OCISO Main Office 613-725-0202
Executive Director – Leslie Emory 613-725-5671 ext. 297
Operations and Human Resources Manager/Interim Deputy Director – Agnieszka Wedrychowicz 613-725-5671 ext. 352
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program Manager – Sharon Deng 613-249-0006
Settlement and Integration (SIP) Program Manager – Dragana Mrdjenovic 613-725-5671 ext. 325
Community Economic Development (CED) Program Manager – Karyn Steer 613-725-5671 ext. 225
Multicultural Liaison officer (MLO) Program Manager – Maria Teresa Garcia 613-725-5671 ext. 262
Youth Services|YOCISO Program Manager – Donnielle Roman 613-518-0680 ext. 110
Clinical Counselling Program Manager – Patricia Davies 613-725-5671 ext. 322
Human Resources 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.