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
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
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
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
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
Welcoming Ottawa Week is wonderful platform to demonstrate our city’s longstanding openness to immigration and commitment to supporting newcomers’ successful integration. …

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
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
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

Dr. Josephine Etowa, Professor, University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Loyer DaSilva Research Chair in Public Health Nursing

November 14, 2017

Josephine Etowa is a Full Professor and Loyer-DaSilva Research Chair in Public Health Nursing in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa. She is a senior Investigator with the Nursing Best Practice Research Centre at the University of Ottawa, and a founding member and past president of the Health Association of African Canadians.

Josephine is a member of the College of Reviewers of the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and a Board of Director for the Stephen Lewis Foundation for HIV/AIDS in Africa. Her research is grounded in over 25 years of clinical practice in perinatal health care with projects funded by local, national and international funding organizations.

She was an investigator for an International Development Research Centre funded, five-year, five-country research program to strengthen nurses’ capacity for HIV/AIDs research and policy development in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean.

Josephine is currently a co-Principal Investigator for a CIHR funded, five-year provincial program of research examining HIV vulnerability and resilience among African, Caribbean and Black heterosexual men in Ontario (nicknamed, weSpeak). She is also a nominated Principal Investigator for a CIHR funded three-year, three-country study, currently investigating infant feeding practices among African, Caribbean and Black women living with HIV/AIDs in Ottawa, Port Harcourt (Nigeria) and Miami (USA).