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The Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa (CEFO) is a registered charity whose objective is to raise funds to counter the effects of poverty on students within the English Catholic schools in the City of Ottawa. All proceeds are directed to educational and/or recreational programs or emergency response funds for impoverished children and their families. 

Registration Now Open for the Winter 2015 Children's Musical Theatre Workshop! Space is limited, so register early!

Calling all elementary students (grades 3-6) interested in developing musical theatre skills! Registration is now open for the Fall 2014 Saturday morning musical theatre workshops. This year's theme is Willy Wonka! Classes include acting, singing and choreography and will conclude with a performance for family and friends at the 10th Annual Gala Dinner, Cabaret & Auction on Thursday, April 23, 2015. No experience necessary! SPACE IS LIMITED and these classes book up very fast, so register early. The deadline is March 20, 2015. Read more +

Register now for the 10th Annual Gala Dinner, Cabaret & Auction on April 23, 2015. We sell out every year!

CEFO is pleased to announce that the Tenth Annual Gala Dinner, Cabaret & Auction will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015! This unique event sells out every year, and there is always a waiting list. Send your registration form in early to guarantee your spot! All funds raised go towards Helping to Alleviate Poverty in our Schools Program. Hope to see you there! Read more +

Board-Wide Broadway Benefit Musical Raises $61,000!

cefo-annie-logoCEFO was proud to present the Board-Wide Broadway Benefit Musical in February 2014 at St. Paul High School...Annie! The Musical raised over $61,000 which is working to help alleviate poverty in our schools. Thank you to all who showed your support by attending. Read more +

Working Miracles

The Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa is working small miracles in the lives of our school children every day. I am witness to it. May God continue to bless the work you do.

Elementary School Principal
Ottawa Catholic School Board

Extending a Helping Hand - How CEFO is Helping Those in Need

CEFO's Emergency Response Fund donates funds to families within the Ottawa Catholic School Board who are experiencing a financial crisis. This assistance includes funds for food, clothing, medical supplies, transportation, and utility bills, to name but a few. 

CEFO helped a student who is severely physically disabled and requires a major rennovation to her home's bathing facilities. 

CEFO helped two young children, ages five and nine, and their family who had lost everything they owned in a townhouse fire.

Read more about some of our donation recipients +