Become a Member

Become a Member2020-10-09T10:11:35-04:00
2017 Annual General Meeting: OCISO Board member #1
2017 Annual General Meeting: OCISO Board member #2

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.

As an OCISO member, you will be kept up to date with our activities and services through our newsletters and Annual Reports.

Members are encouraged to attend our General Annual Meeting (AGM) in the fall to vote in the Board of Directors election process and help to decide on issues.

We encourage you to become involved with our programs and activities to help us carry out our mandate of supporting immigrants through their journey of making Ottawa their home.

For more information or to find out how you can support OCISO and become a member, contact:

Azima Ruzuddinova
[email protected]
613-725-5671, ext. 306

OCISO membership program card
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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.