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 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
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
Canada has been shaped by people who came from all over the world to build this country. Welcoming Ottawa Week offers a platform for Ottawa residents to celebrate both this…

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
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
Welcoming Ottawa Week is wonderful platform to demonstrate our city’s longstanding openness to immigration and commitment to supporting newcomers’ successful integration. …

Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa
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 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 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
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

Assuring Newcomer Success: Challenges and Opportunities – Q&A with Dr. Valerie Preston

January 11, 2018
Dr. Valerie Preston, Professor, Department of Geography, York University and Principal Investigator, Migration and Resilience in Urban Canada delivered the keynote speech at the 4th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum on November 20, 2017. This Q&A expands on some of the key themes and content of this keynote speech. 1.  What are some of the key…

Research Report Released on the Settlement of the Syrian Refugees in Ottawa

November 17, 2017
Ottawa (November 21, 2017) ­­– The Local Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP) today released a research report titled: The Arrival and Settlement of Syrian Refugees in Ottawa – System Responses, Lessons Learned and Future Directions. With funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, OLIP spearheaded this research initiative…

Agenda: The 4th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum

November 8, 2017
Theme:  Pathways to Integration: Learning Forward Date: Monday, November 20, 2017, 8:00 am – 2:30 pm Location: Bayview Yards, RBC Foundry Room, 7 Bayview Road, Ottawa 8:00 am Arrival, Registration, Breakfast and Interactive Engagement with Youth Futures 9:00 am Opening Remarks Sarah Onyango,…

Please join us for the Ottawa Immigration Forum!

October 23, 2017
The Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership, in collaboration with the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Local Employment Planning Council, and the University of Ottawa’s Centre on Governance would like to invite you to the 4th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum. Date/Time:        Monday, November 20, 2017, 8 am to 2:30 pm Location:             

Save the Date for the 4th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum – November 20, 2017

October 3, 2017
We are pleased to announce that the 4th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum will take place on November 20, 2017 from 8am to 2pm. Please save this date in your calendars!  More details and a full agenda will be sent to you shortly, along with registration details. Event:            4th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum Date/Time:   November…

Community Dialogue on Equity

September 5, 2017
The Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership and Equity Ottawa Partners are hosting a Community Dialogue on Equity. By working together, identifying common challenges and opportunities, and building on existing initiatives, we can make a real difference in advancing equity together,…

2017 Welcoming Ottawa Week Launch & Welcoming Ottawa Ambassador Awards Ceremony

July 31, 2017
On June 20, 2017 Mayor Watson and OLIP c0-hosted the launch of Welcoming Ottawa Week at City Hall. Here are some photos from this event: #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1…