Launch of 2021 Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund

We are pleased to announce the launch of this year’s Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund (MDSF). UPDATE: The deadline to apply has been extended. The final deadline is now May 28th 2021. Background The Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund was established by OCISO in 2009, in honour of the late Marion Dewar, former Mayor of Ottawa. The goal [...]

Launch of 2021 Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund2021-04-25T18:27:55-04:00
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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.