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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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 Partners’ Annual Summer Gathering

September 15, 2022
The OLIP Partnership Council met on June 27th, 2022 – on Canada’s Multiculturalism Day – to review annual progress and plan for key milestone envisioned for the reminder of the current operational cycle: July 2022 – November 2023. Among the progress partners reviewed are new alignment of the City of Ottawa’s work with OLIP’s priority goals,…

Covid-19 Update: Vaccine for Children Under 5 Years Old

July 27, 2022
The province has announced that as of Thursday July 28th, parents and care givers will be able to book appointments for children aged six months to under five years for the paediatric COVID-19 vaccine. Immunocompromised youth aged 12 to 17 will also be able to schedule their second booster at least six months or 168 days after their first booster. Appointments…

WOW Is Back After a 2-Year Pause and Is Going Regional!

June 22, 2022
Ottawa, June 20, 2022 – The eighth annual Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW) was launched today. With more than 50 events scheduled to take place, WOW is designed to build connectivity, solidarity, and a shared civic identity between newcomers arriving from all over the world and long-time residents.    Back…

Call for Nominations: Welcoming Ottawa Ambassadors

May 25, 2022
The Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP) invites you to nominate an individual who positively impacted your journey in making Ottawa your new home, to receive the 2022 Welcoming Ottawa Ambassador Awards. The Welcoming Ottawa Ambassadors Award, given by the Mayor of Ottawa every year, celebrates Ottawa residents who embody Ottawa’s spirit…

The Federal Government Announces 2022-2024 Immigration Levels Plan

February 16, 2022
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced Canada’s plans to welcome 1,329,700 permanent residents over the next three years. For this year alone, Canada plans to welcome 431,645 permanent residents. Overall, the 2022-2024 immigration levels plan sees an increase of almost 11% compared to 2021-2023 levels plan which targeted to…

6th Ottawa Immigration Forum

November 4, 2021
OLIP is pleased to host the 6th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum on November 22 and November 23, 2021, from 9am to 12:30pm. The theme of this major two-day online event is Equity Matters in Ottawa: Policy, Practice, & Potential. The Forum will offer simultaneous interpretation in English and French. During this two-day event, more than 20…

Update on Afghan Refugees

September 2, 2021
The Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) has started welcoming Afghan refugees who are choosing to make Ottawa their new home. 43 people have already arrived in the city, and more are expected in the coming days. CCI has dispatched a team that is working tirelessly to ensure these new Ottawa residents have all they need to start a new life. It is not…