Cafe Spark

Thank you to our entire ONFE community, your generosity during Café Spark 2021 helped raise $50,000 for the School Breakfast Program.

We appreciate your continued support in helping us fuel kids and ignite learning.

Cafe Spark logo, fuel kids ignite learning

May 5

The last day of Café Spark is presented by the National Bank of Canada and hosted by Dylan Black.

Boy smiling with orange slice in his mouth
Teacher in mask and visor distributing breakfast at school
Girl smiling with orange slice in her mouth

About Café Spark

1 in 5 children in Ottawa live in poverty. This means that thousands of children, through no fault of their own, arrive at school hungry. That’s a serious problem, because hungry kids can’t learn. 

As food costs and food insecurity rates soar, demand for the breakfast program also grows. Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our community, we anticipate that program needs will continue to grow this year. 

From March 1 to 5, the Ottawa Network for Education is hosting virtual coffee breaks to raise money for the School Breakfast Program. 

Join us each day at 10am for this virtual café to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the School Breakfast Program – and to raise funds to support Ottawa kids. 

Days 1 – 4:

30th Anniversary of the School Breakfast Program

ONFE’s School Breakfast Program is celebrating 30 years of partnering with Ottawa schools, municipal and provincial governments, individual and corporate donors, community organizations and volunteers. Together we have provided local children and youth with more than 35 million nutritious meals to support learning, promote healthy eating, and improve student success. 

Every year, ONFE hosts an annual gala called the Spark Soirée to raise funds for the School Breakfast Program. In this year without live events, we’re excited to host Café Spark to bring School Breakfast Program supporters and the community together. Learn more about the Program

We are grateful for our event sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Emond Harnden logo, ONFE, ROPE, ottawa, Ottawa Network for Education, Reseaux d`Ottawa pour Education, charity, not for profit, fundraising
National Bank logo
Solace logo
Conseil des ecoles catholiques du centre-est logo
Conseil des ecoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario logo
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board logo
Ottawa Catholic School Board logo

Corporate Sponsors

Algonquin College logo
Bell logo
Carleton University logo

Breakfast Program Partners

Bridgehead logo
Brown Bag Events logo
Glenview logo
GVE logo
Kaitlin Bates Initiative logo
Mercedes-Benz Ottawa Downtown logo
Ottawa Chinatown logo