Toonie Tuesday 2024

Toonie Tuesday - February 27, 2024
Posted on 01/29/2024

A small investment with big change.
$2 can be the difference between nothing and something.
Our Toonie Tuesday campaign has kicked off and
we're ready to make 2024 our BEST YEAR YET!
On the last Tuesday in February, we ALL come together
to support students in need within the Ottawa-Carleton
District School Board. What's the good news? You don't
have to wait until February 27th to donate; you can
donate right here, right NOW!
Did you know that requests for support have increased
by 35%? Our Ottawa families need our help!
Every dollar raised will support students' access to food,
clothing, and meaningful activities. You can invest in a
student's potential! Let's unite to make a difference!
At the Education Foundation of Ottawa, we believe every
student deserves the tools they need to succeed. That’s why we’re here. Our mission is to
reduce barriers to student learning by working with families, school staff, donors, and community
organizations to ensure ALL students can learn confidently. This starts by providing students not
only with what they require but also what they deserve!
We pride ourselves on our core values:
● RESPECT - we uphold the dignity of students
● COMPASSION - we demonstrate care for students' well being and sense of belonging
● INTEGRITY - we are financially and administratively accountable
● IMPACT - we make a positive difference for students
The challenges students face are most likely, and often, out of their control. They shouldn't have
to feel the impact of life's circumstances. Thank you to the Principals, Vice-Principals, and
school Social Workers who submit requests for support on behalf of OCDSB families ~ the
Education Foundation of Ottawa is here to help, but we can't do it alone.

Here's how you can commit to creating an impact in the life of an OCDSB student:
● Make a one-time or monthly donation to our Toonie Tuesday campaign online and
receive your charitable tax receipt right away by email!
● OCDSB staff - you can participate in our payroll deduction program; it's an easy way
to give back since it comes right off your paycheque and counts toward your annual
charitable giving. All you have to do is fill out this secure JotForm that goes directly to
the OCDSB Finance department. Just think, you can start making a difference today,
even by contributing $2 (or more)/pay!
● Parents/Guardians - Help your child(ren) understand the importance of giving back and
have them come up with creative ideas on how they can raise funds for their fellow
students in need.
● School Council - share information about the Education Foundation of Ottawa with your
school community. You can even designate some of your annual funds raised to support
our vital work. When Toonie Tuesday rolls around, you can make sure to send your child
to school with $2 (or more), or you can donate easily through School Cash Online or our
● Community members - are you, or do you know, a business owner who would like to
participate? Businesses can choose an item where $2 or 2% of every sale goes to our
Toonie Tuesday Campaign! Maybe you want to host a staff challenge or your own Toonie
Tuesday every Tuesday in February. If you know someone interested in investing in the
lives of deserving youth, please introduce us by putting us in touch with a local business
or community trailblazer!
With almost 10,000 staff, over 75,000 students, and 149 sites, imagine what we could do if
everyone gave $2 (or more) on Toonie Tuesday!
Your donations help us say “YES” when we receive requests for support.
Need more information? Call us at 613.596.8211 x8303, email
([email protected]), or check out our social media accounts below.
A very sincere thank you!

Executive Director, Education Foundation of Ottawa
P: 613.596.8211 ext. 8303
Connect with us:, Facebook & Instagram: @efottawa
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