Students In Crisis

Research shows that 1 in 5 children in every classroom may live in poverty. Your donation can help provide emergency funding for clothing, medication, school supplies, and other basic needs.

Anyone can be affected by a crisis. It is possible that a parent was in a car accident, lost their job, was diagnosed with cancer, or is simply struggling to make ends meet. This happens every single day, and can easily throw our Ottawa families into financial hardship. The Education Foundation of Ottawa can provide support during these difficult times when more than 15,000 children in our school board are experiencing the effects of poverty.

Learn about recent requests the Education Foundation of Ottawa has received and fulfilled by visiting our “Helping Students” page.

Did you know that more than 2500 OCDSB students start the school year off without a backpack or school supplies? With many thanks to corporate and individual donors, we are able to distribute almost 3000 backpacks to students in need in June; this way their caregivers will have one less thing to worry about.


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