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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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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

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: info@olip-plio.ca