By: Becky Zentner-Barrett My placement for the 2nd rotation of the Career Launch Program is with the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization. OCISO is an amazing organization that offers a number of different programs to immigrants and refugees to support them in their journey to make Canada their home. The organization is driven by [...]
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Please join us on Friday, June 30th from 5pm-7pm at the Newcomer Youth Centre (1800 Bank St, 3rd floor) for a fun night of newcomer youth art and sharing. The event is open to all ages and will be a great time to kick off the summer!
Documentary Screening: 19 Days following the story of several families during the first 19 days in Canada. Please join us on Tuesday, June 20th from 6pm-9pm at OCISO (945 Wellington St W, 1st Floor) with Guest appearance from the director of the documentary.
This year’s WOW (Welcoming Ottawa Week) will be happening from June 20 to June 30. OCISO will host 4 exciting events!
2017 Mentorship Collaborative Fair 2017 Mentorship Collaborative Fair Jun 22th , Thu. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 945 Wellington West, Ottawa
“Who is these people?” asks my 6 year old. “A family – remember the family we talked about?” “From Serious?” “Syria, honey. They escaped their country because of war. Lots of people were scared and they left – their home, their friends...” “Their toys?” “Yes. Everything. They moved to Canada to feel safe and find [...]
“What do you think about volunteering with OCISO?” “Wha? Wait...who?” “Uuuhhhh Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization. They’re matching Canadians with the refugee community to help them learn English, Canadian Culture, make connections, stuff like that.” Immediately, images flash like gunfire...tears streaming down terrorized faces, hungry children, fleeing pregnant women, desperate fathers, an elderly man sitting [...]
We organized an ice fishing fundraiser in support of our Friends of the Family Project in collaboration with Drop in Sports. We had an amazing turnout (more than 450 people!), with at least 150 ice fishing holes drilled. Adults and children had lots of fun, laughter and it was a new experience for many newcomers [...]
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