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A great day of cooking and hanging out at the Newcomer Youth Centre today!

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A great day of cooking and hanging out at the Newcomer Youth Centre today!
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Hamza HamzaWoooW That's wonderful

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REMINDER.... tomorrow (Tuesday 18th) we will be doing power hour at the newcomer youth center. A really fun exercise program with competitions and prizes!! 
Remember to come prepared with water and gym clothes.

REMINDER.... tomorrow (Tuesday 18th) we will be doing power hour at the newcomer youth center. A really fun exercise program with competitions and prizes!!
Remember to come prepared with water and gym clothes.
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YOCISO SUMMER CAMP STARTS TOMORROW at 9am!!! Come to Ridgemont High School at 2597 Alta Vista Dr at 9am for the 2 week summer camp! Soccer, basketball, badminton, arts, board games, field trips and lots of fun!! If you havent registered yet its ok - come tomorrow and we can sign you up! Bring your friends! See you tomorrow!!!

YOCISO SUMMER CAMP STARTS TOMORROW at 9am!!! Come to Ridgemont High School at 2597 Alta Vista Dr at 9am for the 2 week summer camp! Soccer, basketball, badminton, arts, board games, field trips and lots of fun!! If you haven't registered yet it's ok - come tomorrow and we can sign you up! Bring your friends! See you tomorrow!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Starting TODAY at 4pm! Free Guitar Lessons for youth! Ever want to learn how to play guitar??? Well come today and every Thursday in July and August at 4pm at 1800 Bank St, 3rd floor to learn and practice! All levels welcome!

Starting TODAY at 4pm! Free Guitar Lessons for youth! Ever want to learn how to play guitar??? Well come today and every Thursday in July and August at 4pm at 1800 Bank St, 3rd floor to learn and practice! All levels welcome! ... See MoreSee Less

If you are looking to get healthy this summer, you will not want to miss YOCISOs wellness series. POWER HOUR starts today at 3:30. join us at 1800 Bank street

If you are looking to get healthy this summer, you will not want to miss YOCISO's wellness series. POWER HOUR starts today at 3:30. join us at 1800 Bank street ... See MoreSee Less

Today, reminding everyone that we are celebrating Welcome Ottawa Week at our newcomer youth center. Listen to some stories, have some great food, look through some art and watch some great performance from our youth. Open to all. 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. 
1800 Bank st. 3rd Floor. 
Come and close off the year with us! 
Thanks and congratulations for a great school year completed!

Today, reminding everyone that we are celebrating Welcome Ottawa Week at our newcomer youth center. Listen to some stories, have some great food, look through some art and watch some great performance from our youth. Open to all. 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
1800 Bank st. 3rd Floor.
Come and close off the year with us!
Thanks and congratulations for a great school year completed!
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TOMORROW (June 30th) from 5-7pm come to the Newcomer Youth Centre for an amazing evening of creative art performances and an arts showcase, food and video projects made by youth from YOCISO programs for WOW 2017!

TOMORROW (June 30th) from 5-7pm come to the Newcomer Youth Centre for an amazing evening of creative art performances and an arts showcase, food and video projects made by youth from YOCISO programs for WOW 2017! ... See MoreSee Less

Summer FUN at the Newcomer Youth Centre is almost here! Starting July 4th to August 25th the YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre will be open from 1:30-5:30pm Monday to Friday with fun activities! Well send out the calendar of fun activities soon!

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Summer FUN at the Newcomer Youth Centre is almost here! Starting July 4th to August 25th the YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre will be open from 1:30-5:30pm Monday to Friday with fun activities! We'll send out the calendar of fun activities soon!
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Hamza HamzaCool

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THIS SUMMER!! 
Join us at the youth newcomer centre for free guitar lessons every Thursday at 4 pm!

THIS SUMMER!!
Join us at the youth newcomer centre for free guitar lessons every Thursday at 4 pm!
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YOCISOPlease note that classes will begin July 7th

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ATTENTION: This Friday, June 30th from 5-7pm - YOCISO is hosting a WOW (Welcome Ottawa Week) event to share Stories of Newcomer Youth- An Arts Showcase!! Come check out newcomer youth art, photography, performances by youth and the Broken English Group, snacks and a great party to celebrate the amazing work of all the youth from the centre. See you on Friday, June 30th at 5pm at 1800 Bank St, 3rd floor!!! πŸ˜€

ATTENTION: This Friday, June 30th from 5-7pm - YOCISO is hosting a WOW (Welcome Ottawa Week) event to share "Stories of Newcomer Youth- An Arts Showcase"!! Come check out newcomer youth art, photography, performances by youth and the Broken English Group, snacks and a great party to celebrate the amazing work of all the youth from the centre. See you on Friday, June 30th at 5pm at 1800 Bank St, 3rd floor!!! πŸ˜€ ... See MoreSee Less

To kick off Welcome Ottawa Week, Ociso is screening an amazing documentary highlighting the experience of Syrian refugees coming to Canada during the first 20 days of arriving. This is a great way to remind ourselves how far weve come in such a short period of time! 
6 to 9 PM 
945 Wellington st W 
Tonight! June 20 
See ya there !

