In 2016, Nadya arrived to Canada holding on to all the memories she had as a teacher, yet worried about the students she left behind. She was determined to continue doing what she loves the most. Shortly after her arrival, she learned that the education system in Canada was a lot different than back home,… Continue reading A Mentor’s Journey
[Dis]placment in Hamilton: Tools for Tenant Rights
INFOGRAPHIC: [Dis]placment in Hamilton: Tools for Tenant Rights By Immigrants Working Centre READ MORE BELOW Know your Rights. Take Action! Did you: Receive an eviction notice? You don’t have to leave. Call the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic for support. Tell your landlord about a maintenance issue and nothing has… Continue reading [Dis]placment in Hamilton: Tools for Tenant Rights
Life after genocide: Chantal’s Story
“Obviously it hasn’t been easy – but now I feel home. I’m proud of what I have accomplished and where I have come from,” says Chantal, who now works as a Therapeutic Counsellor for people with dementia and their families. Of course, she knows firsthand the struggles refugees face. “We go through a lot of… Continue reading Life after genocide: Chantal’s Story
Standing together for Refugee Rights
Refugee Rights Day happens on April 4 each year in Canada. It is the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to recognize the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protection of refugees’ fundamental rights in our country.
Supporters from the Immigrants Working Centre community joined together to share messages in honour of refugees for the day. Here are their messages.
5 Important Signs from Hamilton’s Women’s March
On Saturday, January 21 an estimated 1,000 people gathered at Hamilton City Hall in support of the Women’s March on Washington. While reasons for attending were diverse, protesters were unified by their desire to stand up against the rise of hate and discrimination in politics in North America.
10 Things You Need to Know About Canada’s New Minister of Immigration
“The story of Canada is the story of immigration,” said MP Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s new Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship. We made a list of 10 things you should know about Hussen.