Languages of Service

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Staff at OCISO speak close to 40 languages, including:

Arabic
Amharic
Bengali
Bosnian
Cambodian
Cantonese
Creole
Croatian
Dari
Dinka
English
Farsi
French
Ga
German
Greek
Hindi
Igbo
Italian
Japanese
Kazakh
Mandarin
Nepali
Patwa (Jamaican Creole)
Pashto
Polish
Portuguese
Punjabi
Russian
Mandarin
Serbian
Spanish
Somali
Tamil
Tigrinya
Turkish
Ukranian
Urdu
Vietnamese

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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.