News and Stories: Career Readiness, Community Engagement 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.

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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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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