Community Information Centre of Ottawa

...a free bilingual service linking Eastern Ontario citizens with community resources
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Employment & Volunteering
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Support Groups
Health Information
General Information

We will be including a Weekly Featured Resource in our Bulletin!

Weekly Resource

We've published our annual Income Tax Clinic List for Spring 2018!


We've published our annual lists: the 2017-2018 Out of the Cold - in from the cold list of free meals, snacks and drop-ins for Ottawa, and the free Holiday Meals in Ottawa List.

Out of the cold, in from the cold

NewsWeekly Resource

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  • Ordering 2-1-1 promotional material is simple and free! Place your order online at 211 Ontario.

    We have a new deadline for our weekly community information bulletin! Please send us your postings before noon on the Friday preceding the bulletin.
  • After September 21st’s Storm and Tornado event, we continue to update our 211 Disaster Information record several times a day with new information on resources for food assistance, Community Support Centres, how and where to make donations, volunteering opportunities and financial assistance programs.
  • Did you know that the 2-1-1 service has been available in Ottawa for 10 years? On September 19th we celebrated a decade of information and referral to community, government and health services in the region.
  • We have just published our list of Free Thanksgiving Meals in Ottawa for 2018. Your organization's offering is not listed? Please let us know!
  • Don't forget: October 22nd is Municipal Election day in Ontario!
  • Rural Family Connections will hold its Annual General Meeting on November 6th...10/10/2018
  • Connecting Ottawa will hold a Network Celebration Event on October 15th...10/10/2018
  • The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa will hold its Annual General Meeting on October 18th...03/10/2018
  • The Council on Aging of Ottawa has just shared its Bulletin. This year’s theme is Seniors’ Social Isolation, in honour of the Keeping Ottawa Seniors Connected project...03/10/2018
  • Hire Immigrants Ottawa is now accepting entries for the 2019 Employer Excellence Awards from employers in the National Capital Region...26/09/2018
  • The Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre (NROCRC) will host a Community BBQ and Annual General Meeting on September 20th...12/09/2018

Employment and Volunteering


Professional Development

  • The Ottawa Administrators of Volunteer Resources (OAVR) will host a Volunteer Management Conference on October 24th...10/10/2018
  • Minwaashin Lodge Aboriginal Women's Support Centre is looking for participants for the Employment Readiness Program...10/10/2018
  • Youth Services Bureau Employment Services is looking for participants for its Youth Job Connection Program. Apply by October 28th...10/10/2018
  • Are you thinking about starting your own nonprofit? YNPN Ottawa invites you to attend their Setting Up Shop event on October 17th at Impact Hub Ottawa!...03/10/2018
  • The Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre is looking for permanent resident and refugee youth between 15 and 29 years old to participate in its Youth LEAD Employment Program...26/09/2018



Support Groups


Health Information

  • On November 5th, the Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Liver Foundation is offering a free session on Living with Liver Disease Program to inform people about the liver, liver disease and how to cope...17/10/2018
  • On October 24th, the Canadian Liver Foundation and The Ottawa Hospital Regional Hepatitis Program will present Your Liver, Your Health, a presentation on services and supports...17/10/2018
  • For those living with a life-limiting illness, Hospice Care Ottawa's Day Hospice Program can provide a weekly day out in a comfortable, friendly and home-like environment. Anyone can make a referral and there is programming across the city. Currently, there is space in the Richmond Day Hospice Program...03/10/2018
  • Ottawa Public Health will hold free Drop-in Dental Screening Clinics in the Employment and Social Service Centres in September...19/09/2018
  • On October 11th, Ottawa Public Health will present a webinar on the Mental Health Status in Ottawa Report. Please register before October 10th...19/09/2018

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 613-761-9076

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

Click here to email a posting.

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