Access support for your family’s settlement needs.
The IWC Settlement Team is continuing to support our clients to ensure that they have access to critical resettlement and case management services.
The Settlement Team can provide one-on-one information and help with:
If you already have a Settlement Counsellor (someone you have met with at IWC) you can contact them directly:
|Ahlam||(905) 978-0441 (Arabic)|
|Asha||(905) 978-0980 (Somali)|
|Bothaina||(905) 978-0455 (Arabic, Nubian)|
|Jane||(905) 978-0496 (Kirundi, Swahili, Kinyarwanda)|
|Phoebe||(905) 978-0970 (Arabic)|
|Rosemary||(905) 978-0963 (Swahili)|
|Vicky||(905) 978-0898 (Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali)|
|Vivyan||(905) 978-0306 (Arabic, Kurdish)|
|Wendy||(905) 978-0997 (Spanish)|
Make sure you leave a message if you do not get through right away. To book an appointment with a Settlement Counsellor, you can contact Rosemary by email to raswani@IWCHamilton.ca or Lamyaa Al Qadhi (Arabic) by phone to 905-529-5209 x 221.
The IWC Employment Team can provide information and help you with:
If you already have an Employment Counsellor (someone you have met with at IWC) you can contact them directly:
|Carolyn||905-529-5209 x 257|
|Doris||905-529-5209 x 225|
|Eman||905-529-5209 x 223|
|Uzma||905-529-5209 x 239|
|Thary||905-529-5209 x 224|
To book an appointment with an Employment Counsellor,
you can contact Uzma by email to uqureshi@IWCHamilton.ca or by phone 905-529-5209 x 239.
Online classes are available for current students and new students (from literacy to CLB 7).
All the classes are online. Our online classes are offered in the morning (9:30 to 11:40 AM), afternoon (12:30 to 2:40 PM), and evening (6:00 to 8:10 PM) from Monday to Thursday.
To learn more and join the waiting list, contact LINC by email at communications@IWCHamilton.ca by phone at 905-525-9676 x 223, or use the “We are here” live chat on the bottom right side of your screen (Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm).
If you have lost your job, need information about financial supports available, or need assistance meeting your basic needs (food and housing) you can contact Rosemary by email to raswani@IWCHamilton.ca or by phone to 905-529-5209 x 236 to discuss your needs and book an appointment with a Settlement Counsellor. Make sure to leave a message if you do not reach Rosemary directly.
For more information on financial assistance related to COVID-19, you can also visit this website:
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html
Our office is virtually open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. All the messages in our social media and Live Chat will be answered promptly.
All other events (Newcomers clubs, Job Fairs, etc.) are cancelled until further notice.