Notice: Announcing OCISO’s Run for a New Start fundraiser – Going the Distance for Refugees!

Dear Glebe Annex residents,

Please find the enclosed message regarding this year’s OCISO’s Run for a New Start fundraiser.


Walk or Run for a New Start!

Help make refugees feel welcome in Canada


There are many ways to show your support for refugees and welcome them to our community. The Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) invites you to participate in one of these.

We invite you to join our “Run for a New Start” team of walkers and runners and train for one of the 2km, 5km, 10km, 21km or 42km races as part of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, May 27-28.

After raising $12,451 in our inaugural 2016 event, the “Run for a New Start” fundraising team has set ourselves the very ambitious goal of raising $20,000 this year, in support of OCISO’s increasingly important programs working with refugee and immigrant youth here in Ottawa.

We invite all runners and walkers to sign up and join our “Run for a New Start” fundraising team. Volunteers who commit to raising $100 will receive one of our distinctive Tshirts!

In addition, this year Beau’s Brewery is sponsoring a “workplace challenge”, so this is a chance to organize your friends where you work and raise funds together for OCISO’s work.

For registration information, please contact OCISO’s volunteer coordinator, David Rain at, or visit

Thank you for helping refugees and immigrants 

feel welcomed and supported in our city!


David Rain

OCISO Volunteer Coordinator

Run for a New Start

Going the Distance for Refugees