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YOCISO at Home

YOCISO at Home Let’s be responsible and stay at home! But don’t worry you don’t have to be bored! Stay tuned because this month is going to be filled with fun activities, challenges and a whole lot of learning for newcomer youth aged 13 to 24 brought to you by YOCISO! Do you like art? [...]

YOCISO at Home2020-04-03T14:46:59-04:00

Newcomers Enjoy a Day of Cross-Country Skiing

For many newcomers, Canada’s cold weather can be a big adjustment -- but what better way to embrace the winter season than by giving cross-country skiing a try! Some 100 people from OCISO’s Friends of the Family project recently spent a sunny winter morning at the Nakkertok Nordic Ski Club’s venue in Gatineau, learning [...]

Newcomers Enjoy a Day of Cross-Country Skiing2020-02-14T08:08:57-04:00
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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.