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About David Rain

Fundraising and Communications Consultant Coordinator of Run for a New Start

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

OCISO at 40: I was honoured to serve the OCISO Board

2018-12-18T13:37:09+00:00

Celebrate with a special 40th anniversary DONATION - Thank you! Submitted, with thanks, by Sharon Rusu. Sharon served as an OCISO Board member 1980-81 and Chair, 1982 to July 1983. She also worked abroad for 28 years with various UN agencies including UNHCR, OCHA and UNISDR. Over a three-year [...]

OCISO at 40: I was honoured to serve the OCISO Board2018-12-18T13:37:09+00:00

MDSF 2018 fundraising dinner a great success

2018-11-06T18:11:28+00:00

On October 18, the annual fundraising dinner for the Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund (MDSF) was held at the Algonquin College Restaurant International. Over 90 dedicated individuals attended the dinner and helped raise over $11,100 for the Fund! The MDSF Scholarship Fund was established in 2008, in honour of the late Marion Dewar, [...]

MDSF 2018 fundraising dinner a great success2018-11-06T18:11:28+00:00

OCISO organizes Services Fair for LINC students

2018-10-25T16:26:25+00:00

Submitted, with thanks, by Ghina Koussa, OCISO Settlement Counsellor. On September 19, for the second year in a row, a remarkable all-day event took place at OCISO’s LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) community room, 3rd floor, 1800 Bank Street. LINC students got a chance to learn about [...]

OCISO organizes Services Fair for LINC students2018-10-25T16:26:25+00:00

OCISO in the 1980s – a family says thanks for the help

2018-12-18T13:38:21+00:00

Celebrate with a special 40th anniversary DONATION - Thank you! Submitted, with thanks, by Elizabeth Bigelow-Velasquez Guillen. When my grandmother, Sinforosa Ortega and my family arrived in Canada from Costa Rica in 1985, they didn’t speak a word of English. The family fled native El Salvador and moved to Costa [...]

OCISO in the 1980s – a family says thanks for the help2018-12-18T13:38:21+00:00

The “Bobby Effect”……..

2018-09-28T19:01:19+00:00

The “Bobby Effect”…….. “The OCISO career mentorship program has without a doubt been the most important factor in jump starting my career in Canada.”  Here's the original "Bobby Effect" article on OLIP website. Can you imagine moving across the world, with no job and no professional network? It’s a [...]

The “Bobby Effect”……..2018-09-28T19:01:19+00:00