Welcome to Ottawa!
How can we help you?
Welcome to CCI Ottawa
Visiting CCI Ottawa: All newcomers must visit reception first on the main floor.
Whether you are a new client or a returning client with an appointment, please check in with reception.
For new clients, you will meet with an intake officer. Service is first-come, first served.
For existing clients, check in with the receptionist who will contact your counsellor to confirm your appointment.
For new clients, you can also contact us by filling out this form.
How We Help
We have been helping newcomers to Ottawa settle and integrate into their new community for more than 65 years. We can help you feel at home. Below are some of the services we offer.
We need your help. Every day Ukrainian refugees are arriving in Ottawa. And they need a place to stay. We are looking for hosts who can temporarily provide accommodation to Ukrainian individuals, couples and families. Recently, we hired two Ukrainian newcomers to help us provide housing and other settlement services to other Ukrainian newcomers. They would love to connect with you. If you are interested in hosting a family, please fill out this form or please email us for more information. Together, we can build a more welcoming community.
I believe that whatever I have is God’s gift to me, and that whatever good that I do is my gift to God and to my fellow men. I came across the Catholic Centre for Immigrants on social media. There I learned that the centre is committed to helping newcomers, most...
My name is Akenga Rehani. I am a student at the University of Ottawa. My roots are from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and my feet are coming from those dusty and muddy houses of Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi. I have no doubts to mention this because that’s...
Every Wednesday evening, 40 women spend their afternoon on the main floor of CCI Ottawa -- sewing. Meanwhile, another group of old and young newcomers go skating every Thursday evening at Lansdowne Park. In late summer, Michael Tay just wrapped up a paddling course on...