Community Information Centre of Ottawa

...a free bilingual service linking Ottawa citizens with community resources


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Employment and Volunteering


Professional Development

  • Bereaved Families of Ontario will be holding a three-day Grief and Bereavement Support Training in November...24/08/2016
  • Youth LEAD, a program that assists permanent residents and refugee youth to develop skills and experience working in Canada, is recruiting for a new cycle in August...17/08/2016
  • Gourmet Xpress, managed by the Vanier Community Service Centre, is looking for new participants for its three-month, full-time Food Services and Employment Skills Program. Consult their eligibility criteria for more details...17/08/2016
  • On August 31st, Impact Hub Ottawa will be hosting Hub and Spoke, a networking event for the social impact sector...10/08/2016



Support Groups


Health Information


General Information

  • Dare to Care with Carefor Health and Community Services: run or walk 5 or 10 km to support individuals in our community living with dementia. The event will be held on September 3rd...24/08/2016
  • The Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre will be hosting Good Food Markets on Wednesdays and Fridays...24/08/2016
  • The Olde Forge Community Resource Centre will be hosting a Fish Fry Fundraiser on September 18th, and a Fall Seniors' Expo on October 30th...24/08/2016
  • The EY Centre will be hosting the Fifty-Five Plus Lifestyle Show on September 16 and 17th...24/08/2016
  • Christian Counselling Ottawa is holding a Fundraising Concert on September 16th to benefit its Subsidy Fund...24/08/2016
  • The Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County has just published its 2016-2017 Program Guide, featuring programs and services in English and in French happening throughout Ottawa and Renfrew County...17/08/2016
  • Art Lending of Ottawa will be holding an Art Show & Sale on September 3rd. Original art by over 30 local artists. Visit their website for complete details and an artists' gallery...17/08/2016
  • The Council on Aging of Ottawa will be holding its Annual Golf Tournament on September 23rd...17/08/2016
  • The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC)’s youth drop in THE ZONE invites all youth ages 12-18 for activities and events...17/08/2016
  • Unitarian House will be hosting its annual Fall Fair on September 10th...17/08/2016
  • Reach Canada will be holding its annual Reach Celebrity Auction on November 2nd...17/08/2016
  • Minwaashin Lodge is holding a School Supply Drive in September. Contact the Sacred Child Program for more information...10/08/2016
  • The Ottawa Newcomers Club will be holding an Open House event on September 15th...10/08/2016
  • Ballet Jörgen will be presenting The Nutcracker on December 14th, 15th, and 17th...10/08/2016
  • On August 25th, MPP Marie-France Lalonde invites you to her Annual Community Corn Roast and BBQ...03/08/2016
  • On September 22nd, Epilepsy Ottawa will host Sip N Style, a fundraiser to benefit their programs and services...27/07/2016
  • The Olde Forge Community Resource Centre will be hosting Conversation Cafés in July and August, as well as a Seniors' Day Trip to Smiths Falls on August 25th...27/07/2016
  • The Good Companions will be holding special events in August: the Summer and Fall Fashion Show on August 10th, the Pride BBQ Lunch on August 16th and the August Birthday Party on the 26th...20/07/2016



This Community Information Bulletin is maintained by the Community Information Centre of Ottawa.


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Posting Criteria

The Community Information Bulletin is distributed by the Community Information Centre of Ottawa (CICO) in two formats, an e-Mail Broadcasting Service and an electronic Bulletin Board.

  • The e-Mail Broadcasting Service reaches over 2,400 individuals working in the non-profit sector in the City of Ottawa and a small number of for-profit organizations that offer free or specialized services.The e-mail broadcast  is a compilation of the weeks new postings. It is sent out Wednesdays when the bulletin board is updated
  • The Bulletin Board is located on our website which averages over 15,000 hits per month. It features all the postings of the last month

Before submitting a posting, please be sure to read the following information.

Inclusion and exclusion criteria for posting:

  • Postings must be of local interest and be of community awareness
  • Postings will be divided according to the following categories:
    * News
    * Employment & Volunteering
    * Professional Development
    * Workshops
    * Support Groups
    * Health Information
    * General Information
    * Archives

  • Inclusion in the e-Mail Broadcasting Service or on the Bulletin Board does not imply endorsement by the CICO.
  • CICO reserves the right to exclude a posting
  • Postings which are not acceptable include:
    * Partisan and political postings
    * Advertisement for the sale of goods or merchandise - including the services offered by an individual
    * Promotions of a faith
    * Material that is intended to slander a group or person or that promotes hatred or discrimination


  • This service is free, until further notice, for non-profit agencies serving the city of Ottawa with condition that the service offered is free, subsidized or for a minimal fee
  • Fees may apply to other posting requests
  • For-profit organizations may post for a fee. Please call 613-241-4636

To post we will require:

  • The requested posting in a PDF (.pdf) or Microsoft Word (.doc) document, formatted to be readable and understandable. Formatting is not provided by the CICO. The approved postings will appear as received
  • ** NOTE : We changed the posting criteria for our Employment and Volunteering section.
    • Requests to the Employment and Volunteering section must now be provided with a direct link [URL] to your website where this information is posted. Simply send your email request with the following information, i.e. Counsellor, Community Information Centre
    • We no longer accept/post .pdf or .doc under this section as of August 2015
  • The posting must be sent as an attachment via e-mail. Requests that are in the body of the email will not be approved
  • If you are sending a posting request that is not from the organization you work for, please indicate in the body of the email which organization it is from
  • The document should contain a contact name, title, organization name, telephone number and/or email address
  • We encourage postings be made available in English and in French but it is not required. Translation is not provided
  • Information received up to Friday at 12 noon will be distributed and posted on the following Wednesday
  • The bulletin is not updated on statutory holidays
  • Documents can be posted for 30 days, until the event date has passed or until requested to be removed by the organization in question

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Page updated on 04/02/2016