Unveiling the Strategy
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
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
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 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
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 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 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
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
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
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

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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