COVID 19 resources
for Ottawa newcomers

Catholic Centre for Immigrants – Ottawa

A message to our community about COVID 19


We are committed to maintaining critical and essential services to clients. As the COVID 19 situation continues to evolve around the world and in Canada, the Catholic Centre for Immigrants is following the advice of Public Health Officials to ensure the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and clients.

Here is an update regarding actions we are taking to respond to the COVID 19 situation:

  • Effective immediately, we are discontinuing in-person services and closing the office to clients until further notice. Our staff are working from home and will be providing services remotely. Clients can access services by calling our reception desk at 613-232-9634 and the receptionist will direct their call to appropriate staff.
  • CCI has made changes to the Volunteer Program and activities in response to social distancing. Click Here to stay up to date on CCI’s Volunteer Program or find out how you can get involved.
  • Our Management Team will continue to work on site to ensure we can continue our vital business operations.
  • We are continuing to monitor information from Public Health Officials and take appropriate precautions as per their advice.

We encourage our clients and volunteers to stay up to date by reading the COVID 19 information that is available from Ottawa Public Health, the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada. Please refer to the following links:

  1. Ottawa Public Health Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Web Site
  2. Government of Ontario Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) Web Page
  3. Government of Canada Coronavirus Disease (COVID 19) Web Page

We thank you for your patience and support as we work to ensure community health and safety. We will provide regular updates with information that has an an impact on CCI programs and services.


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