Ms. Tunis brings over 40 years of leadership experience in the Canadian public service in a variety of policy areas, including immigration, international…
OLIP ChairMs. Tunis brings over 40 years of leadership experience in the Canadian public service in a variety of policy areas, including immigration, international trade, social development and housing. In 2015, Ms. Tunis was named Special Coordinator for Syrian Refugee Resettlement, helping to lead the initiative that welcomed tens of thousands of Syrian refugees to Canada. In this key role, she coordinated provinces, municipalities, settlement agencies, donors and others to provide supports to Syrian refugees.
Chair, OLIP Council
Alex Munter is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the…
President and Chief Executive Officer, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Ottawa Children’s Treatment CentreAlex Munter is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre, bringing more than 20 years of leadership experience in health and social services realm.
He became Chair of the OLIP Council in 2016, after representing the Youth Services Bureau (YSB) and the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) as an OLIP member. As the chair of the OLIP Council, Alex presides over multi-sectoral collaborations to strengthen Ottawa’s capacity to attract, settle, and integrate newcomers in all aspects of community life.
Alex was Chief Executive Officer of the Champlain LHIN — the provincial government agency responsible for planning, integrating and funding health services in the region. He strengthened the region's health system by making strategic investments at hospitals and community-based agencies in all areas of our region.
As Executive Director of the YSB, Alex grew the organization, adding services and expanding its reach. It won recognition for its ground-breaking work in addressing youth mental health issues and introducing measures to improve the agency's governance, efficiency and service quality.
Prior to taking the three CEO roles in which he has served, Alex was a City and Regional Councillor in Ottawa for 12 years, including six as head of the city's health and social services.
Alex has won numerous awards from a wide range of organizations for his contributions to the community and is a proud member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
Chair, OLIP Council
Hindia Mohamoud has close to twenty years of experience with building community solutions through research, partnership development, and program design. …
OLIP DirectorHindia Mohamoud has close to twenty years of experience with building community solutions through research, partnership development, and program design. She is currently the director of the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership, where she is responsible for facilitating the establishment and implementation of community-wide vision and strategy for improving the settlement and integration of immigrants in Ottawa. Previously, she worked as the director of research at the Social Planning Council and as a director of impact and investment at United Way/Centraide Ottawa. Hindia’s academic background is varied - she holds a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Ottawa and various diplomas in business, management, technology, and communication. She is also fluent in four international languages, including both official languages. Hindia is widely engaged with local social development process and activities. For example, she is a member of the City for all Women’s Initiative (CAWI) and a regular volunteer at a local food bank.
Catholic Centre for Immigrants
Carl Nicholson is the Executive Director of the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (since 1994) and Executive Director…
Executive DirectorCarl Nicholson is the Executive Director of the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (since 1994) and Executive Director of the Catholic Centre for Immigrants Foundation (since 1996), overseeing an annual operating budget of $10 million and a staff of 100 people who serve 6,000 clients per year who are immigrants and/or refugees.
A graduate of Carleton University and a Certified Fundraising Executive, Carl has an extensive background (40 years) in the not-for-profit sector in leadership positions.
Carl sits on several boards including Local Agencies Serving Immigrants (LASI), Vice-President of World Skills, Past-President of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, Executive Member of the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership Council, Member of the Executive of Refugee 613 and member of the Ottawa Police Services Board.
Carl has been recognized widely for his contributions to the community. In 2003 he was recognized by United Way/Centraide Ottawa with a Community Builder Award as part of the partnership with LASI. In 2004 he was given the Investing in People Award by the Community Foundation of Ottawa and was awarded the Diocesan Order of Merit by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa. In 2006 Ottawa Life Magazine named him one of the Capital’s 50 top people who make a difference. The National Institute of Jamaican Canadians presented him with the Lignum Vitae award in 2007. Carl was recognized by the Social Planning Council of Ottawa with the Marion Dewar Defender of the Public Good award in 2008. In 2011 he was the recipient of the Ottawa Community Leadership award bestowed by the “Dream Keepers” in honour of Martin Luther King Jr; the Mayor of Ottawa inducted Carl into the Order of Ottawa in 2013. More recently, the United Way presented him with a 2016 Community Builder of the Year award as part of a group which worked to receive Syrian refugees in Ottawa. In 2017 Carl received the Ontario 150 award for his work to improve the Ottawa Centre community. He was the recipient of an Honourary Degree from Algonquin College in 2018.
Catholic Centre for Immigrants
Abdirizak Karod has been the Executive Director of the Somali Centre for Family Services since 1995. Abdirizak believes without employment, integration…