OLIP hosts immigration consultation

OLIP and IRCC staff pose for group photo    Photo copyright Black Ottawa Scene

Tuesday 30 October


The Ottawa Local immigration Partnership (OLIP), in partnership with the Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC),  hosted a workshop last Tuesday at the YM-YWCA Centre on Argyle Avenue. The purpose of the event was to provide a forum for providing input to the upcoming consultation with Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada, as a prelude to defining Canada’s immigration policies and targets for the next decade. Among the participants were: OLIP Director, Hindia Mohamed; IRCC Mananger Richard Lecours; Executive Director Catholic Centre for Immigrants, Carl Nicholson; Executive Director, Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organisation Leslie Emory; Somali Centre’s Executive Director Abdi Karod;  Senior Director, YM-YWCA Employment & Immigrant Services, Melanie Vaughan; Director, Newcomer Information Centre, Salma Yarjani; Immigrant Women Services Ottawa Executive Director Mercy Lawluvi; as well as other managers, advocates and stakeholders from the settlement sector,  housing, employment, social services, health and related programs.  Following reports from small group discussions, a final set of recommendations was provided to IRCC staff to take back to their department for consideration.


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