Catholic Centre for Immigrants of Ottawa

Site: Bruyère Centre for Immigrants

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Record #: OCR0835 Last Full Update: 25 Mar 2014
Address, Telephone, E-mail, Website
Office Phone613-232-9634
Fax613-232-3660
E-Mailcic@cic.ca
Websitewww.cic.ca
Located In CommunityOttawa
Address219 Argyle Ave, 5th Flr
Ottawa, ON K2P 2H4
 
Google Map
IntersectionO'Connor St and Catherine St
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Bus Route NotesOC Transpo OC Travel Planner or OC Bus Schedules
ParkingParking meters
Description and Services
DescriptionCommunity-based services for immigrants, refugees, and newcomers 
 
Settlement Program (formerly Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program) -- orientation programs, language and skills training to help facilitate employment, and programs to welcome newcomers to the community * may provide needs and eligibility assessments, pre- and post-arrival information and referral, job search and employment counselling, assistance to establish social and professional networks to promote community engagement, and assistance to access a range of settlement services 
 
Reception House, Maison Sophia House: 90-bed facility that provides temporary accommodation, food and clothing * orientation workshops facilitated with language translation and interpretation * house search support * multicultural children's program * basic English classes * referrals to government services and community organizations 
 
Community Connections Mentorship Program (formerly HOST Program) -- group activities for newly arrived immigrants and refugees of all ages to help orient them to their new community and establish social and professional networks * trained and experienced volunteer mentors assist, with focus on citizenship and civic engagement or skills and career development 
 
Pastoral and Sponsorship Programs: works to ensure that the newcomer can find pastoral services in the faith group of their choice * promotes the involvement of faith groups in the Private Sponsorship program 
 
Bruyère Centre for Immigrants: one-stop access to the services of several agencies, groups and organizations that operate out of the Centre. 
 
Tax Clinics: offered in spring * income tax services during non-working hours by qualified individuals 
 
Cultural Profiles: a series of booklets, each one introduces a particular country and its people, including details on family life, religion and history * profiles developed in consultation with the respective community groups
HoursMon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm * evening appointments available
DatesYear-round
Areas ServedOttawa (City of) - and area
EligibilityImmigrants, newcomers and refugees
ApplicationCall or drop in
LanguagesEnglish ; French ; Amharic ; Bosnian ; Chinese ; Croatian ; Farsi ; Kikuyu ; Lingala ; Somali ; Swahili ; Vietnamese ; Creole
FeesNone
Service CategoriesAdult Mentoring Programs ~ Immigrants ; Adult Mentoring Programs ~ Refugees ; Career Exploration ~ Immigrants ; Career Exploration ~ Refugees ; Certificates/Forms Assistance ; Citizenship Application Assistance ; Citizenship Test Preparation ; Comprehensive Information and Referral ; Conversation Partners ; Cultural Transition Counselling ; Ethnocultural Multipurpose Centres ; General Counselling Services ; Immigrant Mutual Assistance Associations ; Immigrant/Newcomer Accompaniment Programs ; Immigrant/Refugee Shelters ; Interpretation/Translation ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Permanent Resident Cards ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Immigration Issues ; Tax Preparation Assistance
Contact Information
Primary ContactMaria-Teresa Garcia, Manager, Client Service; Phone: 613-232-9634 ext 337
Primary ExecutiveCarl Nicholson, Executive Director; Phone: 613-232-9634 ext 335