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

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.@RunOttawa members, looking to meet other runners and make a little extra 💰during Tamarack Race Weekend? https://t.co/69fd479YSC is here to help you do both! Connect with like-minded guests and host them under a #SharedRoof! #TeamAwesome

OCISO's Refugee and Immigrant Supports to Employment (RAISE) clients completing their Worker, Health & Safety Awareness Certificates. Next step; employer interviews. @OCISOMentorship

Kudos @stephenduncan and the rest of your @TrendMicroCA team of amazing fundraisers supporting @OttawaOCISO. You have set the bar very high indeed. I greatly enjoyed working with you on this. A real inspiration. Thank you!

Steve Duncan on Twitter

“Pretty excited to give @OttawaOCISO a Chequers for over $45k today!”


Many thanks to everyone @TrendMicroCA for your generosity and support. What a great way to end the week!

So excited to have worked with Steve Duncan and the rest of the amazing @TrendMicroCA fundraising team who raised over $45,000 for @OttawaOCISO refugee resettlement programs.
You have set the good corporate citizenship bar very high indeed, thank you!

Trend Micro Canada on Twitter

“As part of our Give and Match program, today we are thrilled to have presented @OttawaOCISO with $45,000. The money raised will help fund settl...


As part of our Give and Match program, today we are thrilled to have presented @OttawaOCISO with $45,000. The money raised will help fund settlement and integration services for over 10,000 immigrants and refugees this year. Congrats to all! #OCISO #TrendMicro

.@refugee613 is hiring a Digital Outreach Officer to run its Arabic-language WhatsApp group and assist with building additional online initiatives.

Deadline: March 28, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

https://t.co/JWr9OjDBad #ottjobs #cdnimm #cdnrfg #RefugeesWelcome

Today at the #YOCISO Youth Centre - explore your creative expression! Join us for an evening of creative expression – painting, arts, crafts, and anything in between! 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Broken English Collective today at the #YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre. Immigrant and refugee youth, explore your story through poetry, hip hop and songwriting. Every Friday from 4:30 – 7:30pm. Ages 13 – 23 years of age.

Rendez-vous Francophone de la Ville d’Ottawa. Célébrant les 100 ans du mouvement scout à Ottawa. Bravo @JimWatsonOttawa @MathieuFleury @JeanCloutierOtt @mflalonde @ndesrosiers

Top 10 reasons to join the @OttawaOCISO "Run for a New Start" team:

#2 - you'll enjoy the infectious spirit of the #runottawa2018 @OttawaMarathon one of Ottawa's finest community events!

Sign up today for the 2km, 5km, 10km, 21km or 42km events: https://t.co/R6KOKXcLIL

Our Multicultural Liaison Officer Program provides settlement services in #Ottawa schools. Find out how we can help.


An example: 25 ways to increase the diversity of your school council. https://t.co/4zBL5PvdlF

#Ottawa #cdndiversity #cdned #onted

Beware of social media pages that claim to represent IRCC. The info may be inaccurate and/or fraudulent. Here are our official social media accounts: https://t.co/KM75sgNtym #FPM2018

Do you like to eat but don’t know how to cook? Do you like to cook but want a place to practice with friends? Want to learn fun and creative recipes? Then join YOCISO today at 4:30pm for Cooking With Friends!

Know a newcomer to #Ottawa who needs help? Connect with us. Our Settlement & Integration Program can help.

View all our upcoming events

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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.