Promoting mental health of Canadian immigrants
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Healthy citizens are more engaged and able to work, learn and participate in civic activities to build their communities.

Improvement in the health status of working Canadians pays off in terms of higher aggregate productivity.
OCISO builds ...
Healthy citizens are more engaged and able to work, learn and participate in civic activities to build their communities.

Improvement in the health status of working Canadians pays off in terms of higher aggregate productivity.
OCISO builds supportive networks to promote mental wellbeing and helps immigrant women and men build essential skills. We help to reduce isolation so that our clients can become contributors to economic, social, cultural and political growth of our city.

Our Approach

OCISO's Mental Health Program is uniquely equipped to provide clinical counselling to culturally diverse immigrant and refugees with migration and culture-related issues. We specialize in assisting survivors of war torture, trauma, political persecution and imprisonment. We employ a wide variety of intervention techniques which allow for a culturally sensitive and responsive therapeutic process.

OCISO provides psycho-education, support groups, and skills building for immigrant women to break their isolation, to share their stories, and to learn new skills which helps them with their integration to Canada.

Why You Care: Measuring Success in the Community

Clients are able to overcome their trauma, break their isolation, gain total wellbeing and are able to participate in and enjoy family, work and civic activities in the city. This means that our communities are richer with healthier and engaged citizens.

Clients feel a sense of belonging once again and are able to make new friends and connections with Canadians. This means that Ottawa can proudly boast that we foster multiculturalism, making our city an attractive place to live.
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