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Annual Refugee Fundraiser

Annual Refugee FundraiserMar 1, 6:30pm1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr, Ottawa, ON K1S 5K7, CanadaJoin us for an educational and inspiring evening at this year’s Annual Refugee Fundraiser organized by the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine Aesculpian Society, Global Health Committee. The fundraiser is in support of the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO). As we are so privileged to receive medical education here in Canada, we are looking to give back and advocate on behalf of our community.

The fundraising event is proud to welcome inter-disciplinary minds speaking towards the impact of immigrant and refugee integration and inclusion in Canada. Our speakers will focus on the importance of photo journalism, governmental consideration of rights, as well as efforts being contributed to the allocation of fair and accessible health care services to refugees that immigrate to Canada. There will also be speakers sharing their personal stories and an exciting modern African style dance performance! Dinner will be a three course meal served by Lagos Bar & Grill.

Net proceeds from the dinner will go directly to OCISO initiatives helping refugees from around the world. In an effort to raise as much money as possible for the OCISO, we will also be hosting a raffle and art auction, with work donated by journalists, artists, and professionals during their field work.

A schedule and list of speakers will be released closer to the event date.

Date: March 1st, 2018
Time: 6:30PM-9:30PM
Location: 1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr, Ottawa, ON (Lagos Bar & Grill)
Price: Tickets are $38/ticket for students and $45/ticket for the general public.

Link to purchase student ticket (you will need to show student card when presenting ticket at the event):

Link to purchase general ticket:

Read more about OCISO:

If you have any questions please contact Shanza Hashmi at


Joignez-vous à nous pour une soirée éducative et inspirante à La Collecte de Fonds Annuelle pour les Réfugiés organisée par la Comité sur la santé mondiale sous la Société d’Esculape de la Faculté de médecine de l'Université d'Ottawa,. La collecte de fonds soutient l'organisation des services aux immigrants de la communauté d'Ottawa (OCISO). Comme nous avons le privilège de recevoir une éducation médicale ici au Canada, nous cherchons à redonner et à exprimer notre voix au nom de notre communauté.

L'événement de collecte de fonds est fier d'accueillir des esprits interdisciplinaires parlant de l'impact de l'intégration des immigrants et des réfugiés et de l'inclusion au Canada. Nos conférenciers mettront l'accent sur l'importance du journalisme photographique, la prise en compte des droits par le gouvernement, ainsi que les efforts déployés pour l'attribution de services de santé équitables et accessibles aux réfugiés qui immigrent au Canada. Il y aura aussi des conférenciers qui partageront leurs histoires personnelles et une performance de danse africaine moderne et excitante ! Le dîner sera un repas de trois plats servi par Lagos Bar & Grill.

Le produit net de cet évènement ira directement aux initiatives d'OCISO qui aident les réfugiés du monde entier. Dans le but d'amasser le plus d'argent possible pour l'OCISO, nous organiserons également un tirage et une vente aux enchères d'œuvres d'art, avec du travail fourni par des journalistes, des artistes et des professionnels durant leur travail sur le terrain.

Un calendrier et une liste des conférenciers seront publiés plus près de la date de l'événement.

Date: 1er mars 2018
Heure: 18h30-21h30
Endroit: 1001, rue Queen Elizabeth, Ottawa, ON (Bar & Grill Lagos)
Prix: Les billets coûtent 38 $ / billet pour les étudiants et 45 $ / billet pour le grand public.

Lien pour les billets étudiants (vous devez montrer votre carte étudiant à l’évènement):

Lien pour les billets general:

Apprendre plus au sujet d'OCISO:

Si vous avez des questions, veuillez contacter Shanza Hashmi :
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How exciting, big thank you to UOttawa Global Health for organizing March 1 fundraising dinner for the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization! Save the date, details to come....

How exciting, big thank you to UOttawa Global Health for organizing March 1 fundraising dinner for the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization! Save the date, details to come....Attached is the SAVE THE DATE Poster for our Annual Refugee Fundraiser, to take place March 1st, 2018 at Lagos Bar and Grill. All funds/awareness will be going to Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organisation (check them out: We have a line up of fantastic and inspiring key note speakers, international performance, an art piece feature, and auction in the works for you all! Details about ticket sales and donation to come out soon!

Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday and a great start to the new year.
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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.