Newcomer youth active participants and volunteers at House of PainT’s festival

Newcomer youth active participants and volunteers at House of PainT’s festival

Congratulations to House of PainT – UrbanArtFest for another successful festival, thank you for allowing space for newcomer youth to receive mentorship! A VERY special thank you to all of the newcomer youth from our programs who were a mainstay at the festival, actively participating in mural painting, lighting and sound, and volunteering with set-up and takedown of the multi-day festival!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/hip-hop-anti-gang-ottawa-1.3739150

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/audio-video/media-7585777/house-of-paint-a-Ottawa

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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.

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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.