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Child and Youth Counselling

Child and Youth Counselling

OCISO’s Counselling Program is uniquely equipped to provide counselling services to the immigrant and refugee population in Ottawa. We offer clinical counselling to culturally diverse clients with migration and culture-related issues. Children and Youth Counsellors provide short term counselling to immigrant and refugee children, youth and their families. We employ a wide variety of intervention techniques, which allow for a culturally responsive therapeutic process. We do not just “respect” our client’s culture – we incorporate that culture into the therapeutic process. These services can be provided at OCISO locations, virtually or out in community spaces such as schools. Clients are provided 6-8 sessions as well as connections to other service providers to help adress their settlement needs. 

Eligibility - open to permanent residents and limited capacity to all other immigrant classes 

Current Languages: English, Arabic and Urdu.

If interested please contact

Laura Coverett

[email protected]
613-725-5671 ext 337


Counselling Service Request Form

Counselling Service Request Form

Referral Source Details (If you are filling out this form on behalf of the client)

Please note that OCISO's Counselling Services is legally required to keep health information confidential. We will not release any information without written permission from the client, except to protect you or others from immediate harm; when ordered by a court to do so (subpoena); or required by law (eg. protecting children from abuse). Your counsellor will explain our confidentiality policy to you when you meet, as well as the limits mentioned above. They can also answer any questions you have about the privacy of your health care information. 

Thank you for filling out the Counselling Service Request Form. When submitted, you/client will be added to our wait list to be assigned a counsellor. Although wait times will vary, on average client’s will be contacted by their counsellor to begin counselling, in 6-8 weeks. We appreciate your patience at this time. If you have any questions please contact our Mental Health Outreach Worker:  

[email protected] 

613-725-5671 extension 337 

Please note: due to high numbers of requests and inquires, we appreciate your patience as we get back to you.

Client Details

Alternative Contact Information

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OCISO Staff Only

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