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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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

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).