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

ONFE Board Spotlight: Ian Shabinsky

  “I chose to get involved with ONFE because nothing is more important to me than giving back to the children in our community.”    We’ve been so lucky to work with Ian Shabinsky as an ONFE…

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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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Denise Andre, Vice Chair ONFE

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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Mercedes-Benz Ottawa Downtown Hot Women’s Open

  It was another amazing year at the Mercedes-Benz Ottawa Downtown Hot Women’s Open! On August 12th we had a fantastic time at Greensmere Golf & Country Club with the New Hot 89.9, the wonderful…

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Spark Soirée: Ottawa’s can’t miss event!

ONFE’s Spark Soirée is a fun-filled night featuring an amazing gourmet breakfast-for-dinner inspired menu, music by Montreal cover band The Ultimate Showband, and dancing. Not convinced? Proceeds support ONFE’s School Breakfast Program.  Last year’s Spark Soirée…

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Give Back to School Turns Ten in Style

Give Back to School gives community groups in Ottawa the opportunity to give back to the community where they work and live. To celebrate its tenth anniversary, we are so pleased to bring you this…

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ONFE Board Spotlight: Rob White, Chair of ONFE’s Board of Directors

ONFE would not reach 75% of Ottawa schools without the support of its dedicated board members. To this end, we are so proud to launch a new series to profile our remarkable Board of Directors….

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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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