YOCISO holds Spoken Word classes for Immigrant and Refugee girls.

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Ill be running with these guys!

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I'll be running with these guys!
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Still time to make your New Year's resolution! Join our Run for a New Start team & support refugee & immigrant youth. Walkers and runners of all ages welcomed! ociso.org/run-for-a-new-start/

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Dont miss the documentary screening of the film about #syriacrisis IDRC / CRDI

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Don't miss the documentary screening of the film about #syriacrisis IDRC / CRDI
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Our Friends of the Family Refugee clients and their Friends having fun snowshoeing! Bonnie Thornington

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Our Friends of the Family Refugee clients and their Friends having fun snowshoeing! Bonnie Thornington
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Still time to make your New Years resolution! Join our Run for a New Start team & support refugee & immigrant youth. Walkers and runners of all ages welcomed! 
https://ociso.org/run-for-a-new-start/

Still time to make your New Year's resolution! Join our Run for a New Start team & support refugee & immigrant youth. Walkers and runners of all ages welcomed!
ociso.org/run-for-a-new-start/
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ICYMI we have launched our Friends of Family project which matches refugee families with Canadian families to help them to integrate into the community. To find out more or to volunteer, please contact Bonnie Thornington at bthornington@nullociso.org. ociso.org/settlement-and-integration/ ... See MoreSee Less

YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre Grand Opening

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YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre Grand Opening

Nov 30, 5:30pm

YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre invites you to its Grand Opening on November 30th. Naqvi Yasir MPP Jim Watson Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa / Bureau des services à la jeunesse YOCISO

YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre invites you to its Grand Opening on November 30th. Naqvi Yasir MPP Jim Watson Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa / Bureau des services à la jeunesse YOCISO ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to the Marian Dewar Scholarship recipients who received their awards from Paul Dewar at our AGM last night!

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Congratulations to the Marian Dewar Scholarship recipients who received their awards from Paul Dewar at our AGM last night!
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We had a packed room at our AGM last night. The refugee and immigrant youth were so inspiring. Congratulations to the Marion Dewar Scholarship recipients! Paul Dewar

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We had a packed room at our AGM last night. The refugee and immigrant youth were so inspiring. Congratulations to the Marion Dewar Scholarship recipients! Paul Dewar
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Check out our website for our Youth programs at our new YOCISO Hub. ... See MoreSee Less

Marion Dewar Scholarship award winners will be announced at our AGM tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less

Outdoor Film Screening: Brooklyn

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Outdoor Film Screening: Brooklyn

Aug 27, 9:00pm

Dundonald Park

The screening is being re-scheduled because of a risk of a thunderstorm. Join us Saturday, August 27th for a screening of Brooklyn, presented by the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (O...

Last day to sponsor our team @OttawaMarathon. $12,300 raised! To sponsor our youth runners: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=707174&langPref=en-CA&Referrer=%26Referrer%3dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.runottawa.ca%252fraces-and-events%252ftamarack-ottawa-race-weekend%252fweekend-information%252fscotiabank-charity-challenge%252fparticipating-charities%252f#&panel1-2

Last day to sponsor our team @OttawaMarathon. $12,300 raised! To sponsor our youth runners: secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=707174&langPref=en-CA&Referrer=%26Refe... ... See MoreSee Less

OCISOs awesome Run for a New Start team celebrates raising $12,200 at the Ottawa Marathon & plans to raise even more in 2017! Thank you to all runners, walkers and sponsors for going the distance for refugees!

OCISO's awesome Run for a New Start team celebrates raising $12,200 at the Ottawa Marathon & plans to raise even more in 2017! Thank you to all runners, walkers and sponsors for going the distance for refugees! ... See MoreSee Less

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We made it! Thx to our awesome Run for a New Start team & their sponsors for raising $12,000 at Ottawa Marathon, going the distance for refugees!

We made it! Thx to our awesome "Run for a New Start" team & their sponsors for raising $12,000 at Ottawa Marathon, going the distance for refugees! ... See MoreSee Less

They beat the heat & went the distance for refugees at Ottawa Marathon. Only $40 to reach $12K. You can still sponsor the Team here: 
https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=3192299&langPref=en-CA#&panel1-5 …  
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They beat the heat & went the distance for refugees at Ottawa Marathon. Only $40 to reach $12K. You can still sponsor the Team here:
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Thank you for your donations! Only $40 to get to $12K. OCISO Run for a new Start team going the distance for refugees!  You can sponsor them here: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=3192299&langPref=en-CA#&panel1-3 …

Thank you for your donations! Only $40 to get to $12K. OCISO Run for a new Start team going the distance for refugees! You can sponsor them here: secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=3192299&langPref=en-CA#&panel1-3... See MoreSee Less

