Strategy Covers
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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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
Canada has been shaped by people who came from all over the world to build this country. Welcoming Ottawa Week offers a platform for Ottawa residents to celebrate both this…

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
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

OLIP Research and Publications

Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Ottawa: Forum Summary Report
This report summarizes the findings from the Anti-Black Racism forum on August 8, 2016, an event co-sponsored by the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership and the City for All Women Initiative. The forum was initiated by members of Ottawa’s Black communities. The report includes the Ottawa community’s recommendations for institutions and communities at large.

History and Legacy of Refugee Resettlement in Ottawa: A Primer (2016)
The primer provides basic information on the history and legacy of refugee resettlement in Canada, and highlights Ottawa’s role in these efforts. It contains basic facts about refugees and about Canadian refugee policy, a brief timeline of refugee resettlement, and a myth buster intended to dispel some of the misconceptions about refugees and refugee resettlement history in Canada. Perhaps of greatest value, the primer shares some of the knowledge accumulated by people who have spent a lifetime working to welcome and to resettle refugees. These insights are presented in the legacy section of the primer.

The Latest Achievements of the OLIP Partners: October 2012 – June 2013
This report features the key collaborative initiatives implemented by the OLIP partners under the strategic priorities of the Ottawa Immigration Strategy in the period of October 2012 – June 2013.  The report was presented to the Ottawa community during the 2nd Annual Ottawa Immigration Forum.

Better Together: Cultivating Equitable and Inclusive Organizations in Ottawa (2013)
The report presents summary of learning from the Phase I of Ottawa’s Equity Project. Based on the individual reflections of representatives of a group of mainstream organizations with significant history in equity and diversity inclusion, it brings perspectives on the key factors that help organizations become more inclusive. The knowledge accumulated in the Project is transferable, and aims to facilitate collective learning and systemic change to better address immigrant and minority populations’ needs.

Planting the Seeds of Progress: Ottawa’s Immigration Strategy in Action (2011-12)
This report provides highlights of the collective achievements of OLIP partners in the first year following implementation of the Ottawa Immigration Strategy. It outlines initiatives that are taking shape across various sectors and which will benefit Ottawa through improved integration outcomes.

Ottawa Immigration Strategy: Planning Together for Prosperity, Vibrancy and Inclusion (2011)
This document provides the framework for the OLIP plan, which sets an agenda to attract, settle, and integrate immigrants in Ottawa. Local research suggested that OLIP focus on six specific sectors and coordinated planning in these areas was prioritized.

The Role of Immigration in Canada’s Historic Growth and Development (2010)
This report highlights the importance of immigration to Ottawa’s growth and development and provides a comparative analysis in relation to other mid-sized Canadian cities.

Focus Group with Immigrants Report (2010)
As part of a series of community consultations, OLIP held four focus groups with Ottawa immigrants on March 18 and 19, 2010. The focus groups examined the settlement and integration experiences of immigrants in Ottawa. Participants were consulted on their level of satisfaction with service provision, their perception of critical service gaps, their view of Ottawa as a welcoming community, and their assessment of immigrants’ contributions to the city. This report provides detailed descriptions of the focus groups and summarizes the findings.

The Settlement and Integration Needs of Immigrants: A Literature Review (2010)
This report reviews existing knowledge about immigrant settlement and integration. It provides a profile of immigrants in Ottawa and explores newcomers’ settlement and integration needs, including those related to employment and economic inclusion, health, and housing. The discussion considers the impact of various socio-demographic factors, including age, gender, immigration status, and ethnicity, which may intersect to create unique settlement experiences. An analysis of the specific needs of Francophone immigrants is also included. The document concludes with a summary of emerging gaps and recommendations for future action.

Perspectives on Economic Integration (2010)
This document presents findings from a consultation on immigrant economic inclusion and integration, which engaged employers, economic development thinkers, planners, and policy analysts.

Enhancing Service Capacity to Support Immigrant Settlement and Integration in Ottawa (2010)
On April 15, 2010, OLIP invited settlement, social, health, and education service providers to discuss their capacity to support the settlement and integration of immigrants. This report summarizes the insights that emerged from the discussion and makes recommendations for moving Ottawa forward in the creation of a community-wide strategy for improving immigrant settlement and integration.

Inventory of Settlement, Employment & Language Services For Immigrants in Ottawa (2010)
The report provides a baseline snapshot of the settlement, language training, and employment support services that were available for immigrants coming to Ottawa in 2010. It was developed to inform the planning process of the Ottawa Immigration Strategy.