Somali Centre for Family Services

Alternate Name Citizenship Test Preparation Classes ; Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program ; Immigration Settlement and Adaptation Program ; ISAP
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
1719 Bank St, Suite 200
Ottawa, ON K1V 7Z4
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Intersection Bank St and Alta Vista Dr
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Multiethnic centre offering services for refugees, immigrants and residents

Counselling * youth programs * seniors services * employment and training * Community Capacity Building * Citizenship Test Preparation Classes * yearly income tax return clinic for low income newcomers

Settlement Program (formerly Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program) -- orientation programs, language and skills training to help facilitate employment, and programs to welcome newcomers to the community * may provide needs and eligibility assessments, pre- and post-arrival information and referral, job search and employment counselling, assistance to establish social and professional networks to promote community engagement, and assistance to access a range of settlement services
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Refugees, immigrants and residents in need of settlement, immigration and other services
Application Call for an appointment or drop-in
Languages English ; French ; Arabic ; Italian ; Somali ; Swahili
Fees None - all SCFS services
Service Categories Citizenship Test Preparation ; Cultural Transition Counselling ~ Somali Community ; Immigrant Mutual Assistance Associations ~ Somali Community ; Newcomer Settlement Services ~ Somali Community ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Immigration Issues
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-526-2075 & 613-733-5478
Fax 613-526-2803
Social Media Facebook Flickr
Primary Contact Marian Farah, Settlement Counselor, Somali Centre; Phone: 613-526-2075 ext 224; Email:
Other Details
Established 1991
Funding City / Town ; Regional / Municipal ; Provincial - Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration ; Federal - Citizenship and Immigration Canada ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 890867567 RR0001 ; United Way ; Foundation - Ottawa Public Library Community Foundation of Ottawa * Ontario Trillium Foundation
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Pamphlets * annual general meeting reports
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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