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.

OICC Youth Summer Activities 2014

The Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre has a variety of summer activities that it offers its Youth. Informattion and details for the events are detailed in the flyer. The link below will open a printable PDF information sheet.
Have a great summer!

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 Steven. 613-746-5400 ext 221.

July Summer Camp
For Students, Grade 10 to 12

This camp is designed to discover trades (Plumbing and Electrical), self-discovery programs and post-secondary prep in the afternoons. The evenings will be filled with activities. The camp is free for the students including breakfast, lunch and dinner. The students will stay in residence. The only expense is transportation to and from the college. Follow the link to the website for infor.

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!!

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.

Want to Know More About Licensed Child Care?

The Ministry of Education sets the licensing guidelines and best practices for the province’s licensed children’s centres. It recognizes parents’ need for choice in types of child care that best suits your family while advocating for quality child care. Keep informed about early years’ education by visiting the Ministry’s website.

Welcome to The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre!