Tag: immigrant

Making Music Fun

We often use music to express emotions, and to build relationships. Music instruction can also play a key role in a child’s development of invaluable social and life skills. An Instrument for Every Child (AIFEC) is a Hamilton-based music program...

/ June 7, 2016

Dance Is Culture Made Visible

By Elisabeth Chernichenko Who are we, and how do we fit in? Sometimes, the only answer is to dance. “I see dancing as a way [to] express my feelings and beliefs about my culture. [Iranian] culture is a big part...

/ June 7, 2016

Youth Empowering Youth – NGEN

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.

/ February 1, 2016

Ashleigh and Alexandria Montague are SISTERS 4 SISTERS

Sisters4Sisters empowers women by raising money and awareness for women-focused organizations.

/ January 29, 2016
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Book Review: THE ILLEGAL

The Illegal (HarperCollins) is the latest novel from Hamilton-based author, Lawrence Hill. Released this past September, the timing of book seemed perfect, if for an unfortunate reason. Its release ran alongside the world’s attention forced toward the thousands of refugees...

/ January 26, 2016

Mother Tareka – City Breathing

Tarek Ajak is a Hamilton-based musician and rapper who performs under the stage name of Mother Tareka. He left Syria with his family when he was in High School during the 1990s and moved to Toronto. Tarek is a youth...

/ December 10, 2015