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Come explore birds, mammals, and dinosaurs with OCISO's Family and Friends!

We will visit the Canadian Museum of Nature on January 26, 2023 at 5pm. Registration is required.

Please contact Lauren McVean to confirm your attendance.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 613-725-5671 extension 226

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OCISO has partnered with Carefor Health & Community Services and Amazon Ottawa for a job fair for various job opportunities. Join this in-person event and talk to their Human Resources teams in our Community Room at 945 Wellington Street West.

Available positions at Carefor:

 

Available positions at Amazon Ottawa:

Only those qualified to participate in the selection process will be contacted.

The event will take place in the Community Room in our central location: 945 Wellington St. West.

If you have any issues with the registration process and cannot access the event link, please email us at [email protected] or call Malak Hurqus Bali at 613-725-5671 extension 333.

If you are eligible, you can sponsor your spouse, partner or dependent children to become permanent residents of Canada. To learn more about this process, Spousal Sponsorship, join our in-person event on January 26, 2023.

You will learn how to navigate the online portal, to submit a complete application package with all the forms needed, as well as your duties as a sponsor.

Please note that the session will take place at the YMCA-YWCA Newcomer Information Center (NIC) Computer Lab (2nd floor).

 

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We are pleased to invite you to the OCISO Annual General Meeting (AGM). Although we cannot gather in a more traditional way, such as an in-person meeting, we look forward to welcoming you in a virtual space.

Our online AGM will take place on Thursday, October 20, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

🗓️ October 20
⌚ 6:00 pm

Registration:

If you would like to attend, please register for the AGM on Eventbrite by October 13.

 

Voting/Membership:

Only OCISO members in good standing can vote at the AGM. For information about how to become an OCISO member, please visit ociso.org/members to learn about different membership options and their associated benefits.

We look forward to seeing you on October 20!

 

In honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, OCISO Racial Equity Committee is hosting a collective film viewing and roundtable discussions on September 30, 2022.

In 2018, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Call to Action 80 seeks to honour survivors, families and communities to ensure the commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools.
Please register in advance:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwoceigrjooEtblh5VFqK2e5Yzn2pksm1tO

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Schedule
9:05 Land Acknowledgement
9:10 Greeting from Elder Irene Compton
9:25 OCISO’s Racial Equity Committee

-Greeting and introduction

9:35 Video: Orange Shirt day| Phylis Webstad
9:45 Roundtable discussion in Breakout Rooms
10:00

5-minute break

10:10 Video: Reconciliation in your Community | Carolyn Roberts
10:30 Roundtable discussion in Breakout Rooms
10:45

10-min break

10:55 Guest Introductions
11:00 Fireside Chat with Interfaith Leaders
11:30  Grounding Exercise/ Poem

Guest Speaker 1:

Dr. Fran Klodawsky is a long-standing member of Temple Israel Ottawa, serving most recently as Co-Chair of the Task Force on Responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Until she retired in 2017, she was a Full Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University and is now a Professor Emerita. She was a founding member of and Academic Advisor to City for All Women Initiative until 2017 and was Secretary of the Board of Women and Cities International between 2006 and 2017. In the past, she also served as Chair of the Research and Evaluation Committee of the Alliance to End Homelessness in Ottawa and as President and Vice-President of Multifaith Housing Initiative (between 2003 and 2014). She currently sits on the Board and Executive of Multifaith Housing Initiative and chairs its Membership and Outreach Committee.

Guest Speaker 2:

Pastor Reuel Kofi Dartey is a singer/songwriter, worshipper and recording artist from Ottawa, Ontario Canada. Pastor Kofi is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the College of Social Workers of Ontario, and holds a BSW Degree from Carleton University. Kofi sits on the CASO Race and Faith Based Equity Community Advisory Committee. He holds a Master of Arts in Theology, with a specialization in Church History from Liberty University and Seminary (Lynchburg, VA). Pastor Kofi is a PhD candidate in Organizational Leadership at South Eastern University in Lakeland Florida. Kofi has received notable recognition for his work with the young people, including the Ghanaian Canadian achievement award for excellence in community outreach and religion.

