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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Forum Overview

November 17, 2019

Held on November 25, 2019, the 5th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum was co-hosted by the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership, the Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC), and members of LASI (Local Agencies Serving Immigrants). The event was organized with the support of the City of Ottawa;…

Agenda

November 17, 2019

5th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum Monday, November 25th, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Jean Pigott Place, City Hall 7:30 AM BREAKFAST & NETWORKING 8:45 AM Forum Opening Ethel Côté, Forum MC/Facilitator Opening Ceremony by Monique Manatch, Traditional Knowledge Keeper Forum Opening Remarks by Yasir Naqvi,…

Five Concurrent Afternoon Sessions (Select One): 1:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

November 17, 2019

A1: Breaking Down Barriers Location:  Jean Pigott PlaceInstitutional biases and capacity gaps pose barriers to not only how we leverage the talent of immigrants, including second generation Canadians, but also how institutions plan and respond to evolving needs and challenges. Prominent speakers will share their…

Speaker Biographies

November 17, 2019

Forum Opening Remarks Yasir Naqvi Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Canadian Citizenship Former Attorney General of Ontario Yasir Naqvi is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), Canada’s leading voice on active citizenship and inclusion. Prior to joining the ICC, Mr….

Forum Sponsors

November 17, 2019

                                                       

Speaker Biographies – 4th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum – November 20, 2017

November 14, 2017

Master of Ceremonies Sarah Onyango Welcoming Remarks Mayor Jim Watson Thoughts from Partners Charting our Progress through Complexity Alex Munter – Chair, OLIP Council and President and CEO, CHEO and Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre Access to Talent: A Top Priority for Ottawa’s Business Community Ian…

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, Master of…

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…