To kick off Welcome Ottawa Week, Ociso is screening an amazing documentary highlighting the experience of Syrian refugees coming to Canada during the first 20 days of arriving. This is a great way to remind ourselves how far we've come in such a short period of time!
6 to 9 PM
945 Wellington st W
Tonight! June 20
See ya there !
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YOCISO shared their album.

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On June 3rd & 4th OCISO took part in Westfest at Laroche Park. As part of the NAPKYN Family Fun Area, YOCISO took over the Rotunda to showcase newcomer youth programming and amazing spoken word, song ...

On June 3rd & 4th OCISO took part in Westfest at Laroche Park. As part of the NAPKYN Family Fun Area, YOCISO took over the Rotunda to showcase newcomer youth programming and amazing spoken word, song and rap performances, arts, crafts, and play doh area, photo corner, henna, face painting and dance activities! We even had some Nanabush storytelling from Westfests own Candyrose Freeman! We all had a blast! Thank you to everyone who came by and learned a little bit more about OCISO!

YOCISO added 117 new photos to the album: YOCISO @ Westfest 2017 β€” at WESTFEST.

On June 3rd & 4th OCISO took part in Westfest at Laroche Park. As part of the NAPKYN Family Fun Area, YOCISO took over the Rotunda to showcase newcomer youth programming and amazing spoken word, song and rap performances, arts, crafts, and play doh area, photo corner, henna, face painting and dance activities! We even had some Nanabush storytelling from Westfest's own Candyrose Freeman! We all had a blast! Thank you to everyone who came by and learned a little bit more about OCISO!
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ATTENTION: YOCISO is so EXCTIED to announce that we have been awarded the Ted Rogers Community Grant! YAY! This grant helps support youth development and educational programs so we can continue to support newcomer youth in achieving their goals! THANK YOU @TedRogersFund www.TedRogersFund.com

ATTENTION: YOCISO is so EXCTIED to announce that we have been awarded the Ted Rogers Community Grant! YAY! This grant helps support youth development and educational programs so we can continue to support newcomer youth in achieving their goals! THANK YOU @TedRogersFund www.TedRogersFund.com ... See MoreSee Less

On June 3rd & 4th OCISO took part in Westfest at Laroche Park. As part of the NAPKYN Family Fun Area, YOCISO took over the Rotunda to showcase newcomer youth programming and amazing spoken word, song and rap performances, arts, crafts, and play doh area, photo corner, henna, face painting and dance activities! We even had some Nanabush storytelling from Westfests own Candyrose Freeman! We all had a blast! Thank you to everyone who came by and learned a little bit more about OCISO!

YOCISO added 185 new photos to the album: YOCISO @ Westfest 2017 β€” at WESTFEST.

On June 3rd & 4th OCISO took part in Westfest at Laroche Park. As part of the NAPKYN Family Fun Area, YOCISO took over the Rotunda to showcase newcomer youth programming and amazing spoken word, song and rap performances, arts, crafts, and play doh area, photo corner, henna, face painting and dance activities! We even had some Nanabush storytelling from Westfest's own Candyrose Freeman! We all had a blast! Thank you to everyone who came by and learned a little bit more about OCISO!
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ATTENTION YOUTH: the newcomer youth center will be closed today June 5th. We will come back tomorrow and continue as usual!

Happy Monday
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YOCISO at Westfest today and tomorrow! Check out live performances by Broken English and fun activities!!
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YOCISO added an event.

YOCISO's youth center has produced an amazing new collective of young artists, going by the collective name of BROKEN ENGLISH.

The collective is composed of newcomer and 1st generation youth who carry a strong passion for telling their stories through poetry and hip hop.
The group is composed of
Tarius B
Prince Explicit
Blazeee
Young 6
King OG
MylowKing

They will be showcasing their new songs produced at the YOCISO center, facilitated by artist educator Sergio Guerra aka HYF.

