Louise, our long-time volunteer

Louise, our long-time volunteer

It was 20 years ago when Louise Crandall volunteered with Local Host, a program at the Catholic Centre for Immigrants. A lot has changed in those 20 years. But what hasn’t changed is how Louise feels about volunteering. “What is interesting about volunteering is you...
Employment services help youth

Employment services help youth

By Megan Russell Do you remember looking for your first job? You might have felt nervous or frustrated as you spent hours perfecting your resume, writing cover letters and preparing for interviews. Now imagine you are new to Ottawa and you need a job. You have limited...
Marko marks 20 years in Ottawa

Marko marks 20 years in Ottawa

One of the fondest memories Marko has of his first week in Canada is playing soccer while living at Reception House. Marko was 12 years old when he came to Canada with his mother and father as refugees. They had fled Bosnia looking for a new beginning and a peaceful...
CHEO’s expands newcomer network

CHEO’s expands newcomer network

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario has launched a new project that is focused on breaking down barriers face by newcomers. The barriers some newcomers face when accessing health care include language and cultural differences. Newcomers also understandably have...
Working with youth to find jobs

Working with youth to find jobs

Newcomers to Ottawa all have one thing in common. They want to give back to their community as soon as possible. That’s true of youth newcomers as well. That’s why the Catholic Centre for Immigrants Youth Program has a job program that helps young people get ready for...

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