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 8717.

CISV Ottawa is on (members only). Find out more by reading our Frequently Asked Questions, watching a 1 minute promo clip or viewing a PowerPoint presentation. View or download the CISV Passport, or brochure (large download) in english or french.

Fundraising: Donations, Francesco CoffeeGrocery Cards, Time Capsule


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News & Upcoming Events

Donate to the Ottawa CISV Diversity Village 2014. See the campaign status on the right.

Spring camp, which runs May 9-11, registration is open until May 2 (login required).

Save the dates: Notary Signing and Annual General Meeting June 1.

Volunteers for Spring camp with a police check, please contact Tara, the jb liason.

April order form for Franceso Coffee now available.

Time capsules are available and make great gifts.

New Delegate? Join the CISV Ottawa facebook group.


Applications for peace-bus (check out the new video) are still being accepted.

Adult's volunteering and leaders need a police check.

Ottawa 2014 Village, VOLUNTEER POSITIONS. Also looking for a volunteer chef and junior chef.

Join the board: We need YOU!


 A big thanks to everyone who has donated to CISV through our ongoing donor drive and CISV Diversity Village 2014 campaign.

We would like to recognize the following donors.

  • Sweta Agrawal
  • The Bellefeuille Family
  • Coreen Blackburn
  • Greg Bonser & Twyla Kowalenko
  • Vicky Compton
  • Elizabeth Creary
  • Patricia M Deline
  • Judy Dunlop
  • Sara Hendriksen
  • Iain Hutchinson
  • A. Kowalenko & Associates Inc
  • St-Jean/Kavanagh Family
  • Tom and Sally LeFeuvre
  • Sue McGarvie
  • Katherine Melanson
  • Frances Monaghan
  • Byrne and Ann Mulvihill
  • Donna L Nalls
  • Jasna Piljak
  • Scott Robertson
  • Jaap and Maria Schouten
  • Leslie E. Smeeton
  • Victoria Storaas
  • Dr. Benedykt Syposz and Dr. Janet Still
  • Denis Trudeau and Jane Dunlop
  • Colleen & Jeff Westeinde & Family

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

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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 Newsletter and Video

The Fall Camp 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.

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Ecuador Photo Gallery

Bonds that never die , friendships that last a lifetime , cuz this life's too short to live.
Relationships that linger , memories that begin to relapse , cuz moments like these flood the human spirit with eternal nostalgia.

CISV , a nurturing benefit which precedes ever lasting friendships.

Tom Bogdanowicz (click for more pictures)

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Past Events

Spring Camp was a blast. Check out all the photos and videos for spring camp, movie night, and other events on facebook (facebook registration required).




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Fall Camp 2012

The kids had a blast and the activities sounded top notch! Check out some JB Fall Camp 2012 pictures (facebook account required) and video.