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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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…

Welcoming Ottawa Week 2017 Photos

July 26, 2017
Thank you to the event organizers who made Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW) such a resounding success. Here are some of the photos from the 73 WOW events held across the city: #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-2 img { border:…

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

June 5, 2017
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…