The schedule as follows
Saturday, June 3rd
11:45 AM - 11:55 - Prince Explicit & Blazeee
12:45 PM - 12:55 PM - Young 6 & KingOG
1:45 PM - 1:45 PM - MyLowKing

Sunday, June 4th
11:45 AM - 11:55 - Broken English Collective
12:45 PM - 12:55 PM - Special Guests
1:45 PM - 1:45 PM - Tarius B


We would love for you to join us and support the squad. They have something special for you and you don't want to miss it.

This is young brilliance at it's finest.
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YOCISO was live.

Art nights
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YOCISO was live.

Yociso expression night
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A big thank for all the amazing community members who participated and made this exchange happen :)

YOCISO added 16 new photos to the album: Idea Lab : Youth Opportunity Fund β€” at YOCISO.

A big thank for all the amazing community members who participated and made this exchange happen πŸ™‚
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We had an awesome time hosting the race this year :) thank you for all participants and organizers who made this event happen :)

YOCISO added 7 new photos to the album: The Amazing Youth Race 2017 β€” at YOCISO.

We had an awesome time hosting the race this year πŸ™‚ thank you for all participants and organizers who made this event happen πŸ™‚
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YOCISO is looking for volunteers to support the OCISO Rotunda during Westfest in the Napkyn Family Fun Zone on Sat Jun 3rd and Sun Jun 4th. We need help with arts and craft activities, face painting, photo corner and performances from 10am to 5pm. All ages welcome! Please send your resume to Christy at chetienne@ociso.org or call 613-725-5671 ext 346 for more information! 
*If you are interested in volunteering in YOCISO afterschool programs, please let me know in your email as well.

YOCISO is looking for volunteers to support the OCISO Rotunda during Westfest in the Napkyn Family Fun Zone on Sat Jun 3rd and Sun Jun 4th. We need help with arts and craft activities, face painting, photo corner and performances from 10am to 5pm. All ages welcome! Please send your resume to Christy at chetienne@nullociso.org or call 613-725-5671 ext 346 for more information!
*If you are interested in volunteering in YOCISO afterschool programs, please let me know in your email as well.
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Today at 4 PM! Make sure to show up on time. 

Ontario Trillium Foundations, Youth Opportunities fund, is hosting an ideas lab @ YOCISO ! This is a space to discuss issues youre passionate about and get into designing an initiative to address those issues.... ALSO a chance to learn more about the Youth Opportunities fund and how you can get your initiative funded 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/yof-ideas-lab-ottawa-tickets-34058667391

Today at 4 PM! Make sure to show up on time.

Ontario Trillium Foundation's, Youth Opportunities fund, is hosting an ideas lab @ YOCISO ! This is a space to discuss issues you're passionate about and get into designing an initiative to address those issues.... ALSO a chance to learn more about the Youth Opportunities fund and how you can get your initiative funded

www.eventbrite.ca/e/yof-ideas-lab-ottawa-tickets-34058667391
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ATTENTION: Drop-In Basketball at Rideau H.S. Cancelled today! See you next Thursday! ... See MoreSee Less

DROP-IN at Rideau cancelled tomorrow! See you next Thursday! ... See MoreSee Less

Celebrations and dancing the night away with choreographer Sudesh at the Newcomer Youth Centre! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hamza HamzaAwesome

3 months ago
Hamza Hamza

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Thank you Sudesh and Rebecca for choosing to do your placements with YOCISO! You both have been such amazing members of the team! We will all miss you!! Best of luck with all that is ahead! πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ And please come and visit us!!!!

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Thank you Sudesh and Rebecca for choosing to do your placements with YOCISO! You both have been such amazing members of the team! We will all miss you!! Best of luck with all that is ahead! πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ And please come and visit us!!!!
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Come today and tomorrow at 4:30 to be a part of the YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre Focus Group!!! 1800 Bank St, 3rd floor!! ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow (April 20) at 4:30pm & Friday (April 21) at 4:30pm we will be holding a Focus Group for newcomer youth who have been coming to the Youth Centre for the past year! Please come to share your experiences and thoughts about the Newcomer Youth Centre. Let us know what you've liked and ways we can improve! You don't have to come both days... pick either Thursday or Friday! Thank you and See you there!! ... See MoreSee Less

CORRECTION: Please send your resume to: chetienne@ociso.org.
YOCISO Tutor Project is looking for Volunteer Tutors for newcomer youth ages 13 - 21. Looking for tutors to support in English, Math, Science, and French. If you are interested in being a tutor, please send your resume to: chetienne@ociso.org

CORRECTION: Please send your resume to: chetienne@nullociso.org.
YOCISO Tutor Project is looking for Volunteer Tutors for newcomer youth ages 13 - 21. Looking for tutors to support in English, Math, Science, and French. If you are interested in being a tutor, please send your resume to: chetienne@nullociso.org
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Hamza HamzaAwesome

