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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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

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.