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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
Thank you OLIP.  IWSO exhibition during the 2014 WOW created the opportunity for newcomer women to tell their stories and showcase their artistic talents.

Lucya Spencer
Executive Director, Immigrant Women Services Organization
We were pleased to be part of 2014WOW and discuss how we could make sports more inclusive for Ottawa’s immigrant population.  We received wonderful ideas.    

Kelly Robertson
Manager, City-wide Recreation Programs, City of Ottawa
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 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
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 First Ottawa Immigration Forum was an outstanding event showcasing our immigrant communities’ contributions throughout the day.

Steve Kanellakos
Deputy City Manager, City 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
OLIP has been a catalyst in driving change in the Ottawa community. OLIP gave us a game plan, a strategy and focus to address the critical issues of immigrant health and wellbeing.

Jack McCarthy
Executive Director, Somerset West Health & Resource Centre
Immigrants are the lifeblood of Ottawa. It is so important to recognize and celebrate their contributions to our cultural and economic vibrancy.

Jessica Brichta
The Conference Board of Canada

Who We Are

The Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP) is a multi-sectoral partnership involving 60 local organizations working on a shared vision and common priorities designed to build local capacity to attract, settle, and integrate immigrants in 5 sectors: (1) settlement and orientation; (2) economic integration; (3) health and wellbeing; (4) language training and interpretation; and (5) socio-civic integration capacity development.

OLIP partners include the City of Ottawa, local universities and colleges, the four school boards, employers and employer associations, settlement, social, and health service providers, and regional planning bodies.

OLIP promotes strategic alignment of its partners’ plans and priorities, facilitates their collaboration across sectors, and mobilizes engagement and resources to develop effective responses to complex and persistent barriers and challenges. The ultimate shared vision of OLIP partners is to work together across jurisdictions to build a vibrant, prosperous, and inclusive national capital, strengthened by the contribution of immigrants.

  • A prosperous city attained through greater participation of immigrants in Ottawa’s economy and labour market
  • A vibrant city achieved through diverse and cohesive cultural, intellectual, and civic perspectives
  • An inclusive national capital that upholds our tradition of public service and the Canadian values of multiculturalism and bilingualism.