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Are you a recently arrived immigrant or refugee to Ottawa looking for services to help you get settled?

Local Agencies Serving Immigrants (LASI) is pleased to offer a one-stop portal for immigrants and refugees new to Ottawa to access the vital information and services they require.

Find important settlement, language, health, employment, education, counselling and specialized services offered from all 11 agencies right here.

To get started, use the filters below to find an agency that best fits your needs:

What is LASI?

Local Agencies Serving Immigrants (LASI) is a coalition of 11 agencies delivering settlement services to immigrants and refugees in the Ottawa area. LASI members work together to advance the social and economic integration of newcomers through continuous service improvement, implementation of collaborative initiatives and engagement with the broader community.

Over the years, the LASI Coalition has worked together on joint initiatives to support newcomers. The LASI settlement services delivery portal is one such initiative.

Collectively, LASI agencies deliver services to more than 20,000 immigrants and refugees per year. The service providers who make up LASI are:

  • Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI)
  • Economic and Social Council of Ottawa-Carleton (CÉSOC)
  • Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO)
  • Jewish Family Services of Ottawa (JFS)
  • Collège La Cité
  • Lebanese and Arab Social Services Agency (LASSA)
  • Ottawa Chinese Community Services Centre (OCCSC)
  • Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)
  • World Skills
  • Somali Centre for Family Services (SCFS)
  • YMCA/YWCA of the National Capital Region