A Decade of Nutrition:  Metcalfe Public School’s Breakfast Program Coordinator
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A Decade of Nutrition:  Metcalfe Public School’s Breakfast Program Coordinator

In the heart of Metcalfe Public School lies a School Breakfast Program that provides a warm, nourishing meal each school day, setting the tone for students to learn and thrive. The dedicated individual at its helm for the past ten years is Christine Lee. A Decade of Dedication When the previous coordinator moved to a…

School Breakfast Program Volunteer Spotlight: Matt Boucher, St. Daniel School
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School Breakfast Program Volunteer Spotlight: Matt Boucher, St. Daniel School

It was a warm, sunny spring day in Ottawa when St. Daniel School opened their doors to a couple of ONFE staff members visiting its School Breakfast Program. When we arrive, Matt Boucher, an EA at the school, is working hard cutting watermelon pieces to be delivered to the kindergarten classrooms. He knows it will…

2023 Classroom Garden Photo Contest
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2023 Classroom Garden Photo Contest

This spring, we asked all of our schools to submit their best Classroom Garden photos for a chance to win one of three $100 shopping sprees for gardening materials. We received over 90 fantastic submissions and here is the shortlist and the winners! Congratulations to our winners, Elizabeth Bianchi, École élémentaire catholique Saint-Jean-Paul Élyse Vézina-Martel,…

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ONFE’s Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Anne Brouillard

ONFE’s Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Anne Brouillard

  The Ottawa Network for Education – Volunteers in Education program (VIE) is incredibly fortunate to have a diverse team of compassionate, caring volunteers who bring a range of backgrounds and skills to their respective roles supporting students and teachers within the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.   Behind the scenes of VIE, there is someone…

ONFE Board Spotlight: Denise Andre, Vice-Chair of ONFE’s Board of Directors
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ONFE Board Spotlight: Denise Andre, Vice-Chair of ONFE’s Board of Directors

  Denise Andre joined the ONFE Board of Directors in 2015, following her appointment as Director of Education of the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB). Denise’s career in education spans four decades, and has included the role of teacher, vice-principal/principal, Superintendent, and Associate Director. As the Director of Education of a board serving over 83…

ONFE’s School Breakfast Program Launches New Summer Snack Program!

ONFE’s School Breakfast Program Launches New Summer Snack Program!

While Ottawa is amongst the cities with the lowest percentage of children living in low-income households in Canada, child poverty is still an unfortunate reality in our city. Nearly 1 in 5 children in Ottawa don’t have enough to eat. Cost of living has risen over the years, leaving families to make difficult financial decisions…