About Us

Welcome to the Oromo – Canadian Cultural Association of Ottawa

About the Association

The Oromo-Canadian Cultural Association was established in early 1990s following the arrival of a sizable number of Oromo immigrants who left their country of origin due to persecution under successive Ethiopian regimes. The association was incorporated as a Not-for-Profit organization in 1993. The Association is governed by three member executive committee (President, Secretary and Treasurer).

Objectives of the Association:

  • To cultivate and retain the Oromo heritage and tradition through the Association’s cultural activities, including exhibitions, bazaars and other ceremonies
  • To partake in Canada’s multicultural aims by actively participating in and contributing to various ethno-cultural events.
  • Promote awareness among Canadians of the Cultural fabric of Oromian.
  • Help bring Oromo individuals together by pursuing social and educational programs and cultural activities of common interest for the benefit of the whole community.
  • Help Oromo nationals coming to Ottawa as new immigrants or visitors to adapt to the new environment and culture.

Oromo Canadian Cultural Association of Ottawa By-Law in English and Afaan Oromoo


Our nonprofit organization, membership-fee is one of our main means of raising capital for our limited operational budget.

We encourage all Oromos in Ottawa to join as members.

Membership in the Oromo-Canadian Cultural Association allows one to elect or become an elected member of the executive committee.

To become a member of OCCAO, please download Application form.

You can contact us at  info@ottawaoromocommunity.org