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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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Welcome Groups to help refugees

Welcome Groups to help refugees

Getting settled in a new country is easier when you have friends. The Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) has partnered with Together Project and COSTI Immigrant Services to invite volunteers to form Welcome Groups. These groups will be matched with...

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Thank you, Dow Honda

Thank you, Dow Honda

It was a thank you that came with a free breakfast. The Catholic Centre for Immigrants recently thanked their volunteers and sponsors with a free breakfast of pancakes and sausages with the help of Dow Honda. This is the second year Dow Honda has graciously organized...

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Finding work in nation’s capital

Finding work in nation’s capital

Settlement Online Pre-Arrival Program is offered jointly by the Catholic Centre for Immigrants and World Skills. The program delivers a series of online courses to new immigrants in Canada or immigrants who are destined for Canada. These online courses help newcomers...

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Syrian effort honoured

Syrian effort honoured

Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) Executive Director Carl Nicholson was part of a group that received the United Way Community Builder of the Year Award. At a ceremony at City Hall on March 2, the Ottawa Syrian Refugee Response Leaders’ Coalition was honoured for...

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Tax clinics for newcomers

Tax clinics for newcomers

Newcomers to Ottawa might think there are only four seasons in Ottawa – winter, summer, spring and fall. But we know there is a fifth season. We call it tax season. Navigating your way through the Canadian tax code can be confusing at times if you don't have a lot of...

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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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