ᑐᙵᓱᒋᑦᓯ tunngasugitsi Welcome!

Welcome to the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre, home of the early learning programs Sivummut Head Start and Tumiralaat Child Care Centre; the Inuit Family Literacy Program, Youth programs like Bridging the Gap, the Tukimut After-school; and Uqausivut, the Inuktitut language program.

Annual General Meeting
October 16

The OICC Board elections will be held at the AGM on October 16th at Rideau High School beginning at 5:30 pm. Nominations are now open for vacant positions on the Board. Nominations will close at 5:00pm October 9th. Anyone interested in serving on the OICC’s Board, please complete the nomination form below.


Call for Board of Directors

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, we encourage you to contact the Director of Administrative and Financial Services by clicking here. To learn more about our Board click here.

Tukimut Starts September 8th
— Registration Open!

Would you like to attend the Tukimut Afterschool program? It is time to renew your registration by filling in the attached form below and sending it to Thomas. First time attending the program? No problem. Just fill out the application and call Thomas at 613-746-5400, ext. 224. Email till@ottawainuitchildrens.com

Summer was Fun!

The Youth program ran a series of camps and activities. To find out some of what happened during the summer break click on the link below to read about some of the summer’s highlights. All the best to our youth for the upcoming school year! For more information, call Thomas 613-746-5400, ext. 224.

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. For information, call Lynda. 613-746-5400 ext 223.

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.

The Aboriginal Best Start Committee Video

The Ottawa Aboriginal Best Start Committee is pleased to share “A Story of Impact”. It was created to promote awareness of Ottawa programs supporting Aboriginal children from 0-6 years. We hope you enjoy the video! When you have finished viewing it, please feel free to share it widely.

Natalie speaks on building wellness and cultural identity

On February 13, 2014, CYCC held their second Wisdom2Action event here in Ottawa. OICC was invited to be there and asked to speak on how we have successfully woven Inuit Culture into our Early Years and Youth programs to help build wellness and a strong sense of cultural identity into our programs. For more information, check out the cyccnetwork.org.

Do you have questions about the Children’s Aid Society?

Would you like to learn more about fostering or adopting? Do you have an open file that you would like some support with?
Drop in to 76 Queen Mary Street any Friday between 1:30-4:00 to get answers from Heidi, the Inuit Liaison Worker.

October Music Trivia Fundraiser for OICC!

Reserve your table and SAVE THE DATE: Friday, October 17, 2014. Ottawa Music Trivia Night 2014 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.

Go Shopping and automatically fundraise for the OICC!

Buy groceries, gas, clothing, and help raise funds for the OICC–automatically! It is all through a progam called FundScrip. You buy your favourite stores’ Gift Cards through FundScrip, OICC’s ID code 3VKC4R, then go shopping! It’s that easy. Call Sherry 613-744-3133, ext. 232. Please, consider fundraising with no donations or additional costs to you. Qujannamiik!!

Project North Iqaluit Donation August 2014

Watch this video by Garrick Ng on the Project North successes this summer. Michelle Valberg heads the Project North’s efforts to bring hockey and other sports equipment to remote northern communities. Videos of her many travel adventures are online and can be seen on YouTube. Congratulations and thanks for Project North’s tireless dedication!

Welcome to The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre!