BLG Reads to Kids: 20 Years of Community Impact with OttawaReads
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BLG Reads to Kids: 20 Years of Community Impact with OttawaReads

For over 20 years, the BLG Reads to Kids program has partnered with OttawaReads to teach early literacy to students in kindergarten to grade four at Queen Elizabeth Public School. Through the voices of dedicated BLG Reads to Kids volunteers like Jane Bachynski and Emily Candy, we witness the individual and communal transformation that comes…

JA Volunteer Spotlight: Sam Turgeon-Brabazon

JA Volunteer Spotlight: Sam Turgeon-Brabazon

Our second 2023 volunteer spotlight features JA Ottawa, Horizon Growth Company mentor, Sam Turgeon-Brabazon! Read on to learn more about Sam and why he decided to become a volunteer in our JA Ottawa program. Robyn Lester, JA Company Coordinator, wrote:  “From the moment Sam started volunteering with ONFE, it was evident that he had an…

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Rollande Dorval

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Rollande Dorval

Our first 2023 volunteer spotlight features Rollande Dorval. Read on to learn more about Rollande and why she decided to volunteer in our Volunteers in Education program, including what Nicola Powadiuk, Vice Principal at Featherston Drive Public School wrote about Rollande, “Rollande Dorval, who is a regular volunteer in our AUT A room, is truly…

ONFE Volunteer In Education: Russ

ONFE Volunteer In Education: Russ

The Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) is a non-profit organization that aims to support and empower children and youth in the Ottawa community. ONFE achieves its mission through a variety of programs and initiatives, many of which are driven by volunteers who are passionate about education, helping children and youth succeed, and making a difference…

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Anne Lalonde

ONFE Volunteers in Education Spotlight: Anne Lalonde

This month’s volunteer spotlight features Anne Lalonde! Anne is a volunteer in our Volunteers in Education program, where members of the community come in to provide support to students who are falling behind their peers. Read on to learn more about Anne and why she decided to become a part of the ONFE community. 1….

Once a Bruin, Always a Bruin
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Once a Bruin, Always a Bruin

ONFE’s Volunteers in Education (OVIE) program brings volunteers from the community into classrooms, to help educators ensure the academic success and well-being of their students. To kickstart ONFE’s Volunteer Month, we’re featuring the incredible work from a team of volunteers at Bell High School, home to the Bell Bruins! When we visited educator Julia Coe’s…

Accomplished Volunteer Marilyn McQueen’s Artistic Spirit Helps Students Soar
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Accomplished Volunteer Marilyn McQueen’s Artistic Spirit Helps Students Soar

Marilyn McQueen is the very embodiment of the dedication we so often speak of when we talk about our incredible volunteers. We are thrilled to kickstart ONFE’s Volunteer Month by featuring her! Over the last several years, Marilyn McQueen has volunteered her time at a number of schools, including Meadowlands Public School, Pleasant Park Public…

Proud To Be Me Is Helping ONFE Remove Barriers to Learning
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Proud To Be Me Is Helping ONFE Remove Barriers to Learning

To close off our February Love Campaign, we’re featuring the Proud To Be Me Foundation. Since 2016, the charitable organization has gifted $17,500 to ONFE’s Volunteers in Education initiative. As a not-for-profit charity, the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) collaborates with a number of community organizations, including the Proud To Be Me Foundation (PTBM), to…