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 practices, empowering immigrants for civic and political engagement, specifically youth, and capitalizing on media’s role to promote welcoming communities, inclusion and integration of minorities.Underlying to this work is knowledge generation, leadership and information infrastructure development, and public education to promote two-way integration and connectivity between newcomers and the host Canadian population.
Priority #1: To create bridging opportunities and multiple pathways for new immigrants and established residents to connect socially, culturally, and intellectually.
Priority #2: To expand the capacity and appetite within mainstream organizations for equity and inclusion of immigrants.
Priority #3: To strengthen the ability of immigrants and racialized communities to participate in civil society and institutions (voting, strengthened and common voice on concerns).
Priority #4: To promote and strengthen partnerships between settlement service provider organizations (SPOs) and institutions in all sectors addressed by OLIP.
Priority #5: To expand the capacities of settlement counsellors to provide information, referral, and orientation to newcomers on multiple domains.
OLIP Partners Present at The Social and Civic Integration Sector Table
|St. Phard Desir
|Executive Director, Economic and Social Council of Ottawa Carleton, Co-Chair, OLIP Sector Table Capacity Building for Settlement and Integration
|Executive Director, Catholic Immigration Centre of Ottawa
|Executive Director, Lebanese Arab Social Services Agency of Ottawa
|Executive Director, Jewish Family Services
|Executive Director, Somali Centre for Family Services
|Senior Director, Newcomer Services, YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region
|Aloyz Siraba Henda
|Conseil Économique et Social d’Ottawa-Carleton
|Cultural Development Manager, Cultural Initiatives and Development, City of Ottawa
|Cultural and Heritage Services, Cultural Initiatives and Development, City of Ottawa
|Director, City for All Women Initiative (CAWI)
|Executive Director, Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre
|Aid Society of Ottawa
|Associate Director, Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
|Executive Director, Centretown Community Health Centre
|Program Manager, Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre
|Interim Community Health Program Director, Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
|Rwandan Seniors Group
|Azhar Ali Khan
|Muslim Coordinating Council
|Secretary, Making Ottawa Safe Together (MOST)
|Executive Director, Community Development, Ottawa Community Housing (OCH)
|Detective Neil Roy
|Ottawa Police Service
|Program Manager, Regional, Ontario Trillium Foundation
|Program Advisor, Modernization and Coordination, Citizenship and Immigration Canada
|Citizen, Retired Manager, Settlement Services, Catholic Immigration Centre
|Brigitte Duguay Langlais
|Coordinator, Le Réseau de soutien à l’immigration Francophone de l’est de l’Ontario
|Maria Teresa Garcia
|Manager of Multicultural Liaison Officers, OCISO
|Manager of Settlement, OCISO