Mercedes-Benz Ottawa Downtown Hot Women’s Open
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Mercedes-Benz Ottawa Downtown Hot Women’s Open

  It was another amazing year at the Mercedes-Benz Ottawa Downtown Hot Women’s Open! On August 12th we had a fantastic time at Greensmere Golf & Country Club with the New Hot 89.9, the wonderful sponsors, and the teams of enthusiastic golfers raising money for ONFE’s School Breakfast Program.    This year was extra special….

ONFE’s School Breakfast Program Launches New Summer Snack Program!

ONFE’s School Breakfast Program Launches New Summer Snack Program!

While Ottawa is amongst the cities with the lowest percentage of children living in low-income households in Canada, child poverty is still an unfortunate reality in our city. Nearly 1 in 5 children in Ottawa don’t have enough to eat. Cost of living has risen over the years, leaving families to make difficult financial decisions…

Spark Soirée: Ottawa’s can’t miss event!

Spark Soirée: Ottawa’s can’t miss event!

ONFE’s Spark Soirée is a fun-filled night featuring an amazing gourmet breakfast-for-dinner inspired menu, music by Montreal cover band The Ultimate Showband, and dancing. Not convinced? Proceeds support ONFE’s School Breakfast Program.  Last year’s Spark Soirée dinner reception.   Missed out on last year’s Soirée? Here is a go-to guide to what you need to know…

ONFE’s Employer Connections Is Inspiring Female Students to Dream in Technicolor

ONFE’s Employer Connections Is Inspiring Female Students to Dream in Technicolor

According to Statistics Canada, the number of female students studying in technology programs at the post-secondary level is not sufficient to fill the need in our market. ONFE’s Employer Connections is working to fill those gaps by allowing students to explore their career options! On May 2, the Employer Connections team visited Holy Trinity High…

ONFE Board Spotlight: Rob White, Chair of ONFE’s Board of Directors

ONFE Board Spotlight: Rob White, Chair of ONFE’s Board of Directors

ONFE would not reach 75% of Ottawa schools without the support of its dedicated board members. To this end, we are so proud to launch a new series to profile our remarkable Board of Directors. To kick things off, we are profiling Rob White, Chair of ONFE’s Board of Directors. When Rob White was invited…

Gerrie Trotman Finds a Lifelong Community in JA
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Gerrie Trotman Finds a Lifelong Community in JA

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…

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

  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…