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The Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership is pleased to invite you to join us at the 5th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum, hosted in collaboration with the Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) and members of LASI (Local Agencies Serving Immigrants), and with the support of the City of Ottawa, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Date/Time: Monday, November 25, 2019 | 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall
Theme: Planning Together for Inclusive Prosperity
Registration: Please register by Monday, November 18, 2019
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Keynote Speech by Her Excellency Sabine Sparwasser, Ambassador of Germany, on Learning from Germany's Experience
Update from Fraser Valentine, Assistant Deputy Minister, Settlement & Integration Sector at IRCC
A Report from OLIP on Community-Wide Progress
Plenary Session on Optimizing Ottawa’s Immigration & Talent Strategies
Plenary Session on Measuring Newcomers’ Economic Integration
Concurrent afternoon sessions that will address the following topics:
A1: Breaking Down Barriers
Moderated by Adrian Harewood, Co-host of CBC News
Institutional biases and capacity gaps pose barriers to not only how we leverage the talents of immigrants, including second generation Canadians, but also how institutions plan and respond to evolving needs and challenges. Prominent speakers will share their experiences in countering such bias and their vision and plans for progress.
A2: Empowering Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Moderated by Mark Sutcliffe, Ottawa Business Journal
Immigration is inherently entrepreneurial and many newcomers go on to start their own business in Canada. However, just like immigration, entrepreneurship can be challenging, and especially so if you are a newcomer. Speakers will share their efforts on how they support the success of newcomer entrepreneurs in Ottawa and explore what else can be done on this front.
A3: Levelling the Playing Field
Moderator: Heather Sheehy, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, ESDC (invited)
Proactive strategies are being pursued to compensate for labour market failures and to address structural barriers to accessing good jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities. Speakers will discuss innovative and practical strategies to level the playing field for immigrants and other groups as they work to land jobs that are commensurate to their credentials.
A4: Good Practices & Promising Pathways to Employment
Moderated by Corinne Prince, Director General, Integration Policy, IRCC
Ottawa’s robust settlement sector plays a major role in facilitating newcomer settlement and integration and is often tasked with finding ways to address newcomer challenges creatively. Building on the work of Settlement Sector partners, this session will bring attention to strategies that target four industries /sectors (construction, tourism & culture, high tech, and health) to lift up strategic insights for wider application.
For more Information on the 5th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum, please contact Denise Deby, OLIP Partner Relations Officer at email@example.com
BACKGROUND REGARDING THE OTTAWA IMMIGRATION FORUM
The Ottawa Immigration Forum (OIF) is a biennial gathering of OLIP partners and stakeholders to check-in together, at the end of the Partnership’s two-year operational cycle. Introduced in 2012 as part of OLIP’s governance, the Forum serves the Partnership as a platform to:
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