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Settlement and Integration Program (SIP)
The Settlement and Integration Program assists immigrants and refugees through the provision of multilingual and multicultural services in order to facilitate their successful adaptation and integration processes in Canada.
Our settlement staff works with a broad range of community service providers and partners to enhance collective community settlement and integration capacities and to sensitize the mainstream services providers to be more responsive to the needs of newcomers in Ottawa.
Our experienced staff will accompany you through your journey as a newcomer to Ottawa by:
Assessing your needs and building a Settlement plan with you.
Helping you find information and orientation on education, employment, social services, financial literacy, housing, health system, legal system..etc
Referring you to available OCISO services and/or specific services in the community based on your needs.
Providing you with information and orientation on immigration, citizenship and sponsorship procedures, including group of 5 sponsorship.
Supporting you and your family in your overall wellbeing and advocating for your rights.
Inviting you to social opportunities as individuals, families and seniors.
Friends of the Family Pilot Project is now launched! For more information or to volunteer: Bonnie Thornington firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional services offered in house by our partners:
Program for seniors; Recreation, social, computer classes, English conversation (Jewish Family Services)
Assistance on Housing (Housing Help)
Employment orientation and Job Search Workshops (World Skills)
Free Legal Consultations on immigration, family law and other areas (Connecting Ottawa, immigration and family law lawyers)
Additional locations where settlement services are provided by appointment:
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Ottawa Community Immigrant Services 959 Wellington St. Ottawa ON 613-725-5671