Contacts 2017-11-24T11:30:59+00:00

OCISO Main Office


Executive Director – Leslie Emory

613-725-5671  ext. 312
Clinical Counselling Program – Patricia Davies 613-725-5671  ext. 322

Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) – Laurie Fraser


Settlement and Integration Program (SIP) –Dragana Mrdjenovic

613-725-5671 ext. 325

Community Economic Development Program (CED) – Karyn Steer

613-725-5671 ext. 297
Multicultural Liaison officer Program (MLO) – Haleh Zamanpour 613-725-5671 ext. 262

Immigrant Youth Program (YOCISO) – Christy Etienne 613-725-5671  ext. 346

HR Administrator – Halimah Shaw 613-725-5671  ext. 398

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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.