Four Futures: The Economic Impact of Immigration in Ottawa–Gatineau

This report looks at the demographic and economic impacts of immigration over the last decade and forecasts growth in the region between 2019 and 2036 under four analytical scenarios that explore the links between immigration, employment and economic growth in the Ottawa–Gatineau region. Read more.

Yasir Naqvi Appointed OLIP’s New Chair

Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Yasir Naqvi as the new Chair of OLIP. Yasir succeeds Alex Munter who served as OLIP Chair since 2016. 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.

Four Futures: The Economic Impact of Immigration in Ottawa–Gatineau

This report looks at the demographic and economic impacts of immigration over the last decade and forecasts growth in the region between 2019 and 2036 under four analytical scenarios that explore the links between immigration, employment and economic growth in the Ottawa–Gatineau region. Given the Ottawa-Gatineau region’s aging population and low birth rates, only immigration will secure a prosperous future and economic growth. 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:
Education

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:
Language

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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Governance

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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Acacia Youth Wellness Program: Supporting ACB Youth Mental Health

The Acacia Tree Youth Wellness program was developed by the Somali Centre for Family Services (SCFS) to increase awareness about the importance of mental health in African Caribbean Black communities, dismantle myths surrounding mental illness and share lived experiences of ACB mental health service-users. This…

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The City’s Largest Mural, entitled Transformation, Unveiled in Lowertown

As you drive or walk along the far eastern part of Rideau Street or cross the Cummings Bridge between Lowertown and Vanier, it is hard not to notice the magnificent mural that adorns the south wall of an Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) building at 215…

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