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About David Rain

Fundraising and Communications Consultant Coordinator of Run for a New Start

YOCISO is calling all Newcomer Youth – Summer 2019!

2019-06-24T21:46:37+00:00

By Donnielle Roman, OCISO's Manager of Youth Services. The OCISO Youth Program (YOCISO) continues to offer free, fun and innovative programs to Newcomer youth in Ottawa. YOCISO programs are specifically designed to assist immigrant youth, ages 13-24, with their settlement and integration process in Canada. Through this process, these [...]

YOCISO is calling all Newcomer Youth – Summer 2019!2019-06-24T21:46:37+00:00

Run for a New Start 2019 – another record-breaking year!

2019-06-18T13:05:32+00:00

This year’s Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend (May 25-26) featured 158 OCISO “Run for a New Start” volunteers, walking and running in the 2km 5km, 10km, half marathon and marathon events. Together with their 400+ sponsors, our volunteers raised a record $34,000+ to support the important work of Refugee 613 in the Ottawa area. THANK [...]

Run for a New Start 2019 – another record-breaking year!2019-06-18T13:05:32+00:00

Why have I left a legacy gift to OCISO in my will? – David Rain

2019-04-26T12:54:28+00:00

Hello. My name is David Rain, I’ve left a legacy gift to OCISO in my will and I’d like to tell you why.  For close to 35 years, I worked for a variety of organizations in the field of international development, travelling extensively in [...]

Why have I left a legacy gift to OCISO in my will? – David Rain2019-04-26T12:54:28+00:00

The MLO program: helping newcomers navigate the education system

2019-04-26T12:53:38+00:00

By Maria Teresa Garcia, Multicultural Liaison Officer (MLO) Program Manager. Created in 1991, OCISO’s Multicultural Liaison Officer (MLO) Program addresses the settlement needs of immigrant and refugee families in Ottawa schools. The goal of the MLO Program is to help ensure the successful integration of newcomer children and their [...]

The MLO program: helping newcomers navigate the education system2019-04-26T12:53:38+00:00

Wrestling with Champions!

2019-03-26T14:17:35+00:00

We are pleased to announce that OCISO has received funding from the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund to launch a brand new initiative: "Wrestling with Champions!" This new program will offer recreational wrestling classes to immigrant and refugee children and youth in the Ottawa region. These boys and girls, the majority of whom [...]

Wrestling with Champions!2019-03-26T14:17:35+00:00

Newcomers to Canada having some fun in winter

2019-03-28T15:02:46+00:00

Click here for CBC Ottawa feature story Getting through a Canadian winter can be hard sometimes, and for those who have never experienced snow and frigid temperatures before, it can seem extremely daunting. However, if you had a local friend to go [...]

Newcomers to Canada having some fun in winter2019-03-28T15:02:46+00:00

OCISO Counselling Program serves newcomers from over 50 countries

2019-02-28T11:42:20+00:00

Since 1994, OCISO's Counselling Program in Ottawa has been offering clinical counselling services to immigrants and refugees from over 50 countries. Services are multicultural, multilingual and affordable and are delivered by qualified experienced therapists. Clients engage in short to long term clinical counselling to assist them in overcoming mental health [...]

OCISO Counselling Program serves newcomers from over 50 countries2019-02-28T11:42:20+00:00

OCISO 40+: Peg Deaton’s story

2019-01-28T14:36:59+00:00

During our 40th anniversary year, we reached out to many of our “pioneers”, who played a role in OCISO’s founding and growth during the first decades of our existence. We will continue to invite and publish stories that OCISO supporters share about their experiences during the past 40+ years. One of these we share [...]

OCISO 40+: Peg Deaton’s story2019-01-28T14:36:59+00:00