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.

Friday October 20 2017
Music Trivia Fundraiser!

Reserve your table at Sala San Marco and SAVE THE DATE: Friday, October 20, 2017. Ottawa Music Trivia Night 2017 is a “question and answer game” that participants register & play as a team. It’s great for music and trivia lovers, and is like family and friends game night.

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.

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.

NEW 10 Children’s CD Songs Uqausivut

Canadian Heritage help fund our latest language project featuring ten songs that help facilitate the learning of Inuktitut. Jasmine Doig and Mosha Folger are featured on this disc. For copies of this latest release, please contact Rachel Quinn, Seeing the Light and Special Events Coordinator, email her at seeingthelight@ottawainuitchildrens.com.

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 Cultural Education for Service Providers

Seeing the Light Conference on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Vanier Richelieu Community Centre. 9:00am – 4:00pm. Increase your competency in: · Inuit-Specific Reconciliation · Culture and Celebrations · Providing Culturally Safe Services · Understanding Communication and Language. To Register follow the link below. seeingthelight@ottawainuitchildrens.com

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

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.

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.

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.

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!