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OCSB raises $517,784.31 for The United Way Ottawa!

The Ottawa Catholic School Board has done it again! Generous employees from every school and department in our Board raised a total of $517,784.37 for The United Way Ottawa’s 2016 Campaign, with $384,530.99 being directed to the Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa (CEFO). At the reveal ceremony on December 8, Campaign Co-Chairs Bill Walsh and Kelly McKibbin were proud to announce that the Board achieved an 80% participation rate – a new record for the OCSB.

Congratulations to everyone involved, and a huge thank you to the countless number of volunteers who worked so hard to realize this goal. And of course, thank you to everyone who gave so generously!

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OCSB staff and distinguished guests from The United Way (UW) reveal the big number (from left to right): Sandra Falcomer, OCSB Campaign Reporting Coordinator; Denise Andre, OCSB Director of Education; Bill Walsh and Kelly McKibbin, OCSB Campaign Co-Chairs; Michael Allen, President and CEO of United Way Ottawa; Kathleen Kemp, UW Co-Chair; Carole Gagnon, UW VP of Resource Development; and Bridget Burgess, UW Officer, Revenue Development Community Campaign.

Over the past 10 years, OCSB employees have raised over $5.5 million for The United Way Ottawa. For the sixth year in a row, the OCSB is one of the top workplace campaigns in the City of Ottawa. The campaign is just one of the ways the OCSB works to make our community a better place for everyone.

Changing lives

Watch our 2016 campaign launch video. It will give you a much better understanding of why we are so dedicated to this cause.



 cc   Press play, then click the closed caption button to enable subtitles for this video.

 
The United Way Ottawa directly benefits young people in our community with emphasis on homework clubs, counselling programs and healthy lifestyle promotion. United Way Ottawa works in consultation with various organizations within the community to identify any gaps in services and neighbourhoods in need. Improved contributions by organizations like the OCSB means programs can be enhanced to help a greater number of the people in the community.