“When we first arrived, we didn’t know what to do and Tara helped us.”

“Tara is the best thing that happened to me and my children.  She is always there for everybody.” 

These are a few of the comments from people who nominated Tara Alani, CCI Ottawa staffer for the Ambassador Award.  In fact, Tara received a special mention for being nominated by 12 different people.

During Welcoming Ottawa Week, the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP) promotes and celebrates the spirit of genuine hospitality and respect extended by Ottawans of all backgrounds towards newcomers in everyday life.

A total of nine winners, selected from more than 50 nominations, were featured in a special Welcoming Ottawa Week photo exhibition by photographer Nyamulola Kambanji.