ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Alison Cumminger

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Alison Cumminger

Our fifth 2022 volunteer spotlight features Alison Cumminger! Read on to learn more about Alison and why she decided to volunteer in our Volunteers in Education program. Here’s what a Gloucester High School staff member and student think of Alison’s volunteer contributions: “Alison has been a virtual volunteer with my class for the past year…

JA Volunteer Spotlight: Annie Zhang & Jane Van den Dries

JA Volunteer Spotlight: Annie Zhang & Jane Van den Dries

Our fourth 2022 volunteer spotlight features Annie Zhang and Jane Van den Dries, two awesome volunteers in our JA Ottawa program! Read on to learn more about why Annie and Jane are a part of the ONFE volunteer community. But first, here’s what our JA Company Coordinator, Robyn Lester, had to say about Annie’s and…

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Susan Fuentes

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Susan Fuentes

Our third 2022 volunteer spotlight features Susan Fuentes! Read on to learn more about Susan and why she decided to volunteer in our Volunteers in Education program. Quote about Susan: “She has worked with my class throughout the pandemic. She is consistent, reliable, cheerful and the students really enjoy working with her. For all of…

JA Volunteer Spotlight: Christine Pothier

JA Volunteer Spotlight: Christine Pothier

Our second 2022 volunteer spotlight features Christine Pothier! Read on to learn more about Christine and why she decided to become a volunteer in our JA Ottawa program. Quote about Christine: “Christine graciously volunteered to help JA with our stakeholder engagement and communications strategy. She also helped find efficiencies in our work processes (process mapping and…

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Dianne Borg

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Dianne Borg

Our first 2022 volunteer spotlight features Dianne Borg! Read on to learn more about Dianne and why she decided to become a part of the ONFE community as a volunteer. But before that, below are some lovely quotes from a teacher and a student who have both experienced Dianne’s brilliance. “Dianne has worked virtually with…

Diversifying the reach of ONFE’s programs with support from Bilingual Ottawa 

Diversifying the reach of ONFE’s programs with support from Bilingual Ottawa 

At the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE), we strive to reach all children and youth in Ottawa, and we believe that francophone K-12 students should have the same access to ONFE’s programs as English-speaking students.   In July 2021, ONFE received a generous grant of $20,000 from Bilingual Ottawa to support our bilingual activities and our…

Join us at our 2022 Spark Soirée gala

Join us at our 2022 Spark Soirée gala

ONFE’s Spark Soirée is a fun-filled night featuring an amazing gourmet breakfast-for-dinner inspired menu, and late-night entertainment with one of Montreal’s hottest cover bands, The Ultimate Showband. It’s a night you do not want to miss!  Not convinced?   All proceeds raised during the Spark Soirée supports ONFE’s School Breakfast Program, which provides over 2.5 million…

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Lisabelle Boudreau
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ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Lisabelle Boudreau

As National Volunteer Week comes to an end, ONFE continues to celebrate some of the amazing volunteers working to make a positive impact in our communities by fueling kids and igniting learning. 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself…  I grew up in New-Brunswick, but I decided at 25 years old to move from the…

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Karen Ho
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ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Karen Ho

This week ONFE celebrates National Volunteer Week by placing a spotlight on some of the volunteers making a change in our community. Meet Karen Ho, a volunteer with our Volunteers in Education program. 1.     Tell us a little bit about yourself…  I am a fourth year psychology student at the University of Ottawa, from Toronto, Ontario. During…