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….

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…

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…

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…