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.
Amina recounts to me an “ah-ha” moment after our first conversation at Hamilton’s Makers Market. Not thinking of herself in those terms, in her mind, immigrant entrepreneurs are immigrants running businesses that specifically cater to the needs of other immigrant individuals like themselves.
The Hamilton Youth Entrepreneurship Hub connects young people (aged 15-29) with experts to workshop ideas and develop skills.
In 2010, When Amr was just 17, he decided to do something radical and something counter-cultural. He decided that downtown Hamilton needed a youth centre, and he decided that he was going to put youth at the top of it.
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