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About David Rain

Fundraising and Communications Consultant Coordinator of Run for a New Start

Newcomers to Canada having some fun in winter

2019-03-05T16:38:09+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 out [...]

Newcomers to Canada having some fun in winter2019-03-05T16:38:09+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

Wrestling with Champions!

2019-01-29T13:33:17+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!2019-01-29T13:33:17+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

Special thanks to our four decades of OCISO supporters!

2018-12-18T13:23:15+00:00

Celebrate with a 40th anniversary DONATION - Thank you! A year-end message from OCISO Executive Director, Leslie Emory. It has certainly been an exhilarating year at OCISO as we got busy with our many programs and community engagement activities while spending the year celebrating 40 years of our work [...]

Special thanks to our four decades of OCISO supporters!2018-12-18T13:23:15+00:00

OCISO: “Forty years of exemplary leadership and action”

2018-12-18T13:26:01+00:00

Celebrate with a special 40th anniversary DONATION - Thank you! Submitted, with thanks, by Brian K Murphy, Chairperson of the OCISO Board of Directors in the early 1980s. OCISO: Thinking back to think forward The OCISO 40th Anniversary gathering was a quite delightful event. Everyone who put it together—staff [...]

OCISO: “Forty years of exemplary leadership and action”2018-12-18T13:26:01+00:00

OCISO at 40: “We were never simple colleagues, we were friends”

2018-12-18T13:26:57+00:00

Celebrate with a special 40th anniversary DONATION - Thank you! A letter written by Enrique Romo, OCISO’s Executive Director from 1981-86, to current Executive Director, Leslie Emory, on the occasion of OCISO's 40th anniversary celebration. Dear Leslie, Thank you for your kind invitation to the celebrations of the 40th [...]

OCISO at 40: “We were never simple colleagues, we were friends”2018-12-18T13:26:57+00:00

OCISO celebrates 40 years of welcoming newcomers to Canada!

2018-12-18T13:34:20+00:00

Celebrate with a special 40th anniversary donation - thank you! OCISO’s 40th anniversary celebration was held at the allsaints Event Space in Sandy Hill on November 16, 2018. Over 200 OCISO supporters from our four decades of [...]

OCISO celebrates 40 years of welcoming newcomers to Canada!2018-12-18T13:34:20+00:00