Board of Directors Call for Nominations

Board of Directors Call for Nominations

Are you passionate about supporting immigrants and refugees through the journey of making Canada their home?

Ottawa Community immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) is a non-profit community agency which provides a broad range of multilingual and multicultural settlement services to newcomers to facilitate their successful adaptation and integration process. It works with a broad range of community service providers and other partners to enhance the collective community capacity to help newcomer individuals and families with their information, orientation, job seeking and adaptation needs, as well as facilitating dialogue with mainstream service providers in responding to the diverse community.

We are seeking volunteers from within the Ottawa region to serve on the OCISO Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets every second month and provides governance direction and support to the Executive Director and team.  New directors will be appointed at OCISO’s AGM in October 2021.

Ideal candidates have board governance experience, and working with non-profit organizations, particularly, with proven leadership in the following areas: Finance & Audit, Government Relations, Communications & Marketing, Fundraising & Advocacy.

More information about the OCISO Board of Directors can be found at

If you are interested, please send an e-mail to [email protected] by the end of the day of July 30, 2021.

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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.