Toonie Tuesday – February 21st, 2023

A small investment with big change.

$2 can be the difference between nothing and something.

DONATE HERE; thank you!

Can you believe that last year’s Toonie Tuesday raised $68,000? Well, guess what? This year we have an even bigger goal!

We’re aiming to raise $80,000 this year! Those dollars will go directly to support OCDSB students with what they need to be successful.

At the Education Foundation of Ottawa, we believe that “it’s about what kids deserve”, and every student deserves to have the tools they need to be successful. That’s why we’re here. Our mission is to reduce barriers to ensure ALL students can learn confidently by providing the things every student requires: appropriate access to food, clothing, school supplies, healthcare supports, and opportunities for learning and recreation.

I’m sure you’d agree; every child deserves to be successful! The challenges students face are most likely, and often, out of their control. Thanks to the Principals, Vice-Principals, and Social Workers who request support on their behalf, the Education Foundation of Ottawa is here to help.

Here are some ways to make your commitment:

  • Make a one-time or monthly donation to our Toonie Tuesday campaign online and receive your charitable tax receipt right away by email!
  • 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. All you have to do is fill out this secure JotForm that goes directly to the OCDSB Finance department. Just think, you can start making a difference today, even by contributing $2 (or more)/pay!
  • Parents/Guardians? You can donate easily through your School Cash Online Account or send your child to school with $2 (or more) anytime between now and Toonie Tuesday (February 21st, 2023).
  • Are you, or do you know, a business owner who would like to participate? Businesses can choose an item where $2 or 2% of every sale goes to our 2023 Toonie Tuesday Campaign! Introduce us by putting us in touch with them!

With almost 10,000 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? Give us a call (613.596.8211 x8303)/email (, or check out our social media accounts below.

A very sincere thank you!

The Education Foundation of Ottawa (EFO)Registered Charitable #823738349RR0001, is an independent registered charity, that 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!