ᑐᙵᓱᒋᑦᓯ tunngasugitsi Welcome!

Welcome to the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre, home of the Early Learning programs Sivummut Head Start and Tumiralaat Child Care; Youth programs like Bridging the Gap, the Tukimut After-school; and the Inuktitut language program, Uqausivut. In partnership with parents and the community, the OICC fosters strong and proud Inuit children, youth and families.

OICC Youth Summer Activities 2015

The Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre has a variety of summer activities that it offers its Youth. Informattion and details for the events are detailed in the flyer. The link below will open a printable PDF information sheet.
Have a great summer!

New Job Post
Fulltime, 4 Mos.: Early Childhood Educator

Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Early Years Programs, the Early Childhood Educator plans and delivers a high quality and culturally-based Early Years program for a specified term. Please apply by 5:00 p.m. on August 7, 2015 to Nathalie Lloyd, fax 613-744-7629 or email nlloyd@ottawainuitchildrens.com.

Announcing the
Carving Studio!

An exciting opportunity to work on your own ideas and masterpieces with an exceptional chance to learn from skilled carving instructors.
Beginning June 16th, 23rd and 30th. 4:30-6:30 pm. And every Thursday in July and August from 1:00-5:00 pm.
Contact 613 746 5400 Jessica (ext 228) or Dion (ext 221) at the OICC Youth Building: 76 Queen Mary Street.

Friday October 16 2015
Music Trivia Fundraiser!

Reserve your table at Sala San Marco and SAVE THE DATE: Friday, October 16, 2015. Ottawa Music Trivia Night 2015 is a “question and answer game” that participants register & play as a team. It’s great for music and trivia lovers, and is like family and friends game night.

The Report on the 2015 Review of the Child and Family Services Act

The Province of Ontario’s report summarizes what children, youth, families and service providers in Ontario said about the ways the Act affects their lives – and the things about the Act that could be strengthened or improved. Thank you to all those who participated in the review. Available online in Inuktitut and other Aboriginal lanaguages.

Opportunity For Youth

The RBC Aboriginal Youth Leadership is designed to offer Aboriginal youth a unique opportunity to participate in Outward Bound Canada’s National Leadership Program. Intended for ages 14 to 21. This opportunity gives participants experience of some of Canada’s most amazing wild areas, interact with other youth, and discover the strength, abilities and passions within themselves.

The OICC Attends
the TRC Event at Rideau Hall

On a beautiful sunny day, the children and youth of the OICC accompanied Ina and many other Aboriginal dignitaries to the Truth and Reconciliation Closing Event held at Rideau Hall on June 3, 2015. The Governor General Johnson, his wife Sharon, and Chief Justice Murray Sinclair were amongst the hundreds of children who planted hearts from across Canada to honour the lives of all those affected by former Canadian policies.

Waiting on Inuktitut Lessons
Check Yodigo out!!!

As we wait for renewed funding for our popular Uqausivut Inuktitut language lessons, check out this new web resource for Inuktitut! Made for children of all ages and working at your own speed, Yodigo is designed to make learning fun. Follow the link below, sign-up and get learning. Alianaigusungniaqputit! Have fun!

Learn Inuit Culture Online!

Our Inuit Cultural Online Resource, also known as ICOR, is undergoing some site development. It provides a central resource location for learning about Canadian Inuit culture and traditions. Its purpose is to offer a way of learning about what it means to be Inuit, including some basic vocabulary. Videos are available through this website.

OICC’s Bridging the Gap BTG

The BTG program supports Inuit students and parents; teaches Inuit culture and history; and assists teachers in meeting youths’ learning styles by building confidence and pathways to educational success. For information, call Rachel. 613-746-5400 ext 221.

Welcome to The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre!