As school situations change, we’re here for you.

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Every year, ONFE offers a suite of programs to remove barriers and create opportunities for K-12 students.

This year is no different.

Winter 2021 programs include:

ONFE’s Volunteers in Education

Transitioning 1,500 volunteer placements to virtual, providing students with the learning support they need in the classroom and at home.


ONFE’s Classroom Gardens

Now launching Windowsill Gardening, providing equipment for each student to start their own mini garden at home. Students will plant 4 different edible plant varieties, watch them germinate, grow, and thrive

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ONFE’s Assistive Technologies

Resources for parents, teachers, and students available on our website, to help students with learning difficulties to succeed from kindergarten to post-secondary.

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JA Ottawa presented by ONFE

Helping students prepare for the future by offering virtual financial literacy programs for grades 6 to 12, for student-directed and teacher-directed learning.

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ONFE’s School Breakfast Program

Providing students in need with a nutritious breakfast so that all K-12 students can start the day ready to learn.


Young girl examines plants in garden tower
Woman in mask passes box of food to her colleague
SBP Kit with variety of shelf-stable foods

We continue to evolve each of our programs to the changing school landscape, so that we can continue to fuel kids and ignite learning – just as we’ve done for the last 35 years. 

Because of our commitment to removing barriers and providing opportunities to all K-12 children and youth, our programs are offered free to students.

This is only possible with the support of generous funders. 

We need your help to support K-12 students.

Donate today to help kids in your community.

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