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….

JA Volunteer Spotlight: Jason Hunt

JA Volunteer Spotlight: Jason Hunt

This month we’re proud to feature a JA Ottawa volunteer: Jason Hunt! JA Ottawa teaches financial literacy and entrepreneurship to students from grades 6 through 12, and we rely on virtual volunteers to share their skills with the next generation. 1.            Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born and raised in Ottawa and…

ONFE’s Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Henry Starzynski

ONFE’s Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Henry Starzynski

ONFE 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 OCDSB. We would like to introduce you to a volunteer who is passionate about helping enhance the math skills of the students he works with….

Inspire your junior chef and support ONFE at the same time!

Inspire your junior chef and support ONFE at the same time!

Julianna Banana, an Ottawa small business and mom and daughter duo, aims to inspire kids and families to get baking, cooking, and creating in the kitchen all while learning about food, having fun, and gaining an appreciation for the importance of community and giving back. They provide culinary experiences for kids and families, combining the fun of a class with…

ONFE’s Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Therese Coady

ONFE’s Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Therese Coady

ONFE 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 OCDSB. We would like to introduce you to a volunteer who is passionate about helping enhance the literacy and language skills of the students she…

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Lisabelle Boudreau
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ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Lisabelle Boudreau

As National Volunteer Week comes to an end, ONFE continues to celebrate some of the amazing volunteers working to make a positive impact in our communities by fueling kids and igniting learning. 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself…  I grew up in New-Brunswick, but I decided at 25 years old to move from the…

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Karen Ho
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ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Karen Ho

This week ONFE celebrates National Volunteer Week by placing a spotlight on some of the volunteers making a change in our community. Meet Karen Ho, a volunteer with our Volunteers in Education program. 1.     Tell us a little bit about yourself…  I am a fourth year psychology student at the University of Ottawa, from Toronto, Ontario. During…

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Christine LeBlanc
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ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Christine LeBlanc

ONFE celebrates National Volunteer Week by highlighting some of the amazing volunteers doing great work in our community. Meet Christine Leblanc, volunteer with our School Breakfast Program. 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.   I was born in Toronto, went to high school in Timmins, came to Ottawa for university and forgot to leave. Recently I…

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Terrin Stachiw
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ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Terrin Stachiw

As part of the National Volunteer Week celebration, ONFE is placing the spotlight on a few volunteers creating change in our community by fueling kids and igniting learning. 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself… Hi, I’m Terrin. Since a young age, I have found my myself perpetually amazed by flight and this has led me…