Multicultural Inmate Liaison Officer

Multicultural Inmate Liaison Officer2020-08-03T13:24:29-04:00

The Multicultural Inmate Liaison Officer (MILO) project provides inmates of the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre with supportive counselling.

The MILO project supports multicultural inmates through one-on-one supportive counselling, as well as through weekly group sessions. Topics covered include addiction, anger management techniques, prayers, depression from an Islamic perspective, patience and contributing to society’s betterment.

The project facilitates community connections for inmates by supporting them in rebuilding their relationships with family and community.

This project is funded by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

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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.