students in OCSB schools
of these students live in poverty
Did you know 1 in 5 children in Ottawa live in poverty? We’re a registered charity dedicated to supporting the students and families who need it most.
Inspire gratitude with a gift of kindness.
When you donate to the Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa (CEFO), you help eliminate the devastating effect poverty has on a student and their family. These crucial funds help put food on the table, keep the lights and the heat on in their homes, purchase eyeglasses, and a myriad of other necessities. Join us in making a difference in the lives of students in the Ottawa Catholic School Board.
Become a Kindness Champion.
Help us spread the word of the great need in the Ottawa Catholic School Board community by sharing the opportunity to donate to CEFO on social media. We’ve made it simple, just copy and paste a pre-made blurb on your social media account to invite people to join you in supporting CEFO.
Leave a lasting legacy.
Remembering CEFO in your will can impact children for years to come. You can also request donations from your loved ones (in lieu of flowers) to be directed to CEFO. Your gift will live on forever through the lives you will change.
The children who benefit from CEFO are often in need of the most basic things that many take for granted. A donation in any amount can put food on a table, clothe a child in the winter, or help a family get out of a dangerous situation.
The Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa (CEFO) is a registered charity whose objective is to counter the effects of poverty on Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) students. We are an independent charitable arm of the OCSB.
All of our proceeds are directed to educational programs, recreational activities, and emergency response funds for impoverished children and their families.