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
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
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
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 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
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
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

Knowledge Base

This section includes resources to support the work of OLIP partners and others interested in immigration issues. Products include articles, reports, policy papers, educational materials, and useful links, as well as our Newsletter and highlights of the OLIP Immigration Forum. These resources document current trends and issues on various aspects of immigrant integration. We also showcase community initiatives and activities that encourage reflection, stimulate discussion, and facilitate the adoption of new programs and practices.

This section centralizes Ottawa-specific research and knowledge, but in an effort to enhance understand of the broader context, it also includes resources and evidence with a provincial or national focus. For ease of navigation, knowledge products have been clustered by thematic area and linked to the OLIP Sector Tables.

Because OLIP is a bilingual partnership, we strive to present information in both official languages. In this vein, all descriptions and abstracts are provided in English and French, although the source documents and resources are posted in their original language.

If you are aware of a recent study or publication on immigration issues in Ottawa and would like to share it with the community, please contact us at info@olip-plio.ca.