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.
Summer Postings on the Job Board
Keep checking the OICC Job Board for current job postings at our organization and other community partners such as Larga Baffin. We will be posting Summer Jobs when they come available. We apologize for late announcements and time-sensitive deadlines closings.
Best Start Resource
This resource provides Inuit specific knowledge and cultural practices regarding pregnancy and parenting. It shares best practices for service providers who work with biological, foster, and adoptive parents of Inuit children aged 0 to 6 years old. Inuit parents living in Ontario are often caught between two worlds – their familiar world in the north and a new world in the south.
Parent Circle Invitation
We will be hosting a talking circle for the parents of children attending and transitioning to Gloucester High School in September 2017. This is a family friendly event with child care, snacks and country food. Staff from Rideau High School, Gloucester High School, Wabano, OICC, and other community partners will be in attendance.
MAY 18, 2017
Saturviit Press Release
Puvirnituq, May 18, 2017- Saturviit is pleased to announce the publication of its report on Missing and Murdered Nunavimmiut Pinasuaqatigiinniq – Working Together for a Common Purpose. The objective was to document the situation in the region of Nunavik, to give a voice to the families of victims and to put forward their needs. It is also available in Inuktitut. Follow the link provided below.
Inunnguiniq Parenting Program
The parenting program is culturally specific and respects the parenting styles and needs of parents/guardians raising Inuit children in an urban setting. The focus is to provide services parents/guardians want and need to so they can raise confident, capable, and proud Inuit children. For inquiries or an appointment, call Trudy Metcalfe, 613-744-3133, ext. 219
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.
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.
The Board of Directors of the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre has formed the following committees to do some important work this year. We would like to invite parents to contact us if you are interested in joining any of these committees.
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.
Video by First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
Reconciliation Begins with You and Me. Follow the link below and begin to think about what each of us can do to contribute to Canada’s reconciliation with the First Nations, Metis and Inuit. Educate, discuss, and open your minds an hearts, just as the children on this video have.
Welcome to The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre!