ONFE’s Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Henry Starzynski

ONFE’s Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Henry Starzynski

ONFE is incredibly fortunate to have a diverse team of compassionate, caring volunteers who bring a range of backgrounds and skills to their respective roles supporting students and teachers within the OCDSB. We would like to introduce you to a volunteer who is passionate about helping enhance the math skills of the students he works with….

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Lisabelle Boudreau
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ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Lisabelle Boudreau

As National Volunteer Week comes to an end, ONFE continues to celebrate some of the amazing volunteers working to make a positive impact in our communities by fueling kids and igniting learning. 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself…  I grew up in New-Brunswick, but I decided at 25 years old to move from the…

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Karen Ho
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ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Karen Ho

This week ONFE celebrates National Volunteer Week by placing a spotlight on some of the volunteers making a change in our community. Meet Karen Ho, a volunteer with our Volunteers in Education program. 1.     Tell us a little bit about yourself…  I am a fourth year psychology student at the University of Ottawa, from Toronto, Ontario. During…

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…

ONFE’s Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Anne Brouillard

ONFE’s Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Anne Brouillard

  The Ottawa Network for Education – Volunteers in Education program (VIE) is incredibly fortunate to have a diverse team of compassionate, caring volunteers who bring a range of backgrounds and skills to their respective roles supporting students and teachers within the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.   Behind the scenes of VIE, there is someone…