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.

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.


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 Jennifer at ext. 213.

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.

Register and vote 18 times for a playground

Please help our partner, RE Wilson Public School, win a new playground. Anyone can vote 18 times each with Aviva Community Fund. Register first, then cast your votes. Tell your friends. Thank you!


Welcome to The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre!