Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa
Working small miracles in the lives of school children
Supporting students and families of the Ottawa Catholic School Board
children attending an OCSB school
of them live in poverty

It's hard to believe that 1 in 5 children in Ottawa don't have the basic necessities they need to grow and succeed. The Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa (CEFO) is a registered charity whose main focus is to raise funds to help alleviate poverty for students in the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB). Join us in supporting those who need it most. 

Corporate Recognition


Companies can become part of the solution by sponsoring our Annual Gala. Show the community you care.
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Individual donations


Every dollar counts when it comes to helping our children. Donate today and see the difference it can make.
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Bequest to CEFO


In memoriam donations can honour a loved one who has passed, while making an important difference in a child’s life.
Honour forever
How we are giving school children at better chance for success

Our Emergency Response Fund provides immediate assistance to families within the Ottawa Catholic School Board who are experiencing a financial crisis. These families need help with basic needs such as food, clothing, and transportation. Some are facing unspeakable health challenges while trying to make ends meets.

We are helping school children every single day, in every school, beat the odds that are stacked against them.


Fall 2018 Children's Musical Theatre Workshop
The Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa (CEFO) proudly presents their Fall 2018 Children’s Musical Theatre Workshops. These workshops are open to all children in Grades 3 to 6, even those who do not attend an Ottawa Catholic school. No experience necessary! 100% of the registration proceeds go towards helping alleviate poverty in our very own schools. Come and experience our dynamic musical theatre classes which include acting, signing and choreography. Space is limited!

Our Corporate Sponsors for the 13th annual Gala

Direct your charity to CEFO

If you already support the United Way Ottawa through your employer, you may wish to direct your contributions to the Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa to help students within the Ottawa Catholic School Board who are living in poverty.
To direct your donation, or a portion of it, to CEFO, simply record our Charitable Registration number on your United Way pledge form.

Charitable Registration Number: 89003 6122 RR0001