Helping newcomers
realize their full potential

Catholic Centre for Immigrants – Ottawa

How We Help

We have been helping newcomers to Ottawa settle and integrate into their new community for more than 65 years. We help them feel at home and safe. You can help.

Events for Newcomers
Settlement Services
Connecting to Community

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How You Can Help

When you help a newcomer family in Ottawa, you are making an investment in Canada’s future. You are helping some of our most vulnerable residents thrive. Here’s how you can help today!

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Canada on record immigration pace

As of August 22, Canada has welcomed about 300,000 new permanent residents. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser boasted last week that Canada has hit the 300,000 mark earlier this year than any other year. Since Confederation in 1867, Canada has welcomed more than...

Settlement services expanded in Eastern Ontario

August 23, 2022 — Cornwall, Ontario — Newcomers to Canada play a crucial role in our country’s future and our economic recovery from the pandemic. They enrich our communities, and they work every day to create jobs, care for our loved ones and support local...

Hockey helps Syrian newcomer

It's not a stretch to say hockey rejuvenated Faihaa's spirit. The widowed mother of two had fled Syria and its brutal civil war, finding refuge in Jordan for four years before coming to Canada. But after one month, she wasn't sure if she had made the right decision....

Conference Board says services need to be nimble

Canada recently announced plans to bring an unlimited number of Ukrainians to Canada on a three-year visa with the right to work while they are here. It’s an exciting and new plan for humanitarian migration. It also raises an important question. How do we deliver on...

Illustration of a young person with face paint to math the colour of the Ukrainian flag.