Category: Justice & Politics

Applying for Citizenship? Here are the changes you need to know.

Did you know the Bill C-6, an Act to amend the Citizenship Act, has become law? Some changes are effective immediately, but others will be implemented in Fall of 2017.

/ June 22, 2017

Standing together for Refugee Rights

Refugee Rights Day happens on April 4 each year in Canada. It is the anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision to recognize the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protection of refugees' fundamental rights in our country. Supporters from the...

/ April 6, 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

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

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