Programs & Services

Programs are listed in alphabetical order. 

Career Transitions for Health Professionals

CCI, in partnership with World Skills, delivers the Career Transitions Program for internationally trained health care professionals. 
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Client Services

The Client Support Services Program (CSS) provides, by referral only, intensive support and settlement services to government assisted refugees (GARs). 
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Community Connections

The Community Connections Program encourages social, cultural and professional interactions between newcomers and the established community. It assists immigrants and refugees to become engaged and feel at home in Ottawa.
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Matching Program

The program provides one-on-one support to help newcomers adjust and integrate into life in Canada by introducing recent immigrants and refugees to established members of the Ottawa community.
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Pastoral Program

The Pastoral Program helps to link newcomers with their faith communities. 
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Reception House

Established in November 1988, Maison Sophia Reception House (formerly Maison Thérèse Dallaire) is a temporary, by referral only, residential facility for government assisted refugees (GARs) and refugee claimants.
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Seniors Circles

Seniors Circles is a program that brings together isolated seniors who want to improve their English language skills and make friends. 
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Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA)

CCI and World Skills are proud to be co-providers for Ontario of the Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) Program. The main purpose of this initiative is to deliver a series of online courses to new immigrants who are in Canada or who intend to come to Canada. 
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Settlement Services

Settlement Services provide immigrants and refugees with services they need when they arrive in Canada. Services are free and include help with how to obtain Canadian documents, find housing, orientation to community and government services, access to counselling servicves and information on adjusting to life in Canada.
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Youth Program

These services involve newcomer youth, ages 14 to 24, in activities that promote positive engagement for smooth community integration.
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Immigrants represent almost one quarter of the population of the City of Ottawa.

Welcoming Newcomers to Ottawa since 1954

CCI Ottawa celebrated our 65th anniversary in 2019. Your contribution as a Donor, Member, or Volunteer tells us that you value the work we do together to integrate newcomers from every part of the world.

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