News & Stories

With the amazing volunteers and partners that help us each day, we've got a lot of stories to tell!

We publish new Ottawa education-related stories each month. Follow along to learn about the great things happening in your community.

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ONFE’s Neighbourhood: Spotlight on Judith Hoye, former OCDSB Superintendent and Monthly Donor to the School Breakfast Program

This June we’re inviting new people to ONFE’s Neighbourhood of monthly donors, and taking time to appreciate our long-standing monthly donors for their commitment to helping children and youth in Ottawa. As a part of...
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candace enman, welchgroup consulting, ONFE

ONFE’s Neighbourhood: Spotlight on Candace Enman, President of WelchGroup Consulting and Monthly Donor to ONFE

This June we’re inviting new people to ONFE’s Neighbourhood of monthly donors, and taking time to appreciate our long-standing monthly donors for their commitment to helping children and youth in Ottawa. As a part of...
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kathy mckinlay, onfe, ottawa

ONFE says farewell to champion CEO Kathy McKinlay

  After 18 years of dedicated service, Kathy McKinlay, President and CEO of the Ottawa Network for Education, has decided to retire from ONFE at the end of December 2018. Kathy joined OCRI (now Invest...
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Growing Up Great Frontline Reflections, ONFE

Hungry Kids Can’t Learn

Originally published on the Growing Up Great blog.   Every single school day, ONFE’s School Breakfast Program greets 13,500 K-12 students at school, and offers them a nutritious meal. It’s our goal that all children...
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Sharing the Joy of Volunteering: Making a Difference Together

By Lee-Ann Scott, Ottawa Volunteers in Education Program Director for ONFE
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Alexa Vanveen: A Bright Light at Jockvale Public School

By Lee-Ann Scott, Ottawa Volunteers in Education Program Director for ONFE
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It’s All About Teamwork in Mrs. BW’s Kindergarten Class

By Lee-Ann Scott, Ottawa Volunteers in Education Program Director for ONFE
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Max Lane: JA Volunteer at Glebe Collegiate Institute

By Lee-Ann Scott, Ottawa Volunteers in Education Program Director for ONFE
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‘Teacher’ Angela: Making Connections in the LINC Program

By Lee-Ann Scott, Ottawa Volunteers in Education Program Director for ONFE
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Sharing the Joy of Volunteering: Making a Difference Together

By Lee-Ann Scott, OttawaReads Program Director for ONFE
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School breakfast volunteers bake with joy, care, and purpose

Often, when people first learn about the Ottawa School Breakfast Program and its scope (providing breakfast to 13,500 Ottawa students in 189 schools) they are intrigued to know how it happens.
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Ottawa Volunteers in Education provide crucial one-to-one support in local schools

Floralove Katz was reading the Ottawa Citizen when an article caught her attention: it was about an Ottawa police officer who regularly reads to children at a local school as part of a program called...
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OttawaReads, BLG

BLG makes reading to children a corporate priority

By Jane Bachynski, Associate, Borden Ladner Gervais, as told to Meg Friedman, Director of Advancement, Ottawa Network for Education In 2001, BLG decided to undertake a national project that would involve BLG lawyers and staff...
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Golf, tiki huts, inflatable slides and charitable giving: Having fun while supporting the Ottawa School Breakfast Program

On August 8th, a few hundred women gathered at Greensmere Golf and Country Club for the Mierins Automotive Group Hot Women’s Open. It is North America’s largest single-day, women-only golf event, and one of the...
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JA inspired my career, my life: From disengaged high school student, to motivated college student, young entrepreneur, and CEO

By Adrian Salamunovic, Co-founder, CanvasPop, as told to Meg Friedman I joined JA in Grade 11 at Colonel By High School. A representative from JA had come to the school to talk about the after-school...
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Ottawa Network for Education is a Global Best Gold Award Winner

The IPN Global Best Awards are supported by The Conference Board of Canada and the International education business Partnership Network. The Awards celebrate outstanding and effective business, education, and community organization partnerships that have had...
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