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.
Her Royal Highness Princess Anne
Her Royal Highness Princess Anne honoured the OICC by 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.”
Uqausivut Project Coordinator; Kindergarten Cultural Teacher; Manager of Early Years’ Programs
We have a few opportunities for employment at the OICC. For position descriptions, responsibilities, and deadline details, click on the link below.
Propeller Dance –
Another wonderful project!
Propeller Dance is committed to providing accessible, inclusive and integrated dance training through its education and outreach initiatives. The programs are designed to serve those who are unable to take advantage of public dance progamming due to barriers related to travel, income, accessibility and exclusive dance teaching practices.
Sponsor a Family this Christmas!
Christmas is around the corner and it’s a time for our community to celebrate together. Please consider the children and families at the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre. Decide on the size of family you would like to sponsor, or the contribution you would like to make. For more information on family sponsorship, click on the button below; or call Julia at ext. 216.
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.
Strong Parent, Strong Family Nominations!
The Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre recognizes all parents/guardians for the wonderful work that they do. Each year we recognize and honour one such family, this year we will celebrate at our Annual Christmas Party on December 6th!
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.
The Aboriginal Best Start Committee Video
The Ottawa Aboriginal Best Start Committee is pleased to share “A Story of Impact”. It was created to promote awareness of Ottawa programs supporting Aboriginal children from 0-6 years. We hope you enjoy the video! When you have finished viewing it, please feel free to share it widely.
Natalie speaks on building wellness and cultural identity
On February 13, 2014, CYCC held their second Wisdom2Action event here in Ottawa. OICC was invited to be there and asked to speak on how we have successfully woven Inuit Culture into our Early Years and Youth programs to help build wellness and a strong sense of cultural identity into our programs. For more information, check out the cyccnetwork.org
Do you have questions about the Children’s Aid Society?
Would you like to learn more about fostering or adopting? Do you have an open file that you would like some support with?
Drop in to 76 Queen Mary Street any Friday between 1:30-4:00 to get answers from Heidi, the Inuit Liaison Worker.
Go Shopping and automatically fundraise for the OICC!
Buy groceries, gas, clothing, and help raise funds for the OICC–automatically! It is all through a progam called FundScrip. You buy your favourite stores’ Gift Cards through FundScrip, OICC’s ID code 3VKC4R, then go shopping! It’s that easy. Call Sherry 613-744-3133, ext. 232. Please, consider fundraising with no donations or additional costs to you. Qujannamiik!!
Welcome to The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre!