Employment and Human Resources Equity Toolkit

This toolkit was designed to assist your organizations in equitable employment practices to ensure your workforce and leaders reflect the perspectives of immigrants and racialized populations. Read more.

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How Will the International Student Cap Impact Ottawa?

In this article, we undertake a comprehensive analysis of the federal government decision to limit the number of international students and its consequences not only for educational institutions but also for the broader social and economic fabric of Ottawa. Read more.

Equitable Service Planning & Delivery: A NEW Toolkit

This new toolkit is designed to assist service provider organizations to plan and deliver services that are relevant and accessible to immigrants and racialized populations. Read more.

Meet the 2023 Welcoming Ottawa Ambassadors

Seven Ottawa residents were presented with the Welcoming Ottawa Ambassadors Award at the WOW launch breakfast reception co-hosted by OLIP and Mayor Mark Sutcliffe on June 19, 2023. Discover how these kind Ottawans’ contributions to making our city more inclusive and welcoming to newcomers. Read more.

OLIP Welcomes Dominique Dennery as Chair of the Partnership

Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP) is pleased to announce that Dominique Dennery has joined us as the Chair of our Partnership, effective Monday, December 19, 2022. Read more.

The Federal Government Announces 2022-2024 Immigration Levels Plan

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced Canada’s plans to welcome 1,329,700 permanent residents over the next three years. For this year alone, Canada plans to welcome 431,645 permanent residents. Read more.

OLIP Launches Next Phase of the Equity Ottawa Initiative

OLIP is pleased to launch Phase IV of the Equity Ottawa initiative. The focus of this phase will be on implementing the Equity Ottawa collective action plan and monitoring progress. Read more.

OLIP Statement on Anti-Black Racism

In light of the recent events in the United States and many other cases in Canada, OLIP has issued a statement condemning racism of any form and shape. Read more.

COVID-19 Updates

OLIP is committed to supporting its partners, stakeholders and the community in which it serves during these unsettling times. Learn more.

Impact of COVID-19 on Immigrants & Racialized Communities in Ottawa

This report summarizes the content of the COVID-19 Community Dialogue held on October 22, 2020. The objective of the dialogue was to hear experiences of immigrant and racialized residents with COVID-19 and to brainstorm ideas that will contribute to the design of solutions to protect the affected communities from any further spread of the coronavirus. The report serves as a resource for OLIP partners to build on as we continue planning – in collaboration with affected communities – for ways to mitigate the health risks facing immigrants and racialized populations in Ottawa. Read full report.


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Sector Table:
Economic Integration

The OLIP leaders sitting at the Economic Integration Sector Table tackle collaboratively the challenges surrounding the economic integration of immigrants. Together they developed and are implementing a comprehensive strategy and plans of action that simultaneously work with immigrants; employers; service providers; and the economic development sector as a whole.

Sector Table:

OLIP partners at the Education Sector Table aim to reduce the opportunity gap faced by immigrant students and particularly those living in low-income neighbourhoods with a high concentration of immigrant families. Through inter-sectoral collaboration, partners at this Sector Table are also working to create more...

Sector Table:
Health & Wellbeing

The Health and Wellbeing Sector Table works to improve physical and mental health outcomes for immigrants and refugees in Ottawa. Current initiatives focus on innovative service provision to ensure equity in health outcomes, including preventive measures through health literacy capacity-building and capitalizing on the unique...

Sector Table:

OLIP partners at the Language Sector Table address challenges related to training in both official languages and develop timely and specialized interpretation services to support access to critical human services. The work of this Sector Table is responsive to Ottawa’s status as a bilingual city where...

Sector Table:
Socio-civic Integration

The Socio-civic Integration Sector Table’s current initiatives stem from the combined priorities of settlement and integration capacity development strategies outlined in the Ottawa Immigration Strategy. Specific initiatives focus on organizational learning to build service providers’ capacity to serve immigrants and foster immigrant –friendly policies and...

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 five sectors: Education; Economic Integration; Health and Wellbeing; Language; and Socio-Civic Integration….

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What We Do

OLIP’s mandate is to build community-wide capacity to attract, settle, and integrate immigrants. This mandate is fulfilled collaboratively by OLIP partners through three activity streams: collective planning, collaborative leadership, and coordinated action. Collective Planning OLIP’s collective planning establishes a common vision and direction and creates…

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OLIP’s Multi-level Governance: Facilitating Collaborative Leadership & Action OLIP’s governance structure supports community-wide leadership and action in the implementation of the Ottawa Immigration Strategy (OIS) while providing a transparent mechanism for continued planning, learning, and adjustment. The premise of OLIP’s governance structure is that the goals set…

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Employment and Human Resources Equity Toolkit

We are excited to share a new toolkit designed to assist your organizations in equitable employment practices to ensure their workforce and leaders reflect the perspectives of immigrants and racialized populations. This toolkit was commissioned by OLIP, and developed with expertise from Seema Lamba, a…

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City of Ottawa Launches Its First Anti-Racism Strategy

The City of Ottawa acknowledges the unique ways in which racism is experienced at the individual, institutional and structural level and recognizes how racism is deeply embedded into societal systems, often operating in ways that are invisible. Systemic racism consists of organizational policies, directives, practices…

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