Community Engagement

One of the goals of BPS School Council is to foster a sense of community. The Community Engagement Committee works together with staff, students, and parent volunteers to build awareness, connection and engagement between our BPS families and students and the wider Ottawa community. This aligns with two of the three key objectives of the OCDSB’s Strategic Plan (Building Brighter Futures Together, 2019-2023) – Creating a Culture of Caring, and a Culture of Social Responsibility.


Specifically, the Community Engagement Committee helps to organize and support activities and events that bring awareness to and collect donations/ raise funds for community charitable organizations as well as our sister school, York Street Public School, a K-8 school in lowertown with limited capacity for fundraising. Funds are also allocated to Broadview students/families in need.

Community Engagement Activities include:

  • Scare Hunger Food Drive (Halloween) - Organized and run entirely by an intermediate teacher/class who collect donations of canned/non-perishable goods for the  Lowertown Good Neighbors Community House. This is a center that supports many Ottawa families in the Lowertown community and close to several local schools, including our sister school, York Street Public School.
  • Winter Clothing/Snowsuit Drive (November)
This is a timely message as our cold weather has kicked in and families are pulling out & sorting winter clothing. What have the kids grown out of ??
The Broadview Community is proud to support families in need of warm outdoor winter clothing again this year.
We’ll be running our campaign next week from November 6th - 10th, and inviting families to donate used outerwear, boots and accessories that are clean and in good conditionIn addition, there is also a need for sneakers this year especially in larger sizes.

These will support our Broadview families in need as well as our sister school, York Street Public School, and the Caldwell Family Center: A local organization running clothing assistance programs with a mission to reduce the impact of poverty in Ottawa.
How you can help:
What to donate: All sizes of winter outdoor wear (up to grade 8 so large sizes are very much in need including boots and accessories!) as well as sneakers; must be washed; must be in good condition.
When: Monday, November 6 - Friday, November 10
Where: Portable #4 – someone will be there to greet you or your child at the main gate from the North Staff Parking lot between 9-9:15 each morning.
Cash donations to Snow Suit Fund:
Thank you again for all of your support!
Keep warm & cozy!! We'll see you at portable #4 next week starting Monday.
  • Bringing awareness to our community of the inequities that exist in our public school system.


If you are interested in connecting with this committee, please contact our Community Engagement Representatives - Kelly Remfry at [email protected] and Ali Feeney at [email protected].

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