Pitch It To Win It! JA Ottawa’s Pitch Competition

Pitch It To Win It! JA Ottawa’s Pitch Competition

Watch JA Ottawa make history, with our first-ever pitch competition!  We invite you to attend JA Ottawa’s pitch competition, Pitch It to Win It! on Saturday May 1st, 2021, 12:00-2:45PM EDT.  JA Ottawa students will pitch their companies to a panel of judges, competing to see who has the best pitch! Learn about all the companies that will be presenting here….

The Café That Sparked a Change
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The Café That Sparked a Change

Sparks flew March 1st to 5th as ONFE hosted Café Spark, a virtual event benefiting the School Breakfast Program. Café Spark was created in celebration of 30 successful years of supporting kids from grades K-12 with over 35 million nutritious meals, helping them to start the school day on equal footing with their peers. ONFE…

Ready for the New Year: Reflecting on 2019-2020
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Ready for the New Year: Reflecting on 2019-2020

  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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JA Virtual Company Has a Place for You!

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…

ONFE’s Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Anne Brouillard

ONFE’s Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Anne Brouillard

  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…

ONFE Learns: Showcasing Our Volunteers

ONFE Learns: Showcasing Our Volunteers

  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,…

ONFE’s School Breakfast Replacement Kits

ONFE’s School Breakfast Replacement Kits

   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…

Free Online JA Programs – JA Ottawa Update

Free Online JA Programs – JA Ottawa Update

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…