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Catholic Centre for Immigrants - Bruyère Centre for Immigrants

Record #: 68969154 |  Last Full Update: 17 Oct 2023

Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (Jan 2021): Due to COVID19, all in-person services have been discontinued and office is closed to clients until further notice. Services can be accessed remotely by calling 613-232-9634. Volunteer program activities are suspended. See website for latest updates.

Community-based services for immigrants, refugees, and newcomers

Settlement Program (formerly Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program):
  • orientation programs, language and skills training to help facilitate employment, and programs to welcome newcomers to the community
  • may provide needs and eligibility assessments, pre- and post-arrival information and referral, job search and employment counselling, assistance to establish social and professional networks to promote community engagement, and assistance to access a range of settlement services
Reception House, Maison Sophia House:
  • 90-bed facility that provides temporary accommodation, food and clothing
  • orientation workshops facilitated with language translation and interpretation
  • house search support
  • multicultural children's program
  • basic English classes
  • referrals to government services and community organizations
Community Connections Program (formerly HOST Program):
  • group activities for newly arrived immigrants and refugees of all ages to help orient them to their new community and establish social and professional networks * trained and experienced volunteer mentors assist, with focus on citizenship and civic engagement or skills and career development
Pastoral and Sponsorship Programs:
  • works to ensure that the newcomer can find pastoral services in the faith group of their choice * promotes the involvement of faith groups in the Private Sponsorship program
Bruyère Centre for Immigrants:
  • one-stop access to the services of several agencies, groups and organizations that operate out of the Centre.
Cultural Profiles:
  • a series of booklets, each one introduces a particular country and its people, including details on family life, religion and history
  • profiles developed in consultation with the respective community groups
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Eligibility Immigrants, newcomers and refugees
Languages Amharic, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, English, Farsi, French, French Creole, Lingala, Somali, Swahili, Vietnamese
Application Call for more information
Location & Accessibility
Service Area Ottawa

219 Argyle Ave
2nd Flr
Ottawa, ON K2P 2H4

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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office 613-232-9634
Fax 613-232-3660
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