PERMIKA stands for “Persatuan Mahasiswa Indonesia di Kanada.” In English, it is the Indonesian Students’ Association. PERMIKA Ottawa is the Ottawa chapter of PERMIKA, and together with chapters from several other cities comprise PERMIKA Nasional.
PERMIKA is a student organization under PPI (Perhimpunan Pelajar Indonesia). PERMIKA itself consists of Indonesian university students seeking knowledge in Canada. The purpose of its formation is as a discussion form, exchanging knowledge, and a place for creativity.