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Welcoming Ottawa Ambassador Awards

Established in 2014, the annual Welcoming Ottawa Ambassadors Award recognizes the importance of welcoming attitudes towards newcomers and the critical role social connections plays in newcomers’ settlement and integration. 

Panel Discussion on Housing for LGBTQ Refugees

On June 28, 2019, as part of Welcoming Ottawa Week, Catherine McKenney, City Councillor for Somerset Ward hosted a panel discussion on the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ refugees in accessing permanent and affordable …

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Little Italy Walking Tour Delights the Senses

On a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon, what better way to pass the time than tour one of Ottawa’s most interesting neighbourhoods? As I arrived on my bike after a long ride along the canal, …

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Launch of Welcoming Ottawa Week 2019

On June 17, the seventh annual Welcoming Ottawa Week was launched at a special breakfast event at City Hall co-hosted by Mayor Jim Watson and OLIP. The event set the stage for this year’s …

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Welcoming Ottawa Week – Week 2

Welcoming Ottawa Week continues through to June 30 with another week of free events celebrating our multicultural city and the contributions of newcomers. Below are just a small handful of the fun and tasty …

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Public Invited to Participate in Immigrant Heritage Walking Tours

Ottawa (June 18, 2019)– As part of Welcoming Ottawa Week, June 17 to 30, 2019, the public is invited to participate in guided walking toursof the Byward Market, Chinatown, Little Italy, and Vanier. These …

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Welcoming Ottawa Week: A free festival is highlighting Ottawa as a welcoming city to newcomers

Written by: Leah Gellar June is a really busy time in Ottawa—there’s the Ottawa Jazz Festival, the Fringe, the Dragonboat Festival, Glowfair, Escapade, Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival, and the Franco-Ontarian Festival. The list goes …

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