Resources for refugees

Immigration and Legal Matters

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada: 1-888-242-2100
Immigration and Refugee Board: 613-943-8630
Legal Aide: 1-800-668-825
Catholic Immigration Centre/Reception House: 613-232-9634
Ottawa Community Immigrant Services of Ottawa: 613-725-0202
Canadian Council for Refugees: 514-277-7223
Ottawa Legal Aid Services: 613 241-7008


The Social Housing Registry: 613-526-2088
Action Housing: 1-613-562-8219
Housing Help/ Aide Logement: 613-563-4532
Helping with Furniture: 613-612-6228
Helping for Homes:
Furniture Bank: 613-240-6680
Multifaith Housing Initiative 613-686-1825
Matthew House: 613-212-1499
Co-operative Housing Association of Eastern Ontario: 613-230-2201  (rental cost management)

Language and Education

Ecole des Adultes Carrefour
VHA Education and Training
Immigrant Women Services Ottawa
Adult High School
Algonquin College
Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization
Zonta Club of Ottawa


Ottawa Carleton District School Board: 613-239-2297/613-239-2737
Ottawa Catholic School Board: St. Patrick’s: 613-594-5773/ Queen of the Angels: 613-731-3237 / St. Joseph’s: 613-741-6808
Language Assessment Resource Centre: 613-238-5462

Employment and Volunteering

LASI World Skills: 613-233-0453
Y Employment Access Centre: 613-788-5001
Volunteer Ottawa: 613-736-5270

Financial Matters

Ontario Works: 3-1-1/613-580-2400
Ontario Disability Support Program: 613-234-1188
Canada Revenue Agency
Essential Health and Social Support: 3-1-1/613-580-2400
Child Tax Benefit

Recreation and Social Integration

OC Transpo
Recreation Centres
Fee Support Program (Hand in Hand)

Health and Well Being

Community Health and Resource Centres
Carlington Community Health Centre: 613-722-4000
Centretown Community Health Centre: 613-233-4443
Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre: 613-830-4357
Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre: 613-741-6025
Hunt Club-Riverside Community Services Centre: 613-247-1600
Lowertown Community Resource Centre: 613-789-3930
Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre: 613-596-5626
Overbrook-Forbes Community Resource Centre: 613-745-0073
Pinecrest-Queensway Health and Community Services: 613-820-4922
Sandy Hill Community Health Centre: 613-789-1500
Somerset West Community Health Centre: 613-238-8210
South East Ottawa Community Health Centre: 613-737-5115
Vanier Community Services Centre: 613-744-2892
Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre: 613-591-3686
Ottawa Food Bank: 613-745-7001
Catholic Centre for Immigrants Reception House: 613-232-9634
Immigrant Women Services Ottawa: 613-729-3145

Carty House