OCISOs Run for a new Start team going the distance for refugees! A gift of $130 takes us to $12K. Thank you!
https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=3192299&langPref=en-CA#&panel1-3 …

OCISO's Run for a new Start team going the distance for refugees! A gift of $130 takes us to $12K. Thank you!
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$11.8K raised! OCISO Run for a new Start team going the distance for refugees! 
Donate today: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=3192299&langPref=en-CA#&panel1-3 …

$11.8K raised! OCISO Run for a new Start team going the distance for refugees!
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$11.5K and rising! Still time to congratulate YOCISO Youth Runners with a donation to OCISO:
https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=707174&langPref=en-CA&Referrer=%26Referrer%3dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.runottawa.ca%252fraces-and-events%252ftamarack-ottawa-race-weekend%252fweekend-information%252fscotiabank-charity-challenge%252fparticipating-charities%252f#&panel1-2 …

$11.5K and rising! Still time to congratulate YOCISO Youth Runners with a donation to OCISO:
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Thanks to our awesome Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization team at Ottawa Marathon raising $11.3K for newcomers to Canada! You can still sponsor our amazing YOCISO Youth Runners at Woodroffe High School here:
https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=707174&langPref=en-CA&Referrer=%26Referrer%3dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.runottawa.ca%252fraces-and-events%252ftamarack-ottawa-race-weekend%252fweekend-information%252fscotiabank-charity-challenge%252fparticipating-charities%252f#&panel1-2 …

Thanks to our awesome Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization team at Ottawa Marathon raising $11.3K for newcomers to Canada! You can still sponsor our amazing YOCISO Youth Runners at Woodroffe High School here:
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Its Race Day, & things are heating up! Our Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization team has raised $11K at Ottawa Marathon, onwards to $12K! Oh for those cool days again. Be safe out there OCISO runners and walkers!

It's Race Day, & things are heating up! Our Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization team has raised $11K at Ottawa Marathon, onwards to $12K! Oh for those cool days again. Be safe out there OCISO runners and walkers! ... See MoreSee Less

10km race tomorrow!  Sponsor our 10 YOCISO Youth Runners, going the distance for refugees!
https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=707174&langPref=en-CA&Referrer=%26Referrer%3dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.runottawa.ca%252fraces-and-events%252ftamarack-ottawa-race-weekend%252fweekend-information%252fscotiabank-charity-challenge%252fparticipating-charities%252f#&panel1-2 …

10km race tomorrow! Sponsor our 10 YOCISO Youth Runners, going the distance for refugees!
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Last day to join our YOCISO Youth Runners @WoodroffeHS in 10km, or join the 5km or 2km @OttawaMarathon! 
To register, contact drain@ociso.org

Last day to join our YOCISO Youth Runners @WoodroffeHS in 10km, or join the 5km or 2km @OttawaMarathon!
To register, contact drain@nullociso.org
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$9.5K raised, thanks to our wonderful volunteers & donors, going the distance for refugees! 4 days left to join the team. 
Contact: drain@ociso.org

$9.5K raised, thanks to our wonderful volunteers & donors, going the distance for refugees! 4 days left to join the team.
Contact: drain@nullociso.org
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Thanks to the volunteers who assisted 28 youth to complete a resume at our workshop last week! ... See MoreSee Less

Available in many languages @OttawaOCISO

DJing and Turntabalism for immigrant and refugee youth, every Thursday at YOCISO Newcomer Hub. @211EasternON @Youth_Ottawa

DJing and Turntabalism for immigrant and refugee youth, every Thursday at YOCISO Newcomer Hub. @211EasternON @Youth_Ottawa

Living up to our Int'l obligations: #refugeeswelcome #CdnImm

Interesting read via @globeandmail: Why #immigration is imperative for #Canada's economy - https://t.co/sAm15tSRhr #cdnimm

Interesting read via @globeandmail: Why #immigration is imperative for #Canada's economy - https://t.co/sAm15tSRhr #cdnimm

Why I am "Running for a New Start" @OttawaMarathon - to support @OttawaOCISO's work with refugee & immigrant youth.
https://t.co/hjgDmtPiVK

Why I am "Running for a New Start" @OttawaMarathon - to support @OttawaOCISO's work with refugee & immigrant youth.
https://t.co/hjgDmtPiVK

Made my morning to see "Friends of the Family" initiative I helped design taking shape 🙂 @OttawaOCISO #communitybuilding #welcomerefugees

Awesome to see orgs like @OttawaOCISO supporting #spokenword #poetry initiatives like this!

Poetry workshop for Newcomer girls held every Tuesday.

Poetry workshop for Newcomer girls held every Tuesday.

