Community Economic Development – Virtual Open House

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Visit us at our Virtual Open House to learn about our Community Economic Development (CED) programs, designed for underemployed/unemployed newcomer job seekers to gain the necessary skills, networks, professional insights and support to enhance their employability and career success.

This Virtual Open House will be conducted on Zoom and will provide information on CED programs, invite mentees to share their experiences with CED programs, and answer your questions.

What is this event all about?

10:45 am-10:50 am – Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:50 am-11:00 am – Brief introduction of participants

11:00 am-11:20 am – CED Program introduction

11:20 am-11:40 am – Mentees sharing experiences of mentorship programs

11:40 am-11:55 am – Q&A session around program eligibility, benefits, intake, orientation, etc.

11:55 am- 12:00 pm – Thank you and Closing Remarks

Who we are:

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (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.

Community Economic Development(CED) program delivers career mentoring and networking programs to support newcomers to obtain employment in their field, develop an understanding of the Canadian workplace culture, build networks and develop strategies for employment maintenance and advancement within the Canadian workplace.

Once we receive your registration, we will provide you with the ZOOM link to join the event via e-mail.


For more information, please contact Jincan Li at


To register for the virtual event, please click on the Eventbrite link below. Kindly note that as the open house event occurs more than once, please select a date and then register.