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 Melissa McGuirk McNeil (mmcguirk@onfe-rope.ca).

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

Read Write Google Workshop

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board coach, Tina Ricketts, is hosting a training session for volunteers who will be supporting students with language learning disabilities and/or English language learners (including newcomers) using Read & Write Google assistive technology in the classroom. A 'must-attend' workshop for those wanting to become teachers! Please register to attend as this...

Volunteer Orientation November 26, 2019

Volunteer orientation is mandatory for all new volunteers assisting in OCDSB schools. Please register for the session that meets your needs. Register Here

OttawaReads Early Literacy Read-aloud Training

Attend this 2-hour workshop and learn early literacy strategies to help you support learners in Kindergarten to Grade 3. This workshop is also available by request online self-paced if you cannot make the workshop in person. Please register here 

Volunteer Orientation December 10th

Volunteer orientation is mandatory for all new volunteers assisting in OCDSB schools. 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM Confederation Learning Centre 1645 Woodroffe Avenue Room 13 (enter Door D) to the Basement beside Big Sisters Please contact abrouillard@onfe-rope.ca to register for this session.  

How to Support English Language Learners Dec. 10

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board coaches, Kourtney Derouin and Julie Coburn, are hosting a training session for volunteers who are, or will be, supporting English Language Learners (students learning English) in OCDSB schools who need support in both language acquisition and academic upgrading.  This workshop will give you some tools and strategies to help you support...

Volunteer Orientation – Jan 7

Volunteer orientation is mandatory for all new volunteers assisting in OCDSB schools. 1:00 PM to 2:45 PM - Confederation Learning Centre, 1645 Woodroffe Avenue Room 120 Please register here: 

Volunteer Orientation Jan. 14

Volunteer orientation is mandatory for all new volunteers assisting in OCDSB schools. Jan 14th, CONFED Centre, 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm, Rm 120. Register here.  

Read Write for Google Training Workshop – Jan. 28

The Ottawa Network for Education is hosting a training workshop, Read Write Google, for volunteers who are interested in learning about assistive technologies in Google that can help students with learning disabilities. Jan 28th, CONFED Centre, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Rm 120 REGISTER HERE:

Volunteer Orientation – Feb 11th, 2020

Feb 11th @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm - CONFED Centre, 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm, Rm 120. Volunteer orientation is mandatory for all new volunteers assisting in OCDSB schools. Register here!

Volunteer Orientation – Feb 25th, 2020

Feb 25th @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm - CONFED Centre, 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm, Rm 13. Volunteer orientation is mandatory for all new volunteers assisting in OCDSB schools. Register here!

Excellence in Literacy Foundation Volunteer Training – March 10th

Literacy is hope. Literacy is freedom. Literacy is a human right, not a luxury item. The Canadian Centre for Learning anticipates that by 2032, Ottawa will have the highest increase in illiteracy (80%!) on our country. This increase will occur along socioeconomic lines. The Excellence in Literacy Foundation (ELF) has the answer to this challenge....