Ottawa Catholic School Board Refugee Support

posted Dec 7, 2015, 11:00 AM by Kathleen Power   [ updated Dec 7, 2015, 11:20 AM ]
Refugee support continues at the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB).  Our Family Welcome Centre for Newcomers has helped dozens of refugee families and students get settlement support and register for school since the summer.  Many more are coming, as we know.

School and Board fundraising efforts support existing local organizations, persons, parishes and churches that are sponsoring individual refugees and families of refugees.  The next Board-wide fundraising day for refugees is December 14.
​  The Board is holding a "Refugee Support Information Night" on Thursday, December 17th, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  For more information please see below:

OCSB Refugee Support

Information Night



Thursday, December 17 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm



Catholic Education Centre Boardroom

570 West Hunt Club Road

Ottawa, ON K2G 3R4



This information night is for individuals and groups sponsoring

refugee families. Information about the following topics will be


• Registering for an OCSB school

• Supports available through our Family Welcome Centre for


• English as a second language (ESL) support for students and adults

• Community supports from partner organizations

• Pastoral care and the Archdiocese


[participants are requested to] REGISTER ONLINE:


Note to participants: Although registration is not required, it helps us plan our event and allows us to send you a reminder. 

For more information, please contact:  Mardi de Kemp at 613-224-4455 ext 2326