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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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 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

Forum Overview

November 17, 2019
Dear colleague, You are cordially invited to join us at the 5th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum, co-hosted by the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership, the Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC), and members of LASI (Local Agencies Serving Immigrants); with the support of the City of Ottawa; Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC); Immigration,…

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, CEO, Institute for Canadian…

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 experiences in countering such…

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. Naqvi…

Forum Sponsors

November 17, 2019