Karen family finds freedom in Hamilton

Over sixty years of torture, rape, murder, forced labour and village burning by the Burmese military resulted in over 140,000 Karen people successfully fleeing to refugee camps on the Thai-Burmese border. Eight refugee camps have been established along the border,...

/ January 15, 2012

Family reunites with daughter, sister

Before Doris came to Hamilton, she and her husband were experiencing persecution. Like many Colombians, they made plans to flee unrest. Faced with a difficult decision, Doris and her husband fled to the United States leaving their four-year-old daughter, Angie,...

/ January 15, 2012

Immigrant Spotlight: Marbell

Like many immigrants from Central America, Marbell Flores, her husband and their six-month-old son came to Canada in search of a better life, leaving the political turmoil of their native Nicaragua behind. The 53-year-old recalls her arrival in 1985 in...

/ December 19, 2011

Immigrant Spotlight: Ponsiree

Meet Ponsiree Sae Lim, a 38-year-old single mother who was born in Thailand and is determined to be an independent woman here in Hamilton. Before coming to Canada in 2004, she managed her own hair salon. She arrived as a...

/ November 19, 2011

Workshop eases job search

Job Search Workshop – JSW, is a free workshop for newcomers who need assistance in their job search in Canada. At the JSW, it is recognized that the main goal of the job seeker is to find the opportunity that...

/ November 19, 2011

Immigrant Spotlight: Julia Serna

Julia Serna loves to make fresh coffee for her customers in the Hamilton Farmers’ Market, and she is proud to be the original vendor of fair-trade, organic coffee in the Market. “She likes working with people, enjoys the opportunity to...

/ November 19, 2011