Donate. Sponsor. Pledge. Remember.

There are several ways you can support the most vulnerable

Ways you can make a difference.

Receipts are issued for donations $25 and over.

E-Transfer

E-Transfers can be sent to cefo@ocsb.ca. In the “Message to Contact” field, enter your home address.

Administration fees: 0%
Receipt: Receipts will be mailed to your home address

Donate by cheque

Cheques can be made payable to “Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa” and mailed to:
Ottawa Catholic School Board

Att: Hilary Close, CEFO Executive Director
570 West Hunt Club Road
Nepean, Ontario K2G 3R4

Administration fees: 0%
Receipt: Receipts will be mailed to your home address

Credit Card Payment

Credit card donations are processed online by CanadaHelps.

Administration fees: 3.5%

Receipt: Receipt will be automatically emailed.

Payroll deduction

Employees of the Ottawa Catholic School Board can make a one-time donation through payroll or donate a certain amount per pay (minimum of $26 but any number of deductions is acceptable). Deductions begin in January.

Administration fees: 0%

Receipt: Donation amount will be included on your T4.

Become a Corporate Sponsor

Our corporate sponsors recognize that no child should have to go without basic necessities for success in school. Their generosity demonstrates their commitment to the community. In recognition of their support, our sponsors are provided complimentary seating at our Annual Gala Dinner, Cabaret & Auction event each year, where we get to thank them in person for the difference they make.

If you are interested and able to become a corporate sponsor, please contact:

Ottawa Catholic School Board
Att: Hilary.Close, CEFO Executive Director
570 West Hunt Club Road
Nepean, Ontario K2G 3R4

Email Hilary.Close@ocsb.ca
Phone: 613-224-4455 Ext 2271

Corporate sponsors will be recognized in the following ways:

  • ONLINE AND IN PRINT

    Corporate logo and website will be displayed on CEFO’s website and profiled in the Gala’s printed program


  • IN THE MEDIA

    Company name will be featured in an official news release prior to the Gala, and CEFO will act as a liason for any media inquiries or interview opportunities


  • WITHIN OUR PARISHES

    Announcements of the sponsorship will be made in the 50+ parishes of the Archdiocese of Ottawa with reference to church bulletins (at the parish Priest’s discretion)


  • TO OUR VAST NETWORK

    Promotion of the partnership will be made through the Ottawa Catholic School Board’s internal network of 4,000+ employees, to the members of the Joint Students and Senior Administration Committee, and to the Ottawa Catholic School Parents’ Association of Ottawa (CSPA).

LEVELS OF CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

  • Associate

    Donate $1,000 and receive complimentary seating for 4 at the Gala


  • Friend

    $2,500 for one table of 8 guests


  • Patron

    $5,000 for one table of 10 guests


  • Benefactor

    $7,500 for two tables of 8 guests (16 guests total)


  • Founder

    $10,000 for two tables of 10 guests (20 guests total)

DIRECT YOUR GENEROSITY

You can make an individual monetary donation to CEFO at anytime, but there are many other way to support CEFO’s efforts to alleviate the effects of poverty for school children.

DIRECT YOUR PLEDGE

If your workplace participates in a United Way campaign, you can direct your donation, or a portion of it, to CEFO. Simply record “Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa (CEFO)” and our Charitable Registration Number on your pledge form. Your generosity will be directed to CEFO to help give change the life of a child struggling with the effects of poverty.

DONATE AN ITEM FOR AUCTION

Our Annual Gala Dinner, Cabaret & Auction presents a very successful Live and Silent Auction, with 100% of the proceeds going to CEFO. Donations of any kind – such as goods, services, trips, artwork – are always welcome and tax receipts will be issued for items valued over $25. It’s a great way to get your business recognized, all for a good cause.

CELEBRATE OR REMEMBER

Remembering CEFO in your will can change children’s lives for years to come. Whether you share some of your assets, or choose to have donations from your loved ones (in lieu of flowers) directed to CEFO, your gift will live on forever through the lives you will change. Other life events can also help CEFO’s mission, from retirements to fundraisers.