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Catholic Centre for Immigrants – Ottawa

CCI Ottawa welcomes Afghan citizens


Since late August, CCI Ottawa has been welcoming Afghan citizens to the nation’s capital. Currently, they are being cared for by our Reception House staff and located at a nearby hotel. Our first priority is to find them housing. If you have, or know of, a home for rent, please contact us at 613-232-9634.

Please note: We are unable to accept donations of clothing, furniture or small household items.

Many members of the community have reached out with a variety of questions. Please refer to this FAQ for details about volunteering or donating.

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!

Planned Giving

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.

Settlement Services
Connecting to Community

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Thank you IRC

A big thank you to Islamic Relief Canada. The organization has made CCI Ottawa one of the recipients of its Share Your Warmth initiative.

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Minister Mendicino marks Citizenship Week

Ottawa, May 17, 2021 — The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today issued the following statement to mark Citizenship Week: “Today, Canadians celebrate the start of Citizenship Week, a time to express...

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Do you want to learn more about what we do at CCI Ottawa? Check our videos and photo galleries to get a glimpse of what we do every day to help newcomers feel at home in Ottawa.

Photo Galleries

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A Community Approach

The Catholic Centre for Immigrants is located in the Centre Bruyere for Immigrants building. This building is also home to several other agencies that help newcomers.

World Skills
Immigrant Women Services Ottawa
Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre

Contact Us

CCI Ottawa has been helping newcomers settle and adapt to life in Ottawa for more than 65 years. During this time, many residents of Ottawa have reached out to us to offer their support. We have also collaborated with a multitude of organizations that support our mission. If you are looking to reach someone at CCI, you can call 613-232-9634 or click on the appropriate link below.

I am a newcomer and need services
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