The 6th Ottawa Immigration Forum

The 6th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum will be held on November 22 and November 23, 2021, from 9am to 12:30pm.  The theme of this major two-day online event is Equity Matters in Ottawa: Policy, Practice, & Potential. Read more.

OLIP Statement Regarding the Unmarked Graves of Indigenous Children

In light of the unmarked graves of Indigenous children recently found near former residential schools in Kamloops, British Columbia and in Merieval, Saskatchewan, OLIP has issued the following statement. Read more.

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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’s Community Dialogue on COVID-19

On the 22nd of October 2020, OLIP organized a community dialogue 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. Read full report.

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.

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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CAWI: Making Voices Count

Making Voices Count (MVC) brings together grassroots community leaders and local organizations to work with local decision-makers and advocate for progressive systemic change in Ottawa. Led by the City for All Women Initiative (CAWI), in partnership with the Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres…

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Supporting Seniors to Age at Home

The Economic and Social Council of Ottawa Carleton (CÉSOC), in partnership with Jewish Family Services Ottawa and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, offers supports for immigrant francophone seniors to enable them to safely age at home through the program Healthy Aging. It comprises of culturally…

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