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…

Volunteering with JA Ottawa: a Win-win for Students and Volunteers !

Volunteering with JA Ottawa: a Win-win for Students and Volunteers !

Every year, JA Ottawa reaches thousands of youth through hands-on activities and workshops that aim to introduce students to financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness skills. This school year, we’re hoping to involve over 6,500 students through JA Ottawa programs, an achievement that would simply be unimaginable without the support of our hundreds of volunteers….

JA Ottawa Continues to Grow Thanks to Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant

JA Ottawa Continues to Grow Thanks to Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant

  Thanks to a three-year grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, JA Ottawa is growing! This grant will allow JA Ottawa to offer more financial literacy programs in French and English. JA Economics for Success is an empowering one-day program that introduces grade 8 students to the concepts of financial literacy, challenges them to reflect on…

JA Ottawa Company Graduates Use Technology to Pair Local Babysitters with Parents

JA Ottawa Company Graduates Use Technology to Pair Local Babysitters with Parents

As technology continues to evolve, companies are finding new ways to adopt technology in their business models. Local high school students Jenny Hua, Andrea Herscovich and Jenny Shen were tasked with solving a problem in their own community using technology. That’s the story behind SitterNextDoor, an online platform that matches parents with local vetted babysitters….

ONFE’s Neighbourhood: Spotlight on Candace Enman, President of WelchGroup Consulting and Monthly Donor to ONFE
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ONFE’s Neighbourhood: Spotlight on Candace Enman, President of WelchGroup Consulting and Monthly Donor to ONFE

This June we’re inviting new people to ONFE’s Neighbourhood of monthly donors, and taking time to appreciate our long-standing monthly donors for their commitment to helping children and youth in Ottawa. As a part of this initiative, I had the great pleasure of interviewing Candace Enman, President of WelchGroup Consulting, to find out more about…

JA inspired my career, my life: From disengaged high school student, to motivated college student, young entrepreneur, and CEO
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JA inspired my career, my life: From disengaged high school student, to motivated college student, young entrepreneur, and CEO

By Adrian Salamunovic, Co-founder, CanvasPop, as told to Meg Friedman I joined JA in Grade 11 at Colonel By High School. A representative from JA had come to the school to talk about the after-school program, and I thought it sounded cool.

Ottawa Network for Education is a Global Best Gold Award Winner
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Ottawa Network for Education is a Global Best Gold Award Winner

The IPN Global Best Awards are supported by The Conference Board of Canada and the International education business Partnership Network. The Awards celebrate outstanding and effective business, education, and community organization partnerships that have had a significant impact on the communities in which they operate.