Honour Marion Dewar’s Legacy: Invest in our Future Leaders

Honour Marion Dewar’s Legacy: Invest in our Future Leaders2018-02-21T12:27:43-05:00
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    An info email will be sent to you when you submit. Mail 12 cheques: To pay by cheque fill in the following and mail to: The Community Foundation of Ottawa 301-75 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5E7 or set up monthly donations online at www.cfo-fco.ca
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  • The Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund is administered by the Community Foundation of Ottawa. Charitable registration #: 11922 7981 RR 0001. Donations of $20 and more are tax deductible (Information provided is kept strictly confidential and not sold or traded with any other organization).

Honour Marion Dewar’s Legacy:
Invest in our Future Leaders

Marion Dewar championed the cause of refugees, immigrants and all those who struggle for better lives. Now it’s our turn to make a difference. Make a lasting positive change in the life of immigrant and refugee youth through education!

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) established the Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund (MDSF) to honour the late Marion Dewar, a former Ottawa mayor, for her lifelong commitment to immigrant integration.

The Scholarship Fund will supplement the cost of tuition and supplies required by immigrant and refugee youth for their post secondary education in the National Capital Region.

Immigrant youth face serious challenges in reaching their potential often due to financial barriers. It is our collective responsibility as a community to help youth learn the skills necessary to succeed and pursue their dreams.

The gift of education to our youth is the best investment we can make in their lives and ours as a community.

For more information,please contact

613- 725-5671 ext 312
[email protected]

Become A Member Today !


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.