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Supporting immigrants & refugees through the journey of making Canada home.

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Get Settled

Our newcomer settlement services provide support while you and your family adapt to your new life in Canada. Services are offered within our agency sites, virtually, and in community locations
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Learn English

OCISO offers free Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC). English language instruction is essential for newcomers to feel at home and be fully productive in their new land.
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Find a Job

Our career mentoring and networking programs support newcomers to obtain employment in their field, develop an understanding of the Canadian workplace culture and build networks.
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Counselling

We offer clinical counselling to culturally diverse clients with migration and culture-related issues, and specialize in assisting survivors of war torture, trauma, political persecution, and imprisonment.
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Youth Services

YOCISO programs are specifically designed to assist immigrant youth, ages 13 to 24, with their settlement and integration process. Through this process, these youth gain the necessary skills to achieve their goals.
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Community Connections

OCISO’s community connections programs provide newcomers with bridges to their community as an important step in the settlement and integration process.

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Pinsa Romana Canada in-person Hiring Event at OCISO

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OCISO at the 2022 Pride Parade

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Back to School Supplies from YOCISO

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OCISO Annual General Meeting 2022

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OCISO would like to invite you to the upcoming Annual General Meeting and kindly asks you to hold the date Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 6:00 pm.
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Information session on filing taxes

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YOCISO will be hosting an information session on filing taxes in partnership with H&R Block on September 22nd, 2022 at 4:00pm.
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Volunteer Appreciation Event by the CED Team

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Our distinguished volunteers are cordially invited to the Community Economic Development (CED) Programs appreciation event in recognition of their extraordinary efforts as volunteers in our Career Mentorship and Refugee and Immigrant Supports to Employment (RAISE) program and as partner employers in the RAISE program. Your support made our programs a great success especially during the […]
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OCISO directly serves about 10,000 immigrants and refugees every year. We have four locations in Ottawa (central, south, and east).

Our multi-faceted programs and services are delivered in over 50 languages to clients from 120 countries by OCISO’s team of knowledgeable, skilled and professional staff.
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