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We're hiring a part-time Supervisor of Childminders (Care for Newcomer Children – Evening). Apply by November 21st. https://t.co/odrN7i08sr

We're hiring a full-time Interim Mentor Recruiter and Liaison to support the development and implementation of our Mentorship Programs. Apply by November 29th. https://t.co/1fk35QLftU

We're hiring a part-time Supervisor of Childminders (Care for Newcomer Children – Evening). Apply by November 21st. https://t.co/odrN7i08sr

Today, we wish @DavidRain56 a happy retirement! His work with the @OttawaOCISO @TamarackHomes Ottawa Race Weekend 'Run For A New Start' team has touched thousands of lives and helped fundraise over $32,000 last year for newcomers. All the best, David! https://t.co/oRQ8DKOmYc

Scotiabank Charity Challenge is back for 2020! Who will you run for?

Every year, thousands of runners and spectators come together to share the experience of Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. What started out as a single ma...

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@DavidRain56 @OttawaOCISO David, your work made such an impact with the @TamarackHomes Ottawa Race Weekend "Run For A New Start" team! Congratulations on your retirement. 🤩

YOCISO’s wrestling program for newcomer youth in Ottawa aged from 10 to 18 is on today (5-7pm)! Coached by the 12-time Syrian National Wrestling Champion, Mohamed Al Krad. Please pre-register with @baselzz 613-518-0680 x115 or balzoubi@ociso.org https://t.co/ANoCaPXWXK

Great day of professional learning with our MLO’s from the OCDSB and OCSB @ocsb @BenVallati. Thanks to our @OCISO partners.

Join us today in the #YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre, from 3 - 7pm for Homework Club, Creative Expressions/Music Development, Game Night, & Movie Night! https://t.co/Jisie6hc5L

Love this, @chrishofley. It’s the kind of story that makes working @refugee613 such a joy - every day we see Canadians, whether just arrived or here for generations, being pretty great in ways large and small. Thank you for sharing!

Chris Hofley on Twitter

“My mom is part of a group sponsoring a family of Syrian refugees (a widowed mom and her two kids) arriving tomorrow. Mom went shopping at a Mid...

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Join us today in the #YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre, from 3 - 7pm for Homework Club, Healthy Mind Happy Heart, Storytelling, & Knowledge is Power. https://t.co/z1xMsFBC1M

Our YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre will be hosting a workshop on vaping for #cdnimm, #cdnrfg #youth from 5-6 pm today at 1800 Bank Street. Presented by Andy Bahnassi PhD., RPh. #vapinginfo

We're hiring a part-time Supervisor of Childminders (Care for Newcomer Children – Evening). Apply by November 21st. https://t.co/odrN7i08sr

Our YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre will be hosting a workshop on vaping for #cdnimm, #cdnrfg #youth from 5-6 pm tomorrow, November 14, at 1800 Bank Street. Presented by Andy Bahnassi PhD., RPh. #vapinginfo

Beth Clarke shares how the #WESGateway Program helps #refugees and displaced individuals who can't access the credentials needed to pursue education and work in Canada:

via @NewCdns #CdnImm cc @YMCANiagara @isans_ca @MOSAICBC @OttawaOCISO @COSTI_org

WES' new program, a solution for newcomers who don't have access to documentation - New Canadians

Many newcomers might don't have access to their credentials to pursue education and work in Canada. WES' recently-launched Gateway program addresses ...

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Our YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre will be hosting a workshop on vaping for #cdnimm, #cdnrfg #youth from 5-6 pm on November 14 at 1800 Bank Street. Presented by Andy Bahnassi PhD., RPh. #vapinginfo

We're hiring a part-time Supervisor of Childminders (Care for Newcomer Children – Evening). Apply by November 21st. https://t.co/odrN7i08sr

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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.

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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.