Beats Beat The Police: Panel Discussion and a Hip-Hop Show

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Beats Beat The Police: Panel Discussion and a Hip-Hop Show

Mar 15, 6:00pm

Arts Court

Join us on March 15 for a free feast, panel discussion on ending the violence of policing and a DOPE Hip-Hop show! The panel will feature speakers from Justice for Abdihraman, the Canadian Union of P...

DJ/Turntablism Program for Newcomer and Refugee Youth

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Next Monday! February 27, it starts again. Pass this along to your networks. Thanks!
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DJ/Turntablism Program for Newcomer and Refugee Youth

Feb 27, 4:00pm

1800 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1V 0W3, Canada

The workshop series is for newcomer, refugee or 1st generation youth interested in learning the art of being a DJ. The art form has been popularized with the surge in electronic music. It is a great w...

DJ/Turntablism Program for Newcomer and Refugee Youth

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DJ/Turntablism Program for Newcomer and Refugee Youth

Feb 27, 4:00pm

1800 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1V 0W3, Canada

The workshop series is for newcomer, refugee or 1st generation youth interested in learning the art of being a DJ. The art form has been popularized with the surge in electronic music. It is a great w...

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Check out our schedule for next week! We have an amazing week of programs. We would like to thank everyone in the community who has shared, spread the word, supported and cheered us on during our laun...

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Check out our schedule for next week! We have an amazing week of programs. We would like to thank everyone in the community who has shared, spread the word, supported and cheered us on during our launch of our newcomer youth center. We cant do this without you. 
Please share this with anyone you think could benefit. Its so important we help youth navigate their migration experience. So much of our stance on other issues can be told by how we treat the youth, how we value them, how we listen to them. 

Keep in mind, Wednesdays at 5, we open the center to guest and visitors to join us for our circle conversations. We welcome everyone to join and meet some incredible people. 

Thank you and have a great week.

Check out our schedule for next week! We have an amazing week of programs. We would like to thank everyone in the community who has shared, spread the word, supported and cheered us on during our launch of our newcomer youth center. We can't do this without you.
Please share this with anyone you think could benefit. It's so important we help youth navigate their migration experience. So much of our stance on other issues can be told by how we treat the youth, how we value them, how we listen to them.

Keep in mind, Wednesday's at 5, we open the center to guest and visitors to join us for our circle conversations. We welcome everyone to join and meet some incredible people.

Thank you and have a great week.
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Tomorrow! Thursday February 16th, A great opportunity you dont want to miss. Canadian Council for Refugees Youth Network and YOCISO are calling for all newcomer youth to participate in a consultation regarding barriers confronting newcomer youth. The two sessions (next one is February 23) are mandatory if you want to be eligible to travel to Winnipeg to the National gathering. 

Food will be provided by Aunt Thelmas which is guaranteed to be unforgettable. 

Thursday, February 16th
1800 Bank St. 3rd Floor 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

See You Tomorrow

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Tomorrow! Thursday February 16th, A great opportunity you don't want to miss. Canadian Council for Refugees Youth Network and YOCISO are calling for all newcomer youth to participate in a consultation regarding barriers confronting newcomer youth. The two sessions (next one is February 23) are mandatory if you want to be eligible to travel to Winnipeg to the National gathering.

Food will be provided by Aunt Thelma's which is guaranteed to be unforgettable.

Thursday, February 16th
1800 Bank St. 3rd Floor
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

See You Tomorrow

OCISO Career Mentorship Program Ociso Linc Ottawa Catholic Schools (OCSB) Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Refugee613/Réfugié613
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It's happening TODAY at 4pm! Every Monday come and learn how to DJ with the amazing DJ PRUFROCK! Don't let the snow keep you down! It's time for "THE GETDOWN"! See you at 1800 Bank St, 3rd Floor! ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow: Wednesday, February 8th the YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre is CLOSED! We will be back on Thurs. Feb 9th! ... See MoreSee Less

We  are very excited to announce a new program at the NEWcomer Youth Centre. The hard working and amazingly powerful Roua Al aka Philoso-fire will be offering a FREE spoken word workshop for newcomer girls. The workshops will run every Tuesday at 6:00 PM starting on February 14th. This workshop is open to all females ages 13 - 19 and runs for a total of 9 weeks. This is an great way to continue learn english, gain further mastery of the language (for all you 1st generation youth out there) or just improve your writing skills. 

If your interested please see details in the poster below or send us an email at youth@ociso.org 

Have a great day!