Guest Speaker 3:

Ahmad Jijan has a Bachelor's degree from Al Mustafa University, and also holds a diploma in Business Administration. He is currently completing a Master's program in Islamic Dialectical Theology. Jijan has committed to social work with UNHCR supporting and lobbying for human rights in Indonesia.

Guest Speaker 4:

Tony Michel is a Leader from the Baha’i Faith.

 


 

Community Involvement

Please find below other event options for those who are experiential learners:

 

https://landing.beechwoodottawa.ca/en-ca/nationaldayoftruthandreconciliation-2022

http://remember-me-september-30.org/schedule-september-30/

 

Other Events

7:30–8:45 PM Sunrise Ceremony at LeBreton Flats Park
Location: LeBreton Flats Park

8:30–11:30 PM Remember Me: National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Ceremony
Location: Parliament Hill
(for full program details visit: www.remember-me-september-30.org)
8:30 AM – Welcome Ceremony & Round Dance
10:00 AM – Opening Ceremony
10:40 AM – Autumn Peltier, Global Indigenous Water activist & Chief Water Commissioner
11:00 AM – Their Little Heartbeats Through Our Living Drums (Decolonizing a moment of silence)
11:30 AM – Traveling Song & Spirit Walk to LeBreton Flats Park

11:30 AM–1:00 PM    Spirit Walk to LeBreton Flats (approximately 2km)
The Spirit Walk begins at Bank and Wellington, and continues to LeBreton Flats Park

1:00–2:00 PM Remembering the children – National Broadcast
Location: LeBreton Flats Park
A 1-hour national commemorative gathering will be broadcast live from Ottawa’s LeBreton Flats on September 30, 2022. (Check your local listings.)

2:15 PM Round Dance with Eagle River Drum Group on the main stage

2:15–4:00 PM Statement Gathering and Healing Circles
Location: Màmawi Together Gathering Tent at LeBreton Flats Park

 

OCISO has partnered with Amazon for a hiring event for warehouse workers. Join this in-person event and talk to the Amazon Human Resources team in our office on 945 Wellington St. West.

Amazon will provide a range of benefits including career advancement opportunities as well as an hourly pay rate up to $19.60/hour. Prior job experience is not required for this position.

Benefits of working for Amazon are:
  • High School Diploma or equivalency (GED)
  • No need for a resume or applying online
  • The new location (in Barrhaven) is hiring 257 warehouse associates (team members) and it is easily accessible by bus.
  • Day and night shifts available, pay up to $19.60/hour
  • Full-time, permanent positions with full benefits (starting on day 1)
  • Tuition reimbursement options

Event Location: OCISO, 945 Wellington St. W.

Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/amazon-in-person-hiring-event-at-ociso-registration-330206866627 

If you have any issues with the registration process, please contact 613-725-5671, extension 287 or [email protected].


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Do you want to learn how to start a business? Join this Information Session to know how ONE Hub can support you every step of the way. Register through https://linktr.ee/onehubottawa

ONE Hub Information Session for Entrepreneurs July 2022
Date Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Start Time 3:30 PM
End Time 5:30 PM

Are you a newcomer to Canada preparing for employment? Would you like to learn about your rights and responsibilities as a worker in Canada?  Join our Employment Essentials Workshop to:

Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

 

Registration is required to attend this workshop. To register, click on https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/314758600447

Date June 21, 22 & 23, 2022
Start Time 3:30 PM
End Time 5:30 PM

Are you a newcomer to Canada looking for employment? Do you want some tips on how to introduce yourself to employers, and learn about employers’ expectations? Join our three-day Job Readiness Workshop to learn how to:

Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

Thursday, June 23, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Do you want to learn how to start a business? Join this Information Session to know how ONE Hub can support you every step of the way. Register through https://linktr.ee/onehubottawa

 

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