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.

Two New Job Postings at OICC and One at OCDSB

Apply now for the Manager of Cultural Education Initiatives and/or Women’s Services Program Coordinator. Both positions are fulltime. Under the supervision of the Director of Programs. Deadline for applications is Wednesday January 27, 2016. The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s job post closes Thursday, January 21!!!

One of 2015’s Top News Stories: Sam and Caitlyn!

Sam and Caitlyn performed during the Justin Trudeau government’s swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall. Samantha Metcalfe and Cailyn Degrandpre of Ottawa, both 11, broke into giggles after each of two rounds of throatsinging in front of Canada’s Governor General and Canada’s new Prime Minister. For other 2015 Media Highlights… look under this website’s “In the Media” section.

Mark Your Calendars
Feb 20, 1 to 4 pm

On Saturday, February 20th, 2016 from 1 to 4 pm, you are invited to attend our annual Inuit Day celebration at the OICC, 230 McArthur Ave, Vanier. Lunch, country food, traditional games, throatsinging and a tent for elders and tea. Mark your calendars and dress warmly for a fun afternoon outdoors!

WINTER SESSION starts January 16
NOW at TWO Locations

Are you interested in learning about the Inuit culture and language? Are you trying to integrate more Inuit culture into your teaching? Join us for Inuktitut language lessons for children and adults–levels: beginner, “round-two” beginners, and intermediate. Get yourself and your children registered for classes in this Winter session.

Two NEW and Exciting Youth Programs!

The Brains and Brawn Program’s goal is to build confidence and leadership skills for Young Men Ages 13+. The Sinnatuqtunga “I dream” program’s goal is to build confidence and leadership skills, focusing on healthy relationships for Young Women Ages 13+. With transportation, dinner, games, art, cultural activities and lots of fun!
At 76 Queen Mary. To register, contact Courtney Henderson at 613-746-5400 ext. 226.

Play and Learn Saturdays

With fun games, art and culture activities, we will lead our youth to become future leaders. Running the first Saturday of every month, starting November 1st, 2015. Time: 1:30-3:30 afternoon. This youth program is for families with children, ages 4-8, who are not able to attend regular programs and want to keep in touch. Limited space available. To register please contact Jasmine Doig at 613-746-5400 ext 224.
Sponsored by Right to Play.

Read the OICC Latest
Annual Report 2015

“This year our Board and staff worked together to look at what the future of your agency should be. It promises to be an exciting time as we consider the role of OICC and whether we become a Provincial agency…. READ MORE on the Board of Director’s page.

Read the Ontario Reports 2015

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. Also, find out about the latest FASD trends, recommendations from frontline workers, and government commitments for a FASD strategy.

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. Would you like a presentation for your school or classroom? For more information, call Rachel. 613-744-3133 ext 216.

Welcome to The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre!