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 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
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
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 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 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
Great to be part of 2014 WOW.  The Algonquin College indeed welcomed the World yesterday, with 150 immigrants attending from Iraq, Iran, Russia, China, Brazil and more!

Algonquin College
WOW 2014 Planning Committee
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
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

History and Legacy of Refugee Resettlement In Ottawa – A PRIMER

June 30, 2016
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Authored by April Carrière. Canada has made significant contributions to refugee resettlement efforts over the years, especially since the end of World War Two. We have welcomed more than a million refugees who have adopted Canada as their home and made tremendous contributions…

A migration story as told by a Karen Woman

June 28, 2016
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Thelay Paw Kyi is an ethnic Karen woman who, against all odds, came to Canada with her family. She was born in Karen State,(Kawthoolei) in Burma In this work she depicts the series of events that are her life. Thelay, a leader in the Ottawa Karen Community resettled in Ottawa, Canada…

Champions. Prevention. Solidarity. Rights. Empowerment

June 28, 2016
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Written by Amnesty Canada Refugee Coordinator, Gloria Nafziger @refugeescanada. I’m not at home, I’m a refugee. I left my rights behind. In the world today we need to ensure that no rights are ever left behind. Thirty years ago Canada was awarded the Nansen Medal, sort of the equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize in the refugee world. It was and remains…