Syrian refugee families go ice fishing on the Ottawa River https://t.co/B6FpQW6AWm #ottnews #ottawa

Syrian refugee families go ice fishing on the Ottawa River https://t.co/B6FpQW6AWm #ottnews #ottawa

Solomon souffrait de #TSPT. Grâce @OttawaOCISO il a obtenu l’aide dont il avait besoin. https://t.co/HtejWFHzPs

Solomon souffrait de #TSPT. Grâce @OttawaOCISO il a obtenu l’aide dont il avait besoin. https://t.co/HtejWFHzPs

Immigrants the real reason behind Canada's Housing Boom

“They touched my heart quickly,” – Syrian refugee Sari has been warmly welcomed by fellow musicians in Canada https://t.co/EZv1RyAewC

“They touched my heart quickly,” – Syrian refugee Sari has been warmly welcomed by fellow musicians in Canada https://t.co/EZv1RyAewC

At #MSC2017: #refugees are not a threat to security, but solving refugee problems contributes to regional & global stability.

At #MSC2017: #refugees are not a threat to security, but solving refugee problems contributes to regional & global stability.

#canada150 fact #50: Despite having 2 official languages, 200+ languages were reported in the 2011 Census as a home language/mother tongue

Isłamaphobia is fear or prejudice towards Islam or Muslims. It should be condemned - like antisemitism and all other forms of racism.

Solomon was struggling with #PTSD. Thanks to @OttawaOCISO he got the support he needed. Watch his story: https://t.co/CJ0c3orX87

Solomon was struggling with #PTSD. Thanks to @OttawaOCISO he got the support he needed. Watch his story: https://t.co/CJ0c3orX87

Of interest to Ottawans. Great opportunity to learn about how #SIU works. Sign up by Feb. 20! #communitypolicing @refugee613 @OttawaOCISO

Don't miss the documentary film screening about #SyriaCrisis @IDRC_CRDI

Don't miss the documentary film screening about #SyriaCrisis @IDRC_CRDI

A pleasure to welcome 4 siblings from the Cameroon on this snowy winter day! #OCSB #welcome #newcomers #bilingual

Today, we celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the #CanadianFlag 🇨🇦& we welcomed 30 new Canadians at a Citizenship Ceremony. #canada150

Today, we celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the #CanadianFlag 🇨🇦& we welcomed 30 new Canadians at a Citizenship Ceremony. #canada150

Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO) is mourning the loss of Ms. Lucya Spencer.

Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO) is mourning the loss of Ms. Lucya Spencer.

Drew Meerveld: Refugees, rinks and Canada's new and essential role in helping the world's needy https://t.co/G2HPn9Dv9J

Drew Meerveld: Refugees, rinks and Canada's new and essential role in helping the world's needy https://t.co/G2HPn9Dv9J

Check out this fun, free event for Family Day! Newcomers and people involved in the newcomer community are welcome! #ottcity #ottawa

Happy #NationalFlagDay . I have so much pride for our #CanadianFlag . Let's celebrate #canada150 in style!

Happy #NationalFlagDay . I have so much pride for our #CanadianFlag . Let's celebrate #canada150 in style!

Are you up for a challenge? Run, climb, jump at @CdnTireCtr pre-game! Join us on Mar 4: https://t.co/53cBCGWhce
#TheSensMile #RunOttawa

Are you up for a challenge? Run, climb, jump at @CdnTireCtr pre-game! Join us on Mar 4: https://t.co/53cBCGWhce
#TheSensMile #RunOttawa

Ice fishing fundraiser in support of #refugees. Rookies welcome! No equipment necessary. @DropInSports #ottcity

Great cond's for 10km run @NCC_Skateway training 4 @OttawaMarathon. Raising $ for @OttawaOCISO's work with refugees: https://t.co/uJrzfoylvx

1 in every 113 people on earth is an asylum-seeker, internally displaced, or a refugee. How many people do you know? Stand #WithRefugees

1 in every 113 people on earth is an asylum-seeker, internally displaced, or a refugee. How many people do you know? Stand #WithRefugees

One more week left to our ice fishing fundraiser. #ottcity #welcomerefugees @nscdotca @DropInSports

Went for 17km run on @NCC_Skateway training 4 @OttawaMarathon. Raising funds for @OttawaOCISO's work with refugees … https://t.co/RFDZE8gPFt

Survey: this refugee to Canada left a lasting legacy on Cdn society! @OttawaOCISO @CitImmCanada @immigrantsnews https://t.co/ZCdRw3Sj5I

Key facts&figures to better understand how #migrants&#refugees benefit their host country's #economy: evidence that must be used more often!

