Board of Directors


Carl Nicholson
Executive Director, Catholic Centre for Immigrants


Abdirazak Karod
Executive Director, Somali Centre for Family Services


Sarah Caspi
Executive Director, Jewish Family Services

Vice President

Sharon Kan
Executive Director, Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre

Vice President

Karyn Steer
Interim Executive Director, Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization

Vice President

Mercy Lawluvi
Executive Director, Immigrant Women Services of Ottawa

Vice President

Fred Awada
Executive Director, Lebanese and Arab Social Service Agency

Vice President

Kenny Leon

Vice President

Doina Tibu

Executive Director (Staff)

Mengistab Tsegaye
Executive Director, World Skills Employment Centre

World Skills' News


Dear clients, volunteers, employers, partners and stakeholders; due to the special circumstances related to COVID-19, from March 17, 2020 and until further notice, our employment services are being offered remotely using e-mail, telephone, and other available technologies.

We have made an effort to transition all our services online which include: job search workshops, employer events, language courses, individualized employment counseling, intake and assessment of new clients, re-assessment of existing clients, pre-screening candidates for job opportunities, our resume clinic, among other services.

For group format, we're mostly using zoom and for one/one we're very open to whichever technology works for you.

If you're a newcomer job seeker who'd like to register as a World skills Client please click this link to book an appointment. Stakeholder who'd like to find out more, please connect with us via e-mail at

Your questions and requests will be dealt with by our solicitous staff.

Please stay safe and follow the advice of health officials.