JA Ottawa Continues to Grow Thanks to Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant

JA Ottawa Continues to Grow Thanks to Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant

  Thanks to a three-year grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, JA Ottawa is growing! This grant will allow JA Ottawa to offer more financial literacy programs in French and English. JA Economics for Success is an empowering one-day program that introduces grade 8 students to the concepts of financial literacy, challenges them to reflect on…

ONFE’s Seniors in School initiative, a throwback to our beginnings

ONFE’s Seniors in School initiative, a throwback to our beginnings

By Melissa McGurk McNeil, ONFE Director of Advancement   As 2018 comes to a close, we are reflecting on the 25th year of ONFE’s Volunteers in Education program. Did you know that this program was introduced in 1993 with the name Seniors Volunteering in Education? At the time, the newly created initiative matched 35 seniors…

JA Ottawa Company Graduates Use Technology to Pair Local Babysitters with Parents

JA Ottawa Company Graduates Use Technology to Pair Local Babysitters with Parents

As technology continues to evolve, companies are finding new ways to adopt technology in their business models. Local high school students Jenny Hua, Andrea Herscovich and Jenny Shen were tasked with solving a problem in their own community using technology. That’s the story behind SitterNextDoor, an online platform that matches parents with local vetted babysitters….

Forest Valley Elementary School Club Train Club Helps Children Foster Creativity

Forest Valley Elementary School Club Train Club Helps Children Foster Creativity

Written by Sharon Margison, volunteer Every Monday at Forest Valley Elementary School, a group of enthusiastic schoolchildren are busy training their creativity. For 45 minutes in the afternoon, members of the school’s Train Club pursue their creative talents with the help of adult volunteers. To begin with, the Grade 4 and 5 students learn how…

Find Your Path With Math!

Find Your Path With Math!

This blog post was written in collaboration with GAPC.   Math is all around us—not just in the classroom! There are so many ways that children and teens can informally discover and enjoy mathematics, and understand how it relates to everyday life and future careers. Whether you’re a student, parent or educator, Parent Engagement offers…