"Canadians continue to respond overwhelmingly to help those blocked out and pushed down" #dayofsolidarity #ottnews @uocommonlaw

"Canadians continue to respond overwhelmingly to help those blocked out and pushed down" #dayofsolidarity #ottnews @uocommonlaw

Great to connect today w/ strong community advocates in fight vs discrimination at @CdnHeritage funding announcement

Great to connect today w/ strong community advocates in fight vs discrimination at @CdnHeritage funding announcement
Great to connect today w/ strong community advocates in fight vs discrimination at @CdnHeritage funding announcement
Great to connect today w/ strong community advocates in fight vs discrimination at @CdnHeritage funding announcement
Great to connect today w/ strong community advocates in fight vs discrimination at @CdnHeritage funding announcement

Our diversity brings us together. Ontario is a place for us all. #Ontario150

Our diversity brings us together. Ontario is a place for us all. #Ontario150

Refugee to Canada Lotta Hitschmanova ranked 2nd in survey on notable Cdn women: https://t.co/rfsa4Qr1Vw … … … @OttawaOCISO @LeslieEmory

Refugee to Canada Lotta Hitschmanova ranked 2nd in survey on notable Cdn women: https://t.co/rfsa4Qr1Vw … … …  @OttawaOCISO @LeslieEmory

Did you know? Our #Canadianflag celebrates its anniversary every year on February 15. #Canada150 https://t.co/iKkJVTIE3X

Did you know? Our #Canadianflag celebrates its anniversary every year on February 15. #Canada150 https://t.co/iKkJVTIE3X

Never been ice fishing before, but want to try? Here's your chance: #ottcity #welcomerefugees

We need #volunteers for our ice fishing fundraiser in support of #refugees. @nscdotca @DropInSports

Canadian lawyers head to airports to help those with U.S. travel ban: https://t.co/zbKainPtRh

Canadian lawyers head to airports to help those with U.S. travel ban: https://t.co/zbKainPtRh

@NickKristof We appreciated your visit with @OttawaOCISO students during your #ottawa visit! #RefugeesWelcome @jessiecthomson @couillardf

As countries around the world shut their doors, Canada's remain open, writes @NickKristof https://t.co/9GJzkRdUfC

As countries around the world shut their doors, Canada's remain open, writes @NickKristof  https://t.co/9GJzkRdUfC

My Sunday column is a big slobbery kiss for Canada, still welcoming refugees and leading the free world https://t.co/onpnhqxmhd

My Sunday column is a big slobbery kiss for Canada, still welcoming refugees and leading the free world https://t.co/onpnhqxmhd

#WelcometoCanada | #FBF: How Our Founder's Rejected American Visa Became a Boon for Canada https://t.co/Y7e1mKqAo2

#WelcometoCanada | #FBF: How Our Founder's Rejected American Visa Became a Boon for Canada https://t.co/Y7e1mKqAo2

"I'm alive. I'm one of the lucky ones". Powerful video intertwining #refugee stories. Hits close to home💔#WithRefugees #RefugeesWelcome

New Canadians to pledge honour for Indigenous treaties in revised citizenship oath https://t.co/wnLFdOH7sI

New Canadians to pledge honour for Indigenous treaties in revised citizenship oath https://t.co/wnLFdOH7sI

Help make refugees welcome. Join the team @OttawaOCISO & Walk or Run for a New Start! @OttawaMarathon #runottawa2017 https://t.co/i3qL9n2RH3

Help make refugees welcome. Join the team @OttawaOCISO & Walk or Run for a New Start! @OttawaMarathon #runottawa2017  https://t.co/i3qL9n2RH3

Private sponsorship taps into our compassion and mobilizes communities, says Prof. Jennifer Bond #cdnimm #cdnpoli

She loves hosting #refugees,calling them family! Wishes for peace where they're from so that she can go visit & they host her for a change!🙂

NEW - Canada's PMO writes scathing letter to @FoxNews demanding it correct #QuebecShooting suspect identity #cdnpoli

NEW - Canada's PMO writes scathing letter to @FoxNews demanding it correct #QuebecShooting suspect identity #cdnpoli

We are proud that Ottawa continues to #welcomerefugees. #Muslimban

2017 #Employer Summit: Celebrating 10 yrs of Employer Engagement for Immigrant Employment Mar 7/8 #cdnimm #ottawa

Canadian Companies Still Struggling to Overcome Hiring Bias Against Minorities | Hire Immigrants:

Vigil for victims of #QuebecMosqueShooting underway on parliament Hill. The crowd is very hushed. #ottawa

Vigil for victims of #QuebecMosqueShooting underway on parliament Hill. The crowd is very hushed. #ottawa

My thoughts and prayers are with the Muslim community as we hear about a horrific shooting in a Quebec City mosque. Please pray for families

Our #Canada is a country of peace & inclusion. We will not let hate or violence divide us. Thoughts & prayers with victims & families in QC.

OCISO's Ottawa Connector Program underway in partnership with Telfer School of Management. Thank you to our Connectors.

"The US closed a door. Canada must open a window." - @ratnaomi