Once a Bruin, Always a Bruin
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Once a Bruin, Always a Bruin

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…

Rob Campbell, Longtime JA Ottawa Mentor, Is Helping to Shape Tomorrow’s Leaders Today
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Rob Campbell, Longtime JA Ottawa Mentor, Is Helping to Shape Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Rob Campbell has been a dedicated mentor in the JA Ottawa program, delivered by the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE), for nearly five years. ONFE is proud to feature his efforts to prepare tomorrow’s leaders as part of our Volunteer Month. As a sales and marketing guru and an experienced businessperson, Rob Campbell has an…

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

Accomplished Volunteer Marilyn McQueen’s Artistic Spirit Helps Students Soar
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Accomplished Volunteer Marilyn McQueen’s Artistic Spirit Helps Students Soar

Marilyn McQueen is the very embodiment of the dedication we so often speak of when we talk about our incredible volunteers. We are thrilled to kickstart ONFE’s Volunteer Month by featuring her! Over the last several years, Marilyn McQueen has volunteered her time at a number of schools, including Meadowlands Public School, Pleasant Park Public…

Ridgemont High School Uses Creativity to Inspire Students to Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle

Ridgemont High School Uses Creativity to Inspire Students to Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle

To celebrate National Nutrition Month, we are spotlighting the outstanding work by a pair of Ridgemont High School teachers to deliver a fun School Breakfast Program. Every morning, Bev and Kim, teachers at Ridgemont, along with their terrific team of volunteers and breakfast monitors, set up a table near the bus stop and encourage students…

Proud To Be Me Is Helping ONFE Remove Barriers to Learning
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Proud To Be Me Is Helping ONFE Remove Barriers to Learning

To close off our February Love Campaign, we’re featuring the Proud To Be Me Foundation. Since 2016, the charitable organization has gifted $17,500 to ONFE’s Volunteers in Education initiative. As a not-for-profit charity, the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) collaborates with a number of community organizations, including the Proud To Be Me Foundation (PTBM), to…

From Volunteer to Monthly Donor, Korey Kealey Has Supported ONFE for Over a Decade
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From Volunteer to Monthly Donor, Korey Kealey Has Supported ONFE for Over a Decade

Between founding her own company, Kitchen Konnected, her media work with CTV and her work as a realtor, Korey Kealey sure is a busy woman. Korey is also a remarkable leader in our community. We are featuring her partnership with ONFE as part of our Love Campaign. You may recognize Korey Kealey from her regular…

Ottawa Network for Education announces Heather Norris as new President and CEO

Ottawa Network for Education announces Heather Norris as new President and CEO

  Following an extensive search, I am pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has appointed Heather Norris as the new President and CEO of the Ottawa Network for Education. Heather is leaving her current position as CEO of Northumberland United Way to return to her hometown of Ottawa and will join ONFE April…

A Local Team of Superstar Climbers Turn Their Passion into Philanthropy
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A Local Team of Superstar Climbers Turn Their Passion into Philanthropy

Since 2009, the Dream Mountains Foundation has raised nearly $190,000 in support of ONFE’s School Breakfast Program. As the team concludes a 10-year commitment to the Ottawa School Breakfast Program, we wanted to feature them during our Love Campaign to give them a special send-off.   Over the years, the Dream Mountains team of over…

IKEA Ottawa Has Championed ONFE’s School Breakfast Program Since 2003—And Shows no Signs of Stopping!
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IKEA Ottawa Has Championed ONFE’s School Breakfast Program Since 2003—And Shows no Signs of Stopping!

This month, we’re showcasing a handful of our phenomenal community leaders during ONFE’s Love Campaign. First up is our long-time partner, IKEA Ottawa.   Fun fact: IKEA Ottawa’s support of the School Breakfast Program predates ONFE’s inception. In fact, the modern furniture retailer has been a fan of the School Breakfast Program for more than…