Press Release

35 Years of Impact: The Immigrants Working Centre Celebrates Milestone Anniversary



Hamilton, Ontario – The Immigrants Working Centre is celebrating 35 years of dedicated service to Hamilton’s immigrant community. To mark this milestone, we will host a special event this Friday, December 1st  to reflect on our past, present and future.


A Cornerstone in the Community
What was once a grassroots initiative in 1988 in response to the urgent needs of Central American Refugees in Hamilton, quickly grew into an organization with four offices across the city, providing services in more than 12 languages. Through this time, IWC has become a key supporter and advocate for immigrants and refugees looking to establish their lives in Canada.


Luc B. Amoussou, Chair of IWC’s Board of Directors says, “From humble beginnings to supporting over 4000 clients this past year, IWC’s journey in the last three decades and a half is truly something special. The organization’s long-lasting success is based on the constant work for diversity, responsiveness to the changing immigration scene, and most importantly, the reliable commitment of our team.”


Story Spotlight
Hamza Alami, a passionate Civil Engineer from Morocco, arrived in Canada just over a year ago with a specific plan, to break into the country’s engineering sector. With the support of IWC’s employment team, close mentorship, and his drive to succeed, Hamza not only secured multiple job offers but exceeded expectations, landing a new position at a provincial level within his sector in record time. Hear more from Hamza’s journey himself and from key contributors to IWC’s story this Friday.


What: The Immigrants Working Centre’s 35th Anniversary Celebration

When: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 | David Braley Health Sciences Centre, McMaster University, 100 Main St. W Room #2032, Hamilton ON

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About the Immigrants Working Centre
The Immigrants Working Centre is an organization based in Hamilton, Ontario funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The non-profit supports newcomers through a multi-service, multi-language approach, delivering settlement, employment, language, and community programs to newcomers. Through innovative models of integrated employment-focused settlement and language programming, the Immigrants Working Centre supports newcomers and their families in achieving social and economic success in Hamilton.




For Media Inquiries:

Asia Snowdon, Communications Coordinator

Immigrants Working Centre

(905) 529-5209 x 1246