Catholic Centre for Immigrants – Ottawa

Helping all refugees and immigrants realize their full potential in Canada


Become a volunteer like Ria

Volunteers make up the backbone of the work we do. Last year, more than 1,300 volunteers and sponsors helped the Catholic Centre for Immigrants deliver programs and services to more than 6,500 newcomers to Ottawa. Volunteers help newcomers learn a language, access...

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Become a monthly donor like Meiz

Monthly donations are crucial for an organization like the Catholic Centre for Immigrants. It's a predictable and stable source of funding.  More importantly, it lets the families we are helping know they are not forgotten. It takes some time to adjust to a new...

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Volunteer just like family member

In Turkish culture, the term “teyze” mean an incredible aunt, sort of a half-mother. After Omer Livvarcin moved from Turkey to Ottawa in September 2016 with his spouse and two sons, little did he know he would find a “teyze” in the form of Murielle Lemay. “We first...

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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...

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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...

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