OCISO | Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization2022-01-25T15:49:04-05:00
Settlement staffperson with client

Settlement & Integration

Settlement staffperson with client #1


Settlement staffperson with client #2

Clinical Counselling

School Supports

School Supports

 Language Instruction

 Language Instruction

Youth Program

Youth Program

OCISO Programs and Services during COVID-19

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, OCISO continues remain fully operational — delivering programs and services virtually by appointment until Monday, February 7, 2022.

Clients wishing to access our programs and services can email [email protected].

For settlement services please call SIP at (613)725-5671 ext: 316, for employment services please call CED at (613)725-5671 ext: 297, for counselling services please call Counselling at (613)725-5671 ext: 337, for language instruction for newcomers please call LINC at (613)249-0006, for settlement workers in schools please call MLO Program at (613)725-0202 ext: 353, and for youth services please call YOCISO (613)518-0680 ext: 110.

To find out our response to the pandemic, click here.

January 29 is observed as the National Day of Remembrance of the Québec City Mosque Attack and Action against Islamophobia.

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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.