Active Living and Opportunity
Our Active Living and Opportunity fund provides students with the chance to participate in activities and enrichment experiences by providing financial support. Support is provided through a number of ways:
- OCDSB students in our Autism Programs receive annual funding for swim and water safety lessons. These skills are necessary, lifesaving lessons as drowning is one of the most prevalent causes of death among individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Funds provided to the school can be used to help with transportation costs as well.
- Participation in arts, athletics, extra-curricular, and recreational activities enhance the educational experience of young learners. We know that it’s about more than just learning the skills of a sport. Involvement supports a sense of belonging and provides opportunities to build social skills and life-long, meaningful connections. Bursaries are provided to individual students to help meet their needs (both during and after school hours).
- With many thanks to individual and corporate donors, the Education Foundation of Ottawa also distributes a number of awards and bursaries to support students as they move on to post-secondary studies. To see a full listing, click here.