News and Stories: Community Engagement, Learning 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.

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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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...

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Once a Bruin, Always a Bruin

ONFE’s Volunteers in Education (OVIE) program brings volunteers from the community into classrooms, to help educators ensure the academic success and well-being of their students. To kickstart ONFE’s Volunteer Month, we’re featuring the incredible work...

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Sander Geophysics Has Introduced Children to the Magic of Reading for Ten Years!

ONFE’s Volunteer Month continues! This week, we’re highlighting the outstanding passion and dedication of Sander Geophysics staff, who’ve been inspiring a love of reading in kindergarten students at General Vanier Public School since 2009. Kindergarten...

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Accomplished Volunteer Marilyn McQueen’s Artistic Spirit Helps Students Soar

Marilyn McQueen is the very embodiment of the dedication we so often speak of when we talk about our incredible volunteers. We are thrilled to kickstart ONFE’s Volunteer Month by featuring her! Over the last...

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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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From Volunteer to Monthly Donor, Korey Kealey Has Supported ONFE for Over a Decade

Between founding her own company, Kitchen Konnected, her media work with CTV and her work as a realtor, Korey Kealey sure is a busy woman. Korey is also a remarkable leader in our community. We...

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A Local Team of Superstar Climbers Turn Their Passion into Philanthropy

Since 2009, the Dream Mountains Foundation has raised nearly $190,000 in support of ONFE’s School Breakfast Program. As the team concludes a 10-year commitment to the Ottawa School Breakfast Program, we wanted to feature them...

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IKEA Ottawa Has Championed ONFE’s School Breakfast Program Since 2003—And Shows no Signs of Stopping!

This month, we’re showcasing a handful of our phenomenal community leaders during ONFE’s Love Campaign. First up is our long-time partner, IKEA Ottawa.   Fun fact: IKEA Ottawa’s support of the School Breakfast Program predates...

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ONFE’s Seniors in School initiative, a throwback to our beginnings

By Melissa McGurk McNeil, ONFE Director of Advancement   As 2018 comes to a close, we are reflecting on the 25th year of ONFE’s Volunteers in Education program. Did you know that this program was...

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