OCISO | Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization 2018-07-03T12:39:13+00:00

Settlement & Integration

Employment | OCISO


Clinical Counselling | OCISO

Clinical Counselling

School Supports | MLO | OCISO

School Supports

Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) | OCISO

 Language Instruction

Youth Program | YOCISO

Youth Program

Board of Directors | Call for Nominations

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through the journey of making Canada their home? Apply Now!

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#IWS Network invites immigrant women and female international students in academia, industry, government & non-for-profits to join our monthly meetings. We aim to build a collaborative environment for Immigrant Women in Science that nourishes #inclusion & #diversity in #Canada

The Immigrant Women in Science (#IWS) Network is an expanding nation-wide initiative, supporting Immigrant Women in Science in Canada.

Our monthly meetings are currently happening in Ottawa, Montreal, Saskatoon & Vancouver.

Next meeting will be next week, Wednesday, Aug 22

Join the party at this years @OttawaGreekFest at 1315 Prince of Whales Drive on now until the 19th. Taste delicious Greek food, listen to beautiful Greek music, and bring your dancing shoes! For full festival details, visit https://t.co/uIMJdOdkyL
#OttawaGreekFest #OpaOttawa

The mailing address for most overseas family class sponsorship apps has changed! Make sure yours goes to the right place: https://t.co/KZGwda5mPI.

Seeking refugee status? Canada doesn’t offer a free pass to anyone who wants to immigrate here - there is a strict process in place. You might think that once you’re in, you’re in, but that’s just not the case. Learn more: https://t.co/Ud9GrDXe1j #cdnref

Is your workplace a great example of #diversity and #inclusion? Let the people know! 📣📣📣
We're accepting entries for the 2019 Employer Excellence Awards -
deadline for submissions is December 14, 2018. … #HIOAwards19 #HumanResrouces #Ott #Ottawa

2019 Employer Excellence Awards: Call for Entries - Hire Immigrants Ottawa

Hire Immigrants Ottawa is accepting entries for the 2019 Employer Excellence Awards from employers in the National Capital Region. The awards recogniz...


Our YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre will be closed tomorrow, Friday, August 17th.

Today at the #YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre: Arts workshop, Cooking & picnic in the park, Basketball! #cdnimm #Ottawa #youth, Join us from 12-5, 1800 Bank Street, 3rd Floor. https://t.co/ybL0p4kgqY

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.

Today at the #YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre: Knowledge is power, Guest speaker, Boardgames championship and Power Hour! #cdnimm #Ottawa #youth, Join us from 12-5, 1800 Bank Street, 3rd Floor. https://t.co/zK2J9Y0bYm

Did you know? All refugee claimants undergo health and security screening, including biographic and biometric checks as well as security and criminality checks. Learn more: https://t.co/Ud9GrDXe1j #cdnref

Join us today at Kaladar park from 5:30-7:30 for some soccer fun. Bring all your friends to learn and improve your soccer skills while having so much fun!!!

The event is rain or shine unless in case of lightening. https://t.co/Nh2D1lyTLf

Want to make a difference in your community? Become a Mentor in our Immigrant Women Mentoring Network. Support #cdnimm women in their career development today! https://t.co/Pwy7Q4GiIL #mentorship

Know a newcomer to #Ottawa who needs help? Connect with us. Our Settlement & Integration Program can help. https://t.co/7i47lIPLQh

Applying to #ImpactAcademy - #CityMaker Edition but got some questions? We're working w @HubOttawa for a LIVE online Q&A on Tuesday, August 14th, 4PM-5PM. You're invited - watch this space! 🙌💬 PLUS Comment your questions below in advance! https://t.co/2d0x5NeAxo

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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.