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.

Bridging-the-Gap Presenter!

Deadline extension: Apply before 5 pm on March 30th! The BTG Presenter provides cultural information by presenting to students in schools for promoting school success for Elementary and Secondary schools. Click here for job posting details.

Tungasuvvingat Inuit presents
2015 Spring Equinox Celebration

Including performances by Saali & the Ravenhearts, Nunavut Sivuniksavut, and TI’s Music & Art Youth Group. FRIDAY MARCH 20, 2015, Doors open at 5:00 ending at 9:00 pm at The Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave. This event is free for everyone!

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.”

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.

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.

Project North and NHLPA’s Goals and Dreams Fund

When Michelle Valberg came up with an idea to send some used hockey equipment up north, she had no idea how it would blossom. On Monday, December 8, 2014, Project North donated $25,000 worth of equipment: 10 sleds and 10 sets of equipment to Sledge Hockey of Eastern Ontario and 25 sets of hockey equipment to OICC children.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Propeller Dance –
Another wonderful project!

Propeller Dance is committed to providing accessible, inclusive and integrated dance training through its education and outreach initiatives. The programs are designed to serve those who are unable to take advantage of public dance progamming due to barriers related to travel, income, accessibility and exclusive dance teaching practices.

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!