Embracing diversity, building community | Apprecier la diversité, forger la communauté
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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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Volunteer for Run For A New Start

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OCISO will be in operation during the winter storm

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Special weather announcement for December 16

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Friends of the Family visits the Museum of Nature

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Come explore birds, mammals, and dinosaurs with OCISO's Friends of the Family!
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In-Person Job Fair at OCISO

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OCISO presents an in-person job fair for various positions. Join our event on Tuesday, January 31 and talk to Human Resources teams from Carefor Health & Community Services and Amazon Ottawa.
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Learn how to sponsor your spouse

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Join us to learn about the Spousal Sponsorship Online Portal.
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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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