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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Forest Valley Elementary School Club Train Club Helps Children Foster Creativity

Written by Sharon Margison, volunteer Every Monday at Forest Valley Elementary School, a group of enthusiastic schoolchildren are busy training their creativity. For 45 minutes in the afternoon, members of the school’s Train Club pursue...

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Spark Soirée, ONFE

Spark Soirée 2018 Raises $83,000 in Support of ONFE’s School Breakfast Program

Our second annual Spark Soirée, hosted on October 20 at the Infinity Convention Centre, was a huge success! To relive the night, we thought we’d do something a bit different with a photo blog.  ...

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Find Your Path With Math!

This blog post was written in collaboration with GAPC.   Math is all around us—not just in the classroom! There are so many ways that children and teens can informally discover and enjoy mathematics, and...

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ONFE’s Neighbourhood: Spotlight on Kevin Reichstein, Investment Specialist and Monthly Donor to JA Ottawa

We’re taking time to celebrate ONFE’s Neighbourhood of monthly donors for their commitment to helping children and youth in Ottawa. As a part of this initiative, we were able to meet with Kevin Reichstein, an...

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Regina Street Alternative School’s Grandma Barb

Written by Lee-Ann Scott, Ottawa Volunteers in Education Program Director   When I arrived at Regina Street Alternative School to interview community volunteer Barb Smith, Chouy Johnston, the office administrator, pulled out a personalized “Grandma...

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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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