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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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

Equity in Education: A New Collective Impact Initiative

December 15, 2016

Funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Innoweave has allowed Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre (PQCHC) to emulate the successful Pathways to Education Program by mobilizing and connecting existing capacities in the Banff-Ledbury and Confederation Court neighborhoods, in order to create the wrap-around supports that form the basis of the remarkable improvements in the graduation rates of students living in low income neighborhoods. The focus is providing and connecting students and parents to academic and social supports that help them problem solve and navigate the school system.

OLIP, PQCHC/Pathways to Education, and Ottawa Children and Youth Initiative – Growing Up Great are the lead partners in this collective impact initiative, which brings an additional 30 stakeholders together. It responds to one of the five priorities of the OLIP Education Sector Table.