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 and the Tukimut After-school; and Uqausivut, the Inuktitut language program.
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. Videos are still available by searching “podcast Inuit Cultural Online Resource” and “Inuktitut Podcast Project” on Youtube. Thank you for your interest and patience.
Season’s Greetings to our OICC Families and Friends
Please join us on Saturday, December 7th at the Knights of Columbus Hall, for celebrating the Holiday Season with our children. Call and reserve your family’s attendance with our Event’s Coordinator, Christina, 613-744-3133, ext 216, or connect with her through email.
Download our flyer for further information by clicking here.
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 Christine at ext. 218.
Strong Parent, Strong Family Nominations!
The Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre recognizes all parents/guardians for the wonderful work that they do. Each year we recognize and honour one such family, this year we will celebrate at our Annual Christmas Party on December 7!
Windflower Holiday Book Sale
On November 29 2013, it was time for the Annual Windflower Holiday Book Sale . This year during the month of December, Mike Martin will be donating $5.00 from the sale of every Windflower book to the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre. Qujannamiik Mike!
Elder’s Night Each Month
Once a month OICC features an Elder from our community to host the evenings at our Youth Centre at 76 Queen Mary St. with story-telling, traditional teachings, or sharing knowledge and skills. Join us for the chance to see life from an Elder’s perspective. For more information contact Jennifer at 613-744-3133, x 219.
Inuit Liaison Worker
613.747.7800 x 2963
Heidi Langille is currently working at the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of Ottawa as the Inuit Liaison Worker. Her role is to help make your family’s CAS experience possibly better. Are you thinking of adopting, of inquirying about kinship, or of becoming a Foster Family? Heidi is here to help!
TD Bank gives the OICC’s Youth Centre a great kickstart
Through the generous donation by the TD Bank, the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre has been able to purchase a building dedicated to the Inuit youth of the Ottawa community. Representatives from TD Bank Group and the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre join Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson opened the new building on April 3, 2013.
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
A video to highlight success stories honours our kindergarten class made possible in partnership with the OCDSB, the Aboriginal Head Start Program funded by PHAC and the City of Ottawa Childcare funding. It is so amazing when we can all come together for a common cause – our children.
Friday’s Baby ‘n’ Me Program
Baby and Me is for new parents and growing families. Come join us this Friday! You will have the chance to meet other new parents, and get a look at different resources and programs OICC has to offer. For more information please call Jennifer 613-744-3133 ext. 219.
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!!
We Are Healthy Cookbook
This cookbook is the result of the ‘We Are Healthy’ program, where parents of Inuit children were given easy, cost-effective and fun recipes and physical activity opportunities to encourage healthy life-styles. Now we are able to share with you some of the program’s recipes. Thank you to the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport – Healthy Communities Fund for their generous funding support.
Inuktitut classes start in January
Classes for Children ages 4 to 13. Classes for Adults by level: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Saturday mornings 10 am to 12 at RE Wilson Public School, 373 McArthur Ave. Term: January 7 to February 15, 2014. To register please contact Christine Kudluk, Uqausivut Coordinator, at 613-744-3133 ext 218.
Welcome to The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre!