Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) serving more than 11,000 immigrants and refugees annually in Ottawa since 1978.
It's #WelcomingOttawaWeek! đź’š How will you be celebrating Ottawa's diversity and the incredible contributions of newcomers? Free events đź‘‰ https://t.co/OTN6lhmmbv #WOW19 @OLIP_PLIO
Occasional Paper #44: Migrant Integration in Cities: Learning from Others
A SPECIAL @ForumFed pub. for @IMC_2019
Leslie Seidle explores how cities are innovating and providing examples for others in migrant integration!
@OLIP_PLIO @IMC_2019 @OttCatholicSB @OCSBContEd @OttawaOCISO Point of entry services such as those offered at the Family Welcome Centre @OCSBContEd provide newcomers with info & tools that help them navigate new systems with agency and voice #WOW19 #voice #agency #equity @MarianneKayed
Just days away from The Kindness of Strangers - perfect time to say THANK YOU to our partners and supporters, who are making this amazing night possible. Generous folks like @allsaintsottawa, opening their gorgeous space to us! Get your tickets here: https://t.co/hcIusUoPUP
This year, he initiated a program for newcomer youth through the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization called Wrestling With Champions. Every Wednesday and Friday, about a dozen boys ages 10 to 18 learn from him at @OttawaOCISO's Newcomer Youth Centre in #Ottawa South.
Mohammed Al-Krad arrived in #Ottawa in 2016 as a #refugee from Syria and soon after began coaching #wrestling as a way to become part of his new home. His story became the focus of an award-winning @tvo short documentary.
More Than A Refugee
Mohammed Al-Krad uses sport to become part of his new community in Ottawa in this short doc by Lewis Gordon.
Get your free tickets before theyâ€™re gone! Tonight at 6 pm, join @HeritageOttawa for their French-language tour of Chinatown! https://t.co/jqoBUzE3jz #WOW19 #Ottawa
Celebrating Cultures in our Community-June 18-29
Tastes of the Middle East, Henna Art, African stories, songs & dance, Latin American music & dance, build an Inukshuk! Presented in conjonction with @OLIP_PLIO Welcoming Ottawa Week! #WOW19
https://t.co/Cto6HnaHcW #Ottawa #Ottville
Happening this morning! It's #WOW19 - Welcoming #Ottawa Week 2019 - & we're running some events. Join us for a Community Picnic today from 9:30am - 1:30pm. Celebrate the end of the school year with us at Mooneyâ€™s Bay. https://t.co/kctZHtxLdg
Happening tomorrow (June 21st) morning! It's #WOW19 - Welcoming #Ottawa Week 2019 - & we're running some events. Join us for a Community Picnic tomorrow from 9:30am - 1:30pm. Celebrate the end of the school year with us at Mooneyâ€™s Bay. https://t.co/kctZHtPm4O
The @RefugeeHub will cover settlement costs of those sponsored through the BVOR program until Aug 31st. Over 1000 refugees are waiting for sponsors! https://t.co/1WTFUCsbi1 #WorldRefugeeDay (Please share!)
Do you need help studying for exams? We got you! Today, Thursday, from 5-7 YOCISO will be hosting a study session! Come prepared with specific questions and your textbooks.
Contribute to the creation of a multifaceted, collective action plan for equity and anti-racism in Ottawa. Register to join us tomorrow for a discussion about creating an equitable city with @CentretownCHC , @EquityOttawa and @ONTrillium https://t.co/PuZBFnBlAx #WOW19 #Ottawa
Bring your lunch, a blanket, a frisbee, your kidsâ€”everything but the ants! Join @OttawaOCISO for a summer picnic at Mooneyâ€™s Bay tomorrow from 9:30am to 1:30 pm. Meet us at the kids' swings. https://t.co/2uNIEI7lbq #WOW19 #Ottawa
After the picnic lunch tomorrow, stay at Mooneyâ€™s Bay with the youth of @OttawaOCISO for music performances, arts and crafts, and even learn some wrestling moves with 12-time Syrian Champion Mohammed Al Krad! https://t.co/nHID2eiCSh #WOW19 #Ottawa
It's #WOW19 - Welcoming #Ottawa Week 2019 - & we're running some events. Join us for a Community Picnic on June 21st. Celebrate the end of the school year with us at Mooneyâ€™s Bay. https://t.co/kctZHtPm4O
On this #WorldRefugeeDay, with more displaced people than ever, remember that you have the power to make a difference. One person, one actâ€” they all add up to big impact. Let @sophiajeanlowe tell you how she did it â€” or ask us about the many ways you can, too! email@example.com
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“It's #RefugeeDay and I wrote a thing in the @OttawaCitizen to share my experience with #refugeesponsorship and the #bvorfund. #withrefugees h...
We all need to hear the good stories in difficult times. Join us at The Kindness of Strangers for inspiring, energizing talks on this very theme! https://t.co/fgdlApJ82l
Kindness of Strangers 2019
You're invited to hear a lineup of dynamic speakers tackle central questions and practical solutions for connecting with others in this polarized time...
đź‡¨đź‡¦ Canadian cities are made stronger & more connected when they welcome refugees. This #WorldRefugeeDay, ask your city to sign on to the UNHCR Statement of Solidarity #WithRefugees.
âśŤ Sign the petition today: https://t.co/MWEmJFopFt