Category: WE DID IT

Bridging the Disconnect: Women in Tech

A group of women attend a computer skills workshop at the Immigrant Women’s Centre – By Tricia Bassoo Discussions on the lack of women in the tech industry are centred on the glass ceiling obstacle, a term used to describe the...

/ October 1, 2014

The Great Canadian Chicken & Egg Experience

For many immigrant women to Hamilton, finding a job in a new country becomes a chicken and egg conundrum: no job without Canadian experience; no experience without a job. Most people don’t know asking for Canadian experience is a human...

/ September 4, 2014

Far from home, far from justice

Lia has no passport, no work visa, no means of support and no ticket home. For over a year she’s lived in a shelter run by the Indonesian embassy in Abu Dhabi for nannies and maids who’ve fled their employers....

/ May 27, 2014

Hamilton Ontario’s Future of Employment

See data of Future of Employment, Immigrant Employment, State of Employment, Grow of Employment, and more ... view Infographics

/ April 4, 2013

Immigrant Spotlight: Maria E. Peña-Zaldivar

Maria E. Peña-Zaldivar is no stranger to dirt, dust and mould in houses; it is her job to remove them. Working for Tri-Star Disaster Recovery, Zaldivar does mould-cleaning for houses of all sizes. While she has done regular cleaning before, mould cleaning is more complicated, she...

/ April 4, 2013

Immigrant Spotlight: Hargitai’s

Many think of thin, light crêpes as a French delicacy, available only in luxurious Parisian restaurants. But for Maria Branigan, it is a snack close to home. Born in Budapest, Hungary, crêpe was a staple food in her household – she even ate them for lunch...

/ March 19, 2013