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
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 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
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
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 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 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
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
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

Forum Overview

November 17, 2019

Dear colleague,

You are cordially invited to join us at the 5th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum, co-hosted by the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership, the Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC), and members of LASI (Local Agencies Serving Immigrants); with the support of the City of Ottawa; Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC); Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC); Canadian Heritage; Heritage Ottawa; Conseil Économique et Social d’Ottawa Carleton; the Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre; World Skills Employment Centre; Catholic Centre for Immigrants and mécènESS.

Date/Time: Monday, November 25, 2019 | 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall
Theme: Planning Together for Inclusive Prosperity

The full Forum program is also downloadable in English and French.

Forum Topics:

  • How the new federal mandate may affect immigration in Ottawa
  • The economic impact of immigration in Ottawa and how we can improve it
  • Good practices to tackle barriers impeding newcomers’ optimal economic participation
  • Dialogues on how governments, business, educational institutions, settlement and other sectors can promote inclusive prosperity to benefit the Ottawa community.

For more Information on the 5th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum, please contact Denise Deby, OLIP Partner Relations Officer at denise@olip-plio.ca