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 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
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
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
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
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
I’m really impressed with the level of energy and commitment around the Health and Wellbeing table and look forward to continuing collaboration between OLIP and OPH.

Marcela Tapia
Ottawa Public Health
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 Chair
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

Take a Tour of Lowertown!

June 27, 2017
As part of Welcoming Ottawa Week, consider taking one of our upcoming  Immigrant Heritage Walking Tours of Lowertown. Here are the dates/times: June 27, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (English) June 29, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. (French) June 30, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (French) Register today! Here are five surprising facts…

Film Screening: In the Shadow of Gold Mountain

June 22, 2017
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Film Screening: In the Shadow of Gold Mountain June 27, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe Street, Auditorium (in English) Panel discussion following the screening features: Tim Stanley – University of Ottawa professor who specializes in the history of…

More than 70 Events Planned for 2017 Welcoming Ottawa Week Celebrations from June 20 to 30

June 5, 2017
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The fifth annual Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW) will be celebrated in Ottawa from June 20 to 30, 2017 at various venues in the city. This year’s WOW includes more than 70 events that will enable participants – newcomers and long-term residents alike – to express themselves and to connect through fun and engaging experiences that may produce lasting…

Report Released Highlighting Prevalence of Anti-Black Racism in Ottawa

February 23, 2017
(Ottawa – February 23, 2017) – According to a report entitled Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Ottawa released today by the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP) and the City for All Women Initiative (CAWI), the struggle against anti-Black racism in the nation’s capital is far from over. This report summarizes the findings of a forum co-hosted…

2017 Welcoming Week Ottawa

February 17, 2017
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Welcome to the Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW) 2017 portal! Here you can find news about the fifth annual WOW, information about the planned events and a list of community partners and sponsors. We use #WOW17, #SAO17, #Ottawa, #CndImm and @OLIP-PLIO on social media to highlight WOW 2017. WOW is an annual, week-long series of dialogues, cultural and celebratory…

In Memoriam: Lucya Spencer

February 15, 2017
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It is with profound sadness that we at OLIP learned today of the passing of Lucya Spencer. Lucya was a great friend, colleague, and leader who worked tirelessly on behalf of some of the most vulnerable people in our community. We wish to express our deepest condolences to…

OLIP Partners Refreshed the Ottawa Immigration Strategy (OIS)

December 22, 2016
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The Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP) was created in 2009 by the City of Ottawa and LASI (Local Agencies Serving Immigrants). After extensive consultations involving numerous Ottawa-based institutions and stakeholders, the Ottawa Immigration Strategy (OIS) was released in June 2011. At the same time, machinery was introduced for thinking,…