News and Stories: Health & Well-being 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.

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ONFE Learns: Showcasing Our Volunteers

  We can always count on our volunteers to be passionate, interesting, and engaged. ONFE has been privileged to recruit and train school volunteers for 27 years.     This year, before the pandemic, 1,259 volunteers were placed in…

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ONFE’s School Breakfast Replacement Kits

   Anne-Marie Bouchard Photography     On March 16th, school closures across Ontario were announced. The next day, ONFE’s office went remote.    Immediately, we were concerned about students’ loss of school meals. ONFE’s School Breakfast Program usually serves 13,500 children and…

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More than just a hockey team: The Ottawa Senators Foundation supports ONFE’s School Breakfast Program

  It’s the month of love, and we are celebrating our amazing donors. From individuals who give what they can when they can, to monthly donors, to businesses and foundations, every donor is a part…

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Farewell & Hello: Changes for our Ottawa Volunteers in Education and OttawaReads programs

  For 12 years, Lee-Ann Scott has led our OttawaReads and Ottawa Volunteers in Education programs. Last year alone, these programs filled 2,083 volunteer positions in 148 Ottawa schools!    “Imagine a day where everyone you meet…

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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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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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ONFE’s School Breakfast Program Launches New Summer Snack Program!

While Ottawa is amongst the cities with the lowest percentage of children living in low-income households in Canada, child poverty is still an unfortunate reality in our city. Nearly 1 in 5 children in Ottawa…

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Ridgemont High School Uses Creativity to Inspire Students to Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle

To celebrate National Nutrition Month, we are spotlighting the outstanding work by a pair of Ridgemont High School teachers to deliver a fun School Breakfast Program. Every morning, Bev and Kim, teachers at Ridgemont, along…

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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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