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The deadline to register for our AGM is tomorrow. Our virtual AGM takes place on October 22 at 6 pm.

You can register here:

Our youth program, YOCISO, offers free online tutoring to newcomer youth aged 13 to 24. Newcomer youth can register here:

Our youth program, YOCISO, has a e-homework club. If you know of a newcomer youth (13 to 24 years) who could benefit from this type of support, please email or Youth can register here:

OCISO will be closed on Thanksgving, Monday, October 12.

We wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving long weekend.

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Our Mission!

OCISO supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.

What we do 🙂

We are community based non-profit organization that has been providing services in Ottawa since 1978. We are motivated by the stories of new immigrants, and we are there every stage of the journey. OCISO directly serves over 10,000 immigrants and refugees every year. Our work is augmented by the generous efforts of our enthusiastic, caring and talented staff, volunteers, both established and new Canadians.