Best Buddies University of Ottawa

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Best Buddies Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to enhancing our community through one-to-one friendships between individuals with intellectual disabilities and students.

Student Buddies & Buddies make contact with each other once a week by phone or e-mail. One-to-one activities (going for coffee, taking a walk, etc.) take place twice a month. All the Buddy pairs at a chapter get together four times per year for a subsidized group event.

The friendships formed through the Best Buddies program add a new dimension to the lives of all people involved. A Best Buddies friendship also helps to build acceptance not only among Buddies & Student Buddies, but also in the community.

The University of Ottawa chapter is affiliated with two host sites:

1) Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities - www.ocapdd.on.ca
2) L'Arche Canada - www.larchecanada.org

Join this group if you are interested in more information about Best Buddies!

Caribbean Student Association

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The Caribbean Student association aspires to provide social functions, parties, networking, and a sense of community. Our goal is to contribute to the overall university experience in a way only West Indians can. 

We present the diverse collection of cultures, histories and races rest reside within the Caribbean. In order to achieve this we want to bring the taste of home to Ottawa and promote our cultures to a greater audience. 

Since the Caribbean is such a diverse and colourful place we want to emulate that within our association and invite people from all walks of life to experience our culture through food, music, dance and more food! 

UO Italian Association

Welcome to the University of Ottawa Italian Association! Our mission is to promote Italian language, culture and history on campus through social events, workshops, and conversation sessions. Membership is open to uOttawa students with an interest in Italy, whether Italian or non-Italian.