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….

Sheila Jenkins, Founder of OttawaReads, Knows that Every Child Needs a Champion
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Sheila Jenkins, Founder of OttawaReads, Knows that Every Child Needs a Champion

  Sheila Jenkins is a unique contributor to the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE). Back in 2003, she created ONFE’s OttawaReads program, an early literacy program that inspires a love of reading in young students. Since that time, Sheila has continued her journey with the program as a volunteer and a monthly donor!  Since her retirement six years ago, Sheila has given back to our community by volunteering in kindergarten classrooms…

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…

Rob Campbell, Longtime JA Ottawa Mentor, Is Helping to Shape Tomorrow’s Leaders Today
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Rob Campbell, Longtime JA Ottawa Mentor, Is Helping to Shape Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Rob Campbell has been a dedicated mentor in the JA Ottawa program, delivered by the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE), for nearly five years. ONFE is proud to feature his efforts to prepare tomorrow’s leaders as part of our Volunteer Month. As a sales and marketing guru and an experienced businessperson, Rob Campbell has an…

Sander Geophysics Has Introduced Children to the Magic of Reading for Ten Years!
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Sander Geophysics Has Introduced Children to the Magic of Reading for Ten Years!

ONFE’s Volunteer Month continues! This week, we’re highlighting the outstanding passion and dedication of Sander Geophysics staff, who’ve been inspiring a love of reading in kindergarten students at General Vanier Public School since 2009. Kindergarten students at General Vanier Public School get a special treat every Friday between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., as a pair…

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…

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…