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.

Now Looking for a Family Services Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Manager of Family Well-Being, the Family Services Coordinator will conduct all aspects of centralized family intake at OICC. Please apply by 5:00 p.m. on January 23rd 2017. Follow the link below. APPLY NOW!!

Winter Session starts
January 14th

EVERYONE WELCOME! OICC will be offering:
(1) Family Class for children ages 5 to 12; (2) Adult Beginner Class for age 13 and up.
Saturdays 10 am to noon. Beginning January 14 to March 25, 2017, at W.E. Gowling PS, 250 Anna Ave. Register with Ooloosie by phone 613-744-3133, extension 249.

Mark Your Calendars
Feb 11, 2017!

Plan to join our community event on Saturday, February 11th, 2017, from 12 noon to 3 pm, 230 McArthur Ave, Vanier. Lunch, country food, traditional games, throat singing competition, palaugaq competition, and a tent for elders and tea. Mark your calendars. Dress warmly for a fun afternoon outdoors! Atii! For more information call Rachel at extension 214.

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.

Call for Board of Directors

Are you a parent of an OICC child or youth? Interested in joining the Ottawa Inuit Children Centre’s board of directors? You could be a valuable addition to our diverse group of individuals, all working for the healthy future of our Inuit children. For more details, please contact Andree Lacasse, 613-261-5787, by clicking here.

Art Studio

Beginning October 2016. Mondays throatsinging. Tuesdays drum making. Wednesdays beading. Thursdays printmaking and painting. 4 to 6 pm. Studio located at 76 Queen Mary St. For youth 13 to 18. Funded by OFIFC. Call Charlotte to register.


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.


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.

Welcome to The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre!