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Employment

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Join us at the 2019 Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund annual fundraising dinner on Nov 6th. Give to a great cause! Come to a great party! Keynote by @parkdaleunited's Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey! Tickets are $150, get back a $100 tax receipt! A delicious meal! https://t.co/YmifpYMC2r

Like the work we do? Become a member! 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. https://t.co/iUkazN9HsX

Listen to on the @UpstreamAction Plan B podcast I did with @ralphbenmergui. It focused on the state discourse in Cdn on immigration and multiculturalism. Debbie Douglas @OCASI_Policy also provided wonderful insights. #cdnimm #cdnpoli #elxn43 Listen here:

Podcast - Plan B: Immigration in Canada - Ratna Omidvar

Senator Omidvar speaks with Ralph Benmergui about coming to Canada and the current state of discourse around immigration and multiculturalism.

www.ratnaomidvar.ca

Get your tickets for the Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund (MDSF) Annual Fundraising Dinner - happening Nov 6th. The Fund provides financial support for 3 immigrant & refugee students going on to post-secondary education in the National Capital Region. https://t.co/YmifpZ4cTZ

YOCISO’s wrestling program for newcomer youth in Ottawa aged from 10 to 18 is on today (5-7pm)! 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/C9RB8LCUop

We're hiring at CCI Ottawa. You could be the newest member of our Community Connections team! https://t.co/2Ph60MO6dS

Join us today in the #YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre, from 3 - 7pm for Homework Club, Creative Expressions/Music Development, Game Night, & Movie Night! https://t.co/Fnu3caHFz0

Get your tickets for the Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund (MDSF) Annual Fundraising Dinner - happening Nov 6th. The Fund provides financial support for 3 immigrant & refugee students going on to post-secondary education in the National Capital Region. https://t.co/YmifpYMC2r

Interested in refugee sponsorship, but don’t know where to start? On October 18, please join @RSTP_ca at our office for a free information session on the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program. Register here: https://t.co/urWkQw3aWf

Register for the national Fall Consultation of the CCR:
20 workshops to discuss key current issues affecting #refugee protection and #newcomer settlement
28-30 November in Ottawa
Registration: https://t.co/fi82eYhF3n

#ccrconsult #cdnimm #cdnrfg
@refugee613 @OttawaOCISO

Join @ccrweb National Forum on Human #Trafficking - 27 November, Ottawa
2019 theme: Protection & Justice for Trafficked Persons https://t.co/dG7C1u2Kxm
#cdnimm #humantrafficking #endtrafficking #HumanRights

Join us today in the #YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre, from 3 - 7pm for Homework Club, Healthy Mind Happy Heart, Storytelling, & Knowledge is Power. https://t.co/NJUznVUAl3

We are excited to announce that @parkdaleunited's Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey will be our keynote speaker for the 2019 Marion Dewar Scholarship Fundraising Dinner on Wednesday, November 6! Tickets are still available, join us! https://t.co/eHRoV8iKlx. #MDSF

Participez au Forum pancanadien sur la #traite des personnes, le 27 novembre à Ottawa
Thème : Protection et justice pour les survivant-e-s de la #TraitedesPersonnes
Inscriptions : https://t.co/RFWYhWOjsu
#cdnimm #traitehumaine #HumanTrafficking

Check it out! New Fact Sheets highlight the disturbing colour-coded inequality and related realities - for Indigenous Peoples and peoples of colour - in Ontario. Fact Sheets can be downloaded from the COP-COC website at -
Thank you @ColourofPoverty!!

Fact Sheets (EN)

2019 Fact Sheet Cover Page + Sample Community Colour-Coded Disparity Graphic Fact Sheet #1 – About Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change Fact Sheet...

colourofpoverty.ca

YOCISO’s wrestling program for newcomer youth in Ottawa aged from 10 to 18 is on today (5-7pm)! 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/ww7xfxye3U

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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.