OCISO annually serves more than 25,000 newcomers through our various award winning programs. We rely on the support of community donors and sponsors in addition to the core funding we receive from various levels of government. We are immensely grateful to our core funders, donors and sponsors. Your contributions enable us to offer our wide-ranging programs and to effectively meet the emerging needs in our community. To find out more about our core funding, Click Here:
How You Can Support Us
Make a Donation
Donate directly to an OCISO Program by clicking Canada Helps. Select a featured fund/designation and complete the donation process. You can also click the online OCISO Catalogue to select an OCISO service you wish to support and send in a cheque or VISA payment. Please specify the OCISO service at the Memo section.
Join our monthly giving program online by clicking on Canada Helps. Select the monthly giving option. This is a convenient way to spread your donation over the entire year. The steady, regular nature of monthly giving allows OCISO to plan ahead and respond to the ever-changing needs of the community. You can come back to make changes to your giving anytime.
Sponsor OCISO's Annual Awards Gala
There are sponsorship opportunities available for mainstream organizations, community partners, businesses and individuals who wish to support OCISO’s Annual Awards Gala. The Awards Gala usually takes place in early spring. Click OCISO Annual Awards Gala Sponsorship Package to dowload and review the sponsorship benefits package. Sponsoring the gala is a great opportunity to showcase your support to our diverse community.
Become an OCISO Member
Donate $30 or more to OCISO and you automatically become an OCISO member. As an OCISO member, you will be kept up to date with our activities and services through our newsletters and Annual Reports. Members are encouraged to attend our General Annual Meeting (AGM) in the fall to vote in the Board of Directors and help to decide on issues. We encourage you to become involved with our programs and activities to help us carry out our mandate of supporting immigrants through their journey of making Ottawa their home. Click Member benefits to see a full list.
In Honour/Memoriam Gifts
Make a gift in memory of a loved one, or celebrate a special occasion in the life of a friend, family member, or colleague.
Planned Giving/Legacy Gifts
You can support OCISO with gifts of stock, life insurance, annuities, trust, and bequests. A planned gift leaves a legacy for generations to come. Ask us how.
Another method of contributing is through our gifts in-kind program. Organizations and individuals can donate vital goods and services, thus reducing the costs of our programs, services and events. Gifts in-kind can be used for charity auctions held at various OCISO events throughout the year.
Corporate and individual donations and sponsorship opportunities can be customized to your (or organization's) goals and interests. To explore other opportunities for your involvement with OCISO, please contact us.
Tax Benefits of Giving
One additional benefit to making a charitable contribution to OCISO, besides the satisfaction you feel from helping, is a tax benefit. OCISO will issue a tax receipt for 100% of the value of your donation for your tax return purposes. Deducting your gifts can lead to considerable savings for you.
Joycelyn Glover, Fundraising and Communications Coordinator
Phone: 613-725-5671 ext. 334