Video showcases refugee lives

Video showcases refugee lives

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has produced a wonderful and heart-warming video featuring several refugee families. Some of the people you see in the video were clients of the Catholic Centre for Immigrants.  The video was produced for World Refugee...
Matching up with mentors

Matching up with mentors

As with many newcomers to Ottawa, Majid Al Yamoory, turned to the Catholic Centre for Immigrants’ Matching Program for help in adapting and integrating into to his new life. Through this program, the 74 year-old civil engineer from Iraq was paired with Bruce Grant and...
Cleo becoming a family doctor

Cleo becoming a family doctor

When Cleo was a little girl in Taiwan, she dreamed of being a doctor. She studied hard and one day realized her dream. But when she moved to Canada with her husband, that dream almost died … until she connected with the Catholic Centre for Immigrants. Thanks to our...
Wage increase to help newcomers

Wage increase to help newcomers

It was a packed house at the Catholic Centre for Immigrants when two Liberal MPPs stopped by to talk about the impact a new minimum wage will have on immigrants in Ottawa. Yasir Naqvi and John Fraser, along with CCI Ottawa Executive Director Carl Nicholson, spoke to a...
Newcomers at Race Weekend

Newcomers at Race Weekend

Being an avid runner for almost 30 years, how would I remember one of my slowest races? Despite the pain I endured during the 10K at the 2017 Ottawa Race Weekend, it will come down as one of my most memorable ones. And it’s not just for the beautiful medal...
Mentors help newcomers thrive

Mentors help newcomers thrive

Everyone can benefit from a helping hand now and again. Sometimes that helping hand takes the form a mentor. A mentor is someone who has been there before you and can guide you through that next stage of your life or career. At Catholic Centre for Immigrants, our...

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