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.

August 10th Culture Night
Elder Storytelling thru Art

Join us for a fun evening with cultural teachings and country food. Each Workshop provides discussions and sharing of traditional knowledge on different themes. The evening provides * Dinner * Bus tickets * Child care.
Once a Month, Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. OICC, 230 McArthur Ave, 3rd floor. For more info contact Joy Akavak, 613-744-3133, ext 248.

Reepa, Recognized for Her Invaluable Contributions!

Reepa Evic-Carleton received the Chapin A’sin Elder Vern Harper Award for Excellence in the Provision of Culturally-Based Practice. Reepa was selected amongst other nominees based on her work and dedication to providing culturally-based care for the healing and wellbeing of Aboriginal people.


Check out the OICC Job Board for current job postings at our organization. Application deadlines for our latest positions due August 22, 2017. We post job opportunities when they come available. We apologize for late announcements and time-sensitive deadlines closings.

Breakfasts with Dads

The OICC Family Well-Being Program presents: Breakfast and Play with Dad. Supporting strong relationships with dads and children thru Community play group, Parent connections, Fun activities, and great meals. Breakfast and transportation is provided. Every Friday morning from 10 to 12 at 230 McArthur Ave, 3rd floor. For more information, contact James, Parenting Program Facilitator. 613-744-3133 ext 216. Photo Credit: M. Valberg

FWB presents
Saturday Family Drop-Ins

Each Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Providing snacks, games, fun activities, and a community gathering. OICC, 230 McArthur Ave, 3rd floor. For more info contact Joy Akavak, 613-744-3133, ext 248.

Hope For Wellness

On June 13, the Government of Canada funded the creation of a national toll-free First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line. The Help Line, which is already operational, provides immediate, culturally competent, telephone crisis intervention counselling support for First Nations and Inuit, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Counsellors can also work with callers to identify follow-up services they can access. Service is available in Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut, English and French.

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. Would you like a presentation for your school or classroom? For more information, call Kayla. 613-744-3133 ext 214.


Your Opinion is Needed

ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᖅ ᐱᑦᑎᐊᕐᑕᐅᖏᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᓂᕐᓗᒃᑕᐅᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᐋᑐᕚ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᐊᓂᒃ. The OICC is doing research on violence and abuse issues in the Ottawa Inuit community and would like to hear from you.. ᐋᑐᕚ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᔪ ᐱᑦᑎᐊᕐᑕᐅᖏᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᓂᕐᓗᒃᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐋᑐᕚ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᐊᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓕᒃᓯᓐᓂᒃ ᑐᓴᕈᒪᓪᓗᑕ. The information we collect will be used to improve services provided by Ottawa agencies such as the police, justice services, health care providers and social services organizations.

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.

Video by First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

Reconciliation Begins with You and Me. Follow the link below and begin to think about what each of us can do to contribute to Canada’s reconciliation with the First Nations, Metis and Inuit. Educate, discuss, and open your minds an hearts, just as the children on this video have.

Best Start Resource

This resource provides Inuit specific knowledge and cultural practices regarding pregnancy and parenting. It shares best practices for service providers who work with biological, foster, and adoptive parents of Inuit children aged 0 to 6 years old. Inuit parents living in Ontario are often caught between two worlds – their familiar world in the north and a new world in the south. A Best Start Resource for Service Providers.

Welcome to The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre!