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OCCSC is a non-profit, non-partisan, charitable organization committed to advancing the full social and economic integration and participation of newcomers, immigrants and people of Chinese descent in the City of Ottawa. We provide one-stop services containing; settlement, language, employment support, youth services and volunteer opportunities. We have successfully been serving the community for the past 47 years!

In the past year, we have helped over 3,000 newcomers and immigrants. 2,279 of them received one-on-one & group settlement services, totaling to 6,965 sessions. 609 received English training, 35 received free online tutoring services, 99 completed the Job Search Workshop training, 95 participated in Communication and Job Searching Skills training, and 58 were employed under the employment Services programs; WITT and LHL. Our WeChat account has received 6000+ followers, posting 300+ messages every year to introduce our free services and workshops to the community. We also recruited 216 volunteers who contributed 7,560 hours to assist our clients. Many volunteers have landed their dream job with the help of OCCSC.

Other than government funding, OCCSC relies on the community, individual donations and sponsorships, to support seniors, youth, and people with special needs. We also run additional operational programs that are not funded by the government which include the Volunteer program, Virtual Youth and Homework Club, Youth Leadership Program, WeChat, and the OCCSC Ukrainian program. Your donations and support are crucial for these programs to exist.
Other than making donations, becoming our member helps us identify our goal and supports us financially. Therefore, we sincerely invite you to join our yearly membership!

Benefits of being a member:
• Vote at our Annual General Meeting.
• Have the opportunity to be elected onto the Board of Directors.
• Receive an e-copy of the Annual Report.
• Contribute positively to the community to further develop new programs.


To register or renew your membership card, please follow the instructions below.

You can also come to our office at 400 Cooper Street, 2000, or call us at 613-235-4875 ext. 161 and our receptionist will be happy to assist you.

Filling Out a Form

Sign Up

To become a member, please apply in-person at any of the locations below. The membership fee is $10.00 ($5 for seniors) and is valid for one year. All personal information is kept confidential.

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