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.

Free INUKTITUT LESSONS begin October 14th!

Are you interested in learning about the Inuit culture and language? Beginning the second weekend of October. Classes held at RE Wilson Public School, 373 McArthur Ave on Saturdays, 10 to noon, classes for children and adults. Register with Stephanie Etuangat by following the link below.

Registered Early Childhood Educator!

Check out the OICC Job Board for current job postings at our organization. We post job opportunities when they come available. We apologize for late announcements and time-sensitive deadlines closings.

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.

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.

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.

City Services Can’t Keep Up

Sept 23, 2017. Laura Osman , CBC News writes “Ottawa’s Indigenous families favour culturally specific programs over other services, according to the city, but existing organizations can’t keep up with demand. The city is researching what regions of Ottawa have the greatest need for early years centres and found a dearth of services that cater to the specific needs of Indigenous families.

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!