Category: Featured

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

10 Things You Need to Know About Canada’s New Minister of Immigration

"The story of Canada is the story of immigration," said MP Ahmed Hussen, Canada's new Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship. We made a list of 10 things you should know about Hussen.

/ January 16, 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

Syrian family reunited with son after 11 month separation

When Abdel Kafi Al Rahmoun first walked into Vivyan Salih’s office at Immigrants Working Centre with tears in his eyes, she knew something was wrong. His family had been separated from their 19-year-old son on their way to Canada.

/ January 9, 2017

Meet the youth welcoming Syrian refugees in Riverdale

Between school, part-time jobs, extra-curricular activities and socializing, life for today’s youth is busy. However, making a difference is also on the agenda for the Youth Focus Group in Hamilton’s Riverdale neighbourhood.

/ September 22, 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