International Certificate Program

There’s a whole wide world out there for you to discover…so what are you waiting for? Start with the OCDSB’s International Certificate Program (ICP).  A global mindset is highly valued in today’s globalized marketplace - discover your world!


The ICP is an equitable and accessible program meant to formally recognize students who have gone above and beyond in the pursuit of global citizenship and intercultural awareness - key components in 21st century education. Students enrolled in the program have access to opportunities - locally, nationally and internationally - of which they might not otherwise be aware. This is managed through volunteer teacher advisors at each ICP school, as well as through our customized e-Learning site called the VLE: Virtual Learning Environment - 

Participants earn the certificate by: Studying an international language; taking internationally-focused classes; understanding global issues; participating in an internationally focused project(s) of their choice, and more. Registered students are encouraged to be self-directed in their ICP pursuits while remaining connected with their school's International Certificate Advisor and the program's dedicated e-Learning site.

The OCDSB is an integral part of a cross-country network of 8 school boards offering their own version of the ICP.  In raising the profile and professional network of our respective programs, we hope to expand the depth & breadth of global citizenship opportunities for our ICP students.


You must enroll in the OCDSB International Certificate Program with your school’s International Certificate Advisor. To be eligible to receive an OCDSB International Studies Certificate you must successfully complete all three components and the summative portfolio task (see links below for more information). 

You may be eligible to obtain an “Honours” designation on your certificate by completing additional work and time requirements.

Looking for more information? Contact Sean Oussoren, International Education Coordinator at 613-239-0314 Ext. 2108 or


Each November, the International Certificate Program hosts an annual Information Evening- the next one will be held in November 2019

2019 Annual IPC

ICP Good News Items

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International Certificate Program (ICP) Testimonials



Learn another language!

Check out the OCDSB's Continuing Education Programs to explore a variety of opportunities to learn another language!

International Languages Program

Students enrolled in the International Certificate Program should access their VLE accounts, speak to their school's Certificate Advisor or contact Mr. Sean Oussoren to discuss additional language learning opportunities.

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