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.
  • Did you know that 211 services will soon be available to all citizens of the Greater Montréal area?
  • Ontario 211's 2016-2017 Annual Report is now online. 211’s impact is demonstrated in the number of connections to resources made every day through our phone service, through our online channels, and through our many community and provincial partnerships. The numbers tell the story of who calls 211, what they are looking for, and how we helped them.
  • Is your agency offering a free meal or activity during the holiday season? To be part of our annual list, please send this completed form by e-mail to; you may also reach us by dialing 613-683-5400 ext 5501. Please let us know before December 1st. Thank you!
  • The Counselling Group of Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Ottawa is pleased to announce it has received a Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant to support the launch of a new e-counselling program in order to expand counselling services in the Ottawa area...15/11/2017
  • Do you know someone who is trapped in the debt cycle caused by payday loans? Learn more about the Causeway Community Finance Fund, an alternative to payday lending operated under Causeway Work Centre...15/11/2017
  • Ottawa Child & Youth Initiative's Growing Up Great Awards has opened its Call for Nominations. Nominations are due by November 17th...08/11/2017
  • Hire Immigrant Ottawa (HIO) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Employer Excellence Awards in the National Capital Region...11/10/2017
  • Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Attorney General’s Victim Services Awards of Distinction. The deadline for nominations is Friday, December 1st...04/10/2017

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Health Information

  • Do you or someone you know have a life-limiting illness? Hospice Care Ottawa offers supportive community programs, from Kanata to Orléans, at no charge to individuals and their families...08/11/2017
  • Ottawa Public Health's Parenting in Ottawa initiative, in collaboration with Rural Family Connections, will host Prenatal classes in November...25/10/2017

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.

Page updated on 04/02/2016