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This afternoon in the #YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre: Drop-in, Homework Club, Power Hour, and Conversation Circle. Join us from 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm, 1800 Bank Street, 3rd Floor.

A researcher is looking for second-generation Muslim women to learn about their work experiences. Please see the image for more details and to contact the researcher.

Join us tomorrow, March 19th for a free webinar to learn more on how to finance your journey back to professional accreditation in Canada! Still plenty of time to register...

This afternoon in the #YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre: Drop-in, Homework Club, Leadership, Employment, and Volunteer Skills. Join us from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 1800 Bank Street, 3rd Floor.

Learn how Algonquin College and @ChineseOttawa are helping give the careers of these Syrian refugees a makeover with our Intro to Esthetics for New Canadians program. (Via @CBCOttawa) https://t.co/lBtrkAyr2e

YOCISO presents: Leadership, Employment and Volunteer Skills. Part of a series of workshops that aims at giving #cdnimm #youth the tools you need in the future, like how to find an employment or volunteer opportunity. Today at 4pm.

We serve over 10,000 newcomers to #Ottawa every year. In addition to the funding we receive we rely on community donors & sponsors. Your contributions directly support our wide-ranging programs & help us meet new & emerging needs in our community. https://t.co/HSH4opYmZJ

This is how it's done, #Ottawa — civic leaders & average citizens showing up and living the values of #community & #solidarity. There's a vigil of love at the Ottawa Mosque on Scott St timed to support worshippers at Friday prayers. #lovenothate

Our @OCISOMentorship Program helps internationally educated professionals find work in their field. Clients are matched with a volunteer Career #Mentor working in the same or a related field. 65% of our mentees find work in their field. https://t.co/vcTZmhVigV #ottjobs

Many of you will be seeing the news out of New Zealand. Events like this can be difficult & it is entirely normal for it to affect you

Never hesitate to ask for help. Here are some resources:

@DistressCentreO is there 24/7 613-238-3311


Responding to Stressful Events

information and resources to help residents after a stressful event


Looking for a place to volunteer, share your skills & have an impact in #Ottawa? We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities which are designed to be personally rewarding while supporting our communities. https://t.co/Ryb0vAFNKx

English skills are essential for newcomers to feel at home in their new city. We have free English as a Second Language (#ESL) classes in #Ottawa. Part-time and full-time classes are available. Child care too.


Know a newcomer to #Ottawa who needs help? Connect with us. Our Settlement & Integration Program can help. https://t.co/zfCrwju8OI

#Ottawa employers. Interested in making an impact on your community? Become an OCISO EmployMENTOR! https://t.co/LOiFTiGnsX #mentorship

Know an isolated immigrant senior? Connect them to our Settlement & Integration services. We can help. https://t.co/zfCrwju8OI

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.

We are now accepting applications for our summer vacation season.
Application: https://t.co/KQJuViLKzK
Visit https://t.co/B0vtwLdzNm to learn more about vacations for families that need it the most

@OttawaOCISO @OttawaCas @refugee613 could you RT to share w/your community? thx!

It's Fraud Prevention Month. Become aware of #cdnimm, #cdnrfg fraud, how to recognize scams and fraudulent websites, how to properly choose an immigration or citizenship consultant, and how to report fraud. https://t.co/EeU8wmOouD

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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.