Meet the entrepreneur behind Hamilton’s The Café

It’s been eight months since Magda Wierzbicka opened the doors to The Café, a cozy café in Hamilton’s Crown Point neighbourhood. While it serves an array of loose leaf teas, baked goods, and steaming coffee – regulars are coming for more than just to fill their palate.

It all starts with one

How Hamilton’s Selbina Mwendwa started a business that is changing the lives of women in Kenya By Maria Morales Hamilton’s Selbina Mwendwa is using her business of hand-crafted art, crafts, and décor to empower women in her native Kenya. Over 50 women are now employed through the fair-trade of their work. The art they make… Continue reading It all starts with one

Immigrant Spotlight: Marbell

Like many immigrants from Central America, Marbell Flores, her husband and their six-month-old son came to Canada in search of a better life, leaving the political turmoil of their native Nicaragua behind. The 53-year-old recalls her arrival in 1985 in Hamilton: “It was not easy at the beginning. We needed to learn the language and… Continue reading Immigrant Spotlight: Marbell

Immigrant Spotlight: Ponsiree

Meet Ponsiree Sae Lim, a 38-year-old single mother who was born in Thailand and is determined to be an independent woman here in Hamilton. Before coming to Canada in 2004, she managed her own hair salon. She arrived as a visitor with her former partner, a Canadian teacher. They lived together and had a son,… Continue reading Immigrant Spotlight: Ponsiree