YOU can change futures with the Education Foundation of Ottawa.


More than 40,000 children in Ottawa are living in poverty or their families are part of the working poor. That means 20% of kids in our city aren’t getting what they need to succeed.

Kids are coming through the doors of our schools without the essentials they need to be active and ready to learn.

Often what’s missing is the most basic of things – food in a lunch bag, a geometry kit and calculator, medication to get well, the fee to attend a class field trip,

or even a winter coat to ensure that a child can play outside at recess.


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Choose online, monthly or mail giving options for immediate or ongoing impact.

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Send your gift by mail by clicking here and printing our Donation by Mail form.


Gift in Your Will

Your legacy is one that will ensure no child is ever left behind. More >


Payroll Deduction for OCDSB Employees

OCDSB employees can support students all year long. More >



Businesses and corporations partner with us to better the lives of Ottawa students. More >



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Create future possibilities for every student.

Not all students are lucky enough to start their school day with the same foot forward as everyone else. There are kids who are already behind before they even step into the classroom.

When you make a donation to the Education Foundation of Ottawa, you are creating possibilities for the children in our city. School gives children the chance to reach beyond what they’ve been given.

The education they receive unlocks the possibility to get somewhere better.

Your donations make learning possible for all students, inside and outside of the classroom.