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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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

Medicine – Poem by Jamaal Jackson Rogers for Welcoming Ottawa Week 2018

June 19, 2018
Medicine  By Jamaal Jackson Rogers, Ottawa’s English-language Poet Laureate This poem was written for Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW) 2018 and performed at the WOW launch on June 18, 2018 She said, “Our diversity is our medicine.” She said, “Our diversity is our medicine.” Gathering all the beauty in the world in one unifying sentence And…

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,…