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.
Read the OICC Latest
Annual Report 2015
“This year our Board and staff worked together to look at what the future of your agency should be. It promises to be an exciting time as we consider the role of OICC and whether we become a Provincial agency…. READ MORE on the Board of Director’s page.
Play and Learn Saturdays
With fun games, art and culture activities, we will lead our youth to become future leaders. Running the first Saturday of every month, starting November 1st, 2015. Time: 1:30-3:30 afternoon. This youth program is for families with children, ages 4-8, who are not able to attend regular programs and want to keep in touch. Limited space available. To register please contact Jasmine Doig at 613-746-5400 ext 224.
Sponsored by Right to Play.
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 Jennifer at ext. 213.
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 Sunday, December 6th! Nominations are due November 27, 5 pm.
Two NEW and Exciting Youth Programs!
The Brains and Brawn Program’s goal is to build confidence and leadership skills for Young Men Ages 13+. The Sinnatuqtunga “I dream” program’s goal is to build confidence and leadership skills, focusing on healthy relationships for Young Women Ages 13+. With transportation, dinner, games, art, cultural activities and lots of fun!
At 76 Queen Mary. To register, contact Courtney Henderson at 613-746-5400 ext. 226.
Uqausivut, Free Inuktitut Lessons
Are you interested in learning about the Inuit culture and language? Are you trying to integrate more Inuit culture into your teaching? We invite you to join us for Inuktitut language lessons for children and adults for levels: beginner, “round-two” beginners, and intermediate. Follow the links to get yourself and your children registered for classes in the Winter session.
Read the Ontario Reports 2015
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. Also, find out about the latest FASD trends, recommendations from frontline workers, and government commitments for a FASD strategy.
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!
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. 613-744-3133 ext 216.
Welcome to The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre!