About Us

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At Lisgar Collegiate Institute, we respectfully acknowledge that our learning takes place on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Anishinabe Algonquin people. Walk gently on this land as the Algonquin people have done for millennia before us. Thank you. Merci. Miigwech.

Quick Facts

  • Our school welcomes approximately 900 students from Grade 9 to 12 each year.

  • We offer pathways to university, college, apprenticeship and the world of work. Students can take part in Advanced Placement, Specialized Gifted Program, two Specialist High Skills Major Programs (Hospitality and Applied Research), Dual Support Program.

  • Students can earn: French Immersion Certificates, DELF accreditation, International Certificate, Business Studies Certificate.

  • Students join us from elementary schools across the District.

Mission Statement

We at Lisgar Collegiate Institute are committed to providing learning and working environments where all individuals feel safe, valued, respected, and welcome.


Interested in registering your child at our school? Contact us, visit our Information for Prospective Students page, or visit the OCDSB Registration page.

About Our School

Given Lisgar’s central location, we are ideally positioned to integrate our students’ learning with the resources available in the nation’s capital. Lisgar Collegiate Institute offers a variety of courses across a full range of programs at the university, college, and open levels. Consistent with Lisgar’s long tradition of excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics, students pursue their full potential as responsible individuals.

In 1874, the Ottawa Collegiate Institute, successor to the Dalhousie District Grammar School founded in 1843, moved to Lisgar Street. In 1928, the name Lisgar Collegiate Institute was adopted in honour of Sir John Young, Lord Lisgar, and Canada’s second Governor-General. We are uniquely situated in the downtown community and welcome students from across the region. We thrive on the cultural diversity of our students and our international outlook.

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