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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
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 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
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
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 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 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 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
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’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

Planning for the Health & Wellbeing Needs of Immigrant Seniors

December 15, 2016

The Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre have partnered with the OLIP Secretariat to:

  • Engage and listen to immigrant seniors’ health and wellbeing challenges and needs as well as their experiences when seeking health services;
  • Identify gaps in services that meet the unique needs of immigrant seniors;
  • Identify international good practices that have successfully and effectively supported immigrant seniors’ health and wellbeing needs.

This Champlain LHIN-funded project will use multiple methods to reach the above goals, including a series of focus groups with immigrant seniors and their caregivers, interviews with isolated seniors, a survey of health care service providers, and a literature review. These activities will culminate in a final report with recommendations to support the Champlain LHIN’s planning for health services. This work is expected to be completed in spring 2017.