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This week's virtual tea and topics we will talk about sleep. Are you getting enough sleep? Do you have sleep schedule? Register today to learn more about this important topic. #teapandtopics #sleep #women #immigrantwomen #heatlh

Today's Workshops
Thursday May 28, 2020

Online Behavioural Interview

Service Canada / Employment Ontario /CRA for Employers & Service Providers

To register, please visit and click on 'Online Workshops'


Follow award-winning author Souvankham Thammavongsa reading her new collection “How to Pronounce Knife”, followed by a discussion on what it means to write about #refugees in the contemporary moment. Date: June 16th @ 1-2:30pm. #Cdnimm

Writing Refugees: A Conversation with Souvankham Thammavongsa

A reading and Q&A discussion with award-winning author Souvankham Thammavongsa

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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.