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!

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.

New Job Post
Fulltime: Systems Manager

Under the supervision of the Director of Youth Programs, the Systems Navigator provides screening, assessment, referrals and advocacy for families who have youth experiencing addictions and/or mental health challenges. The Systems Navigator will help families negotiate the health system, organize their care, overcome barriers and ensure seamless transition from one service to another and continuity of care for each individual.

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.

Her Royal Highness
Princess Anne

Her Royal Highness Princess Anne honoured the OICC with a visit on November 11. Kevin MacLeod, the Canadian secretary, described the 2-day tour: “We will be focusing on those everyday heroes in Canadian society who do extraordinary things in building the future of our society who oftentimes go unnoticed and certainly oftentimes do not receive the credit they should.”

Welcome to The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre!