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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

OCISO Operations – COVID-19

The COVID 19 pandemic has led to major shifts in our way of life. One thing that hasn’t changed is that OCISO remains fully operational and focused on our mission to serve newcomers in Ottawa. We have adapted by transitioning to delivering our programs and services remotely or virtually. To find out more about these measures, please visit Programs and Services Offered During the COVID 19 Pandemic.

On July 17 our Community Economic Development (CED) team will be hosting a Virtual Open House. Participants will learn about CED programs, designed for underemployed/unemployed newcomer job seekers. Find out more + register here: https://t.co/h3LsEPpZHM

.@KidsHelpPhone is offering Arabic-speaking professional counselling to young people in Canada. For more information, please visit: https://t.co/iz6KYVcPtJ. This project is funded by @CitImmCanada

It's HOT out there #OttCity! 6 Emergency Cooling Centres are open in anticipation of another hot day.
Hours & locations: https://t.co/a0JxlP01U2
You can also #BeatTheHeat by visiting a splash pad, beach or wading pool. Stay hydrated!

Our LinkedIn review sessions are back this month. Sign up for the July 17th session at https://t.co/73LJ8Yt2xB. Register soon as these sessions fill up fast!

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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.