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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A Local Team of Superstar Climbers Turn Their Passion into Philanthropy

Since 2009, the Dream Mountains Foundation has raised nearly $190,000 in support of ONFE’s School Breakfast Program. As the team concludes a 10-year commitment to the Ottawa School Breakfast Program, we wanted to feature them...

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IKEA Ottawa Has Championed ONFE’s School Breakfast Program Since 2003—And Shows no Signs of Stopping!

This month, we’re showcasing a handful of our phenomenal community leaders during ONFE’s Love Campaign. First up is our long-time partner, IKEA Ottawa.   Fun fact: IKEA Ottawa’s support of the School Breakfast Program predates...

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Volunteering with JA Ottawa: a Win-win for Students and Volunteers !

Every year, JA Ottawa reaches thousands of youth through hands-on activities and workshops that aim to introduce students to financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness skills. This school year, we’re hoping to involve over 6,500...

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JA Ottawa Continues to Grow Thanks to Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant

  Thanks to a three-year grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, JA Ottawa is growing! This grant will allow JA Ottawa to offer more financial literacy programs in French and English. JA Economics for Success is...

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ONFE’s Seniors in School initiative, a throwback to our beginnings

By Melissa McGurk McNeil, ONFE Director of Advancement   As 2018 comes to a close, we are reflecting on the 25th year of ONFE’s Volunteers in Education program. Did you know that this program was...

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ONFE CEO Update

Our search continues for the ideal candidate to become the next President and CEO of the Ottawa Network for Education. The Board has retained the services of Business Sherpa Group to continue our search. If...

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JA Ottawa Company Graduates Use Technology to Pair Local Babysitters with Parents

As technology continues to evolve, companies are finding new ways to adopt technology in their business models. Local high school students Jenny Hua, Andrea Herscovich and Jenny Shen were tasked with solving a problem in...

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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 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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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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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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