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

Run For a New Start

Support our team TODAY – help us raise funds for OCISO’s Counselling Program!

Our goal is to raise $13,000 for OCISO’s Counselling Program for newcomers to Canada. OCISO offers clinical counselling to culturally diverse clients with migration and culture-related issues, and specializes in assisting survivors of war torture, trauma, political persecution, and imprisonment.
Support Run for a New Start team with a donation

Register for Ottawa Race Weekend events today!

For the 7th year running, the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) has launched the “Run for a New Start” fundraising campaign, as part of the Ottawa Race Weekend (May 28-29, 2022), and we are grateful for runners and walkers who have joined our fundraising team!


If you are not able to participate in Run for a New Start on Race Weekend, but would still like to make a donation, you can do so here. You will automatically receive a tax receipt for donations of $10 or more.


As part of Run for a New Start you will be walking or running for these distances, either solo or in a safe-distanced group:

  • 2km
  • 5km
  • 10km
  • Half Marathon (21km)
  • Marathon (42km)

Social Media

When promoting Run for a New Start on your preferred social media, please use:

#RunforaNewStart #RunOttawa2022 #CharityChallenge

and please tag:

@OttawaOCISO @runottawa @OttawaMarathon @OttawaRaceWknd @DesjardinsGroup




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