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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A toolkit for gender-based violence prevention and intervention

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Mohd Khalid Naseemi among award recipients in WOW 2022

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Summer programs for LINC students

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Speed Interviewing Event June 2022 Edition

Start Date:
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
End Date:
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Times:
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
This is a valuable opportunity for you to enhance your communication and networking skills.
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Strengthening Cultural Competency - Mentor Training

Start Date:
Saturday, June 18, 2022
End Date:
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Times:
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
This training is intended for existing mentors to increase their cultural competencies awareness, knowledge and competencies so that they can help their mentee to better navigate the Canadian workplace.
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Employment Programs for Newcomers: Information Session

Start Date:
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
End Date:
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Times:
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join OCISO in the Welcoming Ottawa Week 2022 to learn about our employment services and career mentoring programs for newcomers.
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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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