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
We are very pleased to have done the “Opportunity Cost of Not Investing in Interpretation” report – it is so important to have clarity on these challenges and…

Hindia Mohamoud, Director, OLIP
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
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
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
Canada has been shaped by people who came from all over the world to build this country. WOW offers a platform for us to celebrate this history and the future it will help…

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
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 work and expertise that OLIP brings to our community is so important as it helps us to build bridges and break down silos.  I look forward to our continued work together. 

Jim Watson, Mayor 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

Save the Date for the 4th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum – November 20, 2017

October 3, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the 4th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum will take place on November 20, 2017 from 8am to 2pm. Please save this date in your calendars!  More details and a full agenda will be sent to you shortly, along with registration details.

Event:            4th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum
Date/Time:
   November 20, 2017, 8 am to 2:30 pm
Location:       Bayview Yards Innovation Centre, The RBC Foundry, 7 Bayview Road
Theme:          Pathways to Integration:  Learning Forward

OLIP is partnering with the Champlain Local Health Integration Network, Local Employment Planning Council, the University of Ottawa’s Centre on Governance, and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce to host this exciting forum.

The forum will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Learn about OLIP partner’s collective progress during the last two years.
  • Hear from OLIP partners.
  • Engage with new knowledge and experts,
  • Contribute your ideas on selected topics of continued planning and action,

If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Charest at Suzanne@olip-plio.ca or 613-232-9634, ext. 318.