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
We are very pleased to have done the “Opportunity Cost of Not Investing in Interpretation” report – it is so important to have clarity on these challenges and…

Hindia Mohamoud, Director, OLIP
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
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
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
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
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 work and expertise that OLIP brings to our community is so important as it helps us to build bridges and break down silos.  I look forward to our continued work together. 

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 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

Participating Organizations

Federal Government Departments
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada – Official Languages Unit
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada – Integration Branch
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada – Ontario Operations Unit

Provincial Government Departments
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration, & International Trade
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services
Ontario Ministry of Education
Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

City of Ottawa
Community and Social Services Department
Economic Development & Innovation
Human Resources Department
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Service Department
Cultural Development Initiatives Unit
Ottawa Police Services
Ottawa Public Health
Ottawa Public Library

Catholic Centre for Immigrants
Conseil Économique et Social d’Ottawa-Carleton
Lebanese and Arab Social Services Agency
Immigrant Women Services Ottawa
Jewish Family Services
LASI World Skills
Ottawa Chinese Community Services Centre
Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization
Somali Centre for Family Services
La Cité Collégiale
YMCA-YWCA National Capital Region

School Boards

Conseil des écoles catholiques de langue française du Centre-Est (CECCE)
Conseil des écoles publiques de l’est de l’Ontario (CEPEO)
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)
Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB)

Algonquin College
La Cité collégiale

Carleton University
University of Ottawa – Centre on Governance
University of Ottawa – Department of Family Medicine
University of Ottawa – Institute of Population Health
University of Ottawa – School of Nursing


Ottawa Network for Education 


Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario 
Champlain Local Health Integration Network 
Réseau des Services de Santé en Français de l’Est de l’Ontario 

Community Health and Resource Centres

Centretown Community Health Centre
Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
Somerset West Community Health Centre
South East Ottawa Community Health Centre
Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre
Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre
Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre

World Skills
Ottawa Community Loan Fund
Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC)
Réseau de Soutien à l’immigration Francophone de l’Est de l’Ontario
Invest Ottawa
Economic Development & Employability Network of Ontario
Hire Immigrants Ottawa
Ottawa Chamber of Commerce
YMCA/YWCA- Y Enterprise Centre
Vitesse Re-Skilling

Immigrant Women Services Organizations
Cultural Interpretation Services for our Community
English Language Tutoring for the Ottawa Community
YMCA-YWCA – Language Assessment and Referral Centre
Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks

Assemblé de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO)
Ontario Trillium Foundation
United Way Ottawa
Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
Childrens’ Aid Society
City for All Women Initiative
Ottawa Community Housing