Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Kat Fouzie

Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Kat Fouzie

In honour of National Volunteer Week, meet Kat Fouzie, an inspiring force behind the Volunteers in Education (VIE) After School Virtual Tutoring program in Ottawa. Kat not only enriches the academic lives of her students but also captures the hearts of all who work with her. With a passion for French and a personal commitment…

JA Ottawa Volunteer Spotlight: Justin Minnes

JA Ottawa Volunteer Spotlight: Justin Minnes

In the vibrant tapestry of Ottawa’s community, few stories are as compelling and multifaceted as that of a local entrepreneur and volunteer whose journey spans the realms of small business ownership, finance, and now, the innovative world of craft distilling. In honour of National Volunteer Week, we are putting the spotlight on JA Ottawa volunteer,…

JA Ottawa Volunteer Spotlight: Diane Barry

JA Ottawa Volunteer Spotlight: Diane Barry

National Volunteer Week shines a spotlight on the individuals whose selfless dedication and hard work often remain unsung. Among these remarkable contributors is Diane Barry, who volunteers with JA Ottawa. Diane’s tireless efforts not only exemplify the spirit of volunteerism but also remind us of the profound impact one person can make in the lives…

Volunteer in Education Spotlight: Peter Brodribb

Volunteer in Education Spotlight: Peter Brodribb

In celebration of National Volunteers Week, we are delighted to spotlight Peter Brodribb, an extraordinary volunteer with Volunteers In Education. Peter exemplifies the spirit of commitment and generosity that drives our community forward by volunteering to support newcomers to Canada in learning English. Join us as we honour Peter’s remarkable contributions and the significant difference…

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…

JA Company Ducks & Daisies: Crocheting Success and Giving Back
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JA Company Ducks & Daisies: Crocheting Success and Giving Back

Over a four-month period, the JA Company program teaches high school students how to organize and operate a real business. Volunteers from the local business community work with students to launch and run a small enterprise giving students real-world skills and experience not found in a textbook. Some Companies, such as Ducks & Daisies, 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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JA Virtual Company Has a Place for You!

15 WEEKS. 1 VIRTUAL COMPANY. UNLIMITED POTENTIAL.    Are you creative? Do you want to learn how to start and run a business? Are you looking to spice up your college and university applications or gain experience? Do you want to learn about e-commerce and how to create a Shopify online store? JA’s Company Program…