Unveiling the Strategy
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
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
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
My dream is to have every newcomer integrated fully into their community – with full employment in a meaningful job that builds on their skills and experience!

Corinne Prince-St-Amand
Director General, Integration, Citizenship and Immigration Canada
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
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
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 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 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 First Ottawa Immigration Forum was an outstanding event showcasing our immigrant communities’ contributions throughout the day.

Steve Kanellakos
Deputy City Manager, City of Ottawa

Ottawa Immigration Forum

The Ottawa Immigration Forum is part of the OLIP governance structure and supports the community-wide implementation of the Ottawa Immigration Strategy (OIS). The Forum is an annual event that highlights collective progress on the goals of the OIS, enables public discussion on ways to remove remaining barriers, and sustains collaborative leadership on integration issues in Ottawa.

The Forum provides a space for community-wide engagement, mutual learning, and the exchange of ideas on immigrant integration. The Forum fosters partnerships among a wide range of stakeholders, which is instrumental to service alignment and coordination. Forum participants come from all levels of government, service providing organizations, school boards, universities and colleges, think tanks, employers, and immigrant communities.

Celebration is an important aspect of the Forum, which puts a spotlight on the advantages of immigration and the achievements that our community has made to facilitate immigrant integration for the benefit of all Ottawans.

The theme of the annual Forum and its content is defined collaboratively by the OLIP partners with inspiration drawn from the work of key stakeholders. The Forum is hosted by the OLIP Council.

For content from the Ottawa Immigration Forums, click buttons below.

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