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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 Fall 2014 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 Tales of Wonderful Animals from Broadway (Lion King, Little Mermaid...) Classes include acting, singing and choreography and will conclude with a performance for family and friends at 11:30 am at the final workshop on November 29, 2014. No experience necessary! SPACE IS LIMITED and these classes book up very fast, so register early. The deadline is October 29, 2014. Read more +

Welcome to CEFO's New and Improved Website!

site screenshot3Welcome to the new CEFO website!  We have made several enhancements to our new site in an effort to make it more interactive and user-friendly and have also integrated special features to make it more accessible for all users. We are also proud to have used an open source product to design this website, allowing us to own and operate all aspects independently and at a minimal cost. We hope you like the changes. If you have a suggestion on how to further improve our website, please let us know. Your feedback is always welcome! E-mail 

Ninth Annual Gala was a Huge Success - Raising $22,000!

The Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa is pleased to announce that the Ninth Annual Gala Dinner, Cabaret & Auction held on May 1, 2014 raised an impressive $22,000 in support of our Helping to Alleviate Poverty in our Schools Program.

On behalf of our Board of Directors, we are very grateful to our corporate sponsors, donors and volunteers for their contribution to this successful event. Our thanks to those who joined us that evening. Your presence was very much appreciated. 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 +