Tag: women

Why does immigration matter to Canada’s future?

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

/ June 8, 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

Talking about the Taboo

In 2009, the Ontario government’s Ontario Women’s Directorate launched the Neighbours, Friends and Families (NFF) campaign in communities across Ontario. This campaign raised awareness of violence against women in vulnerable groups across Ontario. In Hamilton, Urban Core Community Health Centre...

/ June 8, 2016

Weaving a New Identity: An artistic journey of exploring identities

The inspiration behind Hana Pinthus Rotchild’s art is an attempt to connect herself to her two homes— Israel and Canada. Hana, 48, together with her husband, and children left Israel in 2003. They didn’t plan to stay long, but 13...

/ June 8, 2016

Diversity in Poetic Literature is Resistance

Among the greatest allures of poetry, is the opportunity it presents as a home for the overlooked. Poetry has long been a safe space for unheard and misunderstood voices in the literary world. In its simple yet beautiful defiance of...

/ June 8, 2016

“The smooth face of the past map is scratched…

The definition of a Renaissance man is “an outstanding versatile, well-rounded person who has a broad range of intellectual interests.” Based on such an understanding, meet Sozan Jamil—Renaissance woman! She is a writer, poet, translator, mother, homemaker, world traveler, and...

/ June 8, 2016