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YOCISO Tutor Project is looking for Volunteer Tutors for newcomer youth ages 13 - 21. Looking for tutors to support in English, Math, Science, and French. If you are interested in being a tutor, please send your resume to: chetienne@ociso.org

YOCISO Tutor Project is looking for Volunteer Tutors for newcomer youth ages 13 - 21. Looking for tutors to support in English, Math, Science, and French. If you are interested in being a tutor, please send your resume to: chetienne@nullociso.org ... See MoreSee Less

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A Week of Employment support and Upgrades a week full of joy, laughter and learning, thank you to all the youth who came and had fun with us πŸ™‚

A Week of Employment support and Upgrades 
a week full of joy, laughter and learning, thank you to all the youth who came and had fun with us :)

YOCISO added 58 new photos to the album: March Break Week β€” at YOCISO.

A Week of Employment support and Upgrades
a week full of joy, laughter and learning, thank you to all the youth who came and had fun with us πŸ™‚
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Thank you all that came out for the CCR (Canadian Council for Refugees) and participated in all the fun activities!

Thank you all that came out for the CCR (Canadian Council for Refugees) and participated in all the fun activities!

YOCISO added 8 new photos.

Thank you all that came out for the CCR (Canadian Council for Refugees) and participated in all the fun activities!
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Hamza HamzaThat's awesome

4 months ago
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YOCISO Youth-Led Workshop with Tasfia Sakura Hossain
Check out some highlights from yesterdays Youth-Led Workshop facilitated by the talented and kind Tasfia Sakura Hossain. It's important that we support and empower the talent that is overflowing within our communities. Thank you to everyone who attended, check out the video with an added bonus using beats from grandmaster beatmaker Jeepz.
Give Thanks. ART heals. ART connects. ART says shat cannot be pronounced.
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This Wednesday, March 29th, we will hosting a marble paint workshop, facilitated by Tasfia Sakura Hossain. Her art has been up at the youth center the month of March and people have been racing about the versatility, expertise and vision. She sold almost half of her paintings at the womens day celebration. 

Bring yourselves. No materials needed. Come and learn an amazing artistic technique and be around some amazing people. 

FREE
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
1800 Bank St. 3rd Floor
Newcomer youth centre 
Ages 13-21

The painting below was done by our talented facilitator Tasfia Hossain. 

See you all there!

This Wednesday, March 29th, we will hosting a marble paint workshop, facilitated by Tasfia Sakura Hossain. Her art has been up at the youth center the month of March and people have been racing about the versatility, expertise and vision. She sold almost half of her paintings at the women's day celebration.

Bring yourselves. No materials needed. Come and learn an amazing artistic technique and be around some amazing people.

FREE
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
1800 Bank St. 3rd Floor
Newcomer youth centre
Ages 13-21

The painting below was done by our talented facilitator Tasfia Hossain.

See you all there!
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Check out the video made by the youth who participate in the Newcomer Youth Centre! "Newcomer Youth Voice", part of the Newcomer Youth Civic Engagement (NYCE) Project funded by Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR). Photos of consultation meetings and video creating process coming soon!
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This video was created by a group of youth organized by YOCISO (Youth Program of Ottawa Community Immigrant Services) with a grant provided by the Canadian C...

Tonight at 4:00 PM SHARP!

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Tonight at 4:00 PM SHARP!
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YOCISO March Break!!! Too much fun!!! And so many got help with resumes, interview skills, job search and money management!!! Thank you to everyone who came this week! You are all awesome!!!!

YOCISO added 3 new photos.

YOCISO March Break!!! Too much fun!!! And so many got help with resumes, interview skills, job search and money management!!! Thank you to everyone who came this week! You are all awesome!!!!
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OCISO new service : Mental Health Outreach

Do you need to talk to someone ?
This is a great place to start, get in touch with us :)

OCISO new service : Mental Health Outreach

Do you need to talk to someone ?
This is a great place to start, get in touch with us πŸ™‚
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Do you need help with your resume, job search, or interview skills practice? Want a space for fun and free activities and games? Come to YOCISO March Break!!! Monday, March 13 - FRIDAY, March 17 from 1-5pm at 1800 Bank St, 3rd Floor! Check out the calendar for the week!!

Do you need help with your resume, job search, or interview skills practice? Want a space for fun and free activities and games? Come to YOCISO March Break!!! Monday, March 13 - FRIDAY, March 17 from 1-5pm at 1800 Bank St, 3rd Floor! Check out the calendar for the week!! ... See MoreSee Less