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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
We were pleased to be part of 2014WOW and discuss how we could make sports more inclusive for Ottawa’s immigrant population.  We received wonderful ideas.    

Kelly Robertson
Manager, City-wide Recreation Programs, City 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
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
Our 2014 WOW workshop contributed significantly to building momentum on the issue of equity by connecting professionals who wouldn’t have met otherwise.

Yumi Kotani
Manager, Ottawa Equity Project
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
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
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
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

In the Community

In the Community is a virtual community hub for sharing news and information on the implementation of the Ottawa Immigration Strategy. It also highlights community events and initiatives relevant to OLIP’s work.

Featured Initiatives showcases inspirational activities undertaken by OLIP members to improve immigrants’ integration outcomes. By highlighting best practices, we hope to trigger a sense of healthy competition that will encourage community partners to develop new and creative programs.

Community Updates presents stories about collaborative initiatives and resources that have been developed by our partners to advance immigrant integration. You will learn about new programs, opportunities for collaboration, and benefit from discussions on emerging ideas.

Upcoming Events is the place for community partners to promote events related to OLIP’s work, including workshops, conferences, forums, discussion series, fundraisers, bids, competitions, and more! Event descriptions are offered in the language provided by our partners.

If you are involved in work that directly or indirectly supports the integration of newcomers in Ottawa and have a story to share, please contact us by email: