OCISO | Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization 2018-02-15T11:00:53+00:00

Settlement & Integration

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Employment

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Clinical Counselling

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School Supports

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 Language Instruction

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Happy #FamilyDay2018 ! We hope you are spending a nice day with your chosen family. Thank you to our supporters who help us to reunite families who have been separated by war and chaos, like Emad, his mother and siblings https://t.co/8oprUdtaS4

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Thanks @DropInSports and @nscdotca for hosting a fabulous ice-fishing event today! @FoFOCISO matched 3 newcomer Families to Canadian Friends today and many came out to try ice-fishing for the first time.

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Initiation #Harbourharvest #icefishing with @FoFOCISO @onfamfish tattooed @nscdotca
@Children_atRisk #welcomingrefugees

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Want to learn about the Student Refugee Program (#SRP) & how your country can take part?

This guide-prepared by @WorldUniService & @UNHCRCanada-shows how #Canadian #universities, #colleges & #CEGEP's provide higher #education opportunities for #refugees.

https://t.co/kX57s2DWfb

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We're looking for an Employment Counsellor / Employment Retention Coach for our RAISE program.

Join our Community Economic Development team to help immigrant and refugee clients find work!

https://t.co/bvVYoyJ0Jt

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Deadline today: We're hiring a part-time Clinical Counsellor for our Youth Programs to provide counselling services to immigrant and refugee youth presenting with a wide variety of issues arising from pre and post migration experiences.

https://t.co/n4tDSFsahk

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Share the news! @JimWatsonOttawa’s Annual Family Day Skating Party on Monday! Let’s get skating!❄️⛸️🎈 https://t.co/gVgbVYMsQC

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Great event at @uOttawa ! Roundtable discussion on the Global Compact for Refugees with @bondjk, @jessiecthomson, James Milner & Leah Winsor. Join us February 26, 12-2 pm.

@uocommonlaw @uOttawaHRREC @uOttawaCIPS

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We're hiring a part-time Clinical Counsellor for our Youth Programs to provide counselling services to immigrant and refugee youth presenting with a wide variety of issues arising from pre and post migration experiences.

https://t.co/n4tDSFJLFU

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One of the highest compliments that one can pay a person, in my books, is to say that they are decent. #PaulDewar epitomizes decency. All of us who have had the privilege of being in his company wish him well.

We're looking for an Employment Counsellor / Employment Retention Coach for our RAISE program.

Join our Community Economic Development team to help immigrant and refugee clients find work!

https://t.co/bvVYoyrpRV

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Great event at @uOttawa! Roundtable discussion on the Global Compact for Refugees with @bondjk @jessiecthomson & James Milner. Join us February 26, 12-2 pm.

@uocommonlaw @uOttawaHRREC @uOttawaCIPS

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Here's a quarterly view of Ottawa's employment landscape: https://t.co/gsTxO6M3iY
@OttEmpHub @HireImmOttawa @OLIP_PLIO @EARN_Ottawa #Ottawa #employment

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Six days until Refugee Night 2018!

Join us next Thursday to learn about and celebrate refugees. Show starts at 6:45 PM at the uOttawa Alumni Auditorium. FREE admission.

Meet one of our speakers @louisaINK from @refugee613

@RefugeeHub @uocommonlaw

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Know someone making outstanding contributions to advance gender equality in #Ottawa/#Gatineau? Honour them through the #Femmy #Awards. Nominate them here https://t.co/96rtU8IRNt by Feb. 23!

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Join us on Fridays at the #YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre for an evening of creative expression – painting, arts, crafts, and anything in between!

https://t.co/XIZtw8K3VE

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#Ottawa #cdnimm #youth: join us this afternoon for the #YOCISO Broken English Collective: a program helping immigrant & refugee youth explore their story through poetry, hip hop and songwriting.

Every Friday from 4:30 – 7:30pm. Ages 13 – 23.

https://t.co/8mkzVut4r3

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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.