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Catholic Centre for Immigrants – Ottawa


Joy of supporting a newcomer

Welcome Ottawa Week is celebrated from June 17 to June 30. One of the highlights is the naming of 10 Welcome Ottawa Week Ambassadors. One of this year's ambassadors is Maurice White, who was nominated by Ndusha Ruhune Freecare In doubles tennis, when one teammate goes...

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Helping others is happiness

By Claudine Nduwimana Muhammad Khalil has been a volunteer at CCI for a little more than four years. Since coming to Canada as a refugee, he has found helping others a source of joy and a way to create lasting friendships. We talked to him about his volunteer...

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Employment services help youth

By Megan Russell Do you remember looking for your first job? You might have felt nervous or frustrated as you spent hours perfecting your resume, writing cover letters and preparing for interviews. Now imagine you are new to Ottawa and you need a job. You have limited...

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Marko marks 20 years in Ottawa

One of the fondest memories Marko has of his first week in Canada is playing soccer while living at Reception House. Marko was 12 years old when he came to Canada with his mother and father as refugees. They had fled Bosnia looking for a new beginning and a peaceful...

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