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.

The Ottawa Citizen’s Article Highlights the Urban Inuit in Ottawa!

Elizabeth Payne of the Ottawa Citizen published this story on April 17, 2015, highlighting the Ottawa Inuit community — the positive strides, the challenges, and the support systems that Inuit find living in the south. Check out the story online

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.

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.

Recommendations to the Province

An OICC report to the Ontario Ministry of Child and Youth Services who asked to develop recommendations for a provincial Aboriginal Children and Youth Strategy from a research- and community-engagement process.

Nunavut Visit

Lynda, Thomas, Rachel and Karen went to Iqaluit in April to meet with senior staff involved in child welfare and the new child advocate for Nunavut, Sherry McNeil-Mulak. It was a wonderful trip for all, but especially Thomas and Rachel as they discovered the beauty of the North for the first time.

Her Royal Highness
Princess Anne

Her Royal Highness Princess Anne honoured the OICC with a visit on November 11. Kevin MacLeod, the Canadian secretary, described the 2-day tour: “We will be focusing on those everyday heroes in Canadian society who do extraordinary things in building the future of our society who oftentimes go unnoticed and certainly oftentimes do not receive the credit they should.”

Karen Receives a United way Community Builder Award

On Tuesday March 3, 2015, the OICC’s Executive Director, Karen Baker-Anderson, attended a luncheon where she was honoured, with 33 other recipients, by the United Way. Karen received a Community Builder Award for showing exemplary service to the community through her volunteer work. Karen has been committed to building a stronger community. Congratuations, Karen!

Call to All Inuit Youth!

Do you need volunteer hours? Would you like to learn how to write a resume? Learn how to get into postsecondary school? Do you need a safe place where you can hang out with friends? The OICC would like to invite all youth between the ages of 13-24 to attend our weekly Youth Steering Committee meetings. Every Friday, from 4:30-6:00, at our Youth Centre at 76 Queen Mary St.

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.

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!!

Welcome to The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre!