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.

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.

City of Ottawa’s
Camp FFIT

Get a real-life glimpse into the working life of a firefighter at a week-long camp for young women ages 15 to 19. Deadline for applications is May 23, 2014. To download the application click below or call Ottawa City Services by dialing 3-1-1.

OICC’s Bridging the Gap BTG

The HSBTG 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 Allison. 613-746-5400 ext 223.

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.

Elder’s Night Each Month

Once a month OICC features an Elder from our community to host the evenings with storytelling, traditional teachings, or sharing knowledge and skills. Join us for the chance to see life from an Elder’s perspective. For more information contact Lynda, 613-744-3133, ext. 211.

Inuit Liaison Worker
613.747.7800 x 2963

Heidi Langille is currently working at the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of Ottawa as the Inuit Liaison Worker. Her role is to help make your family’s CAS experience possibly better. Are you thinking of adopting, of inquirying about kinship, or of becoming a Foster Family? Heidi is here to help!

TD Bank gives the OICC’s Youth Centre a great kickstart

Through the generous donation by the TD Bank, the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre has been able to purchase a building dedicated to the Inuit youth of the Ottawa community. Representatives from TD Bank Group and the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre join Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson opened the new building on April 3, 2013.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

A video to highlight success stories honours our kindergarten class made possible in partnership with the OCDSB, the Aboriginal Head Start Program funded by PHAC and the City of Ottawa Childcare funding. It is so amazing when we can all come together for a common cause – our children.

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!