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.
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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.


14th Annual Gala Dinner, Cabaret & Auction
Join us on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the new Infinity Convention Centre, 2901 Gibford Drive in Nepean, for our 14th Annual Gala Dinner, Cabaret & Auction, with all proceeds directed to helping alleviate poverty in our Ottawa Catholic School Board schools. The funds raised from this magical evening help students succeed not only in the classroom, but in life.

Registration is now open. This event sells out fast!

Photo: Guests at the 12th Annual Gala in 2017.
This unique social event welcomes parents, employees and Trustees of the Ottawa Catholic School Board, corporate sponsors, educational partners, social service agencies, the Archdiocese, and other community members. Guests will enjoy a live and silent auction, along with balloon and raffle sales -- all for a great cause. Staff and students involved in the Ottawa Catholic School Board's Children's Theatre Workshop will entertain guests with delightful songs!
Book your spot at a table today

Our Corporate Sponsors for the 14th annual Gala
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GR Brune

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