OCISO | Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization2019-04-03T15:51:00-04:00

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We've launched our call for newcomer students to apply for this year's Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund (MDSF). The deadline is April 26. Each year, a scholarship of $1500 each will be awarded to 3 immigrant and refugee youth. Deadline April 26th https://t.co/AVR0TuJKFC

We've launched our call for newcomer students to apply for this year's Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund (MDSF). The deadline is April 26. Each year, a scholarship of $1500 each will be awarded to 3 immigrant and refugee youth. Deadline April 26th https://t.co/AVR0TuJKFC

We've launched our call for newcomer students to apply for this year's Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund (MDSF). The deadline is April 26. Each year, a scholarship of $1500 each will be awarded to 3 immigrant and refugee youth. Deadline April 26th https://t.co/AVR0TuJKFC

We are up for the Settlement Agency Award with the RBC Top 25 @canimmigrant Awards! Please vote for us at https://t.co/ve8fkPvvge #rbctop25 #inspiring #cdnimm #Ottawa

Excited for this upcoming @IABCOttawa event on #genderequality, #inclusion & #diversity w/ @ShariGraydon from @InformedOps, Jasmine Qi from @OttawaOCISO & Sheila James from @CanadaCouncil & @ottawacity. Moderated by @AlisonGareau & @benlaplante Tix here:

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What an amazing way to go into the long weekend. We just hit 120 Run for a New Start team members raising money to support @refugee613's important work ($7,197 to be exact) @OttawaMarathon in May! Join/support us! https://t.co/8Yv2oYnY1L

Please note OCISO is closed this Friday and Monday. We hope you're able to enjoy a long weekend with friends and family. See you for regular programming on Tuesday.

New to Canada and living in Ontario? This FREE online course can help you improve your English skills for business! 👩‍💻👨‍💻

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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/vSqKAGSNy7

Arabic + English #WalkIn #Counselling today 11am-5pm at #Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization @OttawaOCISO (Last session 3:30pm). OCISO is located at 959 Wellington St W.

Do you think you can spot a fake Service Canada caller? Service Canada or the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will NEVER ask you for payment via the Internet - email, phone or text. When in doubt, call 1-800 O Canada to find out about the latest scams https://t.co/UCkHqEuLqz

We've launched our call for newcomer students to apply for this year's Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund (MDSF). The deadline is April 26. Each year, a scholarship of $1500 each will be awarded to 3 immigrant and refugee youth. Deadline April 26th https://t.co/AVR0TuJKFC

YOCISO’s wrestling program for newcomer youth in Ottawa aged from 10 to 18 is on today! Coached by the 12-time Syrian National Wrestling Champion, Mohamed Al Krad. Please pre-register with @baselzz 613-518-0680 x115 or balzoubi@ociso.org https://t.co/3Hw992Z7V5

We are up for the Settlement Agency Award with the RBC Top 25 @canimmigrant Awards! Please vote for us at https://t.co/ve8fkPN6EO #rbctop25 #inspiring #cdnimm #Ottawa

This afternoon in the #YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre: Drop-in, Homework Club, Cooking, Movie Night. Join us from 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm, 1800 Bank Street, 3rd Floor. https://t.co/TV8lvGzHsV

Welcome new Volunteer Groups of Friends in our @FoFOCISO & Peer Support programs! This afternoon we're looking forward to connecting, sharing & learning about best practices before you are matched with a newcomer youth, woman or family! https://t.co/YsnVfGJsFZ

Are you passionate about mentoring? We are currently looking for Mentors in procurement and supply chain management, Sales and Business Development, Mechanical Engineering, and Construction management. https://t.co/rcXrrlKWi2

Questions about #refugee sponsors-settlement collaboration? Join our webinar tomorrow at 2pm to learn about best practices. Register here: https://t.co/gRHYBMA2U0 

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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.

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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.