Tag: refugee

Life after genocide: Chantal’s Story

“Obviously it hasn’t been easy – but now I feel home. I’m proud of what I have accomplished and where I have come from,” says Chantal, who now works as a Therapeutic Counsellor for people with dementia and their families....

/ June 19, 2017

Hamilton: get ready to meet a new cohort of welders

Mohamad Alshami is a professional welder from Syria – and is ready to launch in the Hamilton workforce. He’s worked for 10 years doing oil pipeline welding and heavy equipment repair. He comes from a long line of welders -...

/ February 1, 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 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

Syrian Refugee Crisis: 1 year after Alan Kurdi

INFOGRAPHIC: Syrian Refugee Crisis: 1 year after Alan Kurdi By Immigrants Working Centre It has been one year since the body of three-year-old Alan Kurdi was found on Turkey’s coast. Today: 4.8 million Syrians are registered refugees. Syrian Refugee Crisis:...

/ September 2, 2016

Why does immigration matter to Canada’s future?

INFOGRAPHIC: Why does immigration matter to Canada’s future? By Immigrants Working Centre

/ June 8, 2016