DAY 1 November 22, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Hourly Schedule


9:00 am - 9:30 am
Session 1: Opening
Alan Neal, Master of Ceremonies
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Session 2: Keynote Speech
Dr. Kwame McKenzie, CEO of Wellesley Institute (Invited by Vera) | Jane Philpott TBI by Deborah Keynote speaker Introduced by Jacinthe – Réseau de service de sante francophone
10:45 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Session 3: Igniting Ottawa’s Potential for Equitable Outcomes
The pandemic has heighted our consciousness of systemic inequities and strengthened our resolve to improve community outcomes. Panelists at this session will expound on key capabilities under development that can ignite Ottawa’s potential to achieve equitable outcomes, from the application of equity in health system recovery, to collaborative inter-system data capacity development, to effective community participation in collective planning.
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Session 4: OLIP Report
Since its founding in October 2009, OLIP has played a key role in building Ottawa’s capacity to welcome and integrate immigrants and refugees. Much progress has been made since then, but new major challenges have emerged during the pandemic. OLIP will provide an update on the partnership’s recent progress and a sneak preview of what is to come as partners build on collective learning during the COVID pandemic. Deborah Tunis, Acting Chair of OLIP: Progress in Pandemic Context: The Power of Trust & Cross-sectoral Collaborations to Protect our community