Events & Training

Events & Training

Here you'll find all ONFE events, from fundraising to third party events to volunteer training. For more information on any event, please click on the event title.

If you'd like to sponsor an event to benefit ONFE, please contact Ashley Richer (aricher@onfe-rope.ca).

If you're planning to organize a third party event, please contact Ben Gardiner (bgardiner@onfe-rope.ca).

For more information on volunteer orientation and training offered by our Ottawa Volunteers in Education program, click here.

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February 2019

Volunteering with Poverty in Mind – Online Self-Paced Training

February 27 - June 20

A 6-hour self-paced course for all volunteers. To access this course, please send an email to lscott@onfe-rope.ca. As a volunteer, you can play an integral transformational role in a child's life. The information for this course is taken directly from author and educator Eric Jensen’s book, “Teaching With Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do About It.” “If life experiences can change poor kids for the worse, can’t life experiences change also change…

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How to Support English Language Learners – Online Self-Paced Training

February 27 - June 20

This training is meant specifically for those interested in supporting English language learners (ELLs) in Ottawa District School Board (OCDSB) schools. Most of the students you will be working with our recent newcomers to Canada, some will have gaps in their learning or not yet developed age-appropriate literacy skills in their first language but due to a variety of factors. Some will be Canadian-born students, who also learning English as an additional language. There some students from Metis, Inuit or…

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Learning Strategies: Skills you can teach students for academic success – Online Self-Paced Training

February 27 - June 20

This online course focuses on learning strategies to help the students that you support as a volunteer become better, more independent learners. You will learn literacy and numeracy skills, personal management skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills that you can pass on to your students to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace, and the community. Teaching the students learning strategies will build their confidence and may motivate them to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and…

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Assistive Technology Online Self-Paced Training

February 27 - June 20

A 20-hour self-paced course for volunteers aspiring to become educators, learning strategists or assistive technology trainers. To access this course, send an email request to lscott@onfe-rope.ca. Training Outcomes: Better understanding of the different types of assistive technologies and how they offer independent and academic support for English language learning students. Knowledge of learning strategies to help all students Experience and knowledge of the accessibility laws and rights of students with disabilities Teacher specific information for those who want more training Hands-on…

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March 2019

Volunteer Orientation March 27th

March 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Volunteer orientation is mandatory for all new volunteers. Workshops are held at the Richard Pfaff Alternative Program location (Beside McNabb Community Centre) | 160 Percy Street | Room 21 | Ottawa   Please register to attend https://orientationmarch27.eventbrite.ca

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April 2019

Read & Write Google Assistive Technology April 3rd

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board coaches Jordan Knarr and Chelsea Dykens are hosting a training session for volunteers who will be supporting students with language learning disabilities and/or English language learners (including Syrian newcomers) using Read & Write Google in the classroom. A 'must attend' workshop for those wanting to become teachers! Registration required here.

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Volunteer Orientation April 17th

April 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Volunteer orientation is mandatory for all new volunteers. Workshops are held at the Richard Pfaff Alternative Program location (Beside McNabb Community Centre) | 160 Percy Street | Room 21 | Ottawa   Please register to attend https://orientationapril17.eventbrite.ca

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May 2019

Volunteer Orientation May 1st

May 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Volunteer orientation is mandatory for all new volunteers. Workshops are held at the Richard Pfaff Alternative Program location (Beside McNabb Community Centre) | 160 Percy Street | Room 21 | Ottawa   Please register to attend https://orientationmay1.eventbrite.ca

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How to Use Math Manipulatives in Elementary Schools

May 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

OCDSB Math Coaches Stephanie Bishop, Ann Chevier, and Karli Bergquist are hosting a workshop for volunteers assisting students in elementary math in OCDSB schools. The workshop will focus on how to use math manipulatives (number rods, base ten blocks, etc.) to help prepare you to support math students (elementary grades and newcomer high schoolers) by offering sage advice and hands-on training. Registration  is required

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