Embracing diversity, building community | Apprecier la diversité, forger la communauté
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Supporting immigrants & refugees through the journey of making Canada home.

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Get Settled

Our newcomer settlement services provide support while you and your family adapt to your new life in Canada. Services are offered within our agency sites, virtually, and in community locations
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Learn English

OCISO offers free Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC). English language instruction is essential for newcomers to feel at home and be fully productive in their new land.
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Find a Job

Our career mentoring and networking programs support newcomers to obtain employment in their field, develop an understanding of the Canadian workplace culture and build networks.
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Counselling

We offer clinical counselling to culturally diverse clients with migration and culture-related issues, and specialize in assisting survivors of war torture, trauma, political persecution, and imprisonment.
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Youth Services

YOCISO programs are specifically designed to assist immigrant youth, ages 13 to 24, with their settlement and integration process. Through this process, these youth gain the necessary skills to achieve their goals.
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Community Connections

OCISO’s community connections programs provide newcomers with bridges to their community as an important step in the settlement and integration process.

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Update:

OCISO observes the International Day of Pink

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Update:

Board of Directors Call for Nominations

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Update:

FINP Mentorship Program’s Graduation Ceremony

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Newcomer Youth Conversation Club

Start Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2022
End Date:
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Times:
11:20 AM to 12:10 PM
A safe and welcoming space for newcomer/immigrant youth to practice speaking English, to make friends, and to feel belonging in their school by having a variety of fun activities together weekly, such as cooking, playing games, etc.
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Speed Interviewing Event - EDC

Start Date:
Monday, May 30, 2022
End Date:
Monday, May 30, 2022
Times:
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
This event is designed to give our mentees the opportunity to practice interviewing skills with Ottawa-based professionals as well as expanding their network and gain valuable feedback.
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Mentor Orientation

Start Date:
Thursday, May 19, 2022
End Date:
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Times:
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Become a volunteer career mentor
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OCISO directly serves about 10,000 immigrants and refugees every year. We have three locations in Ottawa (central and south).

Our multi-faceted programs and services are delivered in over 50 languages to clients from 120 countries by OCISO’s team of knowledgeable, skilled and professional staff.
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