News and Stories: Career Readiness Category

With the amazing volunteers and partners that help us each day, we've got a lot of stories to tell!

We publish new Ottawa education-related stories each month. Follow along to learn about the great things happening in your community.

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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…

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#FutureLeadersOttawa: Reflecting on our November Campaign

  In the month of November, we matched donations to JA Ottawa up to $18,000. During this campaign we raised $26,705.53 for this innovative program that ignites our community’s future leaders. We are deeply grateful…

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Young JA Ottawa Environmentalist Making an Impact

By Sarah Boswell, JA Ottawa alumna   From a very young age, I knew that the impact we have on our environment speaks louder than words, and I wanted to have one. I needed to find the…

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ONFE Board Spotlight: Denise Andre, Vice-Chair of ONFE’s Board of Directors

  Denise Andre joined the ONFE Board of Directors in 2015, following her appointment as Director of Education of the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB). Denise’s career in education spans four decades, and has included…

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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…

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JA Having An Impact!

Written by Russell Fisher, JA Ottawa volunteer for 20 years   When I started with the Ottawa Network for Education in 1999, I really did not know what I was getting into. Twenty years, and…

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Entrepreneurs Wanted!

  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?   JA Ottawa is pleased…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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