2017 WOW Ambassador Web Banner ENG

2017 Welcoming Ottawa Ambassadors

Read the stories of the thirteen recipients of the 2017 Welcoming Ottawa Ambassador Awards.

Anti-Black Racism Report - web banner

Anti-Black Racism Report

The Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Ottawa: Forum Summary Report summarizes the findings from the Anti-Black Racism forum on August 8, 2016, an event co-sponsored by the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership and the City for All Women Initiative.

Report: The Cost of Not Providing Health Care Interpretation in the Champlain Region

This report provides an overview of the negative health and health system impacts of not providing professional language interpretation for clients with limited English or French proficiency when they utilise health services. Read the report.

Sector Tables 1 2 3 4 5
Jeffrey Dale_for healthST

Sector Table:
Economic Integration

The OLIP leaders sitting at the Economic Integration Sector Table tackle collaboratively the challenges surrounding the economic integration of immigrants. Together they developed and are implementing a comprehensive strategy and plans of action that simultaneously work with immigrants; employers; service providers; and the economic development sector as a whole.


Sector Table:

OLIP partners at the Education Sector Table aim to reduce the opportunity gap faced by immigrant students and particularly those living in low-income neighbourhoods with a high concentration of immigrant families. Through inter-sectoral collaboration, partners at this Sector Table are also working to create more...

Health Sector Jack McCarthy

Sector Table:
Health & Wellbeing

The Health and Wellbeing Sector Table works to improve physical and mental health outcomes for immigrants and refugees in Ottawa. Current initiatives focus on innovative service provision to ensure equity in health outcomes, including preventive measures through health literacy capacity-building and capitalizing on the unique...


Sector Table:
Language Training and Supports

OLIP partners at the Language Training and Supports Sector Table address challenges related to training in both official languages and develop timely and specialized interpretation services to support access to critical human services. The work of this Sector Table is responsive to Ottawa’s status as...

April and Colin

Sector Table:
Settlement and Integration Capacity Development

The Settlement and Integration Capacity Development Sector Table’s current initiatives stem from the combined priorities of Settlement and Integration Capacity Development strategies outlined in the Ottawa Immigration Strategy. Specific initiatives focus on organizational learning to build service providers’ capacity to serve immigrants and foster immigrant...

Who We Are

The Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP) is a multi-sectoral partnership involving 60 local organizations working on a shared vision and common priorities designed to build local capacity to attract, settle, and integrate immigrants in five sectors: Education; Economic Integration; Health and Wellbeing; Language Training and Interpretation;…

Read More

What We Do

OLIP’s mandate is to build community-wide capacity to attract, settle, and integrate immigrants. This mandate is fulfilled collaboratively by OLIP partners through three activity streams: collective planning, collaborative leadership, and coordinated action. Collective Planning OLIP’s collective planning establishes a common vision and direction and creates…

Read More


OLIP’s Multi-level Governance: Facilitating Collaborative Leadership & Action OLIP’s governance structure supports community-wide leadership and action in the implementation of the Ottawa Immigration Strategy (OIS) while providing a transparent mechanism for continued planning, learning, and adjustment. The premise of OLIP’s governance structure is that the goals set…

Read More

Hire Immigrants Ottawa

Creating Opportunities for the Integration of Immigrants into the Ottawa Labour Market www.hireimmigrantsottawa.ca Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO) is an award winning community-based initiative that brings together employers, immigrant agencies and stakeholders to enhance employers’ ability to access the talents of skilled immigrants in the Ottawa…

Read More

Ottawa’s Community Cup

Ottawa’s Community Cup: Using Sport for Developing and Building a Welcoming Community http://www.communitycup.ca/ The Community Cup, one of Ottawa’s most ‘feel good’ events, is based on three simple principles: playing a sport together breaks down barriers between newcomers and host communities; people who play sports…

Read More

Promoting Immigrant Health through Language Instruction

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) in collaboration with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and the Ottawa Catholic School Board are currently undertaking a special project to promote health among newcomers in English as a Second Language (ESL) schools. A “healthy immigrant effect” has been observed in…

Read More

Immigrant Entrepreneurship Awards of the City of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa has been key in the adoption and implementation of the Ottawa Immigration Strategy (OIS). It aligned OIS priorities with the City’s strategic plan and is now developing an immigration strategy of its own that reinforces OIS priorities. In addition, the City’s…

Read More