Closeup of hands holding seeds for planting in Classroom Gardens

  The past year has been a roller coaster ride filled with twists and turns. When Covid-19 came into full force in March 2020, the entire world had to act and adapt, and do so quickly. Despite being thrust into this new reality of social distancing, working and learning remotely, and mandated mask wearing in public areas, ONFE was ready to face these…

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15 WEEKS. 1 VIRTUAL COMPANY. UNLIMITED POTENTIAL.    Are you creative? Do you want to learn how to start and run a business? Are you looking to spice up your college and university applications or gain experience? Do you want to learn about e-commerce and how to create a Shopify online store? JA’s Company Program…

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Anne Brouillard with her husband and 4 grandchildren

  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 roles supporting students and teachers within the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.   Behind the scenes of VIE, there is someone…

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ONFE Learns volunteer video screenshots

  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 schools through our Ottawa Volunteers in Education program. These amazing people read to children to boost literacy skills, tutor math,…

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SBP kit items in open box

   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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ja economics for success, ja ottawa, ottawa network for education

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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group of students studying together

  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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