A new year is a good time to set goals and resolutions, and many of us choose to focus on our physical health and renewing healthy habits this time of the year. Rana Aldibs, a Health and Wellness Coordinator and Fitness Trainer at YWCA Hamilton, says wellness should not be just a New Year’s resolution,… Continue reading Frontline Faces: Rana Aldibs
A few short months ago, Sheryll and her husband Erwin, made their dream of living in Canada come true. They arrived in Hamilton with little expectations but determined to succeed in their new life. Sheryll and Erwin, share their journey with Unpack Magazine and offer valuable tips on how newcomers can approach job hunting with… Continue reading “A Success Story in Progress”
Reem was just one of the one hundred newcomers that joined together on June 14 at 11:30 a.m. to celebrate Canada’s Birthday together. The students and staff gathered to sing the National Anthem at Main Street and James Street in Hamilton, outside of the Immigrants Working Centre’s main office. The lead singer was Lil Acevedo,… Continue reading Celebrating Canada Day together for the first time
When Vicky Thind first moved to Canada almost 20 years ago, it took her a few years to feel connected in her community.
Now, she aims to bring together newcomers through community engagement. One of those ways is through her volunteer work helping to organize the Hamilton’s Sikh Heritage Month Celebrations.
The goal of becoming a lawyer and businessperson may sound ambitious, but Halain Irakunda knows he is right on track. His story has sent a ripple through his English school, now known as the student who went from zero to level 7 in just four months.
The terrorist attack in Quebec City that left six people dead shook the nation on January 29, when a gunman stormed into a mosque during prayer. We spoke with six Muslims at the Immigrants Working Centre’s to gain a local perspective on how this tragedy has impacted our newcomer communities.