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
All the WOW events that I went to were great – WOW does give a sense of a community trying to improve its attraction and retention!

Caroline Andrew
Professor, University of Ottawa
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
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
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
I was happy to see integration to Algonquin territory and indigenous culture related programming in 2014 WOW. Please continue to involve local Aboriginal organisations and…

Linda Manning
WOW 2014 participant, Senior Fellow, University of Ottawa
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
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
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
Canada has been shaped by people who came from all over the world to build this country. WOW offers a platform for us to celebrate this history and the future it will help…

Alex Munter, Chair of the OLIP Council and President and CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre

Addressing Anti-Black Racism Town Hall

March 6, 2018

On March 21, 2018,  International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the public is invited to a Town Hall meeting at City Hall, to review our community’s progress in the year since the launch of the Addressing Anti-Black Racism Report  in February 2017.

This event is co-sponsored by City for All Women Initiative (CAWI), Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP), Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres, CHUO FM, Justice for Abdirahman Coalition, Somali Women’s Circle Network, and North-South Development Roots and Culture Canada.

Come join us at City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West 

5:30 – 6:15   Reception – Jean Piggott Place (refreshments and information tables)

6:15 – 8:30   Town Hall – Andrew Haydon Hall & Council Chambers

8:30 – 9:00   Informal Networking

Register here.

Funding: We thank Status of Women Canada, Ottawa Community Foundation, UNIFOR Local 2025 and CUPE National for funding to make this possible.