We are very excited to announce a new program at the NEWcomer Youth Centre. The hard working and amazingly powerful Roua Awad aka Philoso-fire will be offering a FREE spoken word workshop for newcomer girls. The workshops will run every Tuesday at 6:00 PM starting on February 14th. This workshop is open to all females ages 13 - 19 and runs for a total of 9 weeks. This is an great way to continue learn english, gain further mastery of the language (for all you 1st generation youth out there) or just improve your writing skills.

If your interested please see details in the poster below or send us an email at youth@nullociso.org

Have a great day!
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Check this out! New program schedule at the Youth Centre - 1800 Bank St, 3rd floor!

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YOCISO shared AJ+'s Palestinian Teenage Rappers.

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These Palestinian teenagers are fighting for their freedom ... using rap.

2017 Youth Career Fair

YOCISO shared Somali Centre for Family Services's event.

Check it out . Loud and clear, you have to go out there and find the jobs. They won't come and find you!
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2017 Youth Career Fair

Feb 8, 1:30pm

Somali Centre for Family Services

Next Wednesday at Jim Durell Centre SCFS in partnership with Canadian Friends of Somalia and City Of Ottawa are hosting a job fair for youth summer employment. This Career Fair is targeted to High Sch...

Check this out! YOCISO's Newcomer Youth Centre is up and running this week Monday to Friday 3:30 - 7:30pm! Come visit us 1800 Bank St, 3rd floor! Come check out these photos!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Drop-In Basketball TODAY from 6 - 8 pm at Rideau High School gym! See you there!

YOCISO feeling excited.

Drop-In Basketball TODAY from 6 - 8 pm at Rideau High School gym! See you there!
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REMINDER: YOCISO Youth Centre is BACK this week! Come join us at 1800 Bank St, 3rd floor 3:30 to 7:30pm!

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REMINDER: YOCISO Youth Centre is BACK this week! Come join us at 1800 Bank St, 3rd floor 3:30 to 7:30pm!
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We wish all those busy with exams the best of luck and success. In case you are done early or need a small break for the study grind, our NEWCOMER YOUTH CENTER reopens on Monday! Here's the schedule p...

Free info session - Come check us out!

YOCISO shared Capital DJ Academy's event.

Interested in learning more about DJing and getting to know others who share the same? Attend this info session. Great people, amazing way to learn. Capital DJ Academy
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Free info session - Come check us out!

Jan 26, 7:00pm

Capital DJ Academy

Interested in taking some DJ lessons? Why not join us this Thursday for the intro class of our signature Club DJ Certificate Program? Meet our instructors, see our space, and meet others in Ottawa who...

We wish all those busy with exams the best of luck and success. In case you are done early or need a small break for the study grind, our NEWCOMER YOUTH CENTER reopens on Monday! Heres the schedule planned for the welcome back week! 

If you are a newcomer or refugee youth, if youre parents are from another land, if you consider yourself an immigrant and are aged 13 to 21, we welcome you to the space, YOUR space.

We wish all those busy with exams the best of luck and success. In case you are done early or need a small break for the study grind, our NEWCOMER YOUTH CENTER reopens on Monday! Here's the schedule planned for the welcome back week!

If you are a newcomer or refugee youth, if you're parents are from another land, if you consider yourself an immigrant and are aged 13 to 21, we welcome you to the space, YOUR space.
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The grant opening day of Newcomer Youth Center.

YOCISO added 59 new photos to the album: YOCISO Grant opening — at Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization.

The grant opening day of Newcomer Youth Center.
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A reminder. To register for this program please send us an email to youth@ociso.org 
Spread the word

A reminder. To register for this program please send us an email to youth@nullociso.org
Spread the word
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Just a reminder that Drop-In Basketball at Rideau High School Gym restarts NEXT THURSDAY January 26th 6-8pm! Free and for youth ages 14+

Just a reminder that Drop-In Basketball at Rideau High School Gym restarts NEXT THURSDAY January 26th 6-8pm! Free and for youth ages 14+ ... See MoreSee Less

Great opportunity if you live on the Lower town neighborhood.

YOCISO shared Awesome Arts's post.

Great opportunity if you live on the Lower town neighborhood.
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Looking forward to MASC Awesome Arts en folie workshops starting this week in Lowertown! Thanks to our partners at the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Ca...

Welcome Back Everyone! 

The deadline for the YOUTH FUTURES PROGRAM is quickly approaching (January 12th). Youth Futures is a 7 month leadership program for high school students agest 16-21. It provides post-secondary experience, a PAID summer employment placement and places you in the middle of an engaged community. In the past, YOCISO has supported youth who have been accepted to the program and seen the amazing opportunities they are provided with. Did we mention the program is free is you are accepted!?

We will be hosting two Youth Futures Information sessions where youth can receive more information about the program and get support in completing the application. 

The dates and times are as follows: 

Tuesday, January 10th
Woodroofe High School.
11:35 AM – 12:35 PM 
Room: 106

Thursday, January 12
YOCISO NEWCOMER YOUTH CENTRE
1800 Bank St. 
3:30PM – Presentation
4:30PM – 6:00 PM – Application Support 

For more information, please visit www.youth-futures.com

Welcome Back Everyone!

The deadline for the YOUTH FUTURES PROGRAM is quickly approaching (January 12th). Youth Futures is a 7 month leadership program for high school students agest 16-21. It provides post-secondary experience, a PAID summer employment placement and places you in the middle of an engaged community. In the past, YOCISO has supported youth who have been accepted to the program and seen the amazing opportunities they are provided with. Did we mention the program is free is you are accepted!?

We will be hosting two Youth Futures Information sessions where youth can receive more information about the program and get support in completing the application.

The dates and times are as follows:

Tuesday, January 10th
Woodroofe High School.
11:35 AM – 12:35 PM
Room: 106

Thursday, January 12
YOCISO NEWCOMER YOUTH CENTRE
1800 Bank St.
3:30PM – Presentation
4:30PM – 6:00 PM – Application Support

For more information, please visit www.youth-futures.com
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Heads up to everyone, the Newcomer Youth Centre is closed for the holidays! We will be coming back in January 2017! Wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday and Happy New Year!! ... See MoreSee Less

Rideau Drop-In Basketball CANCELLED today!
Sorry everyone, we will be back after the holidays on Thursday, January 19th from 6-8.
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im so happy and grateful to be part of this amazing team, such an amazing evening with inspiring women sharing their experience with the promising young generation of girl leaders

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i'm so happy and grateful to be part of this amazing team, such an amazing evening with inspiring women sharing their experience with the promising young generation of girl leaders <3 <3 <3
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On November 29th, YOCISO's welcomed 6 professional women and 11 youth girls to participate in the Girls Action Foundation National Career Day Dreams to Reality! We had a great time with lots of fun ac...

Heads up everyone. Youth Centre hours will be closed today. We will be open our regular hours tomorrow.(Tuesday). We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay warm and safe. ... See MoreSee Less

Tonight at the Newcomer Youth Centre amazing women and youth girls came together for the "Dreams to Reality: Newcomer Youth Girls Career Day"! We had fun, we learned from real Super Women in our communities about what it took for them to reach their goals and get to the careers they are in and how youth girls can do the same! Thank you to all the youth who came out! And thank you to the Mentors who shared their lived experiences and knowledge with us!! We all can make our Dreams a Reality!!! ... See MoreSee Less

On November 29th, YOCISOs welcomed 6 professional women and 11 youth girls to participate in the Girls Action Foundation National Career Day Dreams to Reality! We had a great time with lots of fun activities and discussions on how to answer the questions: What do you want to do after you graduate high school? What are some different careers available to you? So we had some fabulous SUPER WOMEN come in and share their experiences, stories, studies, job information and more! And the fantastic Super Women Nora Elmi gave a wonderful presentation on Volunteering and how it can open so many doors for you! With the help of the Girls Action Foundation we were able to have a great event and met so many amazing girls and women doing amazing things in the Ottawa community. Check out the photos!

YOCISO added 81 new photos to the album: YOCISO & Girls Action Foundation Newcomer Youth Girls Career Day — at YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre 1800 Bank St, 3rd Floor.

On November 29th, YOCISO's welcomed 6 professional women and 11 youth girls to participate in the Girls Action Foundation National Career Day Dreams to Reality! We had a great time with lots of fun activities and discussions on how to answer the questions: What do you want to do after you graduate high school? What are some different careers available to you? So we had some fabulous SUPER WOMEN come in and share their experiences, stories, studies, job information and more! And the fantastic Super Women Nora Elmi gave a wonderful presentation on Volunteering and how it can open so many doors for you! With the help of the Girls Action Foundation we were able to have a great event and met so many amazing girls and women doing amazing things in the Ottawa community. Check out the photos!
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ATTENTION LADIES-- Today is the day!!  Learn about your future career and what you can do to turn your Dreams to Reality.  Plus, come have a FREE DINNER!  Join us @ 1800 Bank St, 3rd Floor (YOCISOs Newcomer Youth Centre) for Fondation filles daction - Girls Action Foundation Newcomer Girls Career Day from 4:30pm - 7:30pm.  Registration is NOT required.  See you there!  You dont want to miss this FREE event!

ATTENTION LADIES-- Today is the day!! Learn about your future career and what you can do to turn your Dreams to Reality. Plus, come have a FREE DINNER! Join us @ 1800 Bank St, 3rd Floor (YOCISO's Newcomer Youth Centre) for Fondation filles d'action - Girls Action Foundation Newcomer Girls Career Day from 4:30pm - 7:30pm. Registration is NOT required. See you there! You don't want to miss this FREE event! ... See MoreSee Less

The wound is the place where the light enters you - Rumi 

How do you turn your pain into power? 

Everyday, many of us live with different kinds of pain. Whether from leaving our homes, being in a new place, not being understood, or missing the ones we love. It is important that we turn this feeling into something positive. No matter what youve been through, today is an opportunity to do something about it. 

Well be exploring this theme at tonights Theatre Group. 
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
1800 Bank St. 3rd Floor 

See you there!

"The wound is the place where the light enters you" - Rumi

How do you turn your pain into power?

Everyday, many of us live with different kinds of pain. Whether from leaving our homes, being in a new place, not being understood, or missing the one's we love. It is important that we turn this feeling into something positive. No matter what you've been through, today is an opportunity to do something about it.

We'll be exploring this theme at tonight's Theatre Group.
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
1800 Bank St. 3rd Floor

See you there!
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Community Grand Opening: YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre

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Community Grand Opening: YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre

Nov 30, 5:30pm

1800 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1V 0W3, Canada

This fall, Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization’s Youth Program (YOCISO) opened a Newcomer Youth Centre in a shared space at 1800 Bank Street (3rd Floor) with afterschool programming Mon...

Today we took some time to plant some seeds to make it through the winter with some foliage in our lives. Don't forget about our Open House , next Wednesday 5:30 PM on November 30th. Keep it hype. ... See MoreSee Less

Community Grand Opening: YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre

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Join us for the official Community Grand Opening of our Newcomer Youth Centre on Wednesday November 30th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm! Youth who have been accessing the centre will be providing us with a talent-filled evening with Musical Performances, Story-Telling, Poetry, Art Exhibits, Food and MORE!

Come celebrate and recognize the hard work of our Youth Program staff, volunteers, and the youth themselves who helped YOCISO grow over the past few years and bring this achievement together. We want to celebrate by inviting the community to meet and learn more about the ideas, experiences, and individuality of immigrant and refugee youth who are a part of the Ottawa community.
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Community Grand Opening: YOCISO Newcomer Youth Centre

Nov 30, 5:30pm

1800 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1V 0W3, Canada

This fall, Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization’s Youth Program (YOCISO) opened a Newcomer Youth Centre in a shared space at 1800 Bank Street (3rd Floor) with afterschool programming Mon...

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Some highlights from our first DJ workshop run by Prufrock and supported by House of PainT - UrbanArtFest. We have 7 spots left, if you know anyone who would be interested in learning the art of DJin...

Some highlights from our first DJ workshop run by Prufrock and supported by House of PainT - UrbanArtFest.
We have 7 spots left, if you know anyone who would be interested in learning the art of DJing and scratching , please let them know. Write us at sguerra@nullociso.org to register.
Going down every Thursday at 4:00 PM.
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Program Announcement! 

With the support of House of PainT - UrbanArtFest, we are excited to announce that we will be starting a new weekly DJ workshop program at our Youth Centre.  Celebrated National poetry champion and DJ PrufRock Shadowrunner will be guiding us every Thursday through the principles of Djing in the Hip Hop context. 

Goes down every Thursday at 4:00 PM. (STARTS TODAY) 
10 spots available so please email sguerra@ociso.org to reserve your spot. Please Spread the word to anyone you think would be interested. 

Our youth centre is dedicated to serving newcomer radicalized youth with space and opportunities to express themselves and give voice and legitimacy to their stories and take back their narrative.

Program Announcement!

With the support of House of PainT - UrbanArtFest, we are excited to announce that we will be starting a new weekly DJ workshop program at our Youth Centre. Celebrated National poetry champion and DJ PrufRock Shadowrunner will be guiding us every Thursday through the principles of Djing in the Hip Hop context.

Goes down every Thursday at 4:00 PM. (STARTS TODAY)
10 spots available so please email sguerra@nullociso.org to reserve your spot. Please Spread the word to anyone you think would be interested.

Our youth centre is dedicated to serving newcomer radicalized youth with space and opportunities to express themselves and give voice and legitimacy to their stories and take back their narrative.
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