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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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.