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…

Online Educational Resources for Students in Grades 8-12

Online Educational Resources for Students in Grades 8-12

  As social distancing and school closures continue, we know that many parents are wondering what to do next. There are hundreds of wonderful educational pages online, but it can be a job in itself to sift through them all. We’re here to help you get started.    The ONFE team has gone through hundreds of web pages of educational materials…

Online Educational Resources for K-7 Students

Online Educational Resources for K-7 Students

    As social distancing and school closures continue, we know that many parents are wondering what to do next. There are hundreds of wonderful educational pages online, but it can be a job in itself to sift through them all. We’re here to help you get started.    The ONFE team has gone through hundreds of web pages of educational…

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…

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…

Once a Bruin, Always a Bruin
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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 from a team of volunteers at Bell High School, home to the Bell Bruins! When we visited educator Julia Coe’s…

Sander Geophysics Has Introduced Children to the Magic of Reading for Ten Years!
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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 students at General Vanier Public School get a special treat every Friday between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., as a pair…

Accomplished Volunteer Marilyn McQueen’s Artistic Spirit Helps Students Soar
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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 several years, Marilyn McQueen has volunteered her time at a number of schools, including Meadowlands Public School, Pleasant Park Public…