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The Immigrants Working Centre has four sites in Hamilton serving newcomers to Canada. We welcome you to visit to learn more about our programs and services, or contact one of our staff members listed below.

All office hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

MAIN SITE – Head Office

8 Main St. E. Ste. 101 Hamilton, ON L8N 1E8

Tel: 905-529-5209
Fax: 905-521-0541

Administrative Team

Ines Rios, Executive Director
905-529-5209 x 229

Elizabeth Webb, Assistant Director
905-529-5209 x 228

Uzma Qureshi, Director of Employment Services
905-529-5209 x 239

Alinamaria Rodriguez, Executive Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator
905-529-5209 x 227

Yolanda Riano, Accountant
905-529-5209 x 226

Leydy Osorio, Assistant Accountant
905-529-5209 x 230

Bozena Woszczyk, Care for Newcomer Children Services Supervisor
905-529-5209 x 222

Patricia Cirillo, Website Coordinator & Developer
905-529-5209 x 245

Lamyaa Al Qadhi (Arabic), Client Service Specialist
905-529-5209 x 221

Language Training

Wasan Mohamad, LINC Program Manager
905-529-5209 x 252

Eileen Toma, LINC Coordinator
905-529-5209 x 233

Employment Services

Doris Carranza (Spanish), Employment Specialist
905-525-5209 x 225

Eman Ismail-Elmasri (Arabic), Employment Specialist
905-529-5209 x 223

Thary Phy (Khmer /Cambodian), Employment Specialist
905-529–5209 x 224

Carolyn Hudson, Employment Specialist
905-529–5209 x 257

Brian McNamara, Employment Counsellor
905-529–5209 x 261

Settlement Services

Rosemary Aswani (Swahili), Manager of Frontline Settlement Services
905-529-5209 x 236

Asha Bogor (Somali), ISAP Family Settlement Counsellor
905-529-5209 x 248

Bothaina Mohamed (Arabic, Nubian), ISAP Family Settlement Counsellor
905-529-5209 x 247


182 Rebecca St. Hamilton, ON L8R 1C1

Tel: 905-525-9676
Fax: 905-521-1981

Administrative Team

Aivel Cagas, Client Service Specialist
905-525-9676 x 221


Morena Zaldana, LINC Coordinator
905-525-9676 x 223


Jane Sumwiza (Kirundi, Swahili, Kinyarwanda), ISAP Family Settlement Counsellor
905-525-9676 x 227

Phoebe Michael (Arabic), ISAP Family Settlement Counsellor
905-525-9676 x 224


1119 Fennell Ave. E. Ste. #236 Hamilton, ON L8T 1S2

Tel: 905-387-1100
Fax: 905-387-1770

Administrative Team

Lelav Kittani, LINC Administrator / Client Service Specialist
905-387-1100 x 221

Settlement Services

Vivyan Salih (Arabic, Kurdish), ISAP Family Settlement Counsellor
905-387-1100 x 224

Wendy Johnson (Spanish), ISAP Family Settlement Counsellor
905-387-1100 x 223


160 Centennial Parkway North #7 Hamilton, ON L8E 1H9

Tel: 905-662-9160
Fax: 905-662-6472

Administrative Team

Tara Al-Janabi, Client Service Specialist
905-662-9160 x 221

Settlement Services

Vicky Thind (Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali), ISAP Family Settlement Counsellor
905-662-9160 x 222

Ahlam Mohammed (Arabic), ISAP Family Settlement Counsellor
905-662-9160 x 223