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 youth every single school day – 2.5 million meals every school year – in Ottawa’s 4 public school boards.    We began to…

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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 and are delivered by dedicated volunteers.    The pandemic has shown the need for quality online educational resources that can…

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  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 here to help you get started.    The ONFE team has gone through hundreds of web pages of educational materials…

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    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 here to help you get started.    The ONFE team has gone through hundreds of web pages of educational…

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  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 of people who have made a huge difference to ONFE and to the children we serve is the Ottawa team…

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  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 to all who donated, and especially to the Kaitlyn Bates Initiative and anonymous donors who made the match possible.    …

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  “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 Board Member for the past 6 years. Ian is an important Ottawa community member. He’s the Principal of a local…

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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 opportunity and I found it while participating in my Focus Program, where we had the chance to create a company. We were paired…

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