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.

Tukimut Starts SOON
— Registration Open!

Would you like to attend the Tukimut Afterschool program? It’s time to renew your registration–fill the attached form–and send it to Thomas. Program runs Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 7 pm. Transportation may be provided. For information call Thomas Ill, 613.746.5400 x 224. Email till@ottawainuitchildrens.com

Youth Worker Assistant

Part-time term position 13.5 hours per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm). Under the supervision of the Manager of Youth Programs, the Youth Worker Assistant uses a team approach in the planning and delivery of the Tukimut After-School and Youth Recreation activities. Please apply by 5:00 p.m. on September 16th to: Thomas Ill, till@ottawainuitchildrens.com.

Announcing the
Carving Studio!

An exciting opportunity to work on your own ideas and masterpieces with an exceptional chance to learn from skilled carving instructors.
Contact Jessica at 613 746 5400, ext 228 at the OICC Youth Building: 76 Queen Mary Street (OC Transpo Bus 18).

Friday October 16 2015
Music Trivia Fundraiser!

Reserve your table at Sala San Marco and SAVE THE DATE: Friday, October 16, 2015. Ottawa Music Trivia Night 2015 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.

The Report on the 2015 Review of the Child and Family Services Act

The Province of Ontario’s report summarizes what children, youth, families and service providers in Ontario said about the ways the Act affects their lives – and the things about the Act that could be strengthened or improved. Thank you to all those who participated in the review. Available online in Inuktitut and other Aboriginal lanaguages.

The OICC Attends
the TRC Event at Rideau Hall

On a beautiful sunny day, the children and youth of the OICC accompanied Ina and many other Aboriginal dignitaries to the Truth and Reconciliation Closing Event held at Rideau Hall on June 3, 2015. The Governor General Johnson, his wife Sharon, and Chief Justice Murray Sinclair were amongst the hundreds of children who planted hearts from across Canada to honour the lives of all those affected by former Canadian policies.

Waiting on Inuktitut Lessons
Check Yodigo out!!!

As we wait for renewed funding for our popular Uqausivut Inuktitut language lessons, check out this new web resource for Inuktitut! Made for children of all ages and working at your own speed, Yodigo is designed to make learning fun. Follow the link below, sign-up and get learning. Alianaigusungniaqputit! Have fun!

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.

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 Rachel. 613-746-5400 ext 221.

Opportunity For Youth

The RBC Aboriginal Youth Leadership is designed to offer Aboriginal youth a unique opportunity to participate in Outward Bound Canada’s National Leadership Program. Intended for ages 14 to 21. This opportunity gives participants experience of some of Canada’s most amazing wild areas, interact with other youth, and discover the strength, abilities and passions within themselves.

Welcome to The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre!