About us

The Catholic Centre for Immigrants has been welcoming newcomers to Ottawa since 1954. We help refugees and immigrants settle and adapt to their new lives in Ottawa. We want them to feel at home and safe. 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.


Mission and Principles                 |                       Our history





Catholic Centre for Immigrants Foundation
CCIF’s exclusive mandate is to raise money to support the work of CCI. The Foundation share’s the CCI’s mission to serve all immigrants and refugees, irrespective of their religious affiliation. Visit the CCIF website.

8069697 Canada Centre (CC8) is a Canadian registered charity. It supports CCI by providing space and financial donations. 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 immigrants and refugees. 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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Board of Directors

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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.