OCISO | Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization2018-09-24T20:40:33+00:00

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Harbour Harvest 2019 has begun! Look what you can win! Come on down the the Nepean sailing club and fish with us! @DropInSports @nscdotca @OttawaOCISO @FoFOCISO

Bring your sleds and snowpants to tomorrow's @DropInSports Harbour Harvest 2019 Ice fishing event, it's going to be fabulous! Listen to @InTownAndOut from this morning and join us @FoFOCISO for a great day of ice-fishing: https://t.co/wiH4FA9ViM

Thanks to the #BVOR Fund set up by @Frank_Giustra & @shapiro_ed13, Canada’s BVOR program helped to bring in 650 refugee families in 2018, engaging hundreds of sponsorship groups and with support from @CitImmCan.

Learn about how one community’s BVOR journey changed their lives.

Join us for a ground-breaking #BHM2019 event. Connecting the Dots - Black Canadian Youth: Boundless, Rooted & Proud.

If you missed the SOLD OUT premiere of the @Project_CtD Docu-Series, now is your chance!

https://t.co/QsircrL8vm

#ylacevents #connectingthedotscan #blackhistory

Happy times snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing at @KanataNordic on their free Snow Day last week! Good way to make memories with new @FoFOCISO friends in the winter! @OttawaOCISO

This afternoon in the #YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre: Drop-in, Homework Club, Creative Arts and Expression, Recording, with Broken English. Join us from 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm, 1800 Bank Street, 3rd Floor. https://t.co/ibPXo5V9wP

3 more team members joined us, thanks!
We're up to 43 @OttawaOCISO "Run for a New Start" team members, yeah!
Join the team & fundraise for @refugee613!
Registration fees go up in 12 hours.
Don't delay, sign up for @OttawaMarathon today!
For info, visit: https://t.co/R6KOKXcLIL

Happening Sunday: @FoFOCISO & Peer Support's Monthly Event - ice-fishing! Harbour Harvest 2019 is a fundraising event run by @DropInSports. Everyone is invited & encouraged to come and experience one of Canada’s beloved winter sports. Buy tickets: https://t.co/HCfnQOLc4c #Ottawa

Come run or walk with @OttawaOCISO 's Run for a New Start team on Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend — this year, all funds raised will go to Refugee 613! Last year OCISO had the BIGGEST team in the @scotiabank Charity Challenge — let's help them do it again: https://t.co/s1vMoNmLFe

Today is the deadline! We are hiring a part-time Youth Clinical Counsellor to provide counselling services to #cdnimm & #cdnrfg #youth presenting with a wide variety of issues arising from pre and post migration experiences. https://t.co/5YDGBtEEsj

5 more team members joined us, thanks!
We're now up to 40 @OttawaOCISO "Run for a New Start" team members, yeah!
Join the team & fundraise for @refugee613!
Registration fees go up tomorrow.
Don't delay, sign up for @OttawaMarathon today!
For info, visit: https://t.co/R6KOKXcLIL

Drop-In Basketball takes place on Thursdays at 6pm to 8pm @OttTechSS for youth boys and girls. Come out and have fun! https://t.co/QdnmLjQdsb

Free workshop for immigrant/refugee artists about developing budgets for art projects. Saturday 23rd of February, 4 to 6pm, at Honeywell Room (Ottawa City Hall). https://t.co/DP7FV4zUds

This afternoon in the #YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre: Drop-in, Homework Club, Knowledge is Power, Creative Writing. Join us from 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm, 1800 Bank Street, 3rd Floor. https://t.co/mpm1WokdrR

Last weekend to attend Winterlude! See Ottawa transform into a winter wonderland with snow playgrounds, skating and ice sculptures. #DiscoverON

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Starts today! YOCISO has partnered with World Folk Music Ottawa for #cdnimm/#cdnrfg youth. Learn to play instruments from many different cultures while incorporating singing and rapping. Open to all aged 13-21. Join us and learn music while having fun! https://t.co/04a65w6Udp

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Support OCISO! 

Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey

Illustrated by Nizam Badr and written by Margriet Ruers. This is a beautiful hardcover book suitable for children aged 4 – 10.

Orca Book Pubishers will donate $10 to OCISO for every book sold through OCISO’s website.

Only $20 plus shipping also supports the artist who is a Syrian refugee.

Click To Buy | Only $20!

Stepping Stones BOOK Cover | OCISO
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Our Mission!

OCISO supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.

What we do 🙂

We are community based non-profit organization that has been providing services in Ottawa since 1978. We are motivated by the stories of new immigrants, and we are there every stage of the journey. OCISO directly serves over 10,000 immigrants and refugees every year. Our work is augmented by the generous efforts of our enthusiastic, caring and talented staff, volunteers, both established and new Canadians.