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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 Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Anne Brouillard

  The Ottawa Network for Education – Volunteers in Education program (VIE) is incredibly fortunate to have a diverse team of compassionate, caring volunteers who bring a range of backgrounds and skills to their respective…

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ONFE Learns: Showcasing Our Volunteers

  We can always count on our volunteers to be passionate, interesting, and engaged. ONFE has been privileged to recruit and train school volunteers for 27 years.     This year, before the pandemic, 1,259 volunteers were placed in…

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ONFE’s School Breakfast Replacement Kits

   Anne-Marie Bouchard Photography     On March 16th, school closures across Ontario were announced. The next day, ONFE’s office went remote.    Immediately, we were concerned about students’ loss of school meals. ONFE’s School Breakfast Program usually serves 13,500 children and…

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Free Online JA Programs – JA Ottawa Update

Anne-Marie Bouchard Photography   JA Ottawa has been delivering financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness programs in Ottawa schools since 2012, delivered by the Ottawa Network for Education. These programs support the educational curriculum of Ontario…

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Online Educational Resources for Students in Grades 8-12

  As social distancing and school closures continue, we know that many parents are wondering what to do next. There are hundreds of wonderful educational pages online, but it can be a job in itself to sift through them all. We’re…

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Online Educational Resources for K-7 Students

    As social distancing and school closures continue, we know that many parents are wondering what to do next. There are hundreds of wonderful educational pages online, but it can be a job in itself to sift through them all….

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17 Years of Sharing the Joy of Reading

  Our Donor Love Month is all about showing the amazing people, organizations, and businesses behind the work we do – the people who make it all possible.    A beautiful example of a group…

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More than just a hockey team: The Ottawa Senators Foundation supports ONFE’s School Breakfast Program

  It’s the month of love, and we are celebrating our amazing donors. From individuals who give what they can when they can, to monthly donors, to businesses and foundations, every donor is a part…

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Farewell & Hello: Changes for our Ottawa Volunteers in Education and OttawaReads programs

  For 12 years, Lee-Ann Scott has led our OttawaReads and Ottawa Volunteers in Education programs. Last year alone, these programs filled 2,083 volunteer positions in 148 Ottawa schools!    “Imagine a day where everyone you meet…

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#FutureLeadersOttawa: Reflecting on our November Campaign

  In the month of November, we matched donations to JA Ottawa up to $18,000. During this campaign we raised $26,705.53 for this innovative program that ignites our community’s future leaders. We are deeply grateful…

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ONFE Board Spotlight: Ian Shabinsky

  “I chose to get involved with ONFE because nothing is more important to me than giving back to the children in our community.”    We’ve been so lucky to work with Ian Shabinsky as an ONFE…

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Young JA Ottawa Environmentalist Making an Impact

By Sarah Boswell, JA Ottawa alumna   From a very young age, I knew that the impact we have on our environment speaks louder than words, and I wanted to have one. I needed to find the…

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ONFE Board Spotlight: Denise Andre, Vice-Chair of ONFE’s Board of Directors

  Denise Andre joined the ONFE Board of Directors in 2015, following her appointment as Director of Education of the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB). Denise’s career in education spans four decades, and has included…

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Mercedes-Benz Ottawa Downtown Hot Women’s Open

  It was another amazing year at the Mercedes-Benz Ottawa Downtown Hot Women’s Open! On August 12th we had a fantastic time at Greensmere Golf & Country Club with the New Hot 89.9, the wonderful…

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ONFE’s School Breakfast Program Launches New Summer Snack Program!

While Ottawa is amongst the cities with the lowest percentage of children living in low-income households in Canada, child poverty is still an unfortunate reality in our city. Nearly 1 in 5 children in Ottawa…

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Spark Soirée: Ottawa’s can’t miss event!

ONFE’s Spark Soirée is a fun-filled night featuring an amazing gourmet breakfast-for-dinner inspired menu, music by Montreal cover band The Ultimate Showband, and dancing. Not convinced? Proceeds support ONFE’s School Breakfast Program.  Last year’s Spark Soirée…

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