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Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization: Friends of the Family By: Becky

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 [...]

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization: Friends of the Family By: Becky 2017-11-18T00:24:07+00:00

Blog #2: Serious

“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 [...]

Blog #2: Serious 2017-03-27T16:52:28+00:00

Blog: Beginnings

“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 [...]

Blog: Beginnings 2017-03-24T14:20:53+00:00

Ice fishing in support of Syrian Refugees was a huge succes

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 [...]

Ice fishing in support of Syrian Refugees was a huge succes 2017-06-14T13:28:25+00:00

Launch of Advancing Immigrant Women in Banking Sector

This date is tentative. For more information please contact Karyn Steer, Manager of the Community Economic Development Program at ksteer@ociso.org.

Launch of Advancing Immigrant Women in Banking Sector 2016-10-24T12:32:23+00:00