ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Christine LeBlanc
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ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Christine LeBlanc

ONFE celebrates National Volunteer Week by highlighting some of the amazing volunteers doing great work in our community. Meet Christine Leblanc, volunteer with our School Breakfast Program. 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.   I was born in Toronto, went to high school in Timmins, came to Ottawa for university and forgot to leave. Recently I…

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Terrin Stachiw
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ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Terrin Stachiw

As part of the National Volunteer Week celebration, ONFE is placing the spotlight on a few volunteers creating change in our community by fueling kids and igniting learning. 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself… Hi, I’m Terrin. Since a young age, I have found my myself perpetually amazed by flight and this has led me…

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Yusuf Khalid
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ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Yusuf Khalid

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, ONFE is highlighting some of the volunteers doing amazing work within our communities to fuel and ignite learning. 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am a recent graduate from the University of Ottawa, where I completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting. I was born in Nairobi, Kenya…

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Amy Grochot
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ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Amy Grochot

In honor of National Volunteer Week, ONFE is highlighting some of the amazing volunteers working with our programs to help make a difference in our community. In this blog we’d like to give the opportunity to get to know Amy Grochot, a volunteer with our JA Ottawa program. 1) Tell us a little bit about…

The Café That Sparked a Change
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The Café That Sparked a Change

Sparks flew March 1st to 5th as ONFE hosted Café Spark, a virtual event benefiting the School Breakfast Program. Café Spark was created in celebration of 30 successful years of supporting kids from grades K-12 with over 35 million nutritious meals, helping them to start the school day on equal footing with their peers. ONFE…

Ready for the New Year: Reflecting on 2019-2020
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Ready for the New Year: Reflecting on 2019-2020

  The past year has been a roller coaster ride filled with twists and turns. When Covid-19 came into full force in March 2020, the entire world had to act and adapt, and do so quickly. Despite being thrust into this new reality of social distancing, working and learning remotely, and mandated mask wearing in public areas, ONFE was ready to face these…

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JA Virtual Company Has a Place for You!

15 WEEKS. 1 VIRTUAL COMPANY. UNLIMITED POTENTIAL.    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? Do you want to learn about e-commerce and how to create a Shopify online store? JA’s Company Program…

Young JA Ottawa Environmentalist Making an Impact
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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 opportunity and I found it while participating in my Focus Program, where we had the chance to create a company. We were paired…

ONFE Board Spotlight: Denise Andre, Vice-Chair of ONFE’s Board of Directors
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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 the role of teacher, vice-principal/principal, Superintendent, and Associate Director. As the Director of Education of a board serving over 83…