“I want to work… Any work would be OK,” said Omar, 56, who chose Hamilton because of its substantial Yemeni community. “I don’t want to (receive) welfare, but I need it right now to survive.” After hearing about the Immigrants Working Centre from a member of his community, Omar became the first person to sign… Continue reading TradesLink prepares newcomers for jobs in construction
Blind Ambition: A story of hope
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.
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.
5 Last-Minute Gift Ideas to help make the World a better place
With time is running out and you are still looking for a meaningful present for someone on your Holiday gift list? Check out our 5 last-minute gift options for every budget and give back to your community.
Int’l Marketplace to celebrate Syrian culture
It’s only been four months since Fadi Al Kanakri and Hazem Alkanakri arrived in Canada as Syrian refugees. For Emad AlKarri, just seven months. Today, Hamilton is their home.