held this year in conjunction with the OttawaReads program. OttawaReads is a unique ONFE program in which employees from the corporate or public sector volunteer to read to JK/SK and grade one students on a weekly or bi-weekly basis in economically disadvantaged schools. On Friday, June 3rd, members of the corporate teams who usually read at the schools, will be working on projects to beautify the schools. This year we have five schools participating.
Here is what you will see, beginning at 9am at each school:
Thanks to the staff at Borden Ladner Gervais, Ottawa Police Services, GAP Factory Store, and the students from Algonquin College for supporting local public schools.
The Ottawa Network for Education’s OttawaReads program is a unique school/business partnership that draws volunteers from the corporate and public sectors to read one-on-one with children in Kindergarten to Grade 3 classes in Ottawa schools.
After attending an orientation/training session in their place of work, (individuals attend training workshops at ONFE), volunteers fulfill a weekly or bi-weekly one-hour commitment to read one-on-one with students in local schools. Each participating organization or individual reader is partnered with a school in their own geographic location. The number of volunteers requested from each organization is based upon the size of the company and the requirements of the partnering school.
Let us know if you or your company/organization would like to have a corporate presentation on OttawaReads by contacting Lee-Ann Scott firstname.lastname@example.org 613-366-3085 x253
If you are part of a team of readers please register on the group volunteer site: http://www.onfe-rope.ca/programs/ottawareads/how-program-works/volunteer-form
If you are an individual who wants to read aloud to children in Junior Kindergarten to grade 3 classes please register online www.onfe-rope.ca/ovie/application and choose OttawaReads Early Literacy Read Aloud Program.
Please note that all volunteer positions require careful screening and a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC). Not all applicants will be accepted.
Lee-Ann Scott, CVA
Director, Volunteer Programs
Phone: 613.366.3085 ext. 253