Local Agencies Serving Immigrants (LASI)

Local Agencies Serving Immigrants (LASI)2020-09-01T16:26:52-04:00

Local Agencies Serving Immigrants (LASI) is a coalition of 11 agencies delivering settlement services to immigrants and refugees in the Ottawa area. LASI members work together to advance the social and economic integration of newcomers through continuous service improvement, implementation of collaborative initiatives and engagement with the broader community. OCISO is an active member of LASI.

LASI Members
Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) Logo of OCISO Partner: Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI)
Conseil Économique et Social d’Ottawa Carleton (CESOC) Logo of OCISO Partner: Conseil Économique et Social d’Ottawa Carleton (CESOC)
Immigrant Women Service of Ottawa (IWSO)  Logo of OCISO Partner: Immigrant Women Service of Ottawa (IWSO)
Jewish Family Services of Ottawa (JFS) Logo of OCISO Partner: Jewish Family Services of Ottawa (JFS)
Lebanese and Arab Social Services Agency (LASSA) Logo of OCISO Partner: Lebanese and Arab Social Services Agency (LASSA)
Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre (OCCSC) Logo of OCISO Partner: Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre (OCCSC)
Somali Centre for Family Services (SCFS) Logo of OCISO Partner: Somali Centre for Family Services (SCFS)
World Skills Employment Centre  Logo of OCISO Partner: World Skills Employment Centre
YMCA -YWCA of the National Capital Region Logo of OCISO Partner: YMCA -YWCA of the National Capital Region
La Cité Collégiale (La Cité) Logo of OCISO Partner: La Cité Collégiale (La Cité)
Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization Logo of OCISO
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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.