Let Your Toonie Be the Stepping Stone to Student Success!

The 2024 results are in!

Your $2 can be the difference between nothing and something.

Toonie Tuesday takes place on the 4th Tuesday in February. This campaign highlights our ability to unite as a community to support students in need within the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.

THANK YOU to everyone who helped us reach our 2024 Toonie Tuesday result of $63.385.00!

Every single toonie is an investment in a student’s potential! Toonie Tuesday allows students, staff, families, and community members to come together to create a big impact with small change.

Requests for support have increased by 35% since last year; Ottawa families need our help!

Through online donations and collections made at schools, funds raised will support students’ access to food, clothing, and the ability to participate in meaningful activities. When we come together, we can make a difference!

Thank you to the schools that hosted fun and engaging activities to build school spirit and highlight the importance of civic engagement. We want to give a special shoutout to Queen Mary Street Public School, which raised $5.42 per student, the highest per-student amount in the entire school board! Also, a big round of applause is given to A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School which raised $1463.92, the highest amount raised for a school! Way to go, OCDSB family!

At the Education Foundation of Ottawa, we believe every student deserves to have access to the tools they need to succeed. That’s why we’re here. Our mission is to reduce barriers to student learning by working with families, school staff, donors, and community organizations to ensure ALL students can learn confidently. This starts by providing students with what they deserve!

We pride ourselves on our core values:

  • RESPECT – we uphold the dignity of students
  • COMPASSION – we demonstrate care for students’ well being and sense of belonging
  • INTEGRITY – we are financially and administratively accountable
  • IMPACT – we make a positive difference for students

The challenges students face are most likely, and often, out of their control. Students shouldn’t have to feel the impact of life’s circumstances. Thank you to the Principals, Vice-Principals, and school Social Workers who submit requests for support daily on the behalf of OCDSB families ~ the Education Foundation of Ottawa is here to help; but we can’t do it alone.

If you would like to show your support beyond Toonie Tuesday, please reach out to us. We’d be more than happy to find ways for your donation to continue the important and necessary work of the Foundation.

Need more information? Give us a call (613.596.8211 x8303)/email (educationfoundation@ocdsb.ca), or check out our social media accounts below.

A very sincere thank you!

Executive Director, Education Foundation of Ottawa






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!