About us

The Catholic Centre for Immigrants has been welcoming newcomers in Ottawa since 1954. We help refugees and immigrants settle and integrate into Canadian society. We want every newcomer to reach their full potential. We provide programs and services to all newcomers regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical ability.
Read more here about mission and principles.
Read more here about our history


Catholic Centre for Immigrants Foundation
CCIF’s exclusive mandate is to raise money in support of the work of CCI in a manner that is consistent with the character, vision and values of the organization. A key characteristic of the character and vision of the organization is a commitment to serve all immigrants and refugees, irrespective of their religious affiliation. Visit the CCIF website.

8069697 Canada Centre (CC8) is a Canadian registered charity which supports The Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) by providing space and financial donations in support of the CCI mission.  CC8 owns and manages three buildings: the Bruyère Centre for Immigrants, Maison Sophia Reception House and Welcome House. All three buildings are used by CCI to provide services to immigrant and refugee newcomers. Visit the CC8 website.

Community Integration Network
The Community Integration Network (CIN) is a service from the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). In consultation with IRCC and in collaboration with the service providers, CIN offers program coordination and develops/gathers tools and resources to support the effective delivery of services focused on building community connections. This includes Community Connections programs, Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) and Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP). Visit the CIN website.



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The Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) is committed to protecting the privacy of its clients, donors, volunteers, employees, and other stakeholders. We value the trust of those we deal with and we recognize that maintaining this trust requires we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information you choose to share with us. Read the full policy here.



Please click here to see a selection of our annual reports and financial statements


Board of Directors

Please click here for a full list of our Board of Directors