The OLIP Council is committed to leadership.  In only a few years, we have a common vision and priorities, and are up to the task of implementing the Ottawa Immigration Strategy.

Salimatou Diallo
OLIP Council Vice Chair, Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario
The target beneficiary of the work of OLIP is the whole community. In this short period we have planted together important seeds for Ottawa’s development.  

Dick Stewart
OLIP Council
OLIP helps to unite and share scarce resources for greater impact by working together in the field of student education.

Walter Piovesan
Associate Director of Education, Ottawa Carleton District School Board
We are very pleased to have done the “Opportunity Cost of Not Investing in Interpretation” report – it is so important to have clarity on these challenges and…

Hindia Mohamoud, Director, OLIP
The City of Ottawa will continue to play a lead role in the implementation of the Ottawa Immigration Strategy, just as we did in the founding of OLIP.

Steve Desroches
City Councillor and Deputy Mayor of Ottawa
In our city’s history, immigrants have always played an important role. They build our economic prosperity, diversify our culture, contribute to our social vitality.

Jim Watson
Mayor of Ottawa
The Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre is so happy to have joined the OLIP Health and Wellbeing Sector Table. It is clear that OLIP cares about immigrants and refugees and…

Wendy Tang, Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre
The work and expertise that OLIP brings to our community is so important as it helps us to build bridges and break down silos.  I look forward to our continued work together. 

Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa
My nomination is an indication that our hard work in building Canada is recognized. All we do is to serve the community in return for embracing us when we needed it.  

Mehdi Mahdavi
Ottawa Immigrant Entrepreneurship Awards Nominee
The WOW seminar on immigrant women’s nutrition and health was a step in the right direction towards closing the gap between academic researchers and service providers.

Josephine Etowa
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa

211 Eastern Region is proud to support 2014 WOW

June 20, 2014

211 Eastern Region is a proud supporter of Welcoming Ottawa Week, which will take place from June 23 to 28, 2014.

We are supporting WOW this year by conducting a week-long social media campaign to promote WOW events throughout the community and social services sector.

By Raising Connectivity Through 211 we aim to increase linkages between social service organizations and to increase awareness about the needs and opportunities for addressing immigrant integration issues. 211 can empower immigrants to make active choices, to decrease existing barriers to access services, and to reduce isolation.

Immigrants in Ottawa will be encouraged to access community, social and health services through 211 channels.

Dial 211 to connect to the right community and social services across Ontario!

–          Register for English as a Second Language courses

–          Find out where to have your foreign credentials evaluated

–          Find a new family doctor

–          Find help to get school supplies

–          Help a parent or relative find help in their mother tongue

–          Connect to community programs and services in your language of choice

–          Get support for filling out your immigration documents

–          And so much more…

Calls to 211 are confidential, answered 24/7/365 in French and English, and in over 150 languages!!  For online searching visit

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