November 18, 2013
New Executive Director for Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization
Ottawa, ON (November 18, 2013) – The Board of Directors at Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization today announced the appointment of Leslie Emory as the new Executive Director at OCISO. The announcement was made at the 2013 Annual General Meeting, held on November 18th at the Tom Brown Arena.
Ms. Emory has been serving as A/Executive Director since May 2013, after the departure of the former Executive Director, Hamdi Mohamed. Previously Ms. Emory was working at OCISO as the Manager of the Community Economic Development Program. Prior to joining OCISO in 2008, she was President of Sona Computer Inc. Ms. Emory holds degrees from the University of Calgary, Carleton University, and the University of Toronto.
Speaking at the Annual General Meeting, OCISO President Ex Officio John Stewart said: “We are very pleased that Leslie has agreed to take up this leadership role on a permanent basis. Leslie was the best candidate to continue the good work that we are so proud of. We congratulate her on being selected, and we thank her for her willingness to continue to serve our community in this very demanding position.”
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OCISO is a non-profit organization providing comprehensive settlement and integration services to the Ottawa community since 1978. Our programs include community integration, public education, mental health counselling, community economic development, school based programs for youth, and English language instruction for adult newcomers.
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