OCISO | Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization2020-11-10T15:15:35-05:00
Settlement staffperson with client

Settlement & Integration

Settlement staffperson with client #1


Settlement staffperson with client #2

Clinical Counselling

School Supports

School Supports

 Language Instruction

 Language Instruction

Youth Program

Youth Program

OCISO Programs and Services – COVID-19

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, OCISO continues remain fully operational — delivering programs and services to our clients remotely. Clients wishing to access our programs and services should call 613-725-5671, ext. 316 or email [email protected]. To find out more click here.

Pretty pooped, just finished 42km Virtual @OttawaMarathon raising $ for @OttawaOCISO newcomer youth programs. And yes, there was a bit of sun before the rain. 🙂

Thx to my sponsors who've helped me raise $1879! You can still sponsor me here:

THANK YOU! https://t.co/ubc3ZAFcoM

Priscilla Hwang has a complicated relationship with her Korean name, Ki Sun. After living in the Northwest Territories, where some people are fighting to take back their Indigenous names, she shared her story about her choice to reclaim her own.

FIRST PERSON | My Korean name is Ki Sun, and I'm choosing not to be ashamed of it anymore | CBC News

Priscilla Hwang has a complicated relationship with her Korean name, Ki Sun. After living and working in the Northwest Territories, where some people ...


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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.