My Neighbour’s Story – Living the War Overseas

I picked up the phone to call Awad* today. The phone on the other end picks up.
“Hello?” says a soft and distressed voice.
“How are you?” I ask.
“Bad.”
“Bad?”
“ISIS killed my brother today.”
Through heavy sobbing, I’m able to get pieces of the story.

Newcomer Youth Centre offers ‘fun and safe place’

The YMCA Newcomer Youth Centre (NYC) is a friendly, urban place for Hamilton’s newcomer youth. As a part of the YMCA Immigrant Settlement Services, the NYC is dedicated to helping newcomer youth, ages 13-24, with their settlement needs. Services include: recreational activities, information about the community and immigration processes, and support in finding employment and… Continue reading Newcomer Youth Centre offers ‘fun and safe place’

Former ‘Globe’ still haven for youth

Since the closure of the Globe Youth Centre in December 2010, the youth who formerly attended it have been hoping, dreaming, and organizing for its revitalization. Housed in the historic Centenary United Church on 24 Main Street West, the centre was a staple for newcomer youth in Hamilton. Through collaboration from youth and community groups,… Continue reading Former ‘Globe’ still haven for youth