OCISO | Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization 2017-11-24T00:34:30+00:00

Settlement & Integration

Employment | OCISO

Employment

Clinical Counselling | OCISO

Clinical Counselling

School Supports | MLO | OCISO

School Supports

Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) | OCISO

 Language Instruction

Youth Program | YOCISO

Youth Program

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February 2017

Know a newcomer to #Ottawa who needs help? Connect with us. Our Settlement & Integration Program can help. https://t.co/zfCrwjcxq8 #cdnimm

Know a newcomer to #Ottawa who needs help? Connect with us. Our Settlement & Integration Program can help.  https://t.co/zfCrwjcxq8 #cdnimm

Youth Girl’s Group today at 5:30. A space for newcomer girls to express themselves through arts and creative activities.

Need #talent? HIO Fact Sheet: Newly released data from the 2016 #Census shows that Ottawa continues to attract immigrants from around the world. In the last 5 years, over 30,000 immigrants arrived in the capital region, adding to the rich diversity of the city. #yow #ottbiz

Need #talent? HIO Fact Sheet: Newly released data from the 2016 #Census shows that Ottawa continues to attract immigrants from around the world. In the last 5 years, over 30,000 immigrants arrived in the capital region, adding to the rich diversity of the city. #yow #ottbiz

Ontario #NewcomerStartups! With our partner at @bdc_ca, we linked the @OLIP_PLIO on our resource list! https://t.co/YOLaKkLT5z

Ontario #NewcomerStartups! With our partner at @bdc_ca, we linked the @OLIP_PLIO on our resource list! https://t.co/YOLaKkLT5z

Today at the #YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre: community engagement. Find out ways to get involved in your city.

Today at the #YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre: community engagement. Find out ways to get involved in your city.
Today at the #YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre: community engagement. Find out ways to get involved in your city.
Today at the #YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre: community engagement. Find out ways to get involved in your city.
Today at the #YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre: community engagement. Find out ways to get involved in your city.

People fleeing persecution, violence and war are often pushed back, imprisoned, discriminated, treated as irregular migrants. Seeking asylum is not a crime. It is a human right. #Humanrightsday2017

People fleeing persecution, violence and war are often pushed back, imprisoned, discriminated, treated as irregular migrants. Seeking asylum is not a crime. It is a human right. #Humanrightsday2017

On this day in 1948, @UN General Assembly adopted Universal Declaration of #HumanRights to recognize and protect the equal dignity, freedom and rights of every human being. Happy #HumanRights Day! Standing up for the rights of others means standing up for the humanity we share.

On this day in 1948, @UN General Assembly adopted Universal Declaration of #HumanRights to recognize and protect the equal dignity, freedom and rights of every human being. Happy #HumanRights Day! Standing up for the rights of others means standing up for the humanity we share.

On #HumanRightsDay let's think abt the 65.6M ppl forcibly displaced worldwide & remember:

-seeking asylum is a fundamental #HumanRight
-everyone has right to life&liberty
-everyone has right to freedom from fear
-everyone has right to seek asylum from persecution.

#WithRefugees

On #HumanRightsDay let's think abt the 65.6M ppl forcibly displaced worldwide & remember:

-seeking asylum is a fundamental #HumanRight
-everyone has right to life&liberty
-everyone has right to freedom from fear
-everyone has right to seek asylum from persecution.

#WithRefugees

@UN @nccm @OttawaPoliceGS @OACPOfficial @ChiefBordeleau @RenuMandhane @LGBTQ911 @AishaSherazi @JillMSkinner Reminder: Human Rights Learning Forum. Join us as we learn the Path to Reconciliation. You can register by clicking on the following link: https://t.co/GG49kIvt7Q

@UN @nccm @OttawaPoliceGS @OACPOfficial @ChiefBordeleau @RenuMandhane @LGBTQ911 @AishaSherazi @JillMSkinner Reminder: Human Rights Learning Forum. Join us as we learn the Path to Reconciliation. You can register by clicking on the following link: https://t.co/GG49kIvt7Q

Basketball & delicious potluck & friends = FUN! Thanks @DropInSports and all Peer Support and @FoFOCISO participants for another fab monthly event! @OttawaOCISO

Basketball & delicious potluck & friends = FUN! Thanks @DropInSports and all Peer Support and @FoFOCISO participants for another fab monthly event! @OttawaOCISO
Basketball & delicious potluck & friends = FUN! Thanks @DropInSports and all Peer Support and @FoFOCISO participants for another fab monthly event! @OttawaOCISO
Basketball & delicious potluck & friends = FUN! Thanks @DropInSports and all Peer Support and @FoFOCISO participants for another fab monthly event! @OttawaOCISO
Basketball & delicious potluck & friends = FUN! Thanks @DropInSports and all Peer Support and @FoFOCISO participants for another fab monthly event! @OttawaOCISO

Help @OttawaOCISO & their great cause by running in 2018 @runottawa races AND listing your extra space w/ our community to help visiting runners #ComeOnIn https://t.co/mSGvRZJPSl

Help @OttawaOCISO & their great cause by running in 2018 @runottawa races AND listing your extra space w/ our community to help visiting runners #ComeOnIn https://t.co/mSGvRZJPSl

Are you a newcomer youth age 15-29 looking to find employment training and on the job experience and skills? The Youth Lead Employment Program @PQCHC Employment Services can help you!

Are you a newcomer youth age 15-29 looking to find employment training and on the job experience and skills? The Youth Lead Employment Program @PQCHC Employment Services can help you!
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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.