Category: Community

Celebrating Canada Day together for the first time

Reem was just one of the one hundred newcomers that joined together on June 14 at 11:30 a.m. to celebrate Canada’s Birthday together. The students and staff gathered to sing the National Anthem at Main Street and James Street in...

/ June 14, 2017

Celebrating Sikh Heritage in Hamilton

When Vicky Thind first moved to Canada almost 20 years ago, it took her a few years to feel connected in her community. Now, she aims to bring together newcomers through community engagement. One of those ways is through her...

/ April 20, 2017

Blind Ambition: A story of hope

The goal of becoming a lawyer and businessperson may sound ambitious, but Halain Irakunda knows he is right on track. His story has sent a ripple through his English school, now known as the student who went from zero to...

/ March 2, 2017

6 Hamilton Muslims Respond to the Quebec Mosque Shooting

The terrorist attack in Quebec City that left six people dead shook the nation on January 29, when a gunman stormed into a mosque during prayer. We spoke with six Muslims at the Immigrants Working Centre's to gain a local...

/ February 6, 2017

5 Important Signs from Hamilton’s Women’s March

On Saturday, January 21 an estimated 1,000 people gathered at Hamilton City Hall in support of the Women's March on Washington. While reasons for attending were diverse, protesters were unified by their desire to stand up against the rise of...

/ January 23, 2017

Meet the entrepreneur behind Hamilton’s The Café

It’s been eight months since Magda Wierzbicka opened the doors to The Café, a cozy café in Hamilton’s Crown Point neighbourhood. While it serves an array of loose leaf teas, baked goods, and steaming coffee – regulars are coming for...

/ January 12, 2017