Congratulations Diomande Maoua!

The Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership is pleased to announce the three recipients of the 2016 Welcoming Ottawan Award.

Read Diomande Maoua’s story here.


Congratulations Tara Alani!

The Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership is pleased to announce the three recipients of the 2016 Welcoming Ottawan Award.

Read Tara Alani’s story here.


Congratulations Gilles Bourgeois!

The Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership is pleased to announce the three recipients of the 2016 Welcoming Ottawan Award.

Read Gilles Bourgeois’s story here.

Report: History and Legacy of Refugee Resettlement in Ottawa

Ottawa has made significant contributions to refugee resettlement efforts over the years. This brief history aims to provide basic information about refugees, to dispel common misconceptions about refugees, and to celebrate the legacy of refugee resettlement efforts in our city. Read more

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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...

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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...

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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 5 sectors: (1) settlement and orientation; (2) economic integration; (3) health…

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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…

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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 out in the OIS can only be achieved…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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