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We just crossed the $8000 mark, with 126 runners/walkers fundraising for @refugee613! Thanks for all your support. Help us reach our $28K goal this year! Find out how you can join us: https://t.co/XQJZBQ0dg8

SCAM ALERT! If you are looking to book a road test for your driver's licence beware of this fraudulent site Please share with your networks: https://t.co/nzSzi9CJSU

RSTP now offers its services in French! Contact our francophone trainer Lidia-Gabriela Jarmasz for application information, training and presentations in French for both #BVOR and PSR cases. ljarmasz@rstp.ca;1.877.290.1701x2408.

Drop-In Basketball takes place on Thursdays at 6pm to 8pm @OttTechSS for youth boys and girls. Come out and have fun! https://t.co/1Ns7wZPp0a

Great times at yesterday's Girls day at YOCISO. Making Terrariums! Participants had a wonderful time planting and learning how to care for our new plant friends.

We're hiring a Friends of the Family Project Facilitator! Help match recently arrived refugee & immigrant families with established families/groups. Apply by May 8, 2019 - 5:00pm. https://t.co/DCxbVKCGTH

Please note, the YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre will be open today at 4:30, instead of the usual 3:30. Join us for Drop-in, Homework Club, Knowledge is Power, Creative Writing. 1800 Bank Street, 3rd Floor. https://t.co/P5rzW9EANL

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.

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

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/36cRkYkGQ9

Many thanks to @RockcliffePk for including our Run for a New Start fundraising campaign for @refugee613 in your latest Rockliffe News edition! Join our running/walking team, donate or find out more here: https://t.co/Voko1c7J0C

There are people, organizations and agencies in #Ottawa who are driven to make positive change happen in our community, but may often go unrecognized for what they do.

Join us in celebrating seven outstanding leaders in our community: https://t.co/DHRWWoudwl #CBYA2019

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. https://t.co/bURwNwAX4r

We are thrilled to learn that @ORC_Running's Sole Responsibility program has granted $1000 so 22 @RidgemontHS students, all newcomers to Canada, can join our Run for a New Start team in the @OttawaMarathon!

Join the team today! https://t.co/28jFdmBU9h

Newcomer students, apply for this year's Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund (MDSF). Each year, a scholarship of $1500 each will be awarded to 3 immigrant and refugee youth. Deadline April 26th https://t.co/AVR0Tv1lxa

Hello all. Just a reminder that our offices are closed today, Monday, and will re-open tomorrow.

Many thanks to @MyLowertown for sharing our Run for a New Start fundraiser for @refugee613 in the latest edition of The Echo! https://t.co/PtPz1iFyun Find out how you can join 120 other walkers & runners! https://t.co/ivSckUfYR9

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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.

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.