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 (

If you're planning to organize a third party event, please contact Ben Gardiner (

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

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December 2018

OttawaReads and Read Aloud Workshop December 12

December 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Want to read aloud to young children to open their minds to the magic of books?  This read aloud workshop will help you support JK to grade 3 students using various early literacy strategies while having fun reading aloud one-to-one. Please register here

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January 2019

Volunteer Orientation January 23, 2019

January 23, 2019 @ 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 Register Here

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February 2019

How to Support English Language Learners Feb. 20

February 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

OCDSB coaches Kourtney Derouin and Julie Coburnis are hosting a training session for volunteers supporting English Language Learners (newcomers).  Registration on Eventbrite required.

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How to Use Math Manipulatives February 27th

February 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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.  Register below.

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March 2019

How to Support Students with Language Learning Disabilities or Dyslexia

March 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

OCDSB coaches, Kimberly Esdaile and Lisa Piers, are hosting a workshop for volunteers supporting student with language learning disabilities or dyslexia. Please register to attend.

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