Annoucements

Launch of 2021 Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund

We are pleased to announce the launch of this year’s Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund (MDSF). Background The Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund was established by OCISO in 2009, in honour of the late Marion Dewar, former Mayor of Ottawa. The goal of the fund is to provide financial support for three immigrant and refugee students going on to [...]

Launch of 2021 Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund2021-02-02T11:07:35-05:00

OCISO services will be delivered virtually up until January 22, 2021

In accordance with provincial guidelines, OCISO services will be delivered virtually up until January 22, 2021.  To book an appointment please call 613-725-5671 Ext 316. Our offices will be closed for the holidays from noon on December 24th reopening January 4th.

OCISO services will be delivered virtually up until January 22, 20212020-12-21T14:58:43-05:00

Ice fishing in support of Syrian Refugees was a huge succes

We organized an ice fishing fundraiser in support of our Friends of the Family Project in collaboration with Drop in Sports. We had an amazing turnout (more than 450 people!), with at least 150 ice fishing holes drilled. Adults and children had lots of fun, laughter and it was a new experience for many [...]

Ice fishing in support of Syrian Refugees was a huge succes2020-07-20T16:58:24-04:00
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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.