Discover how ONFE programs are addressing critical issues in our schools, removing barriers to learning, supporting student well-being, and boosting student success.
The Ottawa Network for Education partners with all four school boards and works side-by-side with teachers to meet the complex needs of our children and youth in both English and French. No other community organization has the same reach and ability to deliver much-needed programs to schools across the province.
Health & Well-being
There is a direct correlation between the health and well-being of children and youth, and their ability to learn and succeed in school. At ONFE, we identify and provide solutions to serious problems that affect wellness and academic achievement, including student hunger, inadequate nutrition and drug and alcohol addiction.
Classroom Gardens brings indoor gardening into Ottawa classrooms. Throughout the school year, and even through the winter months, young students grow vegetables from seed and learn in a hands-on way about plants, nutrition, healthy eating, and entrepreneurship. Students have the opportunity to eat the food they grow, and share it with their friends, family, and the broader community.
JA recruits volunteers from the business community to deliver programs and lead hands-on learning activities. JA teaches by giving students real-world tasks like creating a budget, managing finances, exploring interests and career pathways, and working with a team to start a small business.
Want to Help Support Us?
There are many ways to get involved and support our work. You decide how. Volunteer, make a gift, plan an event, or sponsor a program – we’d love to explore the options with you.
Our Partners Get Things Done
Our partners play a pivotal role in enhancing public education in Ottawa. They volunteer. They donate. They work side-by-side with our staff and educators in all 4 school boards to ensure that students develop the skills, experience, and knowledge they need to succeed.