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.

A big qujannamiik to All Our Sponsors. Peace and Joy!

A big round of applause to all those who have generously sponsored our families for a Happy Christmas. Also a giant thanks to our volunteers and exceptional sponsors who made the OICC’s Annual Family Christmas Party a huge success. Have a safe and peaceful time with family and friends. Programs are re-starting on January 8, 2018, amma Arraagumi nutaami quviasugitsi (Happy New Year)!

Inuit Parent & Youth Advisory to CHEO/OCTC

CHEO and OCTC wants to hear from families about how they can have more engagement with local Inuit accessing their services. Your voice is in high demand to ensure that Inuit receive quality care. Please join us in this discussion and register with Tara Arnatsiaq-Barnes, 613-890-2154, tarnatsiaq@gmail.com

Starting January 1, 2018
Child, Youth Drug Benefits

Learn about OHIP+. Starting January 1, 2018, more than 4,400 drug products will be free for anyone age 24 years or younger. You don’t need to enroll – all you need is a health card number and an eligible prescription.
Click below to follow the link to more information from Ontario’s OHIP+ plan.

Free INUKTITUT LESSONS to begin January 20th!

Everyone is welcome! OICC is offering Inuktitut Language classes for Families (parents & children, ages 5 to 12). Also Beginner Level 1, Level 2 for adults (age 13+). Saturday from 10 am to noon. January 20 to March 24, 2018, at WE Gowling PS, 250 Anna Ave.

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.

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.

Inuit in the Residential Schools

The Legacy of Hope Foundation is a national, not-for-profit, Indigenous-run charity founded in 2000. As a leader in educating the public and raising awareness of Canada’s Residential School System and its aftermath and acting as an agent of positive change, its work includes exhibitions, community workshops, curricula, media and other resources that are available by contacting the LHF at www.legacyofhope.ca.

Parents Lifelines Resource

Parents’ Lifelines is a non-profit family support organization for parents and caregivers whose children to age 24 are dealing with mental health and/or addiction challenges. Subscribe to their Newsletter. Families also need support to be the supporters and advocates their children need. You have arrived at the right place to get that support and to learn more about navigating the mental health and addiction systems. You don’t need to feel alone.

Welcome to The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre!