Embracing diversity, building community | Apprecier la diversité, forger la communauté

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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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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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Summer programs for LINC students

OCISO's LINC School is taking the summer break starting on June 17, 2022. Please find information about summer ESL/LINC school at the school boards below. Please note: Summer ESL and LINC classes only run in July. ESL and LINC cover same curriculum, ESL classes having wider eligibility. They accept refugee claimants and Canadian citizens. Ukrainian […]

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OCISO LINC represented at the BC TEAL Annual Conference 2022

Moving Forward in an Uncertain World During the pandemic, many conferences have been successfully delivered, virtually, allowing teachers to participate in events they would otherwise be unable to attend. Through my recent training for PBLA Lead Teacher certification, I was invited to attend the BCTEAL Annual Conference, Moving Forward in an Uncertain World, and I […]

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Digital Messaging Service for Afghan refugees

Refugee 613 aims to help newly arrived refugees from Afghanistan find information about life in Canada and local services using the popular digital messaging platform Telegram  Refugee 613 Information for life in Canada is a pilot project, funded by IRCC, to give newcomers complete and accurate information about life, events, opportunities and settlement services in […]

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OCISO observes International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17, 2022 We would like for us all to take a moment to appreciate the glorious diversity of love and reaffirm our commitment to ending discrimination and bias on the basis of gender, gender expression and sexual orientation in our work and beyond.  So say it with me: Love is love! Respect people's gender […]

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Join the LINC Program

Calling for supply instructors and childminders May 17, 2022 Do you have familiarity with LINC curriculum guidelines, Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), and portfolio-based language assessment (PBLA)? We are looking for supply instructors who can provide English language training to adult newcomers to Canada in accordance with guidelines set by the funder and program manager. Our […]

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OCISO observes the International Day of Pink

OCISO’s Racial Equity Committee would like to observe the International Day of Pink, on April 13 Starting in Nova Scotia, the International Day of Pink is an anti-bullying and anti-homophobia event held every year, primarily aimed at to 2SLGBTQIA+ community. This day spanned from an incident in 2007 where a high school student was bullied […]

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Board of Directors Call for Nominations

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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OCISO’s RAISE program is offering job-readiness workshops in November

Do you want to find a job that you enjoy and learn the soft skills needed in Canadian workplaces? OCISO’s Refugee and Immigrant Supports (RAISE) Program is offering job-readiness workshops. Register here https://lnkd.in/ekYW8ApA هل ترغب في ايجاد عمل تستمتع به وتعلم المهارات الناعمة اللازمة في مكان العمل الكندي؟ وتقدم منظمة أوتاوا للخدمات المجتمعية للمهاجرين حلقة عمل عن الاستعداد […]

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