Last year, the Ottawa Network for Education invested more than $4 million in programs that provide targeted learning support, improve student well-being, and help secondary students make informed choices and transition successfully to post-secondary studies and fulfilling careers.


Each school day, our School Breakfast Program provides over 17,000 students in 204 schools with a nutritious breakfast and the chance to start their day ready to learn and on equal footing with their peers. That’s approximately 3 million meals per year that are absolutely crucial to the health and well-being of our children and youth.

Last year, the STEP for Youth in Schools and Community Coalition provided counselling support for problematic substance and technology
use to students in 48 Ottawa schools.

The Volunteers in Education provided learning support to 8,247 students in 105 Ottawa schools.

JA Ottawa equipped 8,869 students in 108 Ottawa schools with financial literacy, entrepreneurial, and career readiness skills.

Explore Our Work

Learn more about ONFE’s student learning and career readiness programs, and how we’re working with local education partners to remove barriers to student success and well-being.