Category: Community

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

“The smooth face of the past map is scratched…

The definition of a Renaissance man is “an outstanding versatile, well-rounded person who has a broad range of intellectual interests.” Based on such an understanding, meet Sozan Jamil—Renaissance woman! She is a writer, poet, translator, mother, homemaker, world traveler, and...

/ June 8, 2016

Making Music Fun

We often use music to express emotions, and to build relationships. Music instruction can also play a key role in a child’s development of invaluable social and life skills. An Instrument for Every Child (AIFEC) is a Hamilton-based music program...

/ June 7, 2016

Dance Is Culture Made Visible

By Elisabeth Chernichenko Who are we, and how do we fit in? Sometimes, the only answer is to dance. “I see dancing as a way [to] express my feelings and beliefs about my culture. [Iranian] culture is a big part...

/ June 7, 2016

Youth Empowering Youth – NGEN

In 2010, When Amr was just 17, he decided to do something radical and something counter-cultural. He decided that downtown Hamilton needed a youth centre, and he decided that he was going to put youth at the top of it.

/ February 1, 2016

Ashleigh and Alexandria Montague are SISTERS 4 SISTERS

Sisters4Sisters empowers women by raising money and awareness for women-focused organizations.

/ January 29, 2016