Toonie Tuesday – February 23rd, 2021

On Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 you can make a huge difference!

A small investment with big change. Please donate here.

$2 can be the difference between nothing and something.

OCDSB Staff, students, and families,

Just like that, 2021 is here! It’s a new year, with new energy, and achievements. As we embark on this time, we need your help to keep providing necessary support to those that need it most!

Students and their families are in even greater need than before. At the OCDSB, our work is built on three pillars: a culture of innovation, caring, and social responsibility. Paired with the Education Foundation of Ottawa’s belief that “it’s about what kids deserve”, we know that well-being is an important part of a student’s overall learning experience. That’s why we’re here. We want to reduce barriers to ensure ALL students have the basic necessities they need to learn confidently. We do this by providing appropriate food, clothing, school supplies, healthcare supports, and access to opportunities for students.

I’m sure you’d agree; every child deserves to be successful! The challenges our students face are most likely, and often, out of their control. So what should they do and where should they turn for help? Thanks to the Principals, Vice-Principals, and Social Workers that request support on their behalf, the Education Foundation of Ottawa is here. We represent a community of individuals who want to ensure students are safe and cared for.

This year, we have a special surprise! Get your dance shoes ready! To celebrate Toonie Tuesday, February 23rd, we’ll be hosting a DJ Dance Party with Ottawa’s own, DJ Mace! More details to come! Here are some ways to make your commitment to helping:

  • Make a one-time or monthly donation to our Toonie Tuesday campaign online and receive your charitable tax receipt right away!
  • OCDSB staff Payroll deduction is the easiest way to give back since it comes right off your paycheque and counts toward your annual charitable giving. When logged into the OCDSB Network, click here to fill out your LaserFiche form that goes directly to Payroll – even if you start with contributing $2 (or more)/pay, you’d be making a difference!
  • Are you, or do you know, a business owner who would like to participate? Maybe they have an item where they could contribute $2 from every sale to our 2021 Toonie Tuesday Campaign! Introduce us by putting us in touch with them!
  • Parents/Guardians? You can donate easily through your School Cash Online Account or (if/when schools are open) send your child to school with $2 (or more) anytime between now and Toonie Tuesday.

With over 7500 full-time staff and over 75,000 students, imagine what we could do if everyone gave $2 (or more) this Toonie Tuesday? Help us say “YES” when we receive requests for support. Need more information? Visit, give us a call at 613.596.8211 x8303, email, or visit us on our social media accounts below.


A very sincere thank you!

The Education Foundation of Ottawa (EFO)Registered Charitable #823738349RR0001, is an independent registered charity, works with the OCDSB to help provide these students with the tools they need so they won’t be left behind.

Do you want to make a difference in the life of an OCDSB child?Please donate TODAY!