ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Alison Cumminger

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Alison Cumminger

Our fifth 2022 volunteer spotlight features Alison Cumminger! Read on to learn more about Alison and why she decided to volunteer in our Volunteers in Education program. Here’s what a Gloucester High School staff member and student think of Alison’s volunteer contributions: “Alison has been a virtual volunteer with my class for the past year…

JA Volunteer Spotlight: Annie Zhang & Jane Van den Dries

JA Volunteer Spotlight: Annie Zhang & Jane Van den Dries

Our fourth 2022 volunteer spotlight features Annie Zhang and Jane Van den Dries, two awesome volunteers in our JA Ottawa program! Read on to learn more about why Annie and Jane are a part of the ONFE volunteer community. But first, here’s what our JA Company Coordinator, Robyn Lester, had to say about Annie’s and…

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Susan Fuentes

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Susan Fuentes

Our third 2022 volunteer spotlight features Susan Fuentes! Read on to learn more about Susan and why she decided to volunteer in our Volunteers in Education program. Quote about Susan: “She has worked with my class throughout the pandemic. She is consistent, reliable, cheerful and the students really enjoy working with her. For all of…

JA Volunteer Spotlight: Christine Pothier

JA Volunteer Spotlight: Christine Pothier

Our second 2022 volunteer spotlight features Christine Pothier! Read on to learn more about Christine and why she decided to become a volunteer in our JA Ottawa program. Quote about Christine: “Christine graciously volunteered to help JA with our stakeholder engagement and communications strategy. She also helped find efficiencies in our work processes (process mapping and…

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Dianne Borg

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Dianne Borg

Our first 2022 volunteer spotlight features Dianne Borg! Read on to learn more about Dianne and why she decided to become a part of the ONFE community as a volunteer. But before that, below are some lovely quotes from a teacher and a student who have both experienced Dianne’s brilliance. “Dianne has worked virtually with…

Diversifying the reach of ONFE’s programs with support from Bilingual Ottawa 

Diversifying the reach of ONFE’s programs with support from Bilingual Ottawa 

At the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE), we strive to reach all children and youth in Ottawa, and we believe that francophone K-12 students should have the same access to ONFE’s programs as English-speaking students.   In July 2021, ONFE received a generous grant of $20,000 from Bilingual Ottawa to support our bilingual activities and our…

Join us at our 2022 Spark Soirée gala

Join us at our 2022 Spark Soirée gala

ONFE’s Spark Soirée is a fun-filled night featuring an amazing gourmet breakfast-for-dinner inspired menu, and late-night entertainment with one of Montreal’s hottest cover bands, The Ultimate Showband. It’s a night you do not want to miss!  Not convinced?   All proceeds raised during the Spark Soirée supports ONFE’s School Breakfast Program, which provides over 2.5 million…

5 ways to make the most of the festive season

5 ways to make the most of the festive season

Wow, 2021 is almost over.  The bad news is time is whizzing by and pulling us involuntarily along with it. The good news is: we have another festive season at hand!  There is so much to love about this time of year—the soothing carols, the enchanting lights, the increase in positivity and warmness, the delectable treats that are permitted seemingly only this time of year… So many things to appreciate.  2021, like the year before it, has been…

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Anne Lalonde

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Anne Lalonde

This month’s volunteer spotlight features Anne Lalonde! Anne is a volunteer in our Volunteers in Education program, where members of the community come in to provide support to students who are falling behind their peers. Read on to learn more about Anne and why she decided to become a part of the ONFE community. 1….