Career Mentorship

Career Mentorship2017-03-21T14:36:26-04:00

Community Economic Development Program

The 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. Programming includes Core Career Mentorship, Federal Internship for Newcomers Mentoring (FINP), Ottawa Connector Program, Advancing Immigrant Women through Mentorship, iSisters Technology Mentoring, and Pre-arrival Mentoring.

 

Programs:

Core Career Mentorship

Contact for Mentees: Michelle LaBarre Blouin

Email: mblouin@ociso.org

Telephone: 613-725-5671 ext. 340

Contact for mentors: Jasmine QiMHRM
Interim Mentor Recruiter and Liaison
jqi@ociso.org
(613) 725-5671 X 225

Telephone: 613-725-5671 ext. 225

FIN Mentorship 

Contact for Interns: Rima Al-Ghazal

Telephone: 613-725-5671 ext. 223

Email: ralghazal@ociso.org

Contact for Mentors: Jasmine QiMHRM
Interim Mentor Recruiter and Liaison
jqi@ociso.org
(613) 725-5671 X 225

Pre-arrival Mentoring

Contact: Brenda Bedford

Telephone: 613-725-5671 ext. 255

Email: bbedford@ociso.org

Ottawa Connector Program

Contact: Jasmine Qi

Telephone: 613-725-5671 ext. 307

Email: jqi@ociso.org

Pre-arrival Connector Program

Contact: Jasmine Qi

Telephone: 613-725-5671 ext. 307

Email: jqi@ociso.org

Pre-arrival Power of Trades Mentoring

Contact:

Job Search Workshops

Contact: Brenda Bedford

Telephone: 613-725-5671 ext. 255

Email: bbedford@ociso.org

iSisters Technology Mentoring

Contact: Brenda Bedford

Telephone: 613-725-5671 ext. 255

Email: bbedford@ociso.org

Refugees and Immigrants Supports to Employment (RAISE) Mentoring

Contact:

Advancement of Immigrant Women in the Banking Sector through Mentorship

Contact: Klodiana Puro

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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.