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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. 

Launch of Welcoming Ottawa Week 2019

Launch of Welcoming Ottawa Week 2019 By Suzanne Charest 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 …

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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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City’s largest mural ‘transforms’ Ottawa Community Housing building

The city’s largest mural, entitled Transformation: The Welcoming Ottawa Mural was unveiled at 215 Wurtemburg on November 3. The mural is showcased on the south wall of the building, facing Rideau Street. It helps …

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Public Invited to Participate in Immigrant Heritage Walking Tours

Ottawa (June 6, 2018) – As part of Welcoming Ottawa Week, June 18 to 30, 2018, the public is invited to participate in guided walking tours of Chinatown, Little Italy, Lowertown West, Lowertown East …

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