Ottawa Network for Education gains support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation

April 12, 2013 / General

MPP Bob Chiarelli announced today that the province is investing $63,300 in the organization, through the Ontario Trillium Fund. 

The funding will allow ONFE to hire new staff and continue to develop their programs and services.

ONFE is a catalyst for discussion and collaborative action to enrich public education in Ottawa. It engages the community to help students succeed in a rapidly changing world. 

Programs offered by ONFE include the School Breakfast Program, currently serving 11,300 children in 148 schools in Ottawa.  The organization has launched more than 40 education programs in total, including, which gives high school students an insider’s view of career opportunities in the technology sector.

ONFE’s student support and career preparation programs reach over 50,000 students in Ottawa each year.

“Whether it’s a healthy breakfast for primary students or career planning in high school, it’s absolutely essential that we give our kids the tools they need to succeed. The Ottawa Network for Education is doing great work to support our students, and our government is proud to partner with them.”— MPP Bob Chiarelli, Ottawa West-Nepean

“We are thrilled to receive this funding in support of our education programs.  The Ottawa School Breakfast Program is one of many programs that benefits from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s support, and we want to thank the Foundation and MPP Chiarelli for celebrating with us today.  Together, we are working to connect with the community and support student success.”  -- Julian Hanlon, Director of Education and Secretary Treasurer, Ottawa Catholic School Board and Chair, Ottawa Network of Education