Category: WE DID IT

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

Int’l Marketplace to celebrate Syrian culture

It’s only been four months since Fadi Al Kanakri and Hazem Alkanakri arrived in Canada as Syrian refugees. For Emad AlKarri, just seven months. Today, Hamilton is their home.

/ November 1, 2016

Syrians find work through new WorkLINC program

Restaurant owner. Electrician. Welder. Cook. Plumber. Carpenter. These are the titles newcomers in the Immigrants Working Centre’s new five-week WorkLINC program carry with them, many who came to Canada as refugees from Syria just months ago.

/ September 15, 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

Young Entrepreneurs prepare to be Hamilton’s Future

The Hamilton Youth Entrepreneurship Hub connects young people (aged 15-29) with experts to workshop ideas and develop skills.

/ February 3, 2016

It all starts with one

How Hamilton’s Selbina Mwendwa started a business that is changing the lives of women in Kenya By Maria Morales Hamilton’s Selbina Mwendwa is using her business of hand-crafted art, crafts, and décor to empower women in her native Kenya. Over...

/ June 12, 2015