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CCI client saves man’s life

CCI client saves man’s life

Yamah Gboluma was riding a crowded OC Transpo bus on July 24 , on her way to a job interview at a medical clinic, when a woman at the back started screaming for help. "He's dying. Someone help me!" the woman called out. Gboluma, who was a physician in her native...

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Youth thrive in Youth Futures

Youth thrive in Youth Futures

By Megan Russell Have you ever asked yourself: What am I going to do with my life? What is the right career path? Will I like what I’m doing? If so, you are not alone. Young people today continue to face these difficult decisions. In 2018, an overwhelming number of...

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Joy of supporting a newcomer

Joy of supporting a newcomer

Welcome Ottawa Week is celebrated from June 17 to June 30. One of the highlights is the naming of 10 Welcome Ottawa Week Ambassadors. One of this year's ambassadors is Maurice White, who was nominated by Ndusha Ruhune Freecare In doubles tennis, when one teammate goes...

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Helping others is happiness

Helping others is happiness

By Claudine Nduwimana Muhammad Khalil has been a volunteer at CCI for a little more than four years. Since coming to Canada as a refugee, he has found helping others a source of joy and a way to create lasting friendships. We talked to him about his volunteer...

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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...

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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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