Community Information Centre of Ottawa

...a free bilingual service linking Eastern Ontario citizens with community resources

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    We have a new deadline for our weekly community information bulletin! Please send us your postings before noon on the Friday preceding the bulletin.
  • We continue to update our records on resources for flood-affected residents in Eastern Ontario. The City of Ottawa has discontinued its State of Emergency.
  • Nominations are now being accepted for the 17th Outstanding Contribution to Protection of Children Award from Counselling and Family Service (CFS) Ottawa...12/06/2019
  • Steps to Justice has updated content on getting legal help with immigration problems reflecting Legal Aid Ontario's interim measures to deal with funding cuts...05/06/2019
  • Reach - Equality and Justice for People with Disabilities - will hold its Annual General Meeting on June 11th...05/06/2019
  • The Carlington Community Health Centre will host its Annual General Meeting and free community barbecue on June 26th...05/06/2019
  • The Lowertown Community Resource Centre (LCRC) will host its 2019 Annual General Meeting on June 19th...05/06/2019
  • Steps to Justice also has information for permanent residents about the Permanent Resident Card and the residency obligation...29/05/2019
  • The Ottawa Community Foundation (OCF) has launched a call for initial ideas for its New Leaf Community Challenge 2019. Submit your brief by June 19th...29/05/2019
  • Steps to Justice has updated content about the new policy to reduce Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) assistance by 10% when collecting an overpayment in some situations...22/05/2019
  • Crime Prevention Ottawa (CPO) will celebrate 10 Years of CODA: Connecting on Disability and Abuse on June 10th...22/05/2019
  • Canadian Parents Of Murdered Children and Survivors of Homicide Victims (CPOMC) has created a new website...08/05/2019

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Health Information

  • For those living with a life-limiting illness, Hospice Care Ottawa's community support programs (Day Hospice and In-Home Support). Anyone can make a referral, Call 613-680-0306 or visit the website...05/06/2019

General Information



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


This Site is linked to documents provided by various organizations and to other websites that are not under the control of and are not maintained by the Community Information Centre of Ottawa (CIC). The CIC is not responsible for the content of those documents or websites. The CIC is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link to such documents or websites does not imply endorsement by the CIC of those documents or websites. Anyone linking to this Site must comply with these Terms and all applicable laws.

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 613-683-5400 x 5514

To post we will require:

  • The requested posting in a PDF (.pdf) or Microsoft Word (.doc) document, or a link towards a web page, 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 - ex.: a Careers Page. 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
  • 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 30/11/2018