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…

Mercedes-Benz Ottawa Downtown Hot Women’s Open
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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 sponsors, and the teams of enthusiastic golfers raising money for ONFE’s School Breakfast Program.    This year was extra special….

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

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 dinner reception.   Missed out on last year’s Soirée? Here is a go-to guide to what you need to know…

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

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. To kick things off, we are profiling Rob White, Chair of ONFE’s Board of Directors. When Rob White was invited…

Gerrie Trotman Finds a Lifelong Community in JA
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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 back to JA Ottawa. When the Executive Director of Junior Achievement in Montreal dropped by Gerrie Trotman’s high school to…

Sheila Jenkins, Founder of OttawaReads, Knows that Every Child Needs a Champion
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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 monthly donor!  Since her retirement six years ago, Sheila has given back to our community by volunteering in kindergarten classrooms…