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

Excellence in Literacy Foundation Training Ridgemont High School February 15th

February 15 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Ridgemont High School

The Excellence In Literacy Foundation Invites You to a Day of Inspiring Learning! This workshop is for volunteers that will be volunteering at Ridgemont High School to help students learning English.  Or for volunteers wanting to learn about the ELF program.  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…

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Volunteer Orientation February 20th

February 20 @ 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 https://volunteerorientationfeb20.eventbrite.ca

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How to Support English Language Learners Feb. 20

February 20 @ 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. https://elltrainingfeb20oneoclock.eventbrite.ca

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March 2019

Volunteer Orientation March 6

March 6 @ 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://volorientmar6.eventbrite.ca

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How to Support Students with Language Learning Disabilities or Dyslexia

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

OCDSB learning support consultants, Kim Esdaile and Lisa Piers, are hosting a workshop for volunteers supporting students with language learning disabilities including dyslexia. This workshop will explore the range of challenges that students with learning disabilities encounter in the classroom and provide participants with a selection of strategies and resources that can be used to support their learning (e.g., decoding strategies, pre-teaching vocabulary, comprehension strategies, visual supports, graphic organizers, assistive technology, goal setting and planning, self-reflection).  The importance of understanding…

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Accommodations for Students with Exceptionalities

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Ottawa Network for Education in partnership with the OCDSB is hosting a workshop to help volunteers understand the different types of exceptionalities and accommodations to help students learn : What are exceptionalities and accommodations? How can volunteers recognize when and why students are using them? How can volunteers support students who have accommodations? For example, some students are allowed to listen to music, or sit on bouncy balls., etc. Please join OCDSB Consultants, Erin Clamen, Cara Doxsee, and Kim Blanche as…

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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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Autism Spectrum Disorder April 24th

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

An OCDSB autism spectrum disorder specialist will be facilitating a support group and information session for volunteers supporting students on the spectrum in OCDSB schools. The goal of the workshop is to give you knowledge, skills and tools to support your students. Bring your questions and share your experiences: this is an interactive workshop. Registration on Eventbrite Required  

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