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The aim of the International Club of Ottawa (ICO) #ottawaclub is friendship for the purpose of introducing international men and women, temporarily living in the Ottawa area, to Canadian members, Canadian culture, and the Canadian way of life.  International members from the diplomatic, business, and academic communities are welcome to share knowledge of their countries and their talents.  Membership for internationals is free. The Club has no charitable, political, or religious affiliations. Although the working language of the ICO is English, many members speak multiple languages like French, Spanish, and Arabic.


The club is managed by Canadian members who comprise the executive and program chairs with input and assistance from international members. Canadians pay a small annual fee. 

The ICO organizes monthly programs, mostly during the day,  for the members: 

            Arts & Heritage             Beginners’ Bridge, (on hold)     Book Club      Duplicate Bridge


           International Cooking     Mah Jong       Walk ‘n Talk       ICO Talks       Special Events.

For information and membership inquiries contact us at

We shared lots of fun, food, friends and learning in 2023!

Join us in the fall for another exciting year.  Something for everybody. 

Stay tuned for the fall Meet and Greet in early October. 

Laurier House

A visit to Laurier House


The history of Almonte

Indonesian Gamelan

Learning about the ancient Indonesian Gamelan

Holiday Lunch

Holiday Lunch pot luck from around the world

Happy Hour

Monthly Happy Hour

The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat,

The architecture and work of The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat

Meet & Greet 

Billings Estate  - October 3rd  - 1030 to noon

This is the most wonderful time of the ICO year, our time to connect with ICO friends - old and new - and to share our plans for a host of fun-filled programs in the coming months. 

          We hope you will join us for an old-fashioned get-together at the elegant Billings Estate National Historic Site. Light refreshments will be served, including sweet treats catered by Judy Trudell of Judy’s Tasty Treats.

          Located in the Billings Bridge neighbourhood of Ottawa, the estate comprises more than eight acres of beautiful gardens and lush parkland which should just be coming into their autumn splendour for our visit! Built in 1812, this is the oldest wood-frame home in Ottawa and the residence of one of Ottawa’s earliest and most prominent settlers. History buffs are welcome to tour the house and its grounds. 

          Don’t miss this celebration of good friends and good times in the early Fall sun – or in a grand marquee tent if the skies turn grey.  See you there!


Date:                      October 3, 2023

Time:                     10:30 a.m. to Noon

Location:               2100 Cabot Street, Ottawa, ON K1H 6K1

Parking:                 On the grounds of the Estate

RSVP:                   Please confirm your attendance to

                              by September 25, 2023

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