Toonie Tuesday – February 23rd, 2021

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

A small investment with big change.

$2 can be the difference between nothing and something.

OCDSB Staff, students, and families,

With your help, we did it!

2021 was new year, with new energy, and achievements. As we embarked on a challenging time, we needed your help to keep providing necessary support to those that need it most! And you showed up for us!

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.

Through one-time or monthly donations to our Toonie Tuesday campaign, OCDSB staff Payroll deductions, local business owners, students and families, we have a successful campaign! We even had a virtual live DJ dance party to celebrate!


With over 7500 full-time staff and over 75,000 students, imagine what we could do if everyone gave $2 (or more) next Toonie Tuesday? We can’t wait for next year’s event on Tuesday, February 22, 2022! Check out all of those 2’s ~ let’s hope it’s an early indicator of next year’s success!

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!