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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
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 Chair
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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, beyond what individual efforts can accomplish.

The Dialogue is a step towards developing a common agenda, with Ontario Trillium Foundation support, to advance equity in Ottawa through collective action.

It will bring together organization and community leaders to share perspectives on barriers to equitable outcomes in health, education, income, justice and civic life in Ottawa, and generate ideas on how we can address these by working together.

Join the discussion on what it will take to create an equitable and just city!

Event Details:

Community Dialogue on Equity in Ottawa
September 21, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
180 Argyle Avenue
Community Room, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario

Please register here by September 12, 2017. 

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