Our Students/OCDSB

One in five children in our schools live in poverty.

That’s over 40,000 kids in our city – approximately 15,000 students who are part of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB).

As educators, parents, and concerned citizens, we know that children can’t learn if their basic needs aren’t met. We also recognize that for so many children, school offers the safety and stability they otherwise lack in their day-to-day lives.

This is why the Education Foundation of Ottawa was established in 2005. We exist to support students in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board who are vulnerable to the effects of poverty. An independent charitable arm of the school board, it is our mission to help our students as soon as their need becomes apparent.

About the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.

Serving more than 72,000 students in 148 schools, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is a vibrant and enthusiastic learning community that promotes excellence in its students and staff. Staff nurture and challenge students to achieve their very best in academics, the arts, athletics, and technology.

The school board is committed to building a welcoming and inclusive environment where every student feels safe and valued while learning. It’s a place where cultural diversity is celebrated as part of schools’ many successes.

The OCDSB has over 9,000 full-time and part-time staff. Inspiring learning and building citizenship requires dedicated employees who are on the front lines and behind the scenes of our schools. We all work every day toward the goal of providing an exceptional learning community for all students.

Creativity, innovation, possibility. That’s what education is all about.