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.
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 OICC. 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 Trudy Metcalfe at ext. 219.
Inuktitut Instructor Assistant and
Check out the OICC Job Board for current job posting at our organization. We post job opportunities when they come available. We apologize for late announcements and time-sensitive deadlines closings.
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.
Radio-Canada Article about OICC
MLaure Josselin is a journalist for Radio-Canada (CBC in french) and wrote a story about the OICC. She learned that the city finds that there’s not enough resources for new Indigenous parents, that the demand for the Inuit centre’s services is huge, but the waiting list is long. The article is in French. Click below to follow the link to the article.
Free INUKTITUT LESSONS began October 14th!
Are you interested in learning about the Inuit culture and language? Free classes, began the second weekend of October. They are held at RE Wilson Public School, 373 McArthur Ave on Saturdays, 10 to noon. Classes for children and adults are offered according to enrolment numbers. Register for Winter Sessions with Stephanie Etuangat by following the link below.
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.
Ontario Aboriginal Head Start Association (OAHSA) Video
The Ontario Aboriginal Head Start Association (OAHSA) is collectively united, with respect to our traditional teachings, to inspire, promote and support life-long learning and empowerment of our Aboriginal Head Start sites in urban and northern communities in Ontario.
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.
New App: Health NU!
A relevant and useful app for health care work force in Nunavut that was developed from the voice of Nunavut communities. It contains info about working and communicating in a multi-lingual environment, the organization of the health system, Inuit history of regions, aspects of health care practice, and values and expectations. Includes community-specific information including maps, phone numbers, weather info, community involvement tips, and things to pack.
Welcome to The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre!