Mission

Statement of Mission and Principles

THE CATHOLIC CENTRE FOR IMMIGRANTS

  • promotes and facilitates the reception of newcomers to Canada
  • sensitizes the community to address newcomers’ needs and invites it to respond
  • assists newcomers to realize their full potential in Canadian Society

WE ARE GUIDED BY THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPLES:

  • commitment to social justice in all policies, programs and services
  • provision of assistance to newcomers regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical ability
  • use of approaches that are empowering, client-centered, and that address the physical, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of the person
  • recognition of the central importance of the human resources of the Centre – volunteers, staff and members
  • commitment to provide services in both official languages
  • provision of multilingual services to newcomers
  • commitment to work with related agencies, community organizations, and various faith groups, especially the parishes of the area, and
  • accountability to stakeholders – funders, creditors and the community-at-large

OUR SERVICES TO NEWCOMERS INCLUDE:

  • temporary accommodations and housing assistance
  • orientation about education, employment, health and other topics to help navigate life in Canada
  • help with immigration documents and processes
  • referrals and support to access other services
  • help to connect and contribute to their new community
  • assistance to improve fluency in English or French
  • special programs for youth
  • counselling

Immigrants represent almost one quarter of the population of the City of Ottawa.

Welcoming Newcomers to Ottawa since 1954

CCI Ottawa celebrated our 60th anniversary in 2014. Your contribution as a Donor, Member, or Volunteer tells us that you value the work we do together to integrate newcomers from every part of the world.

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