CISV is an independent, non-political, volunteer organization promoting cross-cultural friendship through a variety of educational programs for youth and adults in 60 countries around the world. Charitable Registration # 13224 87176 RR0001.

CISV Ottawa is on (members only), (public site). Find out more by reading:

Donate Now Through! Fundraising: Francesco CoffeeGrocery Cards, Time Capsule, Donations.     ***Ottawa Donor Campaign 2016***


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News & Upcoming Events


The 2016 Donor Drive is approaching the $1500 mark - be a part of it by returning your Donor Form or clicking here.

A big THANK YOU to the following who have donated so far

  • Beth Creary
  • Jane Dunlop and Dennis Trudeau
  • Rob Dunlop
  • Christopher and Kathleen McKillop
  • John Raynor
  • Carl and Margaret Swail
  • Dr. Janet Still and Dr. Benedykt Syposz

A special mention to those who donated in memoriam and to those who wished to remain anonymous.


Upcoming dates:

  • Ottawa hosted Step Up July 22 - Aug 13
  • Step Up Open Day, Aug 6 1-4pm. Come meet our Step Up delegates from around the world.
  • Board Meeting on Sep 12th
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Register for National Camp

This years camp runs Aug 14-21 in London, Ontario.

  1. Sign up or renew for 2016 CISV Ottawa membership
  2. Complete the Ottawa online application form
  3. Download and complete the National application form. See the camp fees in the document.
  4. Scan and send your National application form to
  5. Wait for your acceptance email and payment schedule!
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Call for volunteers!

Between July 22 and August 13, we are excited to host a Step Up camp for 14 year-old delegates arriving from Brazil, Canada (Montreal), Costa Rica, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Myanmar, Portugal and USA! The camp name is "Two Feet & A Heart Beat".

  • Families needed for homestay weekend July 22-24th (updated police checks, see below, required for anyone over the age of 18).
  • July 22nd - Airport pick up help required
  • August 13th - Airport drop off help required
  • please contact


Adults volunteering and leaders need a police check. Apply no later than May 10th to avoid needing an express check. A two day express check (or faster), for an extra cost of $40, is available from 2670 Queensview Dr, 7:30am - 5:00pm. Avoid the $15 fee by taking a copy of the chapter letter (login required).

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2016 Programs

2016 program dates are availableapplications are being accepted for the following:

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Own a Beautiful CISV Souvenir Time Capsule

These locally made maple and pine wood time capsules make a wonderful home stay gift, gift for a special leader, Village or Step-Up staff gift, souvenir for your delegate, interchange partner, or your family or, a thank you for a significant contribution to your chapter.

Each time capsule is embedded with a metal screw top cylinder that holds a scroll where you can record your favourite CISV memories or your fellow delegates’ names. Click here to view photo of time capsule mechanism, or a personalized time capsule.

Two sizes are available (prices include tax.)  Large 7.5cm $25.00, Small 5cm, $15.00

Place your order by filling out this form. Please contact if you require further information. THANK YOU!

We are pleased to be able to share this fundraiser with other Canadian chapters (click here for details)

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Fall Camp 2013 Newsletter and Video

The Fall Camp 2013 report and video was emailed to the membership. Didn't get it? Maybe you aren't on the mailing list (or maybe your junk email settings ate it). Contact

The video is also linked from Facebook.