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News from OCISO

Latest News and Events

January 24, 2023
Volunteer for Run For A New Start

We are looking for a volunteer dedicated to registration of fundraisers and correspondence between Run Ottawa, the race team, and OCISO management. You will play a crucial part in the success of our community campaign: Run for a New Start! You will gain experience in event management, coordination between different stakeholders. If you are a […]

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January 23, 2023
OCISO will be in operation during the winter storm

Due to the upcoming inclement weather conditions, we would like to inform you that our offices will be closed on : - Wednesday, January 25, after 12 pm. - Thursday, January 26 - Friday, January 27 OCISO will be working from home and support clients virtually. You can always book an online appointment on our […]

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December 15, 2022
Special weather announcement for December 16

Our offices will be closed during the snow storm, but we are here for you remotely! ⚠️Special weather announcement: Heavy snowfall expected in the Ottawa region tonight and Friday, December 16, 2022. OCISO offices will be closed tomorrow, but we will be working from home to support clients. If you have an in-person appointment tomorrow, […]

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December 8, 2022
Call for nominations to the Board of Directors

Are you passionate about supporting immigrants and refugees through the journey of making Canada their home?  Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) is a non-profit community agency which provides a broad range of multilingual and multicultural settlement services to newcomers to facilitate their successful adaptation and integration process. It works with a broad range of […]

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September 2, 2022
Pinsa Romana Canada in-person Hiring Event at OCISO

Bakers and pastry chefs are not born, but made! A great opportunity from Pinsa Romana Canada awaits if you agree! Please consider joining OCISO's in-person hiring event on September 8, and talk to the Pinsa Romana Canada Human Resources team. The company, which specializes on precooked artisan bases, have several full-time opportunities for bakers and […]

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August 29, 2022
OCISO at the 2022 Pride Parade

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Ottawa community gathered together for the 2022 Capital Pride parade last weekend. Our organization participated the parade, and proudly represented immigrant and refugee newcomers who identify as LGBTQ+. We would like to say thanks to our supporters, current and former clients, mentors, and volunteers who were among […]

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August 5, 2022
Back to School Supplies from YOCISO

YOCISO will be running the Back 2 School Supplies initiative for the third year in a row. Last year we provided 107 newcomer students supplies for the school year; and we are happy to be able to do the same this year, in collaboration with Maple Wishes Foundation.  Please feel free to share the news with […]

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August 3, 2022
Say YESS to Youth Employment

If you are a newcomer youth looking forward to employment, keep reading for details and join our next cohort OCISO's latest project, officially called Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, or YESS for short, is geared towards newcomer youth, ages between 15 and 30. If you are unemployed or underemployed, our four-pillar program may be right […]

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June 29, 2022
A toolkit for gender-based violence prevention and intervention

The Canadian Women’s Foundation has launched a toolkit for social services providers to address gender-based violence (GBV). The foundation and its partners have released several reports that are relevant to shockproofing our communities. “Shockproofing” means addressing long-standing gaps in essential GBV services and equipping the sector to respond to intersectional experiences of GBV.  The Canadian […]

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June 21, 2022
Mohd Khalid Naseemi among award recipients in WOW 2022

Mohd Khalid Naseemi, a proud and successful member of OCISO's settlement and integration program became one of the 2022 Welcoming Ottawa Ambassadors at this year's Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW).  Please scroll down to learn how Mohd's support to this newcomer family impacted positively on the life of this client and his family members or read […]

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