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The Ottawa Inner City Health Inc. Experience

Ottawa Inner City health Inc. strives to provide quality health care following a harm reduction mandate for the men and women we serve. The majority of our client base suffers from concurrent disorders (i.e.: mental and/or physical health issues and/or addictions).

If you have an open mind, are willing to learn new skills and looking for a challenge, a career with Ottawa Inner City Health Inc. may be right for you.

What is the key to our success? OICHI promotes a strong multidisciplinary team spirit and has built relationships with our partner organizations based on respect, understanding and open communication. OICHI also offers competitive benefits and compensation and ongoing training opportunities.

Positions within Ottawa Inner City Health Inc.

**New RPN Position Available** 

Volunteer Opportunities

While OICHI always welcomes the presence of volunteers on our units, we do not accept applications of this nature at our office. Persons interested in volunteering are asked to apply directly with the shelter location as they each have their own set of guidelines to follow.

Shelter locations are:

Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre:

Ottawa Mission:

Shepherds of Good Hope:

Cornerstone for Women:

Student Electives

Research & Teaching

OICH is affiliated with the University of Ottawa. We provide thousands of hours of clinical placement to students in the health sciences each year. We also accept students from other Universities. OICH conducts research on health care and homelessness. Our research activities are in accord with the standards of the University of Ottawa in terms of ethical conduct and quality. We have an ongoing relationship with the Institute of Population Health, Centre for Evaluation and Research in the Community, and REACH3.


In association with our partner organizations, Inner City Health has welcomed numerous learners from a wide variety of health related disciplines. At an undergraduate level, learners from physiotherapy, nursing and medicine frequently join us within the program from the University of Ottawa and other sites across the country. Post graduate resident trainees in medicine, training as specialists and family practitioners also work within the program and we have been fortunate to have other learners from different disciplines such as advanced practice nursing.

When attached to the program, those involved have learned not only the specifics of caring for homeless but have achieved a greater understanding of life on the streets and the challenges this presents.

There are many student elective opportunities at OICH. For more information please call us 613.562.4500 or email For all Universities other than The University of Ottawa, students are to go through the AFMC Student Portal. For more information about the portal, contact University of Ottawa