Ottawa Network for Education / Réseau d'Ottawa pour l'éducation

The Ottawa Network for Education partners with all four school boards and works side-by-side with teachers to meet the complex needs of our children and youth in both English and French. No other community organization has the same reach and ability to deliver much-needed programs to schools across the region. 

Classroom Gardens: Classroom Gardens brings indoor gardening into Ottawa classrooms. Throughout the school year, and even through the winter months, young students grow vegetables from seed and learn in a hands-on way about plants, nutrition, healthy eating, and entrepreneurship. Students have the opportunity to eat the food they grow, and share it with their friends, family, and the broader community.

Coding: ONFE's Coding initiative allows sector-specific industry speakers the opportunity to share with SHSM students how coding is used in their company, how it affects their daily work, and how their career is influenced by coding.

JA Ottawa: JA recruits volunteers from the business community to deliver programs and lead hands-on learning activities. JA teaches by giving students real-world tasks like creating a budget, managing finances, exploring interests and career pathways, and working with a team to start a small business.

ONFEReads: ONFEReads is an early literacy program that inspires a love of reading in young children. Volunteers read aloud in a one-to-one setting to boost reading and language skills and demonstrate that reading is fun.

ONFE Volunteers in Education: We bring volunteers from the community into classrooms to support students that are falling behind their peers. Our volunteers help K-12 students acquire skills, understand new concepts, close learning gaps, and gain self-confidence.

School Breakfast Program: Every morning, before the school day begins, the School Breakfast Program provides students in need with a nutritious breakfast, giving them the chance to start their day ready to learn, and on equal footing with peers.


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Mission Statement

Connecting community resources to help K-12 students succeed. / Connecter les ressources de la communauté pour aider les étudiants de la maternelle à la 12e année à avoir du succès.