Community Connections

Develop connections in your community while you enhance your skills!

IWC’s Community Connections activities provide opportunities for collective learning and skills-development in small groups, online and in person. Community Connections groups provide opportunities to practice English, meet new people with shared interests, get to know established Canadians, build professional and social networks.

Community Connections activities

Settlement in a new country is challenging - navigating your new city, managing your money, connecting in a digital world and meeting new people are important parts of the complex settlement process. Through our Community Connections activities, you can develop the skills, tools and connections you need to thrive in Hamilton, all while meeting other newcomers along the way.

Explore our current sessions:

Take charge of your money this season!

Join our Financial Literacy classes and develop the integral financial skills and knowledge to achieve long-term stability in Canada.

In partnership with the Credit Counselling Society, our programming covers:

  • Effective strategies to save on common expenses (including utilities, transportation, and groceries) 
  • Steps to create an effective budget 
  • Why and how to prepare your emergency fund
  • How to use and manage financial tools such as Credit Cards

( “Thank you very much for providing the financial literacy program. I gained important information in helping me manage my finances. Specifically, I learned how to use credit cards in Canada. Since it was organized online, it was convenient and saved me a lot of time. I would recommend this program to all Newcomers.” – Maryna, IWC Client ) 


Register today! 

To register, contact Wasan at 9055295209 ext. 252 or email

With work, school, meetups and appointments almost entirely online. Improving your digital and technological skills will drastically improve your daily life! 

Our Enhanced Technology Skills sessions turns beginners into confident technology users able to navigate the internet and using the most commonly used digital tools and platforms.  

Attend our upcoming training sessions and learn: 

  • How to use video conferencing application: Zoom 
  • How to use online cloud sharing tools: Google Drive and One Drive
  • Internet safety tips (how to avoid scams, frauds and viruses)

To register, contact Wasan at 9055295209 ext. 252 or email

Getting your Ontario Driver’s License helps you gain independence and convenience while also increasing your employment opportunities!

Join our Beginners Driving Preparation (G1) Class to get started on attaining your full-license:

  • Understand how to navigate Canadian roads and traffic signs
  • Learn safe driving practices
  • Effectively study, practice and prepare to pass your drivers knowledge test alongside an interactive group of fellow newcomers!  

Featuring guest speakers from local police services to present tips on how to drive safely and avoid traffic tickets.

To register, contact Wasan at 9055295209 ext. 252 or email

If becoming a Canadian Citizen is a goal of yours, our Canadian citizenship preparation program can help turn this dream into a reality! 

Sign up for our preparation group sessions:

  • Three to Five online sessions to study and practice for the test in an interactive group   
  • Learn about the citizenship test and learn from the Discover Canada guide   
  • Complete practice questions to get ready for the online test  

Learn to prepare your computer or selected technology for taking the online test .

To register, contact Wasan at (905)5295209 ext. 252 or email

Closure Notice!

Please note that all IWC locations will be closed on Monday, August 5th. Our offices will re-open and all services will resume on Tuesday, August 6th at 9:00 AM.