Catholic Centre for Immigrants Ottawa

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Welcome to the Catholic Centre for Immigrants      Volunteer Portal! 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI). We are committed to ensuring our volunteers have a rewarding and fulfilling experience helping newcomers integrate in Canadian society. 

If you are:

  • Looking for a long-term volunteer position supporting/mentoring newcomers;
  • Have some free-time and want to share your professional experience/expertise; 
  • Completing your 40-hours of volunteer service to graduate; 
  • Seeking a long or short term placement for your University/College Program; 
  • Hoping to help out 'once in a while' at Special Events;
  • Building your resume and developing your own skills for employment; 
  • Or just want learn more about Volunteering with CCI

We want to hear from you! 

Please visit our website to learn more about some of our amazing programs ( ); and complete an application by following the steps under "I would like to volunteer" on this page (top right).

We look forward to receiving your application and having you join the CCI Team! 

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About Us

Our mission at the Catholic Centre for Immigrants is to:

  • promote and facilitate the reception of newcomers to Canada;
  • sensitize the community to address newcomers’ needs and invite it to respond;
  • assist newcomers in realizing their full potential in Canadian society.


We are guided by the following principles:

  • commitment to social justice in all policies, programs and services
  • provision of assistance to newcomers regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, social and spiritual dimensions of the person
  • use of approaches that are empowering, client-centered, and that address the physical, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of the person
  • recognition of the central importance of the human resources of the Centre - volunteers, staff and members
  • commitment to provide services in both official languages
  • provision of multilingual services to newcomers
  • commitment to work with related agencies, community organizations, and various faith groups, especially the parishes of the area, and
  • accountability to stakeholders - members, funders, creditors and the community-at-large.


Our services to newcomers include:

  • temporary accommodations and housing assistance
  • orientation, settlement, and integration
  • language and cultural interpretation
  • intercultural counselling, hosting and community support
  • community development, education, and outreach, and
  • employment search.