Month: June 2016

Why does immigration matter to Canada’s future?

INFOGRAPHIC: Why does immigration matter to Canada’s future? By Immigrants Working Centre

/ June 8, 2016

The immigrant life: “Art in its purest form”

“All immigrants are artists because they create a life, a future, from nothing but a dream. The immigrant’s life is art in its purest form.” - Patricia Engel, Colombian American novelist. Growing up as a child of first-generation immigrants, I...

/ June 8, 2016

What is a Name?

Amina recounts to me an “ah-ha” moment after our first conversation at Hamilton’s Makers Market. Not thinking of herself in those terms, in her mind, immigrant entrepreneurs are immigrants running businesses that specifically cater to the needs of other immigrant...

/ June 8, 2016

Talking about the Taboo

In 2009, the Ontario government’s Ontario Women’s Directorate launched the Neighbours, Friends and Families (NFF) campaign in communities across Ontario. This campaign raised awareness of violence against women in vulnerable groups across Ontario. In Hamilton, Urban Core Community Health Centre...

/ June 8, 2016

What you should know about the Government of Ontario’s “Free Tuition Grant”

On March 14, 2016, the Government of Ontario released their 2016 Budget. As part of the budget, the government announced changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and grant options for college and university students in Ontario. Included in...

/ June 8, 2016

Weaving a New Identity: An artistic journey of exploring identities

The inspiration behind Hana Pinthus Rotchild’s art is an attempt to connect herself to her two homes— Israel and Canada. Hana, 48, together with her husband, and children left Israel in 2003. They didn’t plan to stay long, but 13...

/ June 8, 2016