The Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) strives to remove barriers to learning and provide solutions to critical issues such as student hunger, early literacy and numeracy deficits, and substance abuse. ONFE also provides students the opportunity to develop financial literacy, entrepreneurial thinking and work readiness skills. Our programs include:
ONFE's School Breakfast Program
Ottawa Volunteers in Education
Assistive Technology Support Initiative
About OTTAWA NETWORK FOR EDUCATION
ONFE is a hub for education, business and community partners committed to helping Ottawa students reach their full potential.
Our programs have three main areas of focus:
Learning: As many as 15% of local students have learning challenges, and up to 22% of Ottawa students are immigrants or new English language learners. We strive to remove barriers to learning by matching trained volunteers with teachers and students that need extra help.
Health & Well-Being: There is a direct correlation between the health and well-being of children and youth, and their ability to learn and succeed in school. At ONFE, we identify and provide solutions to serious problems that affect wellness and academic achievement, including student hunger, inadequate nutrition, and drug and alcohol addiction.
Career Readiness: We strive to help secondary students make informed career choices and transition successfully to post-secondary studies and fulfilling careers. Our innovative programming helps students develop financial literacy, entrepreneurial thinking, and work readiness skills.