We offer heritage and community
What we do & how we started
Welcome to the Igbo Association Ottawa-Gatineau, the umbrella organization of Igbo people residing in the National Capital Region of Canada. Our community-based, not-for-profit organization is dedicated to creating a supportive and progressive Igbo community that celebrates and preserves our rich culture through education, socialization, and inter-cultural collaboration.
At the Igbo Association Ottawa-Gatineau, we are committed to promoting the Igbo identity, supporting Igbo youth in overcoming systemic and cultural barriers, advocating for seniors, and promoting social justice, anti-racism, and human rights. We also work to promote multicultural education and diversity that respects the Canadian mosaic and inclusive and sustainable practices.
Our history dates back to 1990 when a group of Igbo people living in Ottawa came together to form the organization, then known as Otu Ummuna. Since then, we have grown in membership and established initiatives such as the Igbo Heritage Language School and our Youth Empowerment program to support our community. Join us in celebrating and preserving the rich heritage of the Igbo people!
Meet The team
THEME: Promoting Igbo Culture In A Multicultural Canada