Milestones in OLIP’s Journey
Chronology of a Short History of Partnership Development
|2009||OLIP is established.|
|2010||(i) OLIP Council is formed and brings together over 30 key local organisations from multiple sectors
(ii) Series of consultations and research projects identify challenges and gaps in the settlement and integration of immigrants
(iii) Planning workshops convene key stakeholders in multiple sectors to set long-term direction for building Ottawa’s capacity to attract settle & integrate immigrants.
|2011||(i) Ottawa Immigration Strategy is launched.
(ii) A supportive, multi-sectoral governance model is established
(iii) 3-year implementation plans & principles are endorsed by Council
(iv) Multiple sectors in Ottawa start implementing the OIS
|2012||(i) 1st Ottawa Immigration Forum is introduced and creates a new tradition for connecting across sectors, reflecting on challenges, and broadcasting community-wide progress
(ii) OIS in Action: Ottawa’s first collective progress report is launched
(iii) Governance review is conducted by the Executive Committee & revisions are proposed
(iv) An on-line presence is established & allows for information sharing across the now vast network of OLIP
(v) The Ottawa Equity Project is established and brings together the practitioners of Equity and Inclusion of 12 key local organizations
|2013||(i) Revised governance model is introduced and endorsed by OLIP Council. The new approach enhances bottom-up mechanism for planning across sectors. Three features mark the new governance model: a) greater synergy between tables; b) expansion of OLIP cycle to two years; and c) enhanced role of OLIP partners
(ii) First ever Municipal Immigration Strategy is established & sets concrete goals endorsed by City Council and aligned with the OIS
(iii) Second collective progress report is launched
(iv) Mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson, proclaims the first ever Welcoming Ottawa Week
|2014||(i) Welcoming Ottawa Ambassadors Awards are introduced to recognize Ottawans who are supportive to immigrants and to promote welcoming attitudes
(ii) A joint planning session brings together the Chairs of OLIP Sector Tables and the members of the OLIP Executive Committee; and produces the present Community-wide Focus for Current 2-year Cycle.