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Family counting their blessings

When the Alsaghir family arrived in Ottawa a little more than a year ago, they were faced with many challenges. They came with one bag each of belongings, they didn’t speak English or French, the weather was brutally cold and they were living in a hotel room. But they...

CCI offers training to transition

Moving to a new country can be a daunting task. Some people decide to come to Canada because they want to explore new opportunities. For others, it’s a safe haven from poverty or war. Finding a place to live and a job are two of the most pressing needs most...

In Memoriam: Lucya Spencer

Lucya Spencer, a pioneer in providing services to immigrant women and children, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Ms. Spencer, the former executive director and co-founder of the Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO), was an outstanding leader...

Tax clinics coming soon

Newcomers to Ottawa might think there are only four seasons in Ottawa – winter, summer, spring and fall. But we know there is a fifth season. We call it tax season. Navigating your way through the Canadian tax code can be confusing at times if you don't have a lot of...

Syrians join concert for peace

Several Syrian children took part in a concert featuring Thirteen Strings and soprano Miriam Khalil. It was billed as a concert for peace. The concert, held at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, was an opportunity to recognize and include Syrian refugee families who...

Career Prep with the help of SOPA

When Mehul Patel decided he wanted to come to Canada to find work, he knew he needed to learn about the Canadian business environment. That’s where the Settlement Online Pre-Arrival program helped. It’s a program provided in cooperation by the Catholic Centre for...

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