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Give Back to School Turns Ten in Style

Give Back to School gives community groups in Ottawa the opportunity to give back to the community where they work and live. To celebrate its tenth anniversary, we are so pleased to bring you this photo blog!           To all our community partners who supported this initiative over the last decade:…

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JA Having An Impact!

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Written by Russell Fisher, JA Ottawa volunteer for 20 years   When I started with the Ottawa Network for Education in 1999, I really did not know what I was getting into. Twenty years, and many sessions later, the children and classroom experience still impress and enthrall me. My origin story begins like most volunteer…

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Entrepreneurs Wanted!

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  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?   JA Ottawa is pleased to announce a new entrepreneurial program for students in grades 9-12 in partnership with V!VA Barrhaven! This exciting intergenerational program…

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Gerrie Trotman Finds a Lifelong Community in JA

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Gerrie Trotman first became involved with the JA program in Montreal, and it’s been part of her life ever since! Around this time last year, Gerrie joined ONFE’s Neighbourhood as a monthly donor to give back to JA Ottawa. When the Executive Director of Junior Achievement in Montreal dropped by Gerrie Trotman’s high school to…

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Sheila Jenkins, Founder of OttawaReads, Knows that Every Child Needs a Champion

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  Sheila Jenkins is a unique contributor to the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE). Back in 2003, she created ONFE’s OttawaReads program, an early literacy program that inspires a love of reading in young students. Since that time, Sheila has continued her journey with the program as a volunteer and a monthly donor!  Since her retirement six years ago, Sheila has given back to our community by volunteering in kindergarten classrooms…

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Once a Bruin, Always a Bruin

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ONFE’s Volunteers in Education (OVIE) program brings volunteers from the community into classrooms, to help educators ensure the academic success and well-being of their students. To kickstart ONFE’s Volunteer Month, we’re featuring the incredible work from a team of volunteers at Bell High School, home to the Bell Bruins! When we visited educator Julia Coe’s…

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Sander Geophysics Has Introduced Children to the Magic of Reading for Ten Years!

ONFE’s Volunteer Month continues! This week, we’re highlighting the outstanding passion and dedication of Sander Geophysics staff, who’ve been inspiring a love of reading in kindergarten students at General Vanier Public School since 2009. Kindergarten students at General Vanier Public School get a special treat every Friday between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., as a pair…

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