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In Memoriam: Lucya Spencer

In Memoriam: Lucya Spencer

Lucya Spencer, a pioneer in providing services to immigrant women and children, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Ms. Spencer, the former executive director and co-founder of the Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO), was an outstanding leader...

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Tax clinics coming soon

Tax clinics coming soon

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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Syrians join concert for peace

Syrians join concert for peace

Several Syrian children took part in a concert featuring Thirteen Strings and soprano Miriam Khalil. It was billed as a concert for peace. The concert, held at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, was an opportunity to recognize and include Syrian refugee families who...

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Career Prep with the help of SOPA

Career Prep with the help of SOPA

When Mehul Patel decided he wanted to come to Canada to find work, he knew he needed to learn about the Canadian business environment. That’s where the Settlement Online Pre-Arrival program helped. It’s a program provided in cooperation by the Catholic Centre for...

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It is the best ‘job’ I have ever had!

It is the best ‘job’ I have ever had!

(Photo left to right: Kim Davison, Kadijah, Wafaa Aun, and Nadia Almeshal) “Remember the words ‘snow storm!’  When you hear these words you know that it will be very cold and that the snow will slow everything down and there might not be any school buses…” This...

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UN Secretary General visits CCI

UN Secretary General visits CCI

“A once in a lifetime opportunity.” That’s how CCI Executive Director Carl Nicholson characterized the informal visit of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the Catholic Centre for Immigrants on Thursday, February 11. Seven Syrian refugee families who had...

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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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