CISV Ottawa is sending 3 Ottawa delegations to international programs in 2024, as well as a junior counsellor and multiple seminar camp participants. Most applications close in December or January, so apply today!. Click on the links below for more information and to get involved!

Get Involved!

We always welcome new people to join the CISV Ottawa Board, for any amount of involvement, to help with specific tasks, or just to find out more about how CISV Ottawa works. Let us know if you are interested, please contact Thanks!! Here are some areas we could use help with (training & help provided by current volunteers!) - Communications - to write these handy informative emails, - Social Media - to post informative content on one or more of our Facebook, Instagram & Twitter accounts. works together with Communications & web person for a synchronized message - Web Site - do web page updates (in Wordpress), work with our webmaster to keep our web presence up to date and useful - Events - to find and book halls or other sites when we again have in-person events, like the Silly Chili chapter pot-luck, usually held in the spring. To volunteer for any of these roles, please email or our Chair at!

Join us at our next event

Regular CISV Ottawa board meetings are held monthly either virtually or in-person. Board meetings are generally held on the same evening each month. Email to confirm timing and location. The CISV Junior Branch also holds frequent meetings and events. All kids 11+ are welcome. If you would like to join us to make new friends while developing leadership and communication skills, and being awesome, please contact or instagram @cisvottawajb to find out more details.

CISV educates and inspires action for a more just and peaceful world

CISV builds and inspires people to actively work for a more just and peaceful world.

CISV wants
a more peaceful future for all people. This is based on respect and intercultural understanding, on awareness for global relations and on borderless friendship.
CISV does
host local and international programs for children and youth aged 11 up. These programs encourage openness and respect towards all people, promote tolerance and understanding of different cultures and attitudes, initiate friendship despite of nationality or beliefs and educate to non-violent conflict solutions.
a global organization dedicated to educating and inspiring for peace through building inter-cultural friendship, cooperation and understanding. Founded in 1950, today we are a federation of 69 Member Associations with over 200 Chapters or local groups. In over 60 years we have given countless children and young people the experience of their lives and the opportunity to build lasting friendships through our international educational programs.