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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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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

Shifts in the Leadership of OLIP Sector Tables

December 15, 2016

Three OLIP Sector Tables have seen changes in their chairpersonship due to retirement, with key sector leaders replacing the retiring OLIP chairs, shown in the table below.

 

Sector Retiring Chair Replacements
Health & Wellbeing Sector Table Jack McCarthy, former ED, Somerset West Community Health Centre Leslie McDiarmid, ED, South East Ottawa Community Health Centre 

Elaine Medline, Director of Communications Champlain LHIN

Education Sector Table Lynn Graham, Former Chair of the Board of Trustees of the OCDSB-Term Ends in Summer 2017 Will be vacant in Summer 2017
Language Sector Table Lucya Spencer, Former ED of the Immigrant Women Services Organization 

Ron Lavoie, Manager of Partnerships, Canadian Language Benchmark Council

Continues as Co-chair of the Language Sector Table post-retirement 

 

Vacant