The First Ottawa Immigration Forum was an outstanding event showcasing our immigrant communities’ contributions throughout the day.

Steve Kanellakos
Deputy City Manager, City of Ottawa
Immigrants are the lifeblood of Ottawa. It is so important to recognize and celebrate their contributions to our cultural and economic vibrancy.

Jessica Brichta
The Conference Board of Canada
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
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
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
Thank you OLIP.  IWSO exhibition during the 2014 WOW created the opportunity for newcomer women to tell their stories and showcase their artistic talents.

Lucya Spencer
Executive Director, Immigrant Women Services Organization
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
OLIP has been a catalyst in driving change in the Ottawa community. OLIP gave us a game plan, a strategy and focus to address the critical issues of immigrant health and wellbeing.

Jack McCarthy
Executive Director, Somerset West Health & Resource 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
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

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. WOW is an annual, week-long series of dialogues, cultural and celebratory events, sports activities, documentary screenings, and other fun events designed to convey…

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,…

New Funding to Scale Up the Equity Project

December 15, 2016
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In September 2016, Ontario Trillium Foundation awarded a grant to enable OLIP’s Equity Project to explore Collective Impact for equity and diversity in Ottawa. This $20,000 “Stage 1” Collective Impact grant will enable the Equity partnership to engage with new stakeholders, including service provider organizations and affected communities; gather…

Equity in Education: A New Collective Impact Initiative

December 15, 2016
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Funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Innoweave has allowed Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre (PQCHC) to emulate the successful Pathways to Education Program by mobilizing and connecting existing capacities in the Banff-Ledbury and Confederation Court neighborhoods, in order to create the wrap-around supports that form the basis…

Planning for the Health & Wellbeing Needs of Immigrant Seniors

December 15, 2016
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The Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre have partnered with the OLIP Secretariat to: Engage and listen to immigrant seniors’ health and wellbeing challenges and needs as well as their experiences when seeking health services; Identify gaps in services that meet the unique needs of immigrant…

Shifts in the Leadership of OLIP Sector Tables

December 15, 2016
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Three OLIP Sector Tables have seen changes in their chairpersonship due to retirement, with key sector leaders replacing the retiring OLIP chairs, shown in the table below.   Sector Retiring Chair Replacements Health & Wellbeing Sector Table Jack McCarthy, former ED, Somerset West Community Health Centre Leslie McDiarmid, ED, South East…

OLIP Partners Welcome Alex Munter as the 2nd Chair of the OLIP Council

December 15, 2016
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Alex Munter assumed the role of Chair of the OLIP Council in May 2016, after Dick Stewart completed his four-year appointed term. As Chair of the OLIP Council, Alex will preside over multi-sectoral collaborations through the Partnership’s community-wide governance process,…