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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. 

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 +

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 +