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Settlement & Integration

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@OttawaOCISO Come on out this afternoon to play frisbee with us! Brewer park at 2pm! @DropInSports

Register for the Global Experience Ontario (GEO) webinar on accounting and learn about getting certified and working in Ontario. https://t.co/Ua0RiuLqfT

.@RSTP_ca is hosting a series of webinars to provide information and guidance for on a variety of issues for private sponsors and refugees. Check them out and register! https://t.co/Sp5yxWXRNH

Are you using digital tools to serve newcomer clients? Check out our latest blog and tell us how technology is impacting the way you serve your clients. The survey closes on Oct. 26. https://t.co/YbkHdslmo1

This Saturday, Oct 20th, @FoFOCISO and Peer Support October 2018 Monthly Event – Ultimate Frisbee! https://t.co/tYLKQP7KJl

Drop-In Basketball takes place on Thursdays at 6pm to 8pm @OttTechSS. Come out and have fun!

This afternoon in the #YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre: Drop-in, Homework Club, Cooking, #MentalHealth 101. Join us from 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm, 1800 Bank Street, 3rd Floor. https://t.co/h0qh0ykbNp

Arabic + English #WalkIn #Counselling today 11am-5pm at #Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization @OttawaOCISO (Last session 3:30pm). OCISO is located at 959 Wellington St W.

We serve over 10,000 newcomers to #Ottawa every year. In addition to the funding we receive we rely on community donors & sponsors. Your contributions directly support our wide-ranging programs & help us meet new & emerging needs in our community. https://t.co/HSH4opYmZJ

Polls answered by service providers today at the #TimeforChange program through John Howard Society of Ottawa and @OttawaOCISO. With @JakuKonbit & @YOWOttawa.

Did you know we provide service in over 13 languages? If you know a newcomer navigating their new city and doesn't speak English, we can help! Connect with our OCISO staff in your language. https://t.co/qX4wpJSoIo

Our #cdnimm #youth program is looking for volunteer tutors to help newcomer youth find success in their studies. Take advantage of this great opportunity to help someone with their homework & build their language skills.

Our @OCISOMentorship Program helps internationally educated professionals find work in their field. Clients are matched with a volunteer Career #Mentor working in the same or a related field. 65% of our mentees find work in their field. https://t.co/vcTZmicTFv #ottjobs

This afternoon in the #YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre: Drop-in, Homework Club, Knowledge is Power. Join us from 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm, 1800 Bank Street, 3rd Floor. https://t.co/iW1ChPrKPM

Is your workplace a great example of #diversity and #inclusion? Get recognized and let the people know!
Now accepting entries for the 2019 Employer Excellence Awards -
deadline for submissions is Dec14, 2018. … #HIOAwards19 #talent #recognition #Ottawa

2019 Employer Excellence Awards: Call for Entries - Hire Immigrants Ottawa

Hire Immigrants Ottawa is accepting entries for the 2019 Employer Excellence Awards from employers in the National Capital Region. The awards recogniz...


Attending the first meeting at La Cité continuum D’integration Reussie De L’immigrant(e) Francophone. Looking forward to important dialogue with diverse community partners. @OttawaOCISO

Looking for a place to volunteer, share your skills & have an impact in #Ottawa? We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities which are designed to be personally rewarding while supporting our communities. https://t.co/aaczrAni6x

Coming this Saturday, Oct 20th, @FoFOCISO and Peer Support October 2018 Monthly Event – Ultimate Frisbee! Thanks @ocua & @DropInSports for the help & support! https://t.co/tYLKQOQ9kL

We are recruiting a new cohort of young entrepreneurs ! Nous recrutons une nouvelle cohorte de jeunes entrepreneurs @Ottawacepeo @OCDSB @OttCatholicSB